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very similar title tags for different pages - problematic?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by aussiejack, Feb 4, 2015.

  1. aussiejack

    aussiejack Regular Member

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    I have a site which promotes a product in different cities. Lets say refrigerators. So I have the same product portfolio for all cities. Each city has its own landing page.

    Can I use the same title tag and description for all cities and just change the city? For example

    New York
    Title: Best Refrigerators New York | domainname.com
    description: Visit our site to find a wide variety of different refrigerators in New York. The summer can come.

    Boston
    Title: Best Refrigerators Boston | domainname.com
    description: Visit our site to find a wide variety of different refrigerators in Boston. The summer can come.

    etc

    Of course I dont do that with the body text. The body text will be truly unique for all cities.

    Can I do this without google moaning?
     
  2. jamesjk1

    jamesjk1 Senior Member

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    You should be OK. Don't get me wrong, you can get penalized for dupe meta tags and content, but I think there is enough difference there - it's clear you are targeting different areas for the same product, but it's going to sound similar no matter how you word it. In future, perhaps include a few different words and change the syntax while still conveying the same meaning, just to mix things up a bit.
     
  3. tony_d

    tony_d Elite Member

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    I have similar setup across multiple niches - I vary the description much more than in your example...

    Title: Best refrigerators Boston
    Desc: Visit our site to find a wide variety of different refrigerators in Boston. The summer can come.

    Title: Best refrigerators New York
    Desc: The widest variety of refrigerators in New York - hundreds of colors, sizes, and styles. Hurry - summer is coming!

    Etc etc for subsequent pages.
     
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  4. Tayscrim

    Tayscrim Newbie

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    Hmm I have a couple websites where I use for example Car rentals New York, Car rentals, Car rental service New York I haven't run into any issues even though in almost all my pages I have the word Car Rentals.
     
  5. Angrybirds78

    Angrybirds78 Newbie

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    Yes, once you have changed the city, its no longer identical but you may still face similarity issues.
     
  6. aussiejack

    aussiejack Regular Member

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    thanks guys. I will work to make the titles a bit more different + I will bringt much more variation to the description to be on the safe side
     
  7. SEO Power

    SEO Power Elite Member

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    This could cause keyword cannibalisation, so don't be shocked when you find out that the Boston page is ranking for the New York keyword.
    Do this and the potential problem I referred to in my post above would be completely abated.
     
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