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Duplicate content on product description pages

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by pomper, Feb 17, 2015.

  1. pomper

    pomper Newbie

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    Hi,

    I have product descriptions that are the same as on some other online stores. Do search engines index links with duplicate content. How such duplicate content impacts on my seo activity. Is it possible to rank high sites with no unique product description. I will try to rewrite product descriptions in future . But now I want to start with the descriptions I have.
     
  2. xlcrash

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    Duplicate content is very BAD! PERIOD! Rewrite your decriptions...
     
  3. rabbitking

    rabbitking Elite Member

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    One of the largest mistakes eCommerce websites make is not having enough content.
    Make sure each product description is of decent word count and unique.
     
  4. K.H.R

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    Unique Content Good for SEO. So always use unique content.
     
  5. xenoxen

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    A lot of text. Unique. Nice written. Do not be like otheres - invest money in content. GL!
     
  6. zoomsixx

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    I use textbroker.com and just have people re-write descriptions. It works pretty well.
     
  7. Laiond

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    Google don't like duplicate content, create only quality content!
     
  8. HighRage

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    Duplicate content is bad for website seo. try to make always unique content for seo .
     
  9. Y Not Hub

    Y Not Hub Regular Member

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    If you doing duplicate content on your site you not get the Good rankings
    Mainly you banned!
     
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  10. excaliber299

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    I manage an ecommerce site. If you think that you cannot write unique descriptions then focus on your unique content for the product pages. Google will select the best snippet (description) for your product pages. You eliminate duplication and not having to write a single description anymore.
     
  11. 7th Sense

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    Try to get rid of duplicate contents. If you can't now then you can spun your content by any content spinner tools and you can use it:)
     
  12. iAuthority

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    you don't write copied content it will degrade your page ranking and also you try to make a unique description of your product and try to promote in different way..
     
  13. sunny_clicks

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    Read up a bit on how to use the "canonical tag" and you will do just fine :)
    Cheers!
     
  14. Tosmekop

    Tosmekop Supreme Member

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    Duplicate content will NOT get you banned.
    Duplicate content will not prevent you from being indexed by search engines.
    Duplicate content WILL cause your rankings to suffer.
    If your plan is to get non-organic search engine traffic to your site, then you will be fine.
    Use whatever works, to sell your products or to get NATURAL ad clicks, if your goal is to migrate traffic from forums, twitter, Yahoo Answers, etc...
    Use unique content, if your goal is to migrate traffic from major search engines.

    Hope this helps.
     
  15. bermanHost

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    Duplicate content is not good for the website seo, since Google does not want to show the same content to the searchers for the same questions or query. Hence duplicate content will effect the page ranking and it also causes low web traffic.
     
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    If you are not able to run unique content you are not able to manage a website :( . At least rewrite it
     
  18. HighRage

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    There is an healthy competition in eCommerce, try not to use duplicate content for not even one product. Simply hire a content writer or use spin bot.
     
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    Before using any content, check it in copyscape.com
     
  20. thedifference

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    Your site will go downhill as a SEO wise from month 1 if you only use duplicate descriptions... If you don't or can't rewrite the description then at least add some unique content like reviews etc... Unique content with the duplicate content still works and the pages rank fine.

    If you can write then make it a 100% unique content.