Oranges (27 June, 2009)
This is an interesting response to the Google decision to stop recognizing pagerank sculpting using no-follows. The author lists some odd but possibly workable alternatives to sculpting with no-follows.
Here's the article:
Alternatives to nofollow for PageRank Sculpting - SEO and Internet Marketing blog, news and views
Last edited by m42; 27 June, 2009 at 06:56 AM. Reason: Re-added words I deleted while editing earlier. d'oh!
May be im not getting it, but is it like google stopped Nofollow tag? i mean every links is a dofollow from now on? Im confused, correct me if im wrong.
Last edited by m42; 27 June, 2009 at 10:08 AM. Reason: Will beat some sense into me.
Last edited by m42; 27 June, 2009 at 10:08 AM. Reason: consistency.
This difference is what happens to the PageRank now.
Lets say you have a PR5 page with ten outbound links -- 5 normal links and 5 nofollow links.
When nofollow was originally implemented, the PageRank your page had to "give" was divided between the five normal links. Each of those five pages would get one "point" of PageRank.
Now, Google divides the PageRank by all ten outbound links. So, each of the five normal links gives one-half of a "point" of PR. The PR that would normally go to the nofollow links just evaporates. It doesn't go and it doesn't stay -- it just disappears.
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Yet I think Google is weighting those no-follow links a lot more than they disclaim, specially when they're calculating SERPS.
I didn't have the time yet to test things and write down some data, but I have a few sites that managed to jump loads of positions after getting them listed at the Wikipedia for example.
Yes, I know they don't pass PR, but they pass whatever that helps your SERPs.
I have one page at one of my websites (portuguese website) that has only 1 backlink (from a wikipedia page); I rank #1 @ Google for its main keyword, and you bet there's competition for it (health related keyword).
Yeah it doesnt Pass Pr juice, but they certainly helps for Serps for sure.