I am new to SEO for blogs (to be more precise WordPress). I wanted to only page with a single article to be indexed.
This is not because I am afraid of duplicate content, but because I am afraid a person, through search engine, comes to one multi-post page (like tag page or month page) to only find out that the keyword he/she looks for matches two irrelevant posts. I also won't know which post the visitor wanted if he/she comes into a tag archive page because it won't be recorded in the stats.
So to achieve this I should add "noindex" (now I know there is no need to explicitly specify 'follow') to tag/category/author/date archive pages. What I am wondering is that if I should do this to the index pages (and page 2/3/.. of it too) as well? Would this have bad side-effects?
EDIT: sorry now I clarified the question more.