We run an images gallery as part of our site, however we have over 8,000 images and every image has a separate HTML page of its own to display the image caption, related image and comments from users of the site.
This seems to be a problem especially with the Google Panda update because these pages are technically "thin content".
What would be the best way to tackle this? We'd love some feedback and advice regarding this scenario.
We have a few options we thought of already but can't decide:
- We could
noindexthe separate image pages and lose any image search listings we have for the image in favour of removing these thin pages from the index.
- We could 301 all of the individual image pages back to the image category listing and anchor each image (e.g.
#img2122) and include all of the comments and description on the category listing page itself.
If we was to simply list all of the images and content on the category pages themself; what's the best method? We could add all of the content in the anchor tags and use jQuery to display them in a box when a user clicks on the image or we could use Ajax to retrieve the information. However, what's the best Ajax method for SEO?
Any ideas, suggestions, tips or advice is greatly appreciated and thank you in advance for any given.