I'm revisiting the setup, from an SEO perspective, of one of my websites.
The website is gallery-centric. For example /videos/. There are around 100 pages of videos, /videos/2/, /videos/3/ etc, etc.
Each /videos/ page, has 30 links to actual videos, example /videos/funny-video/
I've noticed that on /videos/2/ - /100/ there is a rel="canonical" href="/videos/" telling Google, that pages 2 - 100, are all duplicates of page one. Which isn't strictly true, as each page of course, links to a different 30 videos.
Are the links on canonical pages followed properly? Will the videos on pages 2-100, be followed and have link juice passed to them? and ultimately, will it look odd to Google, that the website is claiming, there are almost 100 versions of the same page.
My feelings are that this was likely a mistake and I should remove the canonical links.
I didn't want for pages 2 - 100 being indexed or competing with page 1. I think it would be a better idea, to use follow, noindex. I'm assuming Google would still follow links on the page, but not index the page itself?