A company that I am working for has a database of the items that they are selling. The items are generally sold by part number. Pages have been generated manually for selected part numbers and have generally fared very well in Google.
The customer would like to programmatically generate a page for each part number yielding potentially thousands of pages. There is a small universe of buyers so that there will be relatively few searches for the numbers so that just a few hits should raise the rank of the pages.
What do I need to do to optimize the SEO of these pages?
What issues are there in generating thousands of similar web pages?