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Andy Beal makes some great points and awesome suggestions for improving Google Search. Matt Cutts, take note!
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from bwelford 1865 Days ago #
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This is at the heart of where Google is at.  Google can choose to focus on its business as its stakeholders deserve.Or it can choose to follow the impossible dream, to catalogue all information.Its board of directors should bring the discussion  down to earth.  Let Twitter do its thing and Google should concentrate on what it knows and just make money.

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from Jill 1865 Days ago #
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From the post:With the nofollow tag added to every single link shared in Twitter, Google’s spider–even if it could keep up with Twitter’s flow of content–is strictly forbidden from following those links. I don’t believe Google is "strictly forbidden" from following those links regardless of what they may say about the nofollow attribute elsewhere. They can do whatever they want when they encounter it, and I’m pretty sure they don’t handle it the same way in every instance.

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from shark 1863 Days ago #
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The "nopassjuice" attribute that Andy mentions *is* the NoFollow attribute. From what I’ve seen, and I thought was fairly common knowledge, NoFollow simply means not to pass juice, or count as an editorial vote. Googlebot will still crawl and index those pages.

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from mybacklinksform 1863 Days ago #
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i think it is correct...

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from JoshuaSciarrino 1863 Days ago #
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Google’s spider–even if it could keep up with Twitter’s flow of content<div><font size="3" class="Apple-style-span" color="#333333"></font></div><div><font size="3" class="Apple-style-span" color="#333333">Knowing that Google can crawl the web in a few minutes. I’m sure than can crawl a tiny site like twitter every minute. They have the power. The question is do they care to watch it? I say yes, even if it’s "no follow". A no follow link is better than no links. :)</font></div><div><font size="3" class="Apple-style-span" color="#333333"></font></div><div><font size="3" class="Apple-style-span" color="#333333"></font></div><div><font size="3" class="Apple-style-span" color="#333333">I’d say a no follow is worth a penny (if the traffic is under 100 uniques), if a followed link is worth 100$. But a penny is much more valuable than zero. Not every link is the same but Google is smart, they don’t care about webmasters, they care about providing the most relevant content to their users. So, just write link-worthy content.</font></div><div><font size="3" class="Apple-style-span" color="#333333"></font></div><div><font size="3" class="Apple-style-span" color="#333333"></font></div><div><font size="3" class="Apple-style-span" color="#333333">Also, Google’s not going to buy Twitter until they get more revenue on some of the property’s that they bought. I think after watching Charlie Rose’s interview with Eric Schmidt, you can tell they are being tight with their money because of the global recession, which is a smart move. Spreading yourself too thin, is a stupid move and it’s very wise of Google to realize this. Buy buy buy, when your not getting a stream of income from those properties, is unwise. </font></div><div><font size="3" class="Apple-style-span" color="#333333"></font></div><div><font size="3" class="Apple-style-span" color="#333333"></font></div><div><font size="3" class="Apple-style-span" color="#333333">P.S. Linking in this freaking comment box, is comment hell. I had to edit this like 5 times. Gezz.</font></div>

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from brentnau 1863 Days ago #
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Twitter is NOT a Black Hole. Plenty of DoFollow opportunities.m.twitter.cm - DoFollowsearch.twitter.com - DoFollowRSS feed - DoFollowThird-party API sites - majority DoFollow

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from mwiegand77 1862 Days ago #
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Interesting point, Brentnau. Didn’t even think about those Twitter outlets and how they treat linking.

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from frankmarcel 1862 Days ago #
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Also, m.twitter means duplicate content too, but that’s another issue.And the discussion here leads to another point of view, which I don’t remeber who pointed out first, saying that Google should consider other link level tags besides nofollow so one doesn’t mess up pagerank sculpting with everything else that nofollow is used for.

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from JoshuaSciarrino 1861 Days ago #
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I looked at a few of my clig links (url shortner for twitter) and it seems Google jumps on my links within 10 minutes. It seems obvious to me that Google has taken this into consideration (that the links are important enough to look for continually).

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