whitenight - 1:07 am on Jul 1, 2010 (gmt 0)
Whitenight, did your testing see any change last year in how nofollow affected the division of the PR vote across all the on-page links? I was among the many who did not catch any change - and no one wrote anything online about it until Matt mentioned it.
yes, i remember the thread/pronouncement re: that topic and my purposeful restraint from it.
We tried a couple different ways to "decipher" what in the world MC was trying to imply and still couldn't figure out how it affected our pages ranking.
Of course, most of our testing was involved with Caff, so we might not have given the full attention we should have, but you weren't the only who was left wondering "huh...and this effects us how, again?"
Let me re-iterate the HUGE ELEPHANT in the room about this topic.
Gorg is the ONLY one who has changed their policy on rel=nofollow. ...
- They forced it upon the web.
- Noticed smart webmasters were using it for a huge advantage.
- Turned it off.
- Didn't like those results either.
- So they turned it back on.
- And have been making misleading statements about rel=nofollow's "effectiveness" ever since.
Also let me say that as usual, this PRONOUNCEMENT coincides with other interesting rel=nofollow "findings" in the SEO world.
So, i'll quietly test BOTH concepts and see which one is ACTUALLY more truthful...or at least most effective.