Lets say I will use "noindex" on my blogs category pages

Each post has breadcrumb navigation like: Home > Category Name > Post Name If category has no index, I should add a rel="nofollow" to the link towards the category. I mean there is no need to parse link juices for a cateogry which will not be indexed. This way, the posts from my category will pass link juices only to my index page. Right?

What do you think?

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Even if you use nofollow PageRank is still "lost" to those links even if those pages don't actually get it . So you won't be accomplishing anything by doing this.

  • What If I use javascript to make the link? Than the html will just feature a html text and not an actual link... the link would be loaded with javascript and rel nofloow
    – webmasters
    Sep 15, 2011 at 16:01
  • If the link is created with JavaScript it will not be subject to nofollow and it will not be found by the search engines (if it is done correctly).
    – John Conde
    Sep 15, 2011 at 19:08
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    John, Actually Google does run a certain amount of your JavaScript, so I'm not so sure that would be 100% accurate as of 2014. They run the JavaScript to see what/how you change the content of the page because they count visible links and do not count (or rather possibly penalize) invisible links. Jul 28, 2014 at 20:49

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