| 4:47 pm on Sep 19, 2007 (gmt 0)|
ive never heard of that external nofollow tag. I guess i should go learn more about it.
| 5:46 pm on Sep 19, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Technically, that's just a way of showing two values for the same attribute. In theory that "nofollow" value should be treated the same as an attribute with one just a single nofollow value. You could, again in theory, string together other valid values for the rel attribute: rel="next external nofollow". Thast doesn't necessarily mean that Google is going to parse it correctly, just that they *should*.
cangoou, two questions:
1) I assume you are not using Google's link data for your analysis, correct?
2) Is there a chance of domain level 301 redirects in your competitor's picture? Those can affect SERPs by transferring backlink influence and PR that is very difficult to discover.
| 7:02 pm on Sep 19, 2007 (gmt 0)|
|Those can affect SERPs by transferring backlink influence and PR that is very difficult to discover. |
Not sure I understand, but sounds interesting can you elaborate a little?
It seems like they should parse the same, but comma separated might make a difference...
Edited: Re-read the OP.
| 7:21 pm on Sep 19, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Suppose someone owns a example1.com and it is just "doing OK" for the search "kw1 kw2". They purchase a nicely aged domain (example2.com) that has been ranking decently for that phrase, and they use a 301 redirect to point example2.com to example1.com. When Google processes the 301, the backlink influence and PageRank will pass through to example1.com - but it may be very difficult to uncover this as a cause for example1.com's imporved rankings.
[edited by: tedster at 8:08 pm (utc) on Sep. 19, 2007]
| 7:39 pm on Sep 19, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Go it! Thanks.
I thought you meant there was some new way of making a nofollow link count using a 301 or something and couldn't figure out how it was possible.
| 8:24 pm on Sep 19, 2007 (gmt 0)|
|1) I assume you are not using Google's link data for your analysis, correct? |
Yes, I use Yahoos siteexplorer-api.
| 9:19 pm on Sep 19, 2007 (gmt 0)|
I really don't think there is a logical way to figure anything out why someone ranks better than you.
I can give you many examples of sites with one link showing in Google and a couple hunderd showing in yahoo outranking sites with thousands in both.
It isn't the couple links you described.