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"...stuff that is nofollow, stuff that is follow, stuff that we believe a lot..."
But according to him, in many posts and videos, he tells that Google does not count nofollowed links. Plus, Google Webmaster Help tells the same think:
"How does Google handle nofollowed links?
We don't follow them. This means that Google does not transfer PageRank or anchor text across these links. Essentially, using nofollow causes us to drop the target links from our overall graph of the web."
So what you think? Does Google count or not nofollowed links?
The links are not erased from the Google cache or anything like that. But they are not put into the webgraph that Google uses for calculating PageRank, relevance, rankings etc.
"Nofollow" is a strange name for this attribute and it may be confusing at times; a lot of people have commented on that ever since it was first introduced.
the target pages may still appear in our index if other sites link to them without using nofollow, or if the URLs are submitted to Google in a Sitemap.
now the question is will nofollow'd pages receive PageRank and anchor text if they are in the index due to a 3rd party 'dofollow' link or sitemap inclusion?