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There’s a heated discussion on Twitter today following the move to take away link juice from bio links on profiles. What do you think, is this unfairly punishing active users?
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from DanaLookadoo 2242 Days ago #
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Thanks, Kev, for the writeup!It would be appreciated if Twitter’s founder responded and provided reasoning. Does Evan consider the previous following of bio links a "loophole?"Enjoyed Nick Wildson’s earlier post discussing Twitter bio follow and still a good read with a link to a good plugin for Firefox to identify search info about a website: http://nickwilsdon.com/do-you-want-some-followe-links-from-twitter/

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from bbcarter 2242 Days ago #
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from onreact 2242 Days ago #
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Agreed. Matt seems keen on crippling the Internet until only Google decides which links are valid and which not.

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from JoshuaSciarrino 2242 Days ago #
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Why did you speak up David...why.... :(

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from NickWilsdon 2242 Days ago #
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@JoshuaSciarrinoSeriously, you can’t have a go at Dave here. Read my post - this was always a loophole, and very obviously overlooked by the Twitter devs. As I wrote there, if your SEO success depends on loopholes in Web 2.0 apps you have bigger problems than Twitter altering their code.I’m not upset about loosing something that took seconds to set up. If you can’t see a thousand other link opportunities to replace this, you’re in the wrong job :)

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from JoshuaSciarrino 2242 Days ago #
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@nickwilson It was partly a joke, partly seriously.<div></div><div>A joke cause it’s funny.</div><div></div><div>Serious because...little sneaky tips like that are just known and are better NOT BLOGGED.</div><div></div><div>Obviously flaw in Twitter devs...but still.</div><div></div><div>My SEO success is nothing close to ’just twitter bio follow links’. If that were true...man, I’d need another job... (as you put it as well).</div>

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from DaveN 2241 Days ago #
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@JoshuaSciarrino IamEVIL lol...  lets pretend that if we can create a NoFollow internet google has to fix their shit 

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from JamesDuthie 2241 Days ago #
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Very interesting... will the SEO community continue to be such avid Twitter users now...?

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from tamar 2241 Days ago #
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James, it’s still a good community, and I’m guessing people will still use it because there’s an opportunity to keep abreast of so many different happenings on Twitter.  Sure, this is a setback, but if people are only using Twitter for that link juice, then they’re in the wrong community.

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from yojpotter2 2240 Days ago #
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I was sad when I found out that the link on my biodata was stripped off...I just hope Twitter will return it again.

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from JamesDuthie 2240 Days ago #
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I suspect you’re right Tamar. Although I’m not a user myself, it seems that there are plenty of benefits aside from link juice that will keep the SEO community engaged.

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from MarcoslSEO 2065 Days ago #
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I’ve always wondered, what’s the point of wasting your time with nofollow sites when you can always find an equivalent that uses dofollow?You can carry out genuine SEO activites without spamming that contribute on sites that give you valid backlinks. The emphasis should be on fighting spam without damaging your community. nofollow makes it easy to stop some spam types but deters all your potential good SEO people from using your site.

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