I have basically the same question, only mine is concerning pages with links to a printable version of the page ...
Googlebot is currently going thru new content on one of my sites big time (YEA!). However, my logs are showing that Googlebot is hitting a lot of my "print page" links ...
For example, my site has the following structure:
The above would be the url to the main page for cheap blue widgets. Visitors will get the normal page, with regular html formatting, etc. However, if the visitor wishes to print this page out (without the html formatting), I provide a link (on the main page) to do so as follows:
This page is specially formatted to print on a standard 8.5 x 11 page.
From my log reviews, Googlebot is really liking the printable page links, but I am worried about the dup content issue.
Should I include the "noindex" meta tag to the printable page?
Thanks in advance :)