11 Aug '17, 2pm

How Google Handles Canonical Pages With Noindex On The Page

In a hangout from this morning, Google's John Mueller was asked how Google handles a page that you applied a canonical to but also has a noindex on it. Does that page pass the noindex. You can see how the question kind of caused a lot of confusion. The short answer is that Google in practice generally just assumes in these cases the canonical is a mistake and ignore it. The question came up at 4:51 into the video. Here is the video embed followed by the transcript: Question: I was at a seminar the other day and they said if you apply a canonical and a noindex on that page, the canonical will pass the noindex to the canonicalized page. Is that the case? Answer: Um. Thats. I don’t know. It is something where we kind of discussed this like a long time ago, internally at least, with regards to what we should be doing in a case like that. With the canonical you are saying these...

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