---- Product names which repeat (or Kwd Density issues) =Duplicate Content Penalty?
JD_Toims - 4:02 am on Dec 14, 2013 (gmt 0)
you notice Google giving top rank to your competitors who are still doing exactly that.
I have and I understand what you're saying, but understanding it's not necessary any more [it definitely was "back in the day"] and it's really not a "great experience" is more the point I was making -- Just because someone does it and it doesn't hurt doesn't mean it's helping, and it's likely, imo based on what I've seen, they're ranking based on other factors.
In-other-words: It's definitely not going to help any more. It detracts from the user experience [new factor in the time you've been away]. It could hurt, and even if it's a non-point today, what about tomorrow? [They're not likely reverting to the days of keyword density, imo ;)]
Personally, I wouldn't take the chance on it, because it's really unnecessary.