Example I have A, B, C page dynamically generated based on the 21 rows

page A contains 10 rows page B contains 10 rows page C contains 1 row

Google suggested pagination has been implemented

page A

page B

page C

all these pages are indexed by Google and now connected each other.

After some days the total number of rows reduced to 20 instead of 21

so now Page A connected to B and B connected to A. C is not generating any link. However, google already cached the page C and C is accessible as empty page. Now google is treating the page C as independent page and competing with Page A & B.

The question is how can we manage the page C so that we can utilize the benefit of index page. We can say no index but data could be increased as well.

  • set only A to index, and every next pagination (B, C, ...Z) to noindex - so you avoid the competition between pagination pages and indexed duplicated content. – Evgeniy Jan 3 at 9:30
  • Yes but this is not suggested as other pages may contain valuable info for search engine. Also, then next / prev relationship will be void. – Tuhin Jan 5 at 8:26
  • But content on other pages comes firstly at the first page – Evgeniy Jan 5 at 9:48
  • Yes but google may show the other pages in SERP and this is the main goal of next / prev relation for pagination. – Tuhin Jan 5 at 10:07

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