Will this be bad SEO?

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  1. tripphxc

    tripphxc Regular Member

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    I have a business that serves many cities/towns

    I am in the process of creating landing pages for each (50+)

    If I use the same content, but just change up the town name, would this work or should every landing page have it's own content?
     
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    That's a terrible idea. Most of those won't even get indexed due to a duplicate content, so yes, unique content for each is a necessity.
     
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    Definitely, it will not be a good idea and search engine while indexing buddy. Create a different content based on other things that are not covered previously.
     
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    Dear Mate,

    Don't ever think about using same content in different pages.
     
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    Creating landing pages for each state with the same content will likely result in a high bounce rate, and people will less likely trust your site and share the information they have read.
     
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    My suggestion is create different content for each landing page to avoid duplicate content issues.
     
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    Thats' bad idea, if i have small budget than my only option is to create 1 landing page with 1 content that telling my visitor that i serve my business in 50 city/town.
     
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    Nope, it will not work. There's no point using the same content on different town name, create specific content on each town and it should be relevant to that certain place. You should always keep in mind that when it comes to content it should always be unique and useful to your target audience.
     
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    Focusing on the unique contents would be great to SEO at always.
     
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    Very bad idea. You should use unique content for each of your webpage. If you use the duplicate content, then it may be possible that Google will not index your pages because of duplicate or may ban you website or just add it to sandbox. So, go for unique content.
     
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    Hi tripphxc. I do agree with the others, you better use unique content for each page. But to have it on 50+ landings is quite a task.
    Check the article below, hope it will give you some hints:

    http://searchengineland.com/solve-d...l-seo-issues-multi-location-businesses-255509

    Good luck!
     
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    It completely affect your site and also it makes your site penalize in SERP
     
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  13. tripphxc

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    Thank you everyone for all your feedback! Looks like I have A LOT of work to do.

    I would like to ask two follow up questions.

    1) Should the landing page content all be about what we offer and including the main keywords, or could I talk about things to do around the area (or is this better for the blog part?) I run a local service business.

    2) How many words should I include on my landing page and how many keywords should I target?

    3) Will I get penalized if I rolled out like 5 pages a day, or is their a limit I should follow?