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22 Jul 2008

Google’s Take On NoFollow vs. DoFollow

DoFollow TagsEvery Tuesday we pick a vertical market based on the number of votes a market receives at our Vertical Market Poll.  However today, we are going to do something a little bit different with our "DoFollow" post.  As we continually get asked how Google feels about NoFollow, we are going to provide some information about DoFollow vs. NoFollow.  Much of this comes directly from Google and some of it is not exactly breaking news, but we hope to anwer a lot of your questions with this post.

Let’s start off with a video interview of Matt Cutts at SMX several weeks ago.  You need to listent to the whole video to hear Matt announce Google’s webpage regarding NoFollow usage.  There is also some other interesting information in the video. 

Now that you have watched the video, here is a link to the Google Webmaster page covering "What is NoFollow and why was it created".   And here is a great summary of the Google information on Jaan’s blog, along with additional info. 

Personally I am not sold on the fact that NoFollow really means Google, Yahoo or any other engine won’t follow the link.  In fact, I may be just wishful in my thinking, but I believe many NoFollow links are still passing link juice. 

What’s your opinion?  Let us know in the comments below, those that are accepted will get a nice "dofollow" link from us (after all it is DOFollow Tuesday!).  I am sure the experienced SEO is already tiring of this subject, but we still get asked about it on a weekly basis.

Please be sure to vote for your market today!  VOTE HERE

[tags]dofollow, nofollow, google webmaster, Yahoo, link building [/tags]