Is faceted navigation good for my e-commerce website?

Because every possible combination of facets is typically (at least one) unique URL, faceted navigation can create a few problems for SEO:

  1. It creates a lot of duplicate content, which is bad, as it creates confusion and competition where there doesn’t need to be
  2. It eats up valuable crawl budget (the time allotted by search engine bots to crawl and index a website) and can send Google incorrect signals
  3. It dilutes link equity (authority passed on by internal links) and passes equity to pages that we don’t even want indexed.