Reducing number of pages for SEO purposes
I am writing regarding our business website. We currently have multiple pages for the same product only the model number is different. For example, if we sold iPhones and we listed a car mount that fits the iPhone 3, 4 and 5 then we currently have 3 pages with the same content apart from the product name it is compatible with.
We are going to condense the 3 pages to the 1 page. And instead we will write on the page "compatible with iPhone 3, 4 and 5."
We have some products where there are about 150 pages currently with the same content that will condense down to 1 product page.
Before I do this work, I wanted to get your opinion on the SEO implications. Google has said it penalises against duplicate content on web pages and we have seen our search engine ranking get worse and the number of hits to our web site decrease. We are hoping that by reducing the duplicate content we will turn our situation regarding SEO around. Do you agree?
I look forward to your comments,