Hi SEOs, 2nd dumb question of the year: TL;DR:
Will page rank pass to posts/pages that are set to noindex?
More details: I want to build a website and have a personal section on it. Obviously, I don`t care about ranking those posts, as they offer probably no value to the target audience, but I want to write more freely on my blog rather than target keywords all the time.
I know that PageRank gets diluted on all pages, and therefore "authority" is divided among those pages (please correct me if I`m wrong.) What I want to know is whether pagerank would pass to the posts I would set to noindex or even keep out of the sitemap and robot file if I could?
Also, I don`t want to waste crawl budget on those pages. Would noindex stop the crawl? Thanks everyone!