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If there is no content should it be set to noindex?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by lepman, Apr 23, 2014.

  1. lepman

    lepman Registered Member

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    Hi BHW,

    I am working really hard to launch a new e-commerce site. I put up all of the product descriptions, but some of the sub-categories don't have any content yet(takes time). I would like to publish the site as soon as possible to get everything indexed by google. However, if a sub-category has no content should I set these to noindex? or let them get indexed and add the content when I get a chance?
     
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    If there is no content, Google won't crawl those pages. Better use robot.txt and set the condition to not get cache for those pages.
     
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    But the pages are not completely blank. They list product images and links to those products. Also, features products etc. However, there is just no category description text at the top. My main concern is that Google will think these are weak pages and they will hurt the site in some way.
     
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    It's upto you, you can just use robot.txt, and disallow all crawlers, and when you are ready then you can definitely allow them?