---- Nofollow on internal links - reasons to be careful?
Key_Master - 12:28 am on Jul 10, 2008 (gmt 0)
Ya see, that is the part I could never really understand. If a scraper gets your content and then regurgitates it without all the nofollow stuff, what does that do?
Google will follow the link. So if you're going to use rel="nofollow" for internal links, don't rely on it as a tool to prevent discovery of pages you don't want crawled. Somebody else can link to those pages and they will be crawled. It's best to cover your bases with a meta "noindex,nofollow" tag on those pages.