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11:04 am on Jan 31, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Hi there,

Do you know if a link from a non cached page, with a noarchive and no-cache tags on the header, passes the same value as from a cached one? Is there any problem with it?

Thx.

5:12 pm on Jan 31, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Hello Josuah, and welcome to the forums.

I've never noticed any diminishing of power when a linking page has no public cache available. As long as the page is actually indexed and not penalized, that's all it takes. There are many good reasons for asking Google not to show a cached version of a page to the general public, especially including time-sensitive information.

That said, I never set out to specifically test this question - and Google can be full of surprises. However, I also can't see any logic behind changing the link's voting power for a reason like noarchive.

7:45 pm on Jan 31, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Do not be afraid of noarchive.

I noarchive the majority of my pages, and link juice seems to flow just fine, both within the site and to external pages that I link to.

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Hello Tedster,

Thanks for the welcome and the answer. I thought that maybe Google sees a non-cached page somehow like non-friendly.. but it's true, as you said there are good reason for doing it.

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OK thanks Buckworks. I had some doubts about it, but now I see that there is no problem then.
11:44 am on Feb 2, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Link from a non cached page to be less beneficial than a cached one. Because, search engine will count backlinks if page is indexed and cached.

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1:44 pm on Feb 2, 2010 (gmt 0)

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A page does not have to be cached to pass link juice.

It has to be indexed, yes, but not necessarily cached.