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Nofollow links visible in GWT (Google Webmaster Tools)?

This is funny. Is it supposed to be like this?

4:58 am on Aug 7, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Are nofollow links supposed to be seen in GWT?
Are the links in GWT all the available links including the nofollow ones which are later ignored when passing rank?

I thought GWT only show links with value and found several nofollow ones there.


5:12 am on Aug 7, 2007 (gmt 0)

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The links in GWT are a much fuller list than the results returned from the link: operator, but Google never said that the GWT link list is 100% complete, and it isn't. Neither does that list filter out links that are not passing PR - whether that's because of rel="nofollow" or because of an decision Google made.

When it comes to links, Google just will not tip their hand that far.

3:26 pm on Aug 7, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Got it, thanks.
So the best would be just to get the list of links and parse pages and see which have / do not have nofollow.

I love Google :(


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