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I have a pages of a catalogs, which contains a list of keywords of all products inside that catalogs, and I want to create a link from those keywords to a search page.

For example, if the page contains a keyword of television 24", electronic, sound system, if user click on each of the keyword, it will open a page /search/television 24" for example.

Should I let those pages indexed or should I block it with robots.txt?

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According to Google's Webmaster Guidelines:

Use robots.txt to prevent crawling of search results pages or other auto-generated pages that don't add much value for users coming from search engines.

More often than not, these pages can come across as "spammy" and of low value.

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  • is it ok to have the meta tags noindex, follow for that page? and what will happen to all page or seo if there's already a search results page that's been indexed? And how to determine if it don't add much value for users coming from search engines – Kyojimaru Aug 29 '14 at 11:12
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    noindex, follow would be perfect, in my personal opinion. If search results already exist in the index, they'll inevitably be removed as time goes on. – Wexford Aug 29 '14 at 11:13
  • You could just use canonical links and let Google what it thinks is better for your users. Sometimes search results pages are useful for what people want. – Simon Hayter Aug 29 '14 at 12:01

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