We are currently dealing with our duplicate content issues (currently have many of our good pages in 950 penalty.
We have a situation whereby we want to move our pages into a much more organised structure.
So, basically we have:
domain.com/a.html ---> canonical ---> domain.com/b.html (where b.html has NOINDEX tag on the page)
My question is, will Google follow our instructions and canonical to b.html (therefore removing a.html) then honour the NOINDEX on b.html and remove this page too. We cannot simply NOINDEX a.html due to technical reasons.