[wp-hackers] WordPress Leaks PageRank?
r at schestowitz.com
Sat Sep 3 08:46:02 GMT 2005
_____/ On Sat 03 Sep 2005 08:04:26 BST, [Amit Gupta] wrote : \_____
> Firas D. <fd at firasd.org> wrote:
> | Also I think the point of the disdain for nofollow is that the
> | really don't care what the search engines are following or not
> | following, they're gonna keep spewing their stuff via bots anyway
> yeah, that's right. Even if you don't link directly to any URI's in
> comments & link them via a redirector script, the spammers hardly care,
> I bet they don't even know, they just have a list of
> websites/blogs/forums which they feed into their bots & start spamming
> them. :(
Two of my blogs still respect the "no nofollow" mantra. Until not long ago I
came to witness spam coming to an /almost complete halt/. So, it was fair to
conclude that spammers did not 'snatch' any opportunities. It is hard to come
up with a search engine criterion for 'blog that honours all links' unless the
blog explicitly states something to that effect in its body.
More recently, spam bounced up again to a lump of 50-100 a day. It does not
appear as if spammers have time (READ: will bother) to check if rel="nofollow"
is embedded. As a matter of fact, you can get rel="nofollow" links highlighted
in red if you install the SearchStatus extension for Firefox, which is
when you think of spammers. Before I got it installed (version 1.9 or
had to highlight text and "View Source Selection", which is hard if you
an entire page that is filled with links.
has anybody noticed the following:
I was a little curious this morning, that's all...
Roy S. Schestowitz
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