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May I ask when you implemented the fixes mentioned in the original post? I just like to know how long it took for Google to re-rank your pages.
I rewrote poor content. By poor, it was either too short, badly phrased, spelling errors, partial or exact copies from other sites. Articles are now varied in length, and high quality. Not all articles fixed, but a large proportion, and the worst ones done first.
Some 15% modified articles.
What i meant was i was trying to pass off as unique articles copied from elsewhere, with about 15% of the article's content rewritten to make it look like a totally new article.
i have programmed my site so thin pages get a link to them which is hidden from google, in addition to adding no index no follow meta tags to them, so they are neither crawled again, and also removed.
So you added 15% unique content to articles scraped from other places and google considers them as unique now.
such pages which are linked but a link google can not follow, are also set to no index no follow, so they removed from search engine indexes.
I feel that retaining the manufacturer's descriptions is useful for users, though it shouldn't be the only content on the page.If google is expecting people to add their own 100% content for products, without retaining any manufacturer's description, it isn't good for users.
egBlue cotton party dress with white frills and a white print. Prewashed/ color fast. Adjustable waist
This beautiful little party number is sure to delight your little girl. In a divine summery blue embellished with white frills and a modern Bali themed print, it's suitable as both a party, formal or even an "I just feel like wearing a pretty dress down to the park" dress.