In the eyes of google, how is a page's ranking affected if it links to a page/site with a noindex meta tag?
Posted on 2005-04-24
In the eyes of google, how is a page's ranking affected if it links to a page/site with a noindex noarchive meta tag?
Question explained, I have a page we'll call Page B that I don't want indexed by google so I have a noindex, noarchive meta tag on it.
However, I have a page, we'll call Page A, that I would like to see do well in google. I know that a page's ranking is sometimes affected by where it links to and by the content found on the page it links to. Page A links to Page B
So, I'm wondering if Page B has content that will help Page A's validity and rank but it has a noindex no archive meta tag - will that hurt or delegitimize Page A? In other words, will the content of Page B still provide content validity for Page A in spite of the fact that Page B has a noindex noarchive tag.
Thank you, every little bit helps in the search engines.