callivert - 4:02 pm on Jun 9, 2007 (gmt 0)
For example, all of the major search engines show the same SERP's. Is this original content or not?
no, and search results don't get indexed.
(Also, search is a tool, it's not "content" per se)
But having similar content for products or services is no worse than Tescos selling the same brand names as Sainsbury's. Its called fair competition.
same products, similar content... I see no reason why G should waste server space on 30,000 pages that all describe the same model of camera, nor why searchers would even be looking for them. If you want to sell something, Google's mission is not to give you free advertising. That's what "advertising" is for.
(btw as a searcher I currently have no problem finding material on any product I search for, either in adwords or SERPS)