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Potential Solution to duplicate content

Has anyone tried this?

12:47 pm on Jun 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I have a website network and some of the sections of each of the websites cover the same topics, thus creating a potential duplicate content issue. I am getting ready to implement a strategy in attempts of solving this problem and would like to know if anyone has tried something similar to what I am about to try.
The idea I have come up with is to break each page into two similar sections and then write several different versions of each section. Provided that any of the first section can be combined with any one of the second section this would create a page with unique content. For example, if there are 5 different variations of 2 sections, this would create 32 different web pages that basically say the same thing.
1:01 pm on June 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Actually 5 variations on 2 sections would yield 25 (5 squared) 'different' pages,
not 2 to the 5th power, but I see what you mean.

If the two sections are large however, repeating any of the 5 variations still invites duplicate troubles.

Paraphrasing has long been used to sidestep these problems.
If its your own material to begin with, there are no moral or legal issues.

How about 5 pages: a1+b1, a2+b2 .. a5+b5 where a and b are sections, numbers indicate versions?
This at least gives you 5 more or less unique pages.

Visitors may well get pissed reading essentially the same info 5 times over.
Now imagine visitors reading the same stuff 25 times over!

I think the time would be much better spent writing NEW materials. -Larry