luckychucky - 10:32 pm on Dec 11, 2013 (gmt 0)
Aargh. The messengers have my sincere gratitude – despite that through no fault whatsoever of their own, the message itself is pathetic and wretched.
To clarify something:
It's very much possible to write good descriptions and give Google a bunch of good quality text. It's totally feasible to make sure to post a significant amount of unique text on every page you want to perform well. That can indeed be done. No "thin pages" here, believe you me.
A huge range of products can be unique enough indeed, clearly and significantly different between themselves in major ways yet nonetheless all still the very same basic THING, all of them. Per the rules here I can't name my specific line of goods, but a very wide product line very much can exist this way. Off the top of my head, just to keep with the hypothetical, let's say all you sell are stainless steel forks. "ForksAreUs", k? All we sell are forks, forks, forks. Every forkin' fork ever made. They're all forks, they just are. Thousands upon thousands of fascinating varieties of forks. All kinds of forks, all made of the same metal, and they're quite diverse and unique enough in design and origin that each needs its own dedicated page with photos from several angles, and attendant descriptive text. Yet they can't be named or described, not a single one of them without mentioning that it's a fork, a stainless steel fork.
1000 creative alternate ways of saying "stainless steel" or "fork" do not exist. In fact not even a single alternative term exists for either.
You've still got a link to each product on your 'consolidated' page, and each link on that consolidated page will contain the product name, saying what it is, a stainless steel fork. If you've got search engine friendly URLs, the product name will be in each URL too. Fork. fork. fork. fork. fork. fork. Fork.