Twitter, Facebook Nofollow

January 19, 2010 at 6:45 am Leave a comment


Not sure if the comment will be posted or not, and not sure if I’m the only one who always walks away from a Matt Cutts video and ask myself “did I actually get any concrete information from that, did I learn anything at all?”….

http://www.mattcutts.com/blog/follow-googlewmc-on-twitter/#comment-455135
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Matt, not sure what it is, but when I watch your videos I never really seem to be able to walk away satisfied with an answer.

When it comes to PageRank Google has always said it does not take into account links that have nofollow on them.

The intro to the video says “how PageRank flows from Twitter and Facebook”, I can’t find any links on twitter that do not have a nofollow.

The links on facebook are all HTTP/1.x 302 Moved Temporarily.

You’re saying Google treats links the same, whether they are from facebook or twitter, but since there is a nofollow they don’t get taken into account right? It would have been much easier to say “we don’t take into account any links from twitter or facebook”, unless of course the nofollow rule has changed.

You’re saying that “Links from relevant and important sites have always been a great way to get traffic & acceptance for a website” does not apply anymore and Google only looks at how reputable links are to determine your search rankings. It would have been good if you corrected the guy asking the question first.

“if we can’t fetch then, then we probably cannot” what does this mean? If Google can’t fetch a page then it won’t be able to pass on any PageRank period..

Or am I just completely missing the secret Google talk here?

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