Website-Killing Panda on the loose?
home appliances, spares, spare parts
If you run a database-driven e-commerce website the chances are you will have seen some dramatic changes in your Google Rankings, we certainly have.
Domestic Appliance Spares
The problem seems to be if you have say, one product which fits many models (of an electrical appliance, in our case), Google will see each model-associated item as being a near-duplicate of all the others. This leads the search engine giant to conclude your content is "thin" - in other words of little value.
Fortunately, Microsoft's Bing search engine seems to be a bit more clever and sees things of value - I'm converted.
UPDATE - 11/9/2011
Thankfully, things seem to have turned around - we are now ranking highly for our chosen keywords.
, Domestic Appliances
, Domestic Electrical
, Domestic Electrical Appliances
, electrical appliance
, electrical appliances
, Google Panda
, home appliances
, spare parts