I have this logic-based assumption that gated content like webinars and whitepapers should not be included in the organic journey, e.g. the natural, crawlable web journey through the main navigation of the website, because they do not serve the organic user's intent and Google's mission for content accessible for everyone.
I assumed that including gated content in the organic journey will hurt the rankings of the site.
I didn't find any reliable documentation online that would discuss this idea. Anyone here have made tests, or have any experience on the subject?