Let's say we want to create a web app (such as a salary calculator) and we want to optimize it for different states and cities. Basically, the content (some text and the calculation form) is almost the same in every page (maybe some minor differences between). The page title, meta and url will be different across them. Is it a good idea to have this structure in terms of seo? Or shall we use a single page of calculator without using the city names in title or url? An example of page structure:
javascript developer salary calculator Los Angeles California
javascript developer salary calculator Austin Texas

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If there is basically no additional content on these pages they are very thin. Basicly product pages would have more than just a price, they would also list features, etc, and they are to thin much of the time. And thin pages don't do well until you fatten them up with content.

You may even want to no index those pages until they get fatter.

You could make a fat, "javascript developer salary calculator," telling people where the best places to be a javascript developer are so Austin Texas may be included on the category page as a trending location.

... then fatten up the city pages comparing things like (companies that hire javascript developers, how well freelancers are doing, cost of living, quality of living, Home prices, Points of interest for R and R, etc).

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