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My product pages are large because we have a lot of products. Is that a problem for SEO?

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For instance, this page is 258,157 bytes : magickitchen.com/menu/MKMD.html

But there are 74 products on that page. Will Google penalize us for it, and other like it, or do they give you a break on product pages?  If it's a problem, what are my options? I already have the site broken down into over 60 categories.

Thanks.
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It's a lot more than 258,157 bytes, more like over 1Mb, which is quite a lot.
It would benefit from using a paging method.
Whilst page size doesn't really matter Google won't spend too much time indexing a page that contains that many "menus" so anything past the first 20 or so are less likely to be included in the index, which will be detrimental to you if someone was searching for them (Google "above the fold")
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Isn't 258,187 bytes equal to 2.065 Mb? Thanks for the info, I'll look into a paging method. (I can't wait until this client lets me start a new website.)
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Can you show me an example of a paging method on a website, so I know what it looks like, please? Thanks..
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ok, thanks. I'm going to leave this question up for a bit, and see if anyone else has a response. I did check an Amazon page, and it was well over 3Mb, so that makes me curious. Although the answer probably is, "well, they're AMAZON!"

:)
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well, they're AMAZON
As I said page size doesn't really matter (except for mobile search results), but look at a typical Amazon page:
They have 24 products per page by default, not too many, so they do get indexed properly.
Also notice they have the most relevant results at the top i.e. the ones they think people are searching for, so better chance of them get higher indexing ergo more likely to show in results.
A typical page was under 500kb

There's lots of other stuff going on there as well.
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Yes, I'll bet there is. I always said if Obamacare had hired some Amazon guys for their website, they never would have had such problems. :)
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Thanks for the advice.
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