---- Matt Cutts: Google Algo Change Targets Dupe Content
backdraft7 - 12:05 am on Feb 16, 2011 (gmt 0)
For now, I can say from serp watching that a lot of search refinements that I've been seeing on various searches, like multiple pages returned for a domain, etc, seem to have shifted with this update...
@RC - what do you make of the multiple page results coming from some sites? I am finding some of my site pages in several consecutive results, in one case a total of FOUR starting at the 1 or 2 position. I can't say I'm comfortable with that, because you'd think I'd be getting a surge or traffic, but the opposite is true. It could also be indicative of some odd new penalty.
I have what might be considered "duplication" throughout my site, but it's more like a catalog index page containing "widget 1, widget 2, widget 3..." each item linking to a detail page of each widget. There is no exact duplication, but perhaps what might be considered re-hash or more information in the way of a detailed description. What's wrong with that?
I get the feeling Google wants all our content on page 1. Any repeating of what's on page one for the sake of clarification or providing the customer with product detail might be marked as duplicate content? That would be crazy!