Following on from my previous question - NOINDEX large number of pages to fix Google thin content manual action?
Firstly, If I noindex all pages causing the manual action, is that enough for me to request a review? Or do I need to make sure these pages are no longer indexed first? There are 100s of these pages so manually removing every URL will take a long time. I understand you can remove directories using Googles URL removal tool.. The site is built with Wordpress so the pages aren't literally in the same directory but the URL structure is domain.com/category/postname so if I put domain.com/category/ will that remove all posts as if they were in the 'category' directory?
Secondly, I have set my preferred domain in google webmaster tools to the non www domain (This is also set at my hosting so www urls are 301 redirected to non-www urls). In GWT crawl stats the www domain is showing a lot more indexed pages than the non-www domain. If i 'fetch as google' the status shows as redirected, so how is there such a high number of indexed pages for the www domain? Should I remove URL for the entire of the www domain and remove only my noindex pages for (the preferred) non-www domain?