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Google and comment spam: rel nofollow tag (5 posts)

  1. gadlen
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    This was on the Googleblog today.

    http://www.google.com/googleblog/2005/01/preventing-comment-spam.html

    From now on, when Google sees the attribute (rel="nofollow") on hyperlinks, those links won't get any credit when we rank websites in our search results....

  2. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Of limited use.

    http://wordpress.org/support/topic.php?id=21187

    (Also, doesn't that mean that spammers will hit even wider and harder given that some will now be tagged as such and they want their hit rate to remain at whatever it is or grow ? )

  3. jeremycherfas
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    In practical terms, what does this mean? How do I add that rel="nofollow" to links in my comments section?

  4. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 9 years ago #

    The link I posted.

  5. gadlen
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    It may be of limited use but, like SpamAssasin and Spam Karma, using several techniques together can have a cumulative effect.

    > doesn't that mean that spammers will hit even wider and harder

    Not really. Spammers always hit as hard and wide as they possibly can afford at every instance. Welcome to the arms race. ;-)

    Clintology's Nofollow plugin won't be the last word in nofollow tags but it's a solid step forward.

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