Martin40 - 5:14 pm on Dec 25, 2006 (gmt 0) Could you (or anyone else) please elaborate on that? What's wrong with nofollow?
SEO Critique said:
and I definitely think they have made some silly choices like, ahem, their no-follow policy Google's ongoing mistakes on top of mistakes on top of mistakes leads to the cumulative degrading of their search product.
If you do a search on a less than popular term, you'll see that Google is still considerably better than MSN/Yahoo. But if you search for a popular term, then Google's results become very conservative with yet another wiki, alibaba etc, which is the result of their emphasis on links and TrustRank. The irony of the matter therefore, is that to the avarage user MSN/Yahoo may appear as better search engines, but since neither of them is putting it's full weight behind search, Google can get away with an aweful lot. In fact, it's surprising how little freshness there is in the search market. No engine is really trying very hard to make an impact. During the dotcom boom things were far more exciting. Since then a total lethargy has swept over the Internet. Maybe the French project can stir things up a little.
Could you (or anyone else) please elaborate on that? What's wrong with nofollow?