[pmwiki-users] having trouble with google :(
Patrick R. Michaud
pmichaud at pobox.com
Thu Dec 23 21:23:24 CST 2010
On Wed, Dec 22, 2010 at 07:28:46PM -0500, Ashish Myles wrote:
> Also FYI: any <a> tag with rel="nofollow" is not followed by search engines.
> All the links in your sidebar menu seem to have rel="nofollow".
Just to clarify a common misconception (and perhaps prevent it from
being repeated further): The rel="nofollow" attribute does not require
a search engine to not follow the link. Many search engines
(including Google) still follow links marked with rel="nofollow".
The nofollow attribute simply indicates that the link is not to be
accorded any weight in ranking calculations.
See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nofollow#Interpretation_by_the_individual_search_engines for more details.
PmWiki defaults to adding rel='nofollow' to local links to non-existent
pages, which explains why many of the sidebar links have rel="nofollow".
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