Too Many No Index Tags Hurt Your Rankings?

Jan 8, 2013 • 8:34 am | comments (17) by | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

A WebmasterWorld thread asks if having too many pages with the noindex meta tag on them will eventually have a negative impact on your search rankings?

I think it is similar to the conversion we had on the not selected question. But that being said, having pages with the noindex meta tag on them, by itself doesn't hurt the site and pages within from ranking in Google or other search engines.

The pages that have the noindex on them will not rank because the spider is not allowed to index the content on those pages. (sorry, sleep deprived while on "vacation" with the family and working 10 hour days) So that can have both a positive and negative impact on your internal link flow.

But having tons of noindex pages, by definition, should not have a negative impact on your site's rankings.

What do you think?

A senior member at WebmasterWorld said:

In my experience, it hasn't been an issue and actually seemed to be a benefit in some cases...

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

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