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Google Giving Credit for Nofollow Links?

     
12:23 pm on May 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I was checking my inbound links and saw something interesting. I had commented on a .gov blog story recently and included a (very relevant) link to my site within the comment. Now, a month later, I see that Google lists the inbound link in the link: search, and also lists the inbound link on the webmaster tools external link report.

Looking at the source code of the linking page, there's a rel="nofollow" tag in the link to my page, but clearly, Google has credited me with that inbound link.

Does this mean that I've been given passthrough pr? Or... not necessarily?

2:37 pm on May 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

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G's just trying to be helpful. A recent comment by Matt Cutts:

we don't follow nofollow links, but we do include nofollow links in the webmaster console just to give webmasters a full picture of all the stuff that's linking to them.
2:51 pm on May 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

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1.What is shown in Google link searches are not necessarily counting.

2.What is NOT showin in Google link searches are not necessarily missing- link searches are incomplete, they're just a sample.

3. Never rely on Google searches for SEO purposes, the information is often incomplete or not what you think it is.

Need more info on how Google works? We have a Google forum. ;)

 

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