I have 2 sites with a very similar topic and want to shut 1 down. Can I use the content from the site I'm shutting down on the other site? All content is Google indexed. Thanks.

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JeannineC Premium
I would keep the old one open for a while, like another year, with a 301 redirect to the same article on the new site. That tells Google you own both of them and that it therefore is okay to have the article appear on a second site. Otherwise Google may think it is duplicate content and hit you with a duplicate content penalty.
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SteveHawley Premium
Thanks Jeannine - I see there is a training for that so I should be able to do it no problem.
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AOsmand Premium
I think you would be ok with that. Just to be safe you could add more to it and rewrite parts to add more uniqueness, but as your closing one site it really shouldn’t be a problem.
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SteveHawley Premium
Good idea to do a bit of revision. Thank you for your input.
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