We have a very voluminous site. We want to index around 50,000 pages.
We want the pages to be all in the Google index and accessible.
We also want that if a user arrives on the first page, when he tries to click on the link of the second page in our pagination (footer of the first page), that it can access it only if it s' registered. However, it can access the second page without being registered via Google search results or type the URL into the bar.
With this in mind, I added an
e.preventDefault() on the link to the second page.
I do not doubt the ability of Google to follow this link, nevertheless that asks me the question about the penalties, could Google consider this as an attempt at cloaking?
Personally I would say no, but I'm not 100% sure, thanks for your opinions on the issue.