tedster - 6:37 pm on Jul 3, 2010 (gmt 0) [edited by: tedster at 6:42 pm (utc) on Jul 3, 2010]
Thank you, oh mad one! I haven't actually tested the #3 point that Bruce made -- and truth be told, I forgot about it because I don't use internal nofollow links for this kind of thing:
3. If you use nofollow on even one of the multiple links, they all stop passing PR.
From a Google point of view that makes sense. If one occurence of a linked URL is "not trusted" why would a second one be trusted, anyway?
This whole area has been one of conflicting test reports from various people. For example, some say they've tested using a page fragment identifier on the second link and that it does pass anchor text influence in that case. Others have reported that Bruce's test doesn't agree with what they see in their tests -- but still several say their results agree.
Whatever is the case in any moment, it could also change in any moment. So if you are working with this kind of approach, I'd say you need to test it frequently. It is the kind of tactic that Google usually doesn't want to see working.
[edited by: tedster at 6:42 pm (utc) on Jul 3, 2010]