Funny thing here is, Matt cited many sources in his post, but he only nofollow-ed one – a link to SEO Blackhat’s blog post on the subject.
He used SEO Blackhat’s post to bolster his own position, but nofollowed it nonetheless.
Q: What types of links should get this attribute?
A: We encourage you to use the rel=”nofollow” attribute anywhere that users can add links by themselves
If nofollows are meant to be used for user-contributed links, and for paid links, why is a Google employed author using a nofollow on a link in to an article which he cites as supporting his point of view?
Just goes to show the extent of misuse of the nofollow attribute.
/end random thought of the day