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    Hello All,

    im an SEO Newby I have my Blog running with Yoast Seo. I show the 6 newest Posts on my Homepage. I created Pages like Lifestyle and Events where i show the Posts to this specificCategories. I setup the Titles / Descriptions, and let them indexing by google.

    http://domain.com/events
    http://domain.com/lifestyle

    I found out that the same Posts are also available under the following links:

    http://domain.com/category/events
    http://domain.com/category/lifestyle

    The Title / Description for category/events / category/lifestyle is not optimised, what should i do with this pages? Optimise them also like the normal pages and let them index by google? Or should i set them no index while they show the same content? Or should i redirect them to http://domain.com/events / lifestyle?

    Thanks a Lot!
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    Sally
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    Since those category pages don't have any specific value for users, I would set them to noindex because they are only duplicate.

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    Hello,

    thanks for your reply. Should i set them to noindex / follow, or complete to noindex / nofollow in your opinion.

    Best Regards
    Sally
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    I don't think you can set pages to nofollow - that's a thing you set for links.

    The only reason I can think of to nofollow links to noindexed pages would be crawl prioritization. But Google seems to hint that this is not something to waste too much time on: https://support.google.com/webmaster...er/96569?hl=en

    Search engine robots can't sign in or register as a member on your forum, so there's no reason to invite Googlebot to follow "register here" or "sign in" links. Using nofollow on these links enables Googlebot to crawl other pages you'd prefer to see in Google's index. However, a solid information architecture intuitive navigation, user- and search-engine-friendly URLs, and so on is likely to be a far more productive use of resources than focusing on crawl prioritization via nofollowed links.
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    Hello,

    thanks for the Update!

    Best Regards
    Sally
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    Originally Posted by markroberts
    I don't think you can set pages to nofollow - that's a thing you set for links.
    Umm.. you can actually set page to nofollow, so links on that page won't be followed by crawlers.
    With meta tag inside head of the page.
    Code:
    <meta name="robots" content="noindex, nofollow">
    Last edited by hera2000; Nov 17th, 2016 at 08:39 AM.

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