koan - 6:28 am on Apr 19, 2011 (gmt 0)
@koan: what are you saying exactly - an ecommerce site does not deserve to rank if using dup product descriptions?!
Unless you offer something different, unique or more compelling than competitors on your site, and the same merchandise can be found in hundreds of other stores, why would you expect free traffic? You have to win it, or pay for it with advertising, just like stores in the physical world. At least in the physical world, there's the advantage of geographical proximity to win local customers, which is not really an issue online if everyone can ship it to your address. So what I'm saying is, if I had such an online store, I wouldn't feel entitled to free traffic, I would have a plan to attract traffic, by creating content of value or investing on promotional campaigns.