We beforehand coated John Mueller of Google say that “links are between indexed URLs, so if one side is gone, the link is ignored.” So if web page A hyperlinks to web page B and a kind of pages are noindexed, then it feels like Google will not rely the hyperlink. However it may not be the case, Google’s John Mueller now says it depends.
John Mueller of Google mentioned that the opposite day on Twitter when he was requested about conflicting messaging from Google on the subject.
As Patrick Stox mentioned on Twitter, there was conflicting info on this:
It is up for debate. As I discussed there may be conflicting info from Google on how they deal with this.@methode : They relyhttps://t.co/5BWvzh3tNF@JohnMu : They do not relyhttps://t.co/ooFl9gsKRRhttps://t.co/OAl0S549lN@ahrefs: 😱
— Patrick Stox (@patrickstox) January 13, 2021
Here’s what Gary Illyes from Google mentioned in December 2020:
one thing with noindex won’t ever attain the serving index, however we can have the fetched copy for issues like hyperlink graph calculation.
— Gary 鯨理／경리 Illyes (@methode) December 17, 2020
Here’s what John Mueller of Google mentioned in November 2019:
nicely, if it is robotted, it is nonetheless listed (simply as a url). Returning 404 (eradicating it from the index) could be the fitting strategy to get them dropped. Hyperlinks are between listed URLs, so if one aspect is gone, the hyperlink is ignored.
— 🍌 John 🍌 (@JohnMu) November 19, 2019
Why the battle? John mentioned it relies upon.
It relies upon.
And it does not matter within the larger image, so I am pleased to depart it open 🙂
— 🍌 John 🍌 (@JohnMu) January 13, 2021
I assume this may be examined out?
Discussion board dialogue at Twitter.