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Noindex, Follow Pages Getting Pr?

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#1 seodesire


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Posted 06 April 2010 - 10:00 AM

I'm totally confused with this latest PR update on most of my sites.

Mainly with my CMS sites where I have noindex on certain pages with follow allowed - I have gotten PR.

In fact on every page that is like this.

However any similar pages that don't have the noindex,follow attributes (the just have no robots settings) weren't given PR.

Anyone know why this is?

P.S It's mainly with WP where I noindex my tag archives (not sure if that's recommend either).

Thanks Everyone.

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Posted 06 April 2010 - 11:22 AM

In essence you're chasing ghosts.

When you say PR you're talking about Toolbar PR, which has exactly nothing to do with anything remotely useful. It's not real PR and it's not even closely related enough with real PR to be of any meaningful value.

Which means you're spending time and expending effort worrying about something that means nothing.

#3 Michael Martinez

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 04:19 PM

You should not be noindexing your tag archives unless you only use a tag once and never again. There is way too much alarmist speak in the SEO community over so-called "duplicate content" issues with blogs. The real problems people run into with duplicate content are usually created by content-spewing tools that just populate name spaces with relatively empty junk, massive article replication across multiple sites, etc.

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 05:17 PM

First - has any of your pages with 'noindex' actually been indexed with google?

Second - Keep in mind that noindex and nofollow, DOES NOT mean that google will not crawl that page.

PR is mainly based off of links to a URL. If you have a PR, then that most likely means you have links, internal/external to that page and google will still follow those links.
(which should explain your pr)

With that said, if you can show that your page really has been indexed even with your noindex tag, then you should contact google.

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