We are using the "nofollow" (rel attribute of the a tag) links, along with strategically placed links in an attempt to direct pagerank toward a couple of potentially profitable pages in our site. However, our strategy has somehow backfired, and the pages we are trying to direct search engines toward are nowhere to be found in google searches.

Any solutions? Thoughts?

What is a better way to go about directing pagerank within our site toward a few choice pages?