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On site Duplicate Content

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by ben10023, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. ben10023

    ben10023 Regular Member

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    Ok so I've done a bit of research on dupe content and it seems same site duplicate content is actually worse than off site, so I currently have a problem with my ecommerce site..

    I'm using woocommerce with the theme shown below:
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    As you can see there are two content areas for the product description, the first next to the image is what customers will generally read but dosen't allow links or even formatting, its classed as an excerpt in wordpress. So ideally I'd like to have a short description in that area along with a few bullet points as to why buy from us..

    Unfortunately there's not much I can write about my products so the two boxes will contain mostly the same description. Is this going to significantly affect my seo efforts? and what can I do about it?

    On a related note, I'd like to aggregate reviews from g places/freeindex into the review box as shown (also to be able to use richsnippets), if i do this do I need to use a rel can link?

    Thanks :D
     
  2. JerrickYeoh

    JerrickYeoh Junior Member

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    Try to use another where to describe it, Google love new and unique content.
    But small duplicate may not recognize but please mix with the content rather than duplicate content already in the 1st sentences.
     
  3. grav6

    grav6 Junior Member

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    You could have two individual pieces of text quite easily in Wordpress. There are the custom meta fields or you could use Custom Field Template. Some kind of short introductory text and then a longer description:

    1. "red bag made from durable blah with leather straps"

    2. "longer description".
     
  4. Carolhardin

    Carolhardin Newbie

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    The idea of coming up with totally new and unique content would serve the purpose, I guess. Check it out....
     
  5. Tonygand

    Tonygand Junior Member

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    Would duplicate content be okay if I'm not going for pr or seo but just promoting my site directly, say from FB or YT? or even PPC?