A noindex page can have and accumulate PR.Eric Enge Can a NoIndex page accumulate PageRank?
Matt Cutts A NoIndex page can accumulate PageRank, because the links are still followed outwards from a NoIndex page.
Eric Enge So, it can accumulate and pass PageRank.
Matt Cutts Right, and it will still accumulate PageRank, but it won’t be showing in our Index. So, I wouldn’t make a NoIndex page that itself is a dead end. You can make a NoIndex page that has links to lots of other pages.
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I had a page that previously did not have the noindex and it had PR 6. Since I noindexed that page and the toolbar is greyed out. And long enough to tell.
Does that make sense?
ETA... The only way to get the PR to "jump" is to redirect the page.
Why would anyone believe what Matt Cutts has to say when he is simply a pawn for the largest Propaganda machine that exists today???
Matt cannot tell the truth on anything related to Google, other than who won a Doodle contest.
Lastly the nofollow tag is meant to tell Google you do not trust a site that you link to.....
.why would a webmaster use a nofollow tag when pointing to your own site pages?? That would be saying you do not trust your own site.
That in and of itself should tell everyone the nofollow tag is simple fodder pushed out by the Propaganda Search Engine....ooops I mean Google...
To clarify my points about noindex in my previous post...
I believe that "noindex" is something of a misnomer. Specifying that a page is noindex does not actually delete everything about the page.
Lets say you have a source page with five links on it. Further, lets say one of those pages is listed as noindex and disallow in robots.txt. When Google crawls that page, and calculates how much pagerank to assign to each page, it does not consider that one of the pages is listed as noindex/disallow. It simply gives each destination url 1/5 of the source page's pagerank.
Now, when Google finally resolves the URL for the page that is listed as disallow/noindex, Google does not delete the pagerank for the page. After all, Google has to remember that the URL is blocked so that it will not keep trying to crawl that location. It also doesn't delete pagerank - that pagerank gets used in another calculation. The page is still in the index, it is simply hidden so that it never shows up in a user query - including toolbar.google.com queries and site: and other special searches.
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