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How bad are Non-Canonical Backlinks as a default

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by PizzaPill, Aug 20, 2012.

  1. PizzaPill

    PizzaPill Newbie

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    I'm working on a custom developed Poll-Site. Basically users can create Polls and other users can vote on them. A poll basically consists of two sites
    • The results page: domain/poll-slug-here/
    • The votes page: domain/poll-slug-here/votes/new
    The results page is much richer content wise because it has percentual results and user-comments on it therefore I set the votes page to noindex and inserted a canonical link to the results page.
    But I'd like to set my Atom-Feeds, site-internal Polls lists, Backlinks, site-internal Searchresults etc. to the votes page because when a User first sees a Poll he shouldn't be influenced by the previous results.

    The question is: How bad is it to mainly have noindex, non-canonical pages as internal-/backlinks? And if its bad, do you know a better way to do it?

    Thank you all for your help & time spent!
     
  2. ber789

    ber789 Junior Member

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    I think it is pretty normal these days to have non-canonical pages as internal links, look at shopping carts. Sounds like you are using the canonical tag so shouldnt be a problem.
     
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  3. PizzaPill

    PizzaPill Newbie

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    Thats great news, thanks alot!