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    Does dofollow links from noindex pages harm my website


    I want to know what will happen if I pass dofollow links from noindex pages. Will it pass any link juice or harm my website/webpage.

    And having too many "noindex, dofollow" pages could hurt my site, crawling rate or in other some way?

    Please advise
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    This is a pure guess but you have told google to not index this page so I would have thought google wont be that much interested in what it has on the page. I have never tested it but I can well imagine the crawl rate of these no index pages being very low priority so even if they do count I could understand it taking months to be found.

    I am also unsure if by no indexing a page if the page rank is reduced to zero, that is possible and if that was to be the case then a do follow link would have no effect.
    I can only see negatives in terms of the link counting, I cant see any harm being caused either, just nothing positive coming from it.
    IMHO
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    It's an interesting question and I think you will receive various answers based on opinions as there is no exact answer to this.

    My take on it would be although these pages are no index Google can still crawl them and find the links and to me that will pass link juice.

    What effect could this have on the strength of the links as opposed to a page that is indexed? I'm not sure.

    But if I was in your situation and the Google crawler bot could access those pages with the links I would assume they would treat them like any other link.

    Hope this helps
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    Google still crawls links on noindex pages if when crawling they happen to land on that page. And yes, they will follow those links and pass PageRank.
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    But can a no index page carry any page rank through to the target page is the question ?
    I honestly have no idea on that one, I would not be at all surprised if the page rank is zeroed along the way but I am just going with my gut on that one.
    I fully understand google will crawl wherever it finds a link even if it's nofollow no index or what ever..

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    Seems blackhat to me, why have a link to another site on a page that's not indexed? It might raise a red flag.
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    what if it is a interlink
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    Do you mean internal link?

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    yes

    pages linking to each other on the same website
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    Originally Posted by chepsi_bhardwaj
    yes

    pages linking to each other on the same website
    Matt Cutts described PageRank sculpting in 2009 and recommended do use this. You can read more from https://www.mattcutts.com/blog/pagerank-sculpting/

    Still, nofollow plays vital role to stop splitting your links juice for certain types of link inlcuding paid links and ads, links that would dilute your subject relevance and links to untrustworthy pages you can read more about this from https://www.bruceclay.com/blog/what-is-pagerank/

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    Originally Posted by chepsi_bhardwaj
    yes

    pages linking to each other on the same website
    Aha ok I understood it wrong. I'll defer what others said above.
    It's something I've never tested either, it might not hurt if it's a site wide link or not, and how many noindex pages your talking about.
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    site has approx 130 pages (total)


    and approx 60 of them are noindex (other are indexed)


    and 8 (maximum) noindex pages are linked to 1 index page (some has less them 8 or even 0 linked page)

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