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    Non-indexed or indexed top hierarchy pages get high PageRank at Google?


    We are creating some pages just to capture leads from blog-posts. We created few pages at top hierarchy like website.com/new-page/. I'm just wondering if these pages will take away more PageRank. Do we need to create these pages at low hierarchy like website.com/folder/new-page to avoid passing more PageRank? Is this is how PR distributed even now and it's same for indexed or non-indexed pages?

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    I think there is a big mess inside your thoughts.
    First of all Pagerank is a term that is not defined or used anymore by Google.
    Secondly, if you mean link juice, then links should be in place, not just some pages.
    Thirdly, if a page is non-indexed then it's like not existent for Google, so no point to talk about Pagerank, link juice or anything else about them.
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    Pagerank still matters and is used by Google, it's just not visible to anyone outside of Google.

    It doesn't matter if the page pointed to is indexed, or non-indexed the outbound link is counted in the calculation of link juice.
    It doesn't matter if the links is using the "nofollow" tag, the link is counted in the calculation of link juice.

    This calculation, includes all links, links in the site navigation menu, links in the content, links in the footer.

    Every link that leaves the page is counted. This was implemented by Google, a few years ago to stop PageRank Sculpting, which is what you are trying to do.

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    and unseen links in the html are also counted...

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