Google’s John Mueller said on Twitter that the nofollow link attribute has been and still is working fairly well. He added hasn’t “seen many cases of sites causing themselves significant issues, or of pages not getting credit in quite some time.”
Here is the tweet:
This comes after a rant from Lyndon:
And then John says SEOs basically want it to work both ways:
It is hard to make everyone happy – but interesting that Google says the nofollow is working well and they are happy with it.
Personally, I do kind of agree – if Google can handle links on their own and the purpose behind the nofollow is to give SEOs a tool that make them feel good, then why bother?
Forum discussion at Twitter.
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