[drupal-devel] rel=nofollow

Andre Molnar mcsparkerton at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Jan 19 14:21:02 UTC 2005

Boris Mann wrote:
>>it is just the same, you might just be happy with
>>increasing some page's pagerank. On some forums, users tend to suggest
>>others going to... 
> This is a very big hammer to be raising. I'm not sure what the effects
> will be (I don't think anyone can, even Google, until it actually
> starts to effect changes). I *am* interested to flip ahead to the end
> of this story. May be the single biggest change in Google PR/Internet
> traffic in history.

How big a hammer is this really?  It would only affect comment posts. 
If people post links of interest in a new forum post - or new story - or 
any new node - the links are live.

A couple of things to keep in mind. 1) Its not just google on board here 
- MSN and Yahoo are on board too (96+% of all internet search).

> In any case...if someone wants to implement, great -- please, just not
> in core, or allow it to be turned off.

2) All major blogging software are implementing this feature as part of 
their core as of now.  They are already on board.

Yes fine - allow it to be turned off - but if its not in core to begin 
with it might be the one feature that stops a person from make a switch 
to a more powerful, better, greater, faster, awesome Drupal.

3) This story has already spread through the blogsphere - the idea has 
VERY heavy penetration - just do a quick google on "rel=nofollow" - 
Bloggers everywhere are talking about it - and will be looking for it. 
Ignoring this would be a mistake.


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