commit: 6b2ca8a - #414 (2014-03-05 12:54:44 -0500)
Well, that's a new information. Thanks Kushal.
404 here as well..
Just to add though, it seems Matt Cutts wants us to nofollow everything, so what links (In Googles eyes) should be dofollow?!
Well, I think Google is becoming social everyday ever since they launched Google plus. I have personally experienced minor improvement in the keyword rankings just by adding Google authorship to the website.
Yes, Authorship tag does help. Similarly, social signals are increasingly playing an important role as well - Pages with a lot of +1s, get better rankings.
Yeh but I could always just point 10,000 spammy links to a new domain and it'd rank.. It's stupid, Google's just a load of BS lol.
Soon Google will only accept their proprietary links aka +1's and Google Authorship. They can't control the opn Web so they want to repklace it with their own walled garden.
Links to my blog should be dofollow, everything else, not so much.
I posted this on Twitter yesterday but I find that this video has very mixed messages, and also feel that some of the responses to it may be a tad hyperbolic. Some quotes from the video:
"My answer to this is colored by us seeing lots of people trying to abuse infographics and widgets"
"The criteria for widgets, does it point to you or a 3rd party, is it keyword rich?"
"depending on your scale with infographics you might consider putting a rel-nofollow on infographic links as well."
"I would recommend putting a nofollow, especially on widgets."
The response was expected, especially when Matt never gives a straight answer.
Nofollow ALL THE THINGS! Or just continue to be a good marketer, because Google can't dictate every marketing tactic on the planet.
I get it; he wants only 100% natural links. E.g., the only dofollow links you should have are by people who you have zero control over, including the ability to ask favours of (contests asking for links, for example, are supposed to be nofollow). The point of marketing is to raise awareness of excellent content and products, and if people see value in it then they'll link.
Maybe that'll happen some day. I'm not even sure if I agree with it if it worked though.
E.g., someone invites me to a conference to speak; they've given me their audience and their support. That creates genuine offline marketing results. Why is this different from a guest post or even a paid link?
It's all insanity :)
Soon, no links will be left. Google actively attempts to kill off hypertext. They prepare their own Web as a clean "alternative" they can control.
Its really a very useful information about the widgets and infographics.