Nofollow Wikipedia?

…someone asked if Google was in favor of enabling nofollow on wikis, so I wanted to give a quick reply: I do think it’s a good idea. For example, I’ve talked to a couple SEOs recently who said that they have a full-time person on their staff dedicated to scamming links from Wikipedia and wikis.

Matt, another place people that a lot of SEO’s hang out is DMOZ. Maybe DMOZ should nofollow those links.

It is mind boggling the amount of attention the nofollow attribute is getting. People are putting nofollow links on everything these days. People are nofollowing links to Google for Pete’s sake.

Wasn’t it Google who said:

Google interprets a link from page A to page B as a vote, by page A, for page B. But, Google looks at more than the sheer volume of votes, or links a page receives; it also analyzes the page that casts the vote. Votes cast by pages that are themselves “important” weigh more heavily and help to make other pages “important.”

So what happens when all links on the Internet are nofollow? That’s where we are headed folks. The only links that won’t have nofollows will be links owned by SEO’s, and then SEO’s will effectively own Google.


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