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backlink on noindex page gives credit?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Lauriat, Mar 25, 2016.

  1. Lauriat

    Lauriat Power Member

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    If a page on a website has a noindex tag, do any of the backlinks on that page get factored in to Google's algorithm?
     
  2. Bane Bentley

    Bane Bentley Junior Member

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    NoFollow is the tag that blocks links from being factored. NoIndex just doesn't display the page in Google's SERP.
     
  3. TurnedToTheDarkSide

    TurnedToTheDarkSide Registered Member

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    Short answer - no.
    Long answer - according to Matt Cutts, typically, links that are nofollowed can't hurt your rankings in Google. However, if you have been clearly spamming with nofollow links, and you get reported, they may take manual action against your site.
     
  4. Lauriat

    Lauriat Power Member

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    Dudu, i am not asking about nofollow.
     
  5. Lauriat

    Lauriat Power Member

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    no index means not indexed, if not indexed how can link be counted?
     
  6. jollyman

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    This means: ?Do not Index this page. Do not follow the links on the page.? Your page will drop OUT of the search index AND your links to other pages will not be followed. This will break the link path on your site from this page to other pages.

    This means: ?Do not Index this page. Do follow the links on the page.? Your page will drop OUT of the index BUT your links to other pages will be followed. This will NOT break the link path on your site from this page to other pages.
     
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    nothing credit from noindex page
     
  8. limez

    limez Regular Member

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    Nope. Every backlink counts if they are indexed on google.
     
  9. tiiberius

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    No they do not. They get ignored.

    That's why when building links, you want to have pages they're sitting on indexed. So they count.

    I have a blog with all kinds of nasty stuff like duplicate content, cloaking, linking to all kinds of nasty places etc. However, it's just for users, not bots. Under normal circumstances I would have received multiple penalties by now. But since I de-indexed those pages, I'm completely fine. Google doesn't care. Other pages performs well in the SERPs.
     
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    lol so much mis-information. No, they won't count. The page won't get indexed in Google so how will the links get indexed?
     
  11. agent-x

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    Yes that's the behaviour you'd expect if you NOINDEX a page. But the question that's being asked is, do the LINKS from those pages count, if it's tagged with NOINDEX but not NOFOLLOW?

    I'd like to know too. I actually have just bought a couple of domains that have plenty of backlinks and I'm at the stage of putting up a holding page with visitor tracking, so what I might do is NOINDEX the holding page on one of them, and then link to a test page and see if googlebot crawls the test page.
     
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    The fact that a page is not indexed doesn't mean Google doesn't know what's on it.
     
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    Technically those links will stay out of the google index, so they won't store or analyze the content on those pages.
     
  14. Lauriat

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    very conflicting answers here, so i bump this thread for more replies.
     
  15. patriotnews

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    Depends on how you mean "gives credit".
    Will Google travel through? Probably. Could Google find your site via the link? Probably. Will Google recognize that there is a backlink there? Probably. Will Google understand the backlink? Probably not, as it would be ignoring where it came from.

    Think of it like this: stand outside of a room, before you walk in, close your eyes and keep them closed. Now find the next door in the room, when you walk through, close it. Now open your eyes, try to describe the room you just came from and the opposite side of the door... =noindex
     
  16. Princess168

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    Hello. This Thread is old, but filled with some false informations.

    A noindex tag means: Google crawler visit the page, process the page and datas inside and recognize, what is the topic --> but Google take it not into the google index. You can't find this page in Google.
    If the follow tag missing or is there: Google will follow the link and gives a part of the link juice to the another page. You will see this in your webmaster tools. But in most cases, not in the other "backlink" scanners.
    If the nofollow tag is there: google will don't follow this link and gives no link juice to the another page.

    Matt Cutts and John Mueller from Google has also talked about:
    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.
    ....
    That provides very little content value, so you could NoIndex that page, but then the outgoing links would still have PageRank.

    Now, if you want to you can also add a NoFollow metatag, and that will say don’t show this page at all in Google’s Index, and don’t follow any outgoing links, and no PageRank flows from that page.


    Keep in mind: The official PR is death since 2013!

    From minute 33:35 is this a topic:

    Hope, this topic is now solved :)

    Best
     
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  17. aidenhera

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    no it cant. matt cutt said yess but it was long ago. ive tested it and it doesnt work. i blasted 1k gsa links with link to noindex page (that has link to article). indexed them all. article didnt index
     
  18. Princess168

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    Where do you have tested it? Freeware? Without SEO-Software and GA and GSC access, you will see not all.
    You keep in mind, you will get penalized by badlinks? Badlinks from unrelvant spammy page? Send me your page please. I will send you feedback.
     
  19. aidenhera

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    sure mate. which niche moneysite you would like a link to. do you prefer homepage or inner page
     
  20. xplosiv

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    Wow, a new member with something real to say! Welcome to BHW.

    The question being asked here is if "noindex,follow"links pass any juice - I have tested this and I didn't notice anything substantial even though the link eventually showed up on search console. Matt Cutts did say in the past that noindex pages can still page pagerank, but I'm not sure whether he meant from an external site, internal pages on a site, or both... however, I would examine a bit more closely since it was just one link, maybe it was just a piece of shit link that no indexed lol.

    Considering there are valid reasons to noindex pages on a site, I wouldn't be surprised if noindexed links do in fact pass juice - I have a summary page of all the articles on one of my sites which is noindexed, but it outranks another page when I let it re-index so I have to either remove it for users or only remove it from serps so it doesn't cannibalize.

    There are also a few good platforms which will give you an author pofile page but noindex it, may test this on some random pages and see what happens.