Whitey - 9:57 pm on Dec 11, 2011 (gmt 0)
I'd say it is - but one of many areas Panda scores against. I have two reasons for this opinion. First, Panda's initial roll-out was immediately preceded by the Duplicate Content update [webmasterworld.com], commonly called the "Scraper Update".
There's a lot said about fixing DMCA issues to convince us all that this was a key area that Panalized sites needed to fix.
But duplicate content management has always been complex.
Has Google's philosophy changed on duplicate content mixed with unique and added value? MC and others often said adding value to such sites was acceptable.
Or should sites completely remove every last piece of aggregated dupe content, in listings from external sources and internally between levels. Should the eliminate snippets for example introduced from external sources ?
e.g. shopping sites.
If some sites did this, they would have too little content to be indexed I'd say.
What's the view out there? Anyone seeing test results on duplicate content tweaks?