Which links does Google index?
<a href=”/good-link”>Will be crawled</a>
This is a regular a href link that will be crawled by Google.
<span onclick=”changePage(‘bad-link’)”>Not crawled</span>
Google will not crawl this link because it is not an anchor.
Don't overthink it. Your blog pages (articles) should be linked on:
Main blog page (index, follow)
Blog category page (noindex, follow)
Blog tag page (noindex, follow)
PHP website pages, where they match the content (index, follow)
You see, despite some pages are noindex, all of them are follow - this is because even pages not worth for index are crawled ...
A robots meta tag with noindex will prevent Google from indexing a page. The meta tag takes precedence over:
Search console account: Registering for search console will show you additional information about how Google views your site, but it doesn't affect whether or not it is indexed.
Inclusion in an XML sitemap: Including a noindex page in a sitemap ...