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Changes With NOFOLLOW tag

Ambiguous Role of the NoFollow Tag

5 December 2011 Update: In a recent Live Q&A session Matt Cutts states that they generally don’t follow the nofollow links. This is confusing as we all know that they do, at least for document discovery if not for passing PageRank.…

 

October 2009 PageRank Update

Google has just updated PageRank – one of over two hundred factors taken into account when deciding how a website should be ranked. Typically Google rolls out about four updates per year but this information is more of a historic snapshot of a site’s PageRank than a real-time value.…

 

Changes in the SERP URL

SERP URL

According to Matt Cutts, Google now has a more detailed referrer string than what it used to. A few months ago it would simply link to website’s URL directly. Now if you click on a link in any of Google’s result pages you will notice the link leads to something that looks like: http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&ct=res&cd=1&url=http% 3A%2F%2Fwww.dejan.com.au %2F&ei=xxx&usg=xxx

Note: cd=1 means that the user has clicked on www.dejan.com.au while this website was on the position 1 in the search results.

 

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