In an effort to fight COMMENT SPAM, Google, Yahoo and MSN will be adhering to the new href attribute know as:
Here is its use:
Visit My Page
Why is this significant? Because it means anytime a rel=”nofollow is added to an href statement, it means the GoogleBot will NOT follow the link, thereby reducing the reward to the original owner of the link.
We’re strongly considering using this new attribute…
not only for the EzineArticles BLOG, but for the BODY of the articles within our site.
We will not use this technology for the RESOURCE BOX (as that is considered payment to the author for sending us their content), but we are strongly considering adding the rel=”nofollow” tag to ALL URLs within the BODY of any article.
Why would we want to do that?
To discourage authors from linking too many URLs in the body of their article for the sole purpose of personal pagerank gain.
What are your thoughts on the nofollow rel tag?