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    Days of avoiding the rel="nofollow" when backlinking numbered?


    I've been noticing some much different things regarding nofollow links and links in general lately and have come to the conclusion that the SE's don't need the nofollow anymore for their algorithm when determining your link popularity. You've got to figure that nofollow is pretty old at this point, and really is out of date when you think about how Google especially works.

    I can see it still be a relevant tool if you're using it for what it was intended for, (if you are linking to someone else you don't know or have control of, if you use the nofollow and they turn out to be a spammer, then you won't be adversely affected because of this link), but from a PR Sclupting or backlinking pov, I see the nofollow is becoming less and less important every day.

    Do you see the nofollow as a barrier for backlinking?
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    There was a post in here a couple of days ago that I can't seem to find. In a nutshell, Google now prefer you dont use nofollow and let the pr flow naturally.

    EDIT: I found the article at its source...

    http://www.mattcutts.com/blog/pagerank-sculpting/
    Last edited by webslinger; Jul 9th, 2009 at 06:59 PM.

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