Question: If you have several pages and/or domains used as landing pages for certain cities is it detrimental for most of the content be duplicated.
Question: Domain names: which is better…www.barkleyweddingphotography.com or www.barkley-wedding-photography.com?
Answer: Duplicate content, especially if launched on many sites at the same time, can be easily figured out by Google and will hurt you. So if possible try to vary the content as much as possible.
The dash is slightly better in terms of domain names, as it is clearer to a search engine as to where one word begins and another ends.
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