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    Duplicate Meta Descriptions


    Address all your local business enquiries to GoGlobalDirectories, a free and independent web directory. Search the database for CATEGORY in LOCATION

    If i use the above Meta description for all of my pages and just change the category and location name, will this be classed as duplicate content? or will all of my Meta descriptions need to be unique?
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    I don't really think this would be duplicate content. The description is really for the person seeing it in the search results more than for search engines. The search engines don't pay much attention to it. You might want to put the category and location stuff that changes at the beginning rather than at the end.
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    Ok thanks, I only asked because i saw a competitor using unique meta descriptions for all his 1000's of listings which made me think that they should all be unique.
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    It's not that creative, and I doubt it will be flagged duplicate, but Google will note that is' pretty much identical. I would also put the location info before the first sentence.
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    Search the database for CATEGORY in TOWN, COUNTY, UK. Get all your local business enquiries at GoGlobalDirectories, a free and independent web directory.

    I will be using this as the Meta description unless there is any objections.
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    Originally Posted by timur1505
    Address all your local business enquiries to GoGlobalDirectories, a free and independent web directory. Search the database for CATEGORY in LOCATION

    If i use the above Meta description for all of my pages and just change the category and location name, will this be classed as duplicate content? or will all of my Meta descriptions need to be unique?
    This is I call the "lazy man's meta data". It's not duplicate content, but wow, It is supposed to be the pages "description", and what your are saying here is that every page is the same minus category and location. Isn't there "any difference when referring to the location alone"? There must be...so fiqure it out and use it to befound in location specific search results...for example.
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    this might be a lazy man's way for you, but when you have 1000's of categories and 10,000 locations then you imagine how long that will take for you.

    I'm just trying to use my common sence.

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