Sgt_Kickaxe - 12:28 pm on Nov 28, 2012 (gmt 0)
- noindex means just that, don't index this page. Google still crawls it, assigns it pagerank and passes that rank to pages linked from it so you need to use it in the right situations.
As incredibill said, if you don't want it crawled give it a robots.txt exclusion BUT KNOW THAT IT WILL BE INDEXED and given a "this page was blocked by robots.txt" description in search results. robots.txt just stops crawling of the content, not indexing of the page.
If you don't want a page indexed because it has links on it that you don't approve of, use the nofollow tag on those links.
If you don't want the page associated with your site because it's off topic or contains questionable material then opt for the nofollow meta tag so no links, not even your internal links, count as a vote. This is great for paid reviews!
What exactly is on the page you have questions about?