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@walkman, why did you remove internal navigation? It is noindex right, does it matter?
On my noindex pages all the internal navigation is removed
You are taking link weight away from yourself and sending it to the competition.
In order to even see the noindex meta tag, googlebot must crawl the page. It may crawl less frequently after it verifies the noindex a few times, but it must continue to crawl.
This is accepted but can a page get indexed in SERPs with no-index tag?
Personally I feel noindex is a poor solution. If you have links that you don't want Google to index, why are they on your site? If it's a structural issue - fix it.
If you do find noindex documents in the SERPs, then something is technically wrong.
All noindex docs are only meant for self-non-disclosure, but can disclose anything they contain + pass on link-juice and any other META info.