Originally Posted by Logan
Maybe duplicate content isn't the 'best' way to describe. I think a better way to describe it would be "content contained within".
If it is the same content that appears at two different URLS, that is a concern to me. I'm not sure, but what you describe is not the same content where you could find xyz in one page and then also xyz in the other page. Instead you are serving two different things.
Am I correct, your visitors receive one thing while the search engines receive another - including unique url/title tags/content/etc?
I don't think we're serving two different sets of information to the visitors and the search engines, but maybe this is a discussion I need to have with our lead developer to really understand.
Here's the best example I can think of:
If I search for coupons for "market cafe" in "Chico, CA" from our home page, this URL is returned and it lists 5 coupons for Market Cafe in Chico, CA.
The text says, "5 coupons in Chico, CA / market cafe"
If I google "Market Cafe, Chico CA" the #1 result in the SERPS is:
If I click on that link it takes me to the same 5 coupons, but the text on the page is different. It says, "You are currently viewing Active Coupons for
Market Cafe and Coffee House located in Chico, CA." Also the page title is different.
What do you think? Are we hurting ourselves by serving up the info this way?