Monday, August 18, 2008

On Nofollow Attribute

According to Wikipedia, the nofollow attribute was started by Google’s head of webspam team Matt Cutts and Jason Shellen using Blogger.com in 2005. They have the nofollow copyrighted and are subject to a royalty free patent policy.

According to Google, announced in 2005, hyperlinks with nofollow do not influence the link target's PageRank. That is the only rule webmasters need to know about this regarding organic search engine optimization work.

What I'd like to know is if other engines use the nofollow. If they do, how much money does M. Cutts and J. Shellen get from this? Anyone know?

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