londrum - 9:04 am on Oct 5, 2012 (gmt 0)
noindex doesnt mean that it cant be included in the index. it just means that they shouldn't crawl it
but google can get the link from other pages (that they are allowed to crawl).
i used to assume that noindex would take pages out of the index, because that's how most search engines do use it, and that's what we've all got used to, but apparently that is not the case