---- Which status to put for temporarily inactive page?
TheMadScientist - 8:29 pm on Jun 29, 2011 (gmt 0)
My worry is not so much about how the page appears when the product is in stock or is out of stock, but more about how to quickly transition to the other state in the search results when that happens.
I think there's a trade-off either way, and part of my decision would probably be based on how long the product could be out of stock for, because if the page were indexed and people were looking for exactly product-a while product-a was out-of-stock for months I could see their behavior downgrading the rankings of the page, which would, imo, be much tougher to overcome than it is to wait a few days to get the page back in the index after being noindexed ... The longest I've had to wait is 7 days or 8 days if I remember correctly, and some have been back within (less than) 24 hours of having the noindex removed and being spidered.