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Thin content notification from GWT

Msg#: 4670281 posted 6:44 am on May 11, 2014 (gmt 0)

i got thin content msg in webmaster tool. i have done this things

1.Remove all duplicate content
2.All the URLs has to be in text and not with only id names
3.Don't generate auto meta Title and each title has to be unique
4.Each meta Description has to be unique
5.Load image on pop up
6.don't give external link
7.Download wall paper from same serve

one more things is my website is for wallpaper so is it need any text content or not ? please assist me .

[edited by: lawman at 11:54 am (utc) on May 11, 2014]



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Msg#: 4670281 posted 7:22 am on May 11, 2014 (gmt 0)

Hello victorchauhan and welcome to the Forums. Thin content notice is due to lack of text content on pages. The best way to let search engines know what is on a page is to write about it, describe it in words so that people who are looking for "orange striped wallpaper" can be sent to the right page. It might seem obvious to a person looking at an image what is in the picture, but Google wants to be able to know what is on each page by the text they find on the page. When you write a description, it help if you try to think of words that people who would want that image might type in to do a search.


Msg#: 4670281 posted 7:27 am on May 11, 2014 (gmt 0)

First of all thanks for reply .. but i have already 5k pages how can it possible to add content at every pages ... ?


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Msg#: 4670281 posted 9:11 am on May 11, 2014 (gmt 0)

Let's take it from the other direction, then. What are those 5000 pages for? What service do they provide to the human user? What would lead a user to any single one of the pages? Do they all need to be entry pages, or are humans more likely to go there from some other page?

If the search engine doesn't like the pages and never sends you any business, but the pages are an integral part of your site, you could always noindex them.

I've got pages that are thin to the point of emaciation and have never got a message. Admittedly the skinniest pages all have a noindex meta, which translates as "yes, google, I know, just humor me OK?"

:: pause for upward glance at page header to make sure this isn't the adwords forum ::

What triggers a "thin content" message? Obviously they can't send it out to everyone.


Msg#: 4670281 posted 9:19 am on May 11, 2014 (gmt 0)

Thanks for reply but have you check the my url ...?
if yes you get idea what i m trying to say ..

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Msg#: 4670281 posted 2:00 pm on May 11, 2014 (gmt 0)

>have you check the my url

See the forum charter [webmasterworld.com]

New members ("New User" status) should not post specifics or links until they reach Junior Member status. This is done to cut down on the spam.

Along the lines of the previous posters, what that notification is telling you is that those 5000 pages are deemed too lightweight and lacking content for Google to consider it a useful resource to send visitors to. Nowadays they have the courtesy of telling you that's why they don't like a page.

It sounds like you want an 'easy' way to have 5000 pages without having to write content for them, and that your solutions are more meta-like and doing just enough to get rid of the thin content warning.

Are you getting visitors from places other than Google at the moment?

If your aim is to keep Google happy you'll need to add something more substantial (and unique) to those 5000 pages.


Msg#: 4670281 posted 10:21 pm on May 11, 2014 (gmt 0)

Many sites sell products, wallpaper or shoes, you will still need to describe those pages as all Google will see is an image

There is no getting away from it all the reply's here are telling you to add content to those pages and you can argue that all day long but your warning wont go away until you do

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