In one of my niches, i often see sites come and go that auto create pages and add them to their navigation structure.
red widgets location one
red widgets location two
red widgets location three
blue widgets location one
blue widgets location two
blue widgets location three
It doesn't last long. The content is duplicate across the pages, except with the location changed so they get Google panda smacked after about 6-8 weeks.
Now... i have seen one stay in the top of its niche for at least three months, simply by not adding the pages to the navigation of the main site. All pages are orphaned so the fact they are rubbish seems to prevent them damaging the rankings of the site itself, with panda only being interested in rubbish content that is part of the navigation.
Anyone else seen this?
[edited by: Robert_Charlton at 8:28 pm (utc) on Jul 20, 2014]
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