netmeg - 1:12 pm on Jun 5, 2011 (gmt 0)
netmeg, do you add "noindex" meta tag to the example pages you had mentioned above or do you add a "noindex, nofollow" meta tag or do you block them via robots.txt?
Depends on the circumstances. My strategy for a brand new site that has never had links and Google has never seen before is different than a site that's been around a while, maybe not put together well in the first place, with external and/or internal links to pages I don't think should be in Google, and also might be some shopping cart or CMS where I can't easily perform surgery page by page or directory by directory. I also have to look at how quickly its pages are crawled and indexed. For my primary sites, new pages/posts are indexed in minutes. For new sites, or sites with a lot less traffic, it can take days - which gives me more room to work, actually.