Msg#: 4356875 posted 10:00 pm on Aug 30, 2011 (gmt 0)
I have a website where I sell approx. 30 differnet products. Each product has its on page. The products come in different colors so next to each product is a drop down box that lists all the available colors for the customer to select. Most of the colors share some of the same words such as "light" blue, "light" green, etc.
Here is what I think is a problem. When I go to Google Webmaster Tools Keywords page it will list words like "light" as the most common keyword instead of the actual product. I think this is keping the products from showing higher in search results.
How do I stop Google from looking at the colors in the drop down box and concentrate on the product itself?
Msg#: 4356875 posted 1:41 am on Aug 31, 2011 (gmt 0)
Option 1 - Move the color selection to another page Option 2 - Put the color drop down in an iframe Option 3 - Write a few paragraphs of unique product description for each page so Google knows the page is about the product and not the color
I'd go with option 3. I think your rankings problem are probably not because you use the word "light" or "blue" too much but rather that you mention the product too little. Good luck.
Msg#: 4356875 posted 4:43 am on Sep 2, 2011 (gmt 0)
Replace text with images. A blue box can replace the word blue for example, or add the word into the image if needed. If the word isn't on your page Google won't see it, just don't assign the word blue as alt text or you'll defeat the purpose.