I've just been hit with a site wide manual spam action on Google due to a significant percentage of 'Thin content with little or no added value'.
I have a large number of posts that are affiliate products with titles descriptions and images all pulled directly in from a regularly updated feed. These are obviously the cause of the manual action. I do also have original, relevant & well written content.
This is a new site so at the moment the original & relevant content posts number in the 10s whereas the affiliated 'thin' content posts numbers in the 100s.
I will be updating with original content once or twice a week, and the 'thin' content is updated daily (<= 10 posts) so the ratio of quality to 'thin' content isn't going to get any better.
After researching i've found a lot of conflicting opinions with not a lot of evidence.. so my first question is, will adding NOINDEX tags to all of these posts be a sufficient solution? I'm perfectly happy with only having my original content showing in search results. I have seen people say that having such a large number and percentage of posts with NOINDEX could have a negative effect but havn't seen any evidence for this.
I have never really considered NOINDEX and as the site (as nearly all of my sites) is built with WordPress, my second, more general question is, should i NOINDEX non single (i.e archive / search etc) pages?