QUOTE(Jill @ Jul 5 2007, 02:52 PM)
I don't get the connection.
Please don't tell me you think they have nofollow links because they are afraid of the mythical PageRank leak!!!
a page rank leak? rofl...no. but 'hypothetically' the nofollow links do nothing to boost the rank external pages they link to
. In essence, they are telling google, msn, yahoo, etc 'we do not recognize these external links we think are good enough to feature on our pages, so don't count them in your ranking.' and at the same time, wiki says to the source, 'we don't trust you'. How is it that wiki's the most trusted resource on the net, when they don't trust the contributors that provide it's content?
let's look at it another way. Let's say you discovered a new search engine ranking method and decide to blog about it or write about it in your webpage. A wiki contributor sees this new idea you came up with and add the details of this new method on wiki. They cite your blog as reference, but search engines will never see that citation or read your article via wiki because of no follow. Do search engines know that wiki's content is based on your....or the thousands of refrenced articles on wiki? No! They just see fresh new content.
Now, when somebody types in 'search engine methods' wiki will come up first place...even though they borrowed content from your site and thousands of others. That's not fair, imo.
no disrespect intended, i appologize in advance if this has offended anybody
Edited by lytebryte, 05 July 2007 - 03:46 PM.