Play_Bach - 10:30 pm on May 29, 2013 (gmt 0)
> Remember that using no-follow in your links simply shows Google that you sell ads.
What about it being the default setting for millions of WordPress and other CMS sites? How does that square?
Another example, one of the brand websites I manage is 17 years old. It has a links page which the owner put together of sites he liked. A few years ago, he started getting an ever increasing amount of requests for link exchanges from all over the place. I told him 99% of these were BS and to ignore. I then no-followed all of his outbound links. Almost immediately the exchange requests to the links page dried up, but our position/traffic from Google remained unscathed. In our case at least, no-follow did just what I hoped it would.