joined:May 11, 2012
Curious on a 404 page for deadlinks, would it be wiser to make that page noindex,nofollow or noindex,follow?
I don't know I don't want to index that page because every time somebody creates a link somewhere that's dead, that's a link and before you know it, you could have 500+ 404 urls. :(
Yet, let's say you once had a link called /apple-pies.html but you decided to not sell apple pies anymore, so mysite.tld/apple-pies.html goes to a generic 404 page that says something like, "Sorry, looks like we lost that page... here are some links to great pages you might love", and even though those internal links may have NOTHING to do with apple pie, wouldn't I want Google to follow those internal links? So wouldn't noindex/follow be best or because the content may or may not relate enough, it's always wiser to go with noindex/nofollow?