jdancing - 11:03 pm on Jul 19, 2010 (gmt 0) [edited by: Robert_Charlton at 1:50 am (utc) on Jul 20, 2010]
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I have a few hundred older posts on my blog that give me no value that I no longer want indexed or using pagerank (if you believe that PR sculpting works).
Last week I started sculpting by making these pages noindex, nofollow and have quickly noticed a nice uptrend in my money keyword rankings each day as these pages are being deindexed.
However, today I started thinking after I followed a random link from a site back to one of these noindex, nofollow pages - am I creating a bunch of pagerank deadends? Say these pages have a few links pointed to them here and there, I believe I am creating a deadend and losing and value from links on these pages to my primary target pages.
Would I be better off using noindex, follow because the spider come to the page and at least get out to the pages I want to rank via internal linking. Or would I only be deindexing these pages while they still would keep their pagerank?
I guess the best way to ask this question is with noindex, follow, does pagerank simply flow through the noindexed page to my followed links without the page itself 'accumalating' any PR?
Edit I just found this older thread: [webmasterworld.com...]
It seems the general opinion is noindex, follow pages do accumulate pagerank so I if I want stop PR from flowing from my primary pages to these pages I need to use the noindex, nofollow and live without the internal links from these pages that may be providing some internal linking boost.
I supposed the best way would to really get granular and make sure internal links that point to these pages on my money pages are nofollowed while internal links pointing out from these pages to the primary pages are dofollowed - ugh.
With blog templates the links are all fairly circular so it would be tough to not to miss a pagerank leak.
I hope the above makes sense. Thoughts? Let me have it..
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[edited by: Robert_Charlton at 1:50 am (utc) on Jul 20, 2010]