GPWA Times Magazine - Issue 56 - July 2023

FROM THE FORUMS Is there any advantage in Excerpts are presented in the following pages. To view the thread in its entirety, visit For more forum posts, industry news, and complete archives of our weekly GPWA newsletters and the GPWA Times Magazine, visit I n the vast and dynamic landscape of affiliate marketing, an intriguing question came about on the GPWA Forum recently: Can you compete with yourself? This potential strategy was pondered by GPWA member “PaulEchere,” who questioned the potential benefits of having two websites in the same niche and geographical location. On the surface, the possibilities seem enticing, yet, lurking behind this approach are the watchful eyes of Google, ever ready to enforce its ever-evolving guidelines, which was pointed out in the below thread by fellow members who debated the potential risks and rewards of this tactic. *This thread was edited for clarity and length. G P W A t i m e s . o r g 16 own Website? with your Competing #1 PaulEchere 10 April 2023, 4:03 a.m. Private Member I had a thought the other day. Can one have two websites for the same niche in the same GEO and benefit from it? For example, Website A and Website B compete for the same KW in the same GEO, both are doing a fairly good job and both are on the first page of search results. Both websites belong to you, so that doubles your chances of somebody visiting your website. If one of the websites drops its rankings, the other one might still not be affected, etc. Obviously, I can imagine Google might have issues with that (if and when it becomes apparent), but then again, it has to be 100% obvious to justify actions being taken against it. “ Reply With Quote