indyank - 3:29 pm on Feb 17, 2011 (gmt 0)
It looks like eHow is cloaking all external links for googlebot.Earlier, I used to see them adding nofollow to almost all links in the resources section.Now what they do is almost cloaking!
They mention the url against rel tag and use a class="jsnofollow". A normal user will be able to click through these resource links but when we see the text version of the google cache for any ehow page, the resources section seem to just have a mention of references, instead of any links!
This would mean that there will literally be no external links out of eHow! Not even nofollow links!
I was earlier mentioning in a thread about how links from wikipedia and other authority sites like eHow seem to pass value, even if they are nofollowed.But this cloaking by eHow will now mean that search bots will not see any links at all!
1) Does this confirm that even eHow believe in the theory that nofollow links do pass value?
2) How does yahoo site explorer able to recognize eHow backlinks? Does this mean eHow is cloaking it only for Google and probably bing? (Note that Bing doesn't have a cache link and hence this is difficult to find)
3) Do any of you still see links from eHow for any of your pages in GWT?