I'm about to build a site that will contain several thousands pages, each one containing informations about single shops.
The script I will use allows me to put each item in different categories and subcategories and to "print" the categories in the url:
a computer shop named Hardwareshop located in the south of the country.
This is pretty good for my users as they are able to find the shop with both the "south shops" and "computer shop" search. I used this system on another site and google indexed it pretty well, it simply ignored one of the two identical pages.
This system of course generates duplicate pages, my question is: how much should I worry?
An alternative would be to strip the category from the url:
www.myshop.com/hardwareshop.htm but I would lose seo benefits from the url.
What do you think is the best solution?
Should I really worry about creating duplicate content on a same site?
thanks for your suggestions