online shops and duplicate content

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  1. nakamura

    nakamura Senior Member

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    I have many products in my online shop, which have the same functionality, but just look different (many variations), but each is listed as a single product.

    If I would use the same description (features etc.) for every product, would it be duplicate content and bad to get indexed/ranked?

    In this case is it better not to use any description at all (which would be bad for sales I guess)?
     
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    Write a description for each product in a different manner and mention if there any specific variations for every product. I cannot say it will be bad if you use the same description for each product. But, it's good to make it unique as much as you can. It's not that much bad to spend your valuable time to rank your website.
     
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    Will be hard for about 400 (or even more) variations...thats the main problem and reason I ask. If it would be just 20-30 variations it wouldn't be a problem for me to write a unique description, but for a simple product in this range its almost impossible to keep it unique, since the functionality/features are always the same.
     
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    Hello OP,

    Better you must go with your own words unique content for each product that your site have. Or else your site may penalize at any time.
     
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    djp371 Elite Member

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    Add unique content. If you're not able to produce unique content, add a "noindex" tag on those product pages. You need to avoid duplicate pages.
     
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    Use those physical differences (colors, prints,sizes) to make your descriptions different from each other.