aristotle - 11:04 am on Aug 4, 2013 (gmt 0)
Robert Charlton wrote:
IMO, this has got it backwards. If there were direct traffic I wanted to preserve but the site had a backlink-based penalty, I'd put a nofollow link on the page. Seems to me that if the link passed PageRank, it would also pass the penalty.
Well I don't see how an ordinary (dofollow) href link could pass a penalty, because it would make it very easy for competitors to sabotage your rankings. They could just buy a penalized site and add a lot of links to your site.