joined:Mar 30, 2010
I am currently considering putting a noindex, follow on some of our internal pages and was wondering if any of you had experienced negative side effects in terms of ranking/indexing for the pages "under" those pages in the navigation.
The pages i would like to put a noindex, follow on are sub-sub category pages, they generate very little trafic and are only here for navigation/crawling and flowing link juice down from the Home page. They also are nothing but a list of 40 links to products pages and are 99% identical to pages on another of our site (hence the main reason for noindexing).
I have read 1-2 years old comments from Matt Cutts stating that noindex pages can and do accumulate page rank, flow link juice and are treated the same as a regular doindex page but i am still cautious given the importance of those pages in our architecture, my main concern would be to mess up the circulation of link juice and cause indexation issues for the products pages underneath in the navigation(we have a very large site). Anyone has experience/feedback on this kind of thing? Do noindex pages get crawled at a normal rate?
Thanks in advance for any info.