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Duplicate Content - Individual Review vs Best of Category vs Multiple Categories

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by sirmeep, Apr 12, 2017.

  1. sirmeep

    sirmeep Registered Member

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    Building out my first Amazon Affiliate site, and have two question on how Google treats duplicate content.

    Let's say I have a review for a single product (Rayband Sunglasses) and that product has both an individual review page, and is also included in the 'Best of Sports Sunglasses' page. Can I use the same content within both pages, or will that been seen as duplicate content.

    For example, my 'Best of Sports Sunglasses' has 5 products, and each product has at least a 600 word description, so it seems a bit of a waste to have to re-write each individual review for their own pages. Wonder if I can just copy over the content.

    Second, what happens if a single product fits in two different 'Best of X' pages. For instance I have a 'Best Rayband Sunglasses' and 'Best Sports Sunglasses' and the Rayband XR-4 are included in both pages. Should I have a unique write up for XR in each 'Best Of' page or can I copy/paste.

    Appreciate any thoughts or input.
     
  2. patriotnews

    patriotnews Senior Member

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    Your pages would be competing with each other for the same keyword.
    "Ray-Ban xr" only 1 would show.
    I am currently working on an affiliate site and what I do for my "7 Best sunglasses to wear on the back of your head like a tool" post is I do a brief synopsis of each product; approx 300 words, then provide a picture of a star review with some text(linked to my complete review of the post: completely faked, so as to not steal Amazon content) and a text link saying something like " if you think the Ray-Ban xr sunglasses are the best for looking like a tool while wearing backwards, check out the full review of them here" and link to the full review.

    If you have the same content over and over, across multiple pages, then you'll cannabolize your own rankings.
     
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  3. sirmeep

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    Yeah, the internal competition was what I was worried about.

    Your approach makes sense. But wouldn't it be better to push the people directly to amazon from the '7 Best Glasses...' page rather then to the full review? Granted, I'm still new to this, but don't you want to get the amazon affiliate coke on their browser as fast as possible?

    With that said, I think the idea of a baseline review, and then 300 words synopsis would work. Thanks, I'll give it a try.
     
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  5. kninemark2

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    Do both.

    Ideally I would take them from your list article to a review and then to amazon. In my experience this converts better but I wouldn't risk looking the sale on the list page.

    Put a link where they can read more and also an add to basket link.