Exactly Why Nofollow at Wikipedia is bad

Once upon a time, a scientist wrote a brilliant blog post solving the answer to life, the universe and everything. A few people linked to him, and anyone searching for the answer to the ultimate question could find it easily, by just a simple search in Google.
The scientist appeared right at the top of the results.

Wikipedia NoFollow Plugin? WikiDigg?

The news today seems to be that Wikipedia have added nofollow to external links.

I have seen a lot of sites mention that all the search engines respect nofollow. Actually they don’t. Anlaysis has shown that Yahoo certainly follow and index pages despite the nofollow tag.

Adsense Guidelines – Contextual Ads – Adsense Backgrounds

Google Adsense
Google Adsense

You might well have read on Jensense about the changes in the contextual advertising policy that confirmed my understanding of the policy that I wrote about 2 days ago.

As I stated in the comments in that post, I also contacted Google directly but I asked multiple questions. I had to use the email route not having a direct line to decision makers at Google, but Google have been fairly prompt in replying to my questions.

MyBlogLog Roundup


I am mentioning MyBlogLog a lot these days, but there are reasons for this

  1. A large proportion of my readership are using it.
  2. A large number are still not using it (they are missing out)

How to Make Corrections When Blogging

Sometimes you make a mistake when blogging and get the facts wrong. How do you follow up with a correction?

I don’t know the exact terminology that press guidelines or rules use, but generally it is something like

Linking Strategy – Link to Feeds

Feedburner Squeeze Page

Mike Sansone in a recent comment over on his blog, after I gave a tagging example of [a href="http://www.converstations.com" rel="tag"]Blog Coach[/a] in his comments, replied

Can I start using “generous genius” when I point to your site?