Why NoFollow Should Only Be Used on Content You Don’t Control

NoFollow

The idea of the NoFollow attribute on links was to help prevent spam from appearing on user generated content sites, particularly Wikipedia. It was intended as a way to tell Google (and eventually all major search engines) that a link was not supposed to transfer any “link juice” to the recipient of the link. In essence, it was designed to stop SEO spammers from trying to insert their links where they didn’t belong for the sake of improved rankings.

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Facebooking Wikipedia: Combining Social Networking with Social Information

By now, you know what Facebook is. You should know what Wikipedia is as well. If not, this blog is probably not the best place to start.

For the bulk of readers who do know about these Internet juggernauts, imagine a combination of the two. Take Wikipedia, add profiles, and you have the socialpedia concept. It’s what Wikipedia man Jimmy Wales is trying to do. That’s the speculation… human generated content, indexing, the works, mixed [Read more...]