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Rand recently asked if URL shorteners passed link juice - after testing it for about a month, it’s safe to say that TinyURL doesn’t. But, why not?
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from contempt 1969 Days ago #
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Good call.

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from onreact 1969 Days ago #
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Yeah, we had that issue last week already: In case Google does not count Twitter. StumbleUpon, Delicious as we asume it’s already highly biased and soon the results quality will deteriorate to the point when Google won’t be able to ignore nofollow etc. anymore.

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from o3man 1969 Days ago #
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This nofollow madness will hurt Google. If I were MSN, with their sad algo, I would follow all links and get results that were far better than google.

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from ShaneEubanks 1969 Days ago #
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Tinyurls are 301’d...so at least it doesn’t "hoard" the link value.I use http://urlsnoop.com to see if links are redirected properly and to see where shortened URLs redirect to.

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from mwiegand77 1969 Days ago #
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This kinda bothers me too - especially since URL shortening on really vital social networking sites is so prevalent. I guess Google doesn’t care if your content is relevant if it’s wrapped in a tinyurl package.

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from sun 1968 Days ago #
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I’m not perfect agree with you estimation.A month can be a short testing period.Just continue testing.

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from frankmarcel 1968 Days ago #
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I agree with sun (?). You should keep your research for a longer period to be sure that this is true.It’s quite an interesting topic. Good going.

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from fabioricotta 1968 Days ago #
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It’s an interesting research. As sun and frank, I want to see some extra views of this problem. I’ll test too.@onreact: if you tell that google does not count Twitter links, why it appears on my GWT?

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from shark 1968 Days ago #
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@fabioricotta - Twitter links are nofollow, so they may still appear in GWT but they won’t pass any link juice. Especially not if they’re passed through TinyURL, it would seem.

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from fabioricotta 1968 Days ago #
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@shark, I know that they are nofollowed, but as I mentioned into a YOUmoz post (http://www.seomoz.org/ugc/twitter-dupe-content-and-linkbuilding-strategy) some other links into twitter counts.

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