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england9300 - 12:43 pm on Jun 5, 2013 (gmt 0)
Actually, the duplicate content is on two different websites/domains. By necessity of the marketplace, the two brands appear to be unaffiliated online (except for the near-identical product offerings). Does the layout of the page really help prevent duplicate content penalties?
Thanks for your input! A few things:
Good idea with creating a distributor-only site, except customers who buy that product through distributors need a resource to download product documentation. (It's like when you go to a hardware manufacturer to get drivers for your computer. You may not be able to buy the product directly from them, but they have the documentation online for you.)
lucy24 has it right: distributors are afraid customers will see the products on their shelves, look them up online, and realize they can cut out the middleman and get it for less from us (which they could, of course). For example, Wal-Mart wouldn't like it if Samsung sold their TVs for less on samsung.com. But Samsung could use a different brand/model number and sell it on their site, and Wal-Mart wouldn't care.
netmeg -- I'm glad we're not alone in this! Thanks for chiming in!
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