Google Says, “Duplicate Meta Data, A strict No, No!"

Sep 9, 2008 | 6,412 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Over at the Google Groups, a thread has surfaced that touches the topic of Duplicate Meta Tags. In response to a Webmaster's query, Google has responded by saying that although Google does not penalize Webmasters, still it does discourage them from using Duplicate Meta Tags.

Here are the excerpts from the thread at Google Groups:

“So I know there has been some chit-chat about the duplicate Meta-Data
on Dynamic sites, although I have a slight adjustment.

On my site I have my description I have a few standard words such as,
"Review, Ratings, Comments, etc…" But what I have done to try and
make each page unique because of the database pulling the thousands of
pages… I made it

"Dyn.City & Dyn.Name Review, Dyn.City & Dyn.Name Ratings, Dyn.City &
Dyn.Name Comments….. etc"

But Google Webmaster Tools is still telling me that it's duplicate
Meta Data… Would it be wise to try and Randomize them? Without
sending a time frame on the randomizer I wouldn't think this would be
a good idea… I do the same concept for the tags… same<br /> results.

Any possible suggestions, sorry if it's not that clear.”

“Hi StickyPages

It's hard to make recommendations without knowing the URLs in
question, but generally speaking the duplicate meta data information
in Webmaster Tools is provided as a tip to help you to make your site
more compelling in search results to your users. You don't have to
clear all duplicate warnings out to win icon smile Google Says, “Duplicate Meta Data, A strict No, No!  — make your site so that
it makes sense to your users, and if that means that some URLs will
have duplicate meta data because that's the way it makes sense to you,
then so be it. Don't worry too much about that.

Cheers
John.”

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Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal is the founder and CEO of PageTraffic, an SEO Agency in India with offices in Chicago, Mumbai and London. A leading search strategist, Navneet helps clients maintain an edge in search engines and the online media. Navneet's expertise has established PageTraffic as one of the most awarded and successful search marketing agencies.
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