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ROBOT and PR rank?

how does the robot effect your pr rank?



2:53 pm on Mar 22, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I have an old blog that ranks highly but I would now like to no-index it and use the robot tag. Is it possible to have the page stop being indexed and still be able to pass along the PR rank it has to the rest of my site. Or is the very reason you receive that PR because you are indexed in the first place?

My hope would be to keep the PR but stop having it be indexed because I have better content than this that presently ranks lower and does not show up because of it,



11:19 am on Mar 23, 2007 (gmt 0)

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hi moppy56,

if you block a page from the googlebot, it will not be able to follow the links on the page. if it can't follow the links it can not pass along pagerank.



6:22 pm on Mar 23, 2007 (gmt 0)

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thank you for your reply but does the page itself, the one with the robot tag lose it's "own" pr by using the tag?


6:43 pm on Mar 23, 2007 (gmt 0)

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you keep mentioning robots "tag" so I think we need to clarify.

Are you wanting to block a pages indexing by use of the proper syntax in a robots.txt FILE or by using the meta robots tag? They are quite different and will have different results.


7:36 pm on Mar 23, 2007 (gmt 0)

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to block the page from being indexed


7:01 pm on Mar 26, 2007 (gmt 0)

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301 Redirect the old to the new with .htaccess

[edited by: WW_Watcher at 7:11 pm (utc) on Mar. 26, 2007]


1:48 pm on Mar 28, 2007 (gmt 0)

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great thanks / i've also thought of simply changing the title and meta tags for my old blod to optimize different keywords and putting a post at the top with a link to my new blog /

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