We sell complete sites including the domains to several partners that create content that is shown together at the main site. What we want to achieve is that the main site copy is the original but the others are indexed as a partners copy.
The way we want this to happen is that the search results point to our partner sites but never to the main site while the main site gets all the credit for any links obtained.
We are trying setting the main site article with a
noindex, follow and a link to the partner article, and in the partner article we have a
rel=canonical pointing to the main site article.
Are we correct or the
noindex at the main site will break the