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legitimate duplicate content --
how to handle this
Clair




msg:3353321
 11:02 am on May 30, 2007 (gmt 0)

Quadrille wrote in reply to another post further down this list:

>>Much more dangerous are blocksof text; paragraphs or more, and great long lists of internal navigation and site promotional stuff.<<

I am putting up a site for a client who is in the concrete protection business. He has signed on with a supplier for his equipment and materials.

The supplier of course advertises what he sells to the service providers (they have a very nice and fully fleshed out site). AND, of course my client wants to use this information (text only) to promote his site, which is obviously not a problem with the supplier.

BUT -- what on earth can be done about duplicate content in this instance-- which is a completely logical use of dup content?

This is my first encounter with this kind of set-up.

Advice much appreciated.
Thanks!

[edited by: Clair at 11:03 am (utc) on May 30, 2007]

 

LBmtb




msg:3357685
 3:51 am on Jun 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

Do you want to gain search engine rankings for your own page with the supplier's content?

If you don't mind not being index you could add a meta tag to disallow bots to view the page. Otherwise it would probably be smart to only include a part of the content then link to the full content.

OR maybe if you supplement that page with enough original content it won't be seen as duplicate content (just a guess).

Clair




msg:3358901
 9:19 am on Jun 5, 2007 (gmt 0)

Hi LB --
The content on the home page is different. Much of the duplicate content consists of bulleted lists about service/material features also images, but they have diff. names and alt tags on the site I created.

I want my client's site to rank with the SEs. The supplier is not a competitor -- just a supplier selling only to the contractors that use the supplier's equipment and materials.

This is driving me nuts and I thank you very much for commenting.

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