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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