Our articles on our blog section can also be accessed by selecting to view articles for particular months. Can this affect rankings?
Our articles on our blog section can also be accessed by selecting to view articles for particular months. For example, show me all articles from September 2016. Should this be a no index no follow as it’s almost like an attribute or a sort? Or can something like this affect rankings?
JOHN MEULLER (Webmaster Analyst from Google):
Usually I wouldn’t bother with doing anything special for a page like that.If you think it really doesn’t make sense to index like that,I would just put a no index on it.But it’s not something that I’d say would be a critical thing or that it would visibly affect your search rankings if you changed your monthly archive pages to no index or something like that.So I would definitely not change it to no follow.Because it’s useful for us to actually pick up the individual articles that you’re linking from those pages.