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If Google hasn’t even defined nofollow in their TOS, TOS highlights or their Guidelines, how in the world can anyone who’s not an SEO understand what in heck they did wrong or why all of a sudden their rankings dropped?
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from storyspinner 2559 Days ago #
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I know a few, which is what prompted my article. One of my friends who’s a webmaster - no clue about SEO, read the article on Forbes and decided to poke around for Google’s clarification on nofollow. He went to the guidelines and found nothing and said to me... "WTF!!? how do i find out info on this stuff Google’s knocking sites for, if they don’t have it in their guidlines?!". I decided to dig a little and that’s what prompted the blog post.We’re so insulated in our "search world" most of the time we take for granted everyone will know about this kind of stuff, when they don’t, then they assume something wrong and that’s how misinformation is born. People go to those guideline pages and TOS pages and about pages to find more information about something they "heard" or "got from a source". Especially technical types that don’t know about search - let alone nofollow.

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from Kalena 2559 Days ago #
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Hear Hear! I actually started a blog post about this very subject 48 hours ago and it morphed into an article which I’m waiting for SiteProNews to publish. I think it’s about time for Google to be more transparent about their algorithm-related activities. If this PR adjustment is merely a reflection of a new PR benchmark, then why not announce that? Putting the NoFollow stuff in their Webmaster Guidelines would be a good start. I’ve had to track down info about it on Matt Cutt’s blog when trying to point people to it. I have loads of clients and blog readers who read the guidelines and follow them religiously, so why not there? Or what about putting information like this into their Webmaster Tools login area where more webmasters are going to see it? Heck, what’s wrong with a press release? Webmasters might not know to look at the guidelines but they read newspapers.

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from PocketSEO 2559 Days ago #
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Rankings, or PageRank?

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