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Indexing pagination

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by igloro, Oct 9, 2015.

  1. igloro

    igloro Registered Member

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    I have fresh page with many objects ( 2k at the moment. might increase but not a lot... maybe until 3k-5k, max 10k ).
    Title page has search blocks by which generates h1, description and narrows objects.

    Example:
    search by single param
    url: domain.com/?search_param1=param_value2
    h1 Param_value2 <other dafult string>

    All objects with parameters has links to searches by each parameters.
    for example:
    domain.com/?search_param1=param_value2
    domain.com/?search_param1=param_value5
    and so on..


    The problem is all juice is coming from objects into this search ( page 1 ). And i have many pages and there are many pages. So juice flows to these pages.

    So i have 2 options here:
    1. Do follow pagination pages.
    Pros:
    More content for site

    Cons:
    Page 1 has less juice left ( many pagination links )

    2. Do not follow pagination pages.
    Pros:
    Page 1 has more juice left

    Cons:
    Pagination content will not be indexed




    IMO option 2 is better . because google doesn't care about page >1 pages. I dont remember when i saw page >1 showing in top 3 results...

    Thanks


    EDIT:

    Found another method posted on one site:
     
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2015
  2. sunny_clicks

    sunny_clicks Regular Member

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    Pagination issue occurs when you have the same meta and content for all the variants of your page. So there are multiple ways by which you can solve it. Based on the content on your site you can simply choose to auto generate meta for all the variants of your page(eg: if they can be grouped in to something).

    Since I have no idea of your website, niche or content a relatively safe and general method("best practice") would be to use the "view all" page and make it you default page and mark all the other variations with rel=canonical(you may use rel=next, rel=prev to relate all your page variants.

    Now regarding your "do follow" and "no follow" and link juice: please understand and read about what exactly is a canonical tag and you get understand that once you mark a page as a canonical version the question of link juice transfer becomes irrelevant.(for obvious reasons)

    Cheers!