Google has spoken: Web links tagged with rel=nofollow shall not get PageRank. A grand rejoicing has been heard across the land. Well, at least from my office.

From now on, when Google sees the attribute (rel=”nofollow”) on hyperlinks, those links won’t get any credit when we rank websites in our search results. This isn’t a negative vote for the site where the comment was posted; it’s just a way to make sure that spammers get no benefit from abusing public areas like blog comments, trackbacks, and referrer lists.

This means that blog owners can update their software/temnplates so that any URL inserted into a comment field/Trackback ping will not be followed or counted by Google’s indexing spider. Do you hear that, spam roaches, the incentive is Gone. Go away. Die. Then eat s**t, Or do it in any order.

Over the next days, I will eb updating every MT blog I own with the new Nofollow plugin, which works like a charm so far. then all comment fields on our MLX site will do the same. The more blogs that rig this up, the better. The more web forms that attach rel=nofollow to any link shoved inside, the sooner spammers will implode in their own feces.

Woohoo! Woohoo! Yippie Yi Yo!

The post "Bless You, Google" was originally zapped with 10,000 volts and declared "It's ALIVE" by Dr. Frankenstein at CogDogBlog (http://cogdogblog.com/2005/01/bless-you/) on January 19, 2005.

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