I wanted to know whether the crawler would still pass through a blacklisted page, even though the blacklisted page itself is not indexed.
The reason behind this is when you have some kind of summary page that lists other pages. The summary page itself should not be indexed, but the linked pages should. So if I blacklist the summary page will that prevent the crawler to reach the linked pages?
Summary page (blacklisted, should not be indexed)
- linked page 1 (should be indexed)
- linked page 2 (should be indexed)
- linked page 3 (should be indexed)