понедельник, 23 мая 2005 г.

Nofollow revisited

It’s been about four months now since Google introduced nofollow to the web. Since then it’s been adopted by every major blogging platform, as well as many other wiki, forum and CMS platforms. Now that is everywhere, it’s time to take a good hard look at whether it’s actually been effective at its stated purpose of stopping comment spam.

I will show today that Google’s nofollow initiative has not resulted in a reduction of link spam, but instead has had much more insidious effects on the Internet.