buddhu - 8:34 am on Jul 27, 2012 (gmt 0)
Thanks for the reply.
Yeh, kind of thought it probably wouldn't fly.
It's a low number of target URLs in this case, <=20, and the bulk of the links pointing at one URL. The number of links is in the tens of thousands.
Of course I had talked myself into that if-there-is-no-evil-intent-Google-won't-see-it-as-cloaking thing. I should know better.
I'll just leave the traffic on the robots.txt-blocked landing page and let it fend for itself. There really is no good reason to take such a small likelihood of links/bookmarks into account.
I'm grateful for your input. Amazing how dumbly one's perspective can get warped when under pressure. :)