A law firm has decided to launch multiple websites with the idea of using keywords in the URL (i.e. personalinjurylawyers.com, businesslaw.com, etc. ) as well as one for their firm name. Even though the content for each site will be different depending on practice area, they will come from the same host/IP and will have some duplicate content (contact info, firm name, etc.) as well as layout. Will this be penalized by Google in terms of search rankings?


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It depends on percentage of duplicate content. If the majority of pages content of different websites is unique, I don't think Google will penalize them in terms of SEO . A lot of websites have duplicate content for generic pages like terms and conditions, contacts, etc. and aren't penalized for duplicate content by Google.

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