Re: Think you're affected by the recent algorithm change? Post here.
Mar 3, 2011 3:22 AM
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Crawling, indexing & ranking
Since the farmer update from Google we see a significant decrease in traffic from the US. Also our major rankings in the US got affected by it. While the US is not our major target I don’t want to know what happens if Google rolls this out worldwide…
We are an ecommerce semi affiliate website with large amounts of content (product descriptions) from vendors. We have roughly 500.000 pages of which 80% comes from vendors and the rest is unique content. We are continuously working on creating unique content for the products that are “duplicate”.
I understand completely that Google treats our affiliate content as duplicate and low value and therefore degrades it. What I don’t understand is why our unique content must suffer from that?
Since we have this situation I want to try to solve it and I can think of the following solution
Put all duplicated/low value pages on “noindex, follow” and put them on “index, follow” as soon as they are described uniquely.
The thing I’m not sure of is how Google will treat our whole domain once they see our pages have decreased dramatically because of the noindex tag?