burcot - 9:53 pm on Nov 13, 2012 (gmt 0)
Thanks for your thoughts everyone. Isn't it a shame that we have to pander to the whim of G instead of our customers.
Lorax - Thank you for the time you have invested in my questions.
My aim is to rank the homepage and category pages. My concern was - duplicate descriptions on product pages bringing the whole site down
I am going to follow your suggestions and see what happens.