| 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.
| 9:21 am on Aug 31, 2011 (gmt 0)|
Option 4: put the product name into the dropdown.
I'd also add more text to the page.
| 12:49 am on Sep 2, 2011 (gmt 0)|
>Option 2 - Put the color drop down in an iframe
I think this is the best option of what's listed. The usual problem with frames can help you here.
| 3:46 am on Sep 2, 2011 (gmt 0)|
I'm interested in others opinion of this method vs. the iframe method listed above as option 3?
| 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.
| 5:55 am on Sep 2, 2011 (gmt 0)|
|...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.
If only a few repetitions of "light" are enough to skew the content profile of your pages for Google, your content is weak in any event.
This suggests that adding more unique content about the product is going to be your most productive approach overall.
Putting the colors in an iframe might mask the symptom, but it wouldn't strengthen your content, which it appears is what you need to do.