I have been offline for a few days, so time to play catchup.
I was honestly so caught up in other things over the last 36 hours, I totally missed this and it is highly relevant to my Disclosure Policy Plugin.
I am not a lawyer, thus any interpretation of the situation I am going to leave in the hands of lawyers who I have a great deal of respect for, and who themselves are involved in the internet marketing field.
The site is live, the plugin available for download.
There are still a lot of things that need tweaking on the site before I promote it but thought I would at least mention it here before hitting the sack.
Here are some more links discussing the use of NoFollow for SEO purposes.
Seo Blog has a solid overview of how each search engine treats nofollow.
I am not sure the final conclusion regarding Yahoo and treating nofollow for ranking purposes is correct. I know many people who have done well with blog comments with Yahoo search, even on blogs using nofollow. I haven’t got any recent data.
Michael Arrinton has made quite an outburst regarding DisclosurePolicy.org, but I think he might be slightly blinkered in his analysis.
A disclosure policy is a much better option for a site that features affiliate links, or is Michael looking to encourage commission stealing?
Payperpost have launched a new site DisclosurePolicy.org, which features a very simple disclosure policy generator.
They provide you with a series of example phrases which you select, and eventually generate a final Disclosure Policy.