description and a
title tag has any significance in a page that is marked to not be indexed (either via a
rel=canonical pointing to another URL or
For example, I have a tutorial section for a photo collage editor that I want users to only access it from within the editor page since the pages of the tutorial are meant to be accessed in a certain order. I don't want the tutorial indexed by search engines because that could throw a new user right off if they want to learn something.
Is it safe that on all my tutorial pages on my site, I can declare the title as "Tutorial" and the description as "Tutorial page" just because I indicated to search engines that I don't want those pages indexed? Or will Google come after me claiming I have duplicate content and give me a hidden penalty?