My medical/health site got hit big time by the Medic update, so I`ve been making changes. We have tons of very very similar content that has no unique value, so I started trimming pages that are almost identical. For now I have noindex/nofollowed, canonicalized, and requested to remove from Google a small number of pages.
This is one of the pages I noindex/nofollowed and requested to remove from Googs on Aug 13th, for the date range of Aug 14-19 compared to August 7-12.
Why if I noindex/nofollowed, canonicalized, and requested for removal, would there be a more than 900% increase in clicks and 1, 800% increase in impressions???