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Testing the NoFollow Attribute

Following my earlier post about Wikipedia: the Dead End on the Information Highway, after they added the nofollow attribute to their external links, I decided to launch a test to see whether the engines are really respecting the nofollow attribute.  So I created a page optimized for a non-existent word, with a single link pointing to it.  Let’s see if the page gets into Google’s index, and how long it takes.  I’ll keep you posted.

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One Response to “Testing the NoFollow Attribute”

  1. SEO in Toronto (3 comments) Says:

    I am eager for an update on this experiment. A lot of folks say no follow stops page rank from passing on but it still counts as a backlink for SEO purposes.

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