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We get a daily feed of articles that are published on my site and after an initial period (around 1 week) the articles are removed from my site.
We find that search engines index the content and (no surprise) get a 404 when its removed from our site.
Is it better to meta noindex/follow these articles so as not to annoy search engines with lots of missing pages? My feeling is that search engines could claim that we are giving searchers a bad experience if they see the link in SERPS but then get a 404.
Cheers - JoC
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