|Weekly SEO news: 29 May 2007|
to the latest issue of the Search
Engine Facts newsletter.
This week, we're taking a look at the nofollow link attribute. Can these links help your search engine rankings although they shouldn't?
In the news: the 20 most misspelled keywords, a new Google competitor, Google's 20% free-time might not be so great and more.
Table of contents:
|1. Do no-follow links count for search engine rankings?|
Actually, the rel=nofollow attribute should prevent search engines from following special links. Some webmasters might have found out that nofollow links will help your search engine rankings though.
What is the rel=nofollow attribute?
Links with the nofollow attribute don't count. Or do they?
Does this mean that that Google counts nofollow links?
Unfortunately, this little experiment cannot prove whether Google counts nofollow links or not. The data is not good enough.
However, it is indisputable that links are extremely important to get high rankings on Google. To get high rankings on Google and other major search engines, it is important to have both optimized web page content and good inbound links.
|2. Search engine news of the week|
|Yahoo releases the 20 most misspelled search terms
Google: $100 million payday for Feedburner
Better than Google? Creator thinks so
|3. Articles of the week|
|Cringely: What Googlers make, Google owns
Google may be violating EU privacy laws on user search data
"Kevin Ham is the most powerful dotcom mogul you've never heard of, reports Business 2.0 Magazine. Here's how the master of Web domains built a $300 million empire."
|4. Recommended resources|
How to get optimized web page content AND good inbound links
|5. Previous articles|