I just wanted to thankfor confirming an important point. I wanted to pass this on to help other SEOs. I had a very hard time finding good information about this online. See attached.
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- if you have two similar pages (duplicated) and you only use a "canonical" attribute, you leave Googlebot decide which page they should pick up and display in their main index. If you add a "noindex to the page you do not want to be indexed, then you do not give Googlebot a choice to decide which page he should index, so he SHOULD index the page you want to have indexed.
If you think I am wrong, please be so kind and correct me.
Thank you.Mar 20, 2014
- The issue is the no index causes you to loose the rankings instead of transferring them. But if that is OK with you then it is fine. The main point is that you should not have both on the same page, they conflict.Mar 21, 2014
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