Syam Kumar January 19, 2005 05:05 PM IST

Google, MSN and Yahoo! announced their support for rel="nofollow" attribute to hyperlinks. They will ignore links with this attribute to prevent comment spam. Movable Type and other blog software makers and service providers also announed their support. Movable Type released a plugin to modify all links in comments and trackbacks to include the rel="nofollow" attribute.

Links: says: "Dishonest webmasters will use this attribute ... on all external links, to prevent precious PageRank from leaking out of their sites." and,

we'll also see people who sell links based on their PageRank and then add the nofollow attribute later, making the purchased links worthless-but as far as I'm concerned, anything that hinders the widespread practice of selling links for ranking can't be a bad thing.

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Syam Kumar January 19, 2005 07:43 PM

Testing mt plugin. :-)

Jon Berg January 25, 2005 12:12 AM

All this boils down to that they should stop paying attention to links alltogether when it comes to ranking.