netmeg - 6:13 pm on Aug 23, 2012 (gmt 0)
Does anyone have experience they can share with indexing pages that were previously no-indexed?
I do it all the time with events that get cancelled or postponed and resurrected. Even on my sites that are brand new this year I am not having a problem getting them back in (it's actually more of a problem getting them OUT after they're expired - Google hangs on to an old page like nobody's business)
a behemoth-sized competitor in the field is choke-full of no-answer question pages. They do make it look more like a search page, actually:" we don't have an answer but perhaps you'd be interested in these pages?" - the list follows.
That's marginally more useful, but a pretty slim margin. Again I go back to the user experience. But whatever, the big guys have different rules. That's true everywhere. I could spend time bemoaning the fact that Google doesn't play fair, or I could work to keep my site in good shape and my visitors happy. I try to opt for the latter. I'm not getting any younger.