I have been fighting this for months now and I finally pulled the plug on my amazon product listings.
I have been battling the duplicate content filter with google in which all my product pages from my website were removed because they were exact duplicates of the amazon listings I had.
It was a tough decision because I was making okay money with sales from amazon however I feel in the long run my website will be my bread and butter.
My question is this. Now that I am no longer with amazon should google now recognize that the duplicate content has been removed and will now once again index my pages from my main site and remove all filters.
Or do you think I still need to rewrite all my content on my main site?
JoeHouse I as well have been fighting this for over a year now. I think it is more of a trust loss as well so yes I would begin to redo the site slowly. Add links new content and let the site begin gathering trust again.
I dont see why you can't add the amazon stuff in another folder and through robots text disallow this folder to be spidered and as well add "no follow" links on the amazon links. This won't hurt you and can still provide a means of generating revenue to keep the bills paid.
It's a common affiliate problem, but Amazon have been pushing it as a matter of policy:
Once upon a time, Amazon encouraged affiliates to use their own content with simple 'individula item' links for buyers; over the years, Amazon have encourage affiliates to use more and more 'pre digested content', with the inevitable duplication issue, which Amazon wins over their many thousands of affiliates.
I've stuck to the original system; it does not convert as well as it did, as the number of affiliates has grown, but it still works. And no dupe issues.