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tedster - 10:50 pm on Mar 24, 2009 (gmt 0)
- Google knows that nofollowed links exist because they spider and cache the page.
- Those links don't pass PR, anchor text, or any other kind of link juice.
The links are not erased from the Google cache or anything like that. But they are not put into the webgraph that Google uses for calculating PageRank, relevance, rankings etc.
"Nofollow" is a strange name for this attribute and it may be confusing at times; a lot of people have commented on that ever since it was first introduced.
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