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Many items all have the same Specs - Could this be a Duplication Problem?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by RatPack, Dec 1, 2011.

  1. RatPack

    RatPack Newbie

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    My website carries several lines of products that all have the exact same technical specs
    i.e. Resolution, Format, Modes, Memory, Temperature, Frames per Second and the list goes on and on from there. In just one example there are 15 products that look different on the outside, but the inside of all 15 are exactly the same.

    So, I worry about the Specifications list setting off red flags as duplicated content. I have read a lot of information, but I can't seem to find anyone that addresses this particular issue, at least not in the current Panda world.

    It?s important to mention that everything on each product page is quality and unique content (excluding some Specs), so it would be insane to leave the Specs on the page and be penalized or have some pages pulled from the index. I have flipped around and rewritten a good many of the specs, but it almost smacks of trying to just ?get around the spiders? after I?m finished. How many different ways can someone rewrite 1280 x 720 resolution?

    There?s even room for concern about the quality content, considering the same features are described over and over throughout each product description. All content was written from scratch, but I would still sleep better knowing that maybe I?m over analyzing things. :)


    Maybe there?s no reason to stress out and my quality content might make it a total non-issue, but what if that?s not the case???
     
  2. Kaithe.Clarke

    Kaithe.Clarke Regular Member

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    Yea... that would be definitely duplicate content.

    Since, these are technical specifications, you can't do much about it.

    Try to shuffle the listings and if possible spin some of them... It won't help much but it definitely does help in preventing duplicacy to some extent.
     
  3. RatPack

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    Thanks for sharing your ideas.

    I think I'm going to create images of the small amount of Specifications text and post them. I'll be sure to rewrite the Alt tags for each product. I hope that's a reasonable way to not have to worry about the Specs causing duplication issues. The small amount of content in the Specs list wouldn't add up to even 5% of the total content anyway.

    I'm going to go in that direction unless someone has any warnings they want to share?