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Let's say I have articles that belong to 1 category...
So I have in my main navigation link to that category.
WHen you get to the category page, I set up to automatically list 10 articles from that category with their teasers, and teaser for one article are first 255 characters from the article. + there is "read more" link that leads you to article.
So basically I have a category page where its content is a "mix" of beginings (first 255 chars) of 10 articles....
Is this bad or not? Should I "noindex" those category pages or not?
yes, but they are not just headlines.... there's headlines and after that abobout 250 chars of the begining of the article....
I understand that. But if you look at any online paper or magazine, the "headlines" generally include the first paragraph or so of the entire story, and sometimes a picture, followed by a "Full Story" link. Your category pages would be no different.