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The only place I deliberately add a nofollow is on the link to my feed, because itís not super-helpful to have RSS/Atom feeds in web search results.
The biggest problem with internal nofollow that I see is that so few people really understand what PageRank is even at a basic level. And only Google knows how the granular details work today. Trying to play around with that much unknown on anything but a throw-away domain is asking for trouble.
I had heard some rumblings that in those situations Google might treat the link as a nofollow.
Whitenight, did your testing see any change last year in how nofollow affected the division of the PR vote across all the on-page links? I was among the many who did not catch any change - and no one wrote anything online about it until Matt mentioned it.
Again, internal page rank sculpting via REL=NOFOLLOW is a BAD IDEA and can do more harm than good.
Gorg is the ONLY one who has changed their policy on rel=nofollow. ...
- They forced it upon the web.
- Noticed smart webmasters were using it for a huge advantage.
- Turned it off.
- Didn't like those results either.
- So they turned it back on.
- And have been making misleading statements about rel=nofollow's "effectiveness" ever since.
MOST PEOPLE DON'T KNOW HOW TO PAGERANK SCULPT PROPERLY
sculpt a site without using rel=nofollow
Don't short Bing (no asterisk).any vested interest there, or is it just a case of let's give those guys a promotional helping hand!
any vested interest there, or is it just a case of let's give those guys a promotional helping hand!
These people who post listings, just copy and paste on each site. They are duplicate pages on hundreds of sites. So whether they should be nofollow( noindex also) or they should be allowed to be indexed and treated as supplemental pages.