I understand that it's "nofollow" that is new and has a particular
meaning for search engine spiders. The spiders have been instructed
to not follow that link when they encounter 'nofollow'.
On Fri, 21 Jan 2005 18:05:57 GMT, MM <email@example.com>
There would be no reason to comment spam unless they leave a URL.
By the way there is new developements among the top three search
engines concerning comment spam.
I have never used the rel="whatever" for any links. Has anyone ever
used that to assist in theme identification among links? Did it help?
The rel="nofollow" attribute news was just releaesd on Tuesday. I
don't think the search engines have started to recognize it yet - at
least MSN stated that it woudl take a few weeks on their side before
the rel="nofollow" was honored.
What I meant was that rel="whatever" is not new. It is supposedly
used as a way to show the relationship between your page and the page
you're linking to. So does it? Has anyone done any experimentation
with that to see if it makes a difference at all?
<a href="http://www.widgets.html" rel="widgets">widgets</a>
Would the alternative link above add any value?