NoFollow Articles

YouTube Nofollows Most Outgoing Links
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Here’s a shocker: Wikipedia isn’t the only major site that uses “nofollow” on outgoing user-generated links; YouTube does it too.

The Link Baiting Playbook

Linkbaiting is all about the bait. In the same way that you can’t catch a giant tuna with a bag of doritos – you’re not going to get the attention of important bloggers, journalists, or other folks with some garbage content or news.

NoFollow Has Almost No Effect

More than a year has passed since Google introduced NoFollow – a tag intended to reduce comment spam on blogs. Unfortunately, NoFollow has had very little effect on spam, and it seems to be dissuading some people from providing genuine comments.

Nofollow No Good?

In Google’s embarrassing mistake, which I thought was going to be about Google Web Accelerator, Dylan calls nofollow a failure.

Google Update – Changes Done, Changes Coming

Matt Cutts, Google’s chief search engineer, provided a long Q and A session on his blog Tuesday.

Struck the Sponsored Links Nerve, Did I?

Well, judging by the reaction to my sponsored links post I’ve struck a nerve. And I have to say, it feels like there’s a lot of unanswered questions and a lot of FUD out there. I’m still trying to digest everything. But so far I’ve found that there are at least three sides to this issue.

What’s The Deal With Search Engines And Text Link Ads?

When did hypertext links become the enemy? Google’s PageRank began a burgeoning search engine optimization link building industry that now seems to be out of control. What’s the deal with text link ads? Isn’t a link just a link?

Technorati Sees Blogspam Rising

Technorati’s David Sifry writes that part of the growth of new weblogs created each day is due to an increase in spam blogs …

Should Bloggers be Helping Google Fix Their PageRank System?

By now, most bloggers have heard the announcement that the Big 3 search engines – Google, Yahoo, and MSN – have united in support of a new tag that will supposedly combat comment spam.

Scoble on the NoFollow Tag

Scoble – one of the few guys who you simply don’t need to mention his first name, everyone know who you are talking about …

The Blogging Community Look Like Idiots

This International Bloggers’ Bill of Rights makes the blogging community look like idiots.

Google Introduces NoFollow Tag

Google had a lot to say in its blog today. Google sees blog comment spam as negatively effecting its Blogger.com asset.

Google to Put Kibosh on Blog Comment Spam

On the surface, when Dave Winer put up a placeholder post this weekend on the Bloggercon site …