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Pages with demo content: noindex or canonical?

     
8:45 am on Sep 4, 2015 (gmt 0)

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Hey guys!

If you have a site selling themes, you will notice that there are demo pages for users... what would be the solution of demo pages in term of SEO? A no-index tag or a canonical tag as it contains dummy content to go with..
12:48 pm on Sept 4, 2015 (gmt 0)

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Pages with demo content: No index or canonical?

Yes, definitely.
-- LOL But, that's the best I can come up with, because I think either should be equally fine.
6:56 pm on Sept 4, 2015 (gmt 0)

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noindex can exist in isolation. canonical only has meaning if it points to something. Pointing to what, in this case?
2:11 am on Sept 5, 2015 (gmt 0)

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Why not make the demo pages full of content about the theme, what sort of people should use it and why it's a great theme? Imagine you're talking someone through the page layout and the options you have for content.
3:34 am on Sept 6, 2015 (gmt 0)

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That's a nice option we can have on demo theme Frantic Fish...

Thanks guys for the awesome answers