Why would you block the contact URL?
Ostensibly that could be regarded as one of the most important document URLs on your site, assuming that you actually want people to contact you.
Yes, of course it's one of the most important pages on the site. And I make sure that it is easy to reach via a prominent link from every other page.
But that doesn't mean I want it to show up in search results. If someone is interested in buying one of my products, I want them to find the page that tells 'em about the product. That's the page that is the focus of my selling: the one in which I have invested all my marketing skills and energy. By contrast, there's nothing on the Contact Us page that is going to convince them to buy the product.
It's true that if I block Contact Us from the search engines, anyone searching for my phone number or post code won't find my site in the search results. Maybe I'm losing traffic because of that. Then again, getting website traffic has never been my aim in life.
Stop this very dated 1995 thinking that the 'home' page is THE most important document
Chris, if you are addressing that remark to me, I never said anything to the contrary.
Edited by Mikl, 03 October 2013 - 06:38 AM.