[pmwiki-users] notice of current edit
jo at durchholz.org
Fri Apr 15 06:34:40 CDT 2005
Patrick R. Michaud wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 14, 2005 at 11:31:23PM +0200, Joachim Durchholz wrote:
>>Patrick R. Michaud wrote:
>>>There's another important aspect to this: in looking through pmwiki.org's
>>>server logs recently, I've noticed that a lot of edit links get triggered
>>>by search engines.
>>Shouldn't this be prevented by rel="nofollow"?
>>That's an attribute that should be added to most (if not all) action links.
>>Though I'm not sure how many spiders are well-behaved in this way
>>already. It's a relatively new convention.
> Well, Google's definition of rel="nofollow"  doesn't say anything
> about whether or not a search engine will follow the link. It simply
> says that such links won't get any credit when ranking the website.
> Knowing Google's philosophy, I'd fully expect Googlebot to go ahead
> and follow the links if only so Google can increase its search
(Good thing that spiders don't usually click on "Save" buttons. That
would really be hurting wikis...)
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