I’m flipping through some of the posts about Google’s recent broken PR update (All of my new sites have PR0s still.) and came across this suggestion of removing the “rel=’nofollow'” bit from the comments.
I’ve got to admit that I’m kind of torn. While I can understand the
need to have the tag in the links, most bloggers monitor what appears
in their comments. I know I do. Anything that’s spam gets removed.
I’m going to remove it from my WordPress setup and see what happens.
While searching for support for a thread over at the WordPress.com support forums, I came across this post over on Matt Cutts‘s blog. While it didn’t help me with the issue of text size in Internet Explorer, I did find it interesting that he states that the latest upgrade of the Google Spiders would be discounting links that would be classified as “excessive reciprocal links, linking to spammy neighborhoods on the web, or link buying/selling.”
Makes me wonder now because I had thought of possibly supporting this site with the selling of some text adverts.
I’m still waiting for see what and how Google rates us on the next update. For the old site, which is now a mirror, I got a Google PR5 right off the bat. Hopefully it’ll be about the same this time through. 🙂
Occasionally, we’ll talk about Google and page rank over at the WordPress.com Support forums. In my travels, I came across a site that keeps tabs on when Google does its updating of the databases and pageranks.
Looks like we’re about due. 🙂
Andy gives us a few ideas on how to promote one’s blog or website. Feel free to read the comments as well as this thread over on the WordPress.com Support forums.
I’m big on including links in the sigs of any posts that you make at forums. Search engines pick up on them as well as other forum readers.
Found a tool over in Weblog Tool Collection land:
SEO Analyzer Web Design Report
My back up blog got an 80 while both my main blog and the webcomic got 65s.
Read about it here.
Came across this wonderful tool that lets you compare results from the different Google datacenters. Find out if one datacenter sees your website different from another.
Simply makes a post about how MSN was the first search engine to crawl his or her blog and, in doing so, maybe the better search engine.
I’ve got to agree. When I ran my Daria site, the only search engine I didn’t have issues with was MSN’s. Both Yahoo and Google has thousands of bad links, they listed sites before my which had nothing to do with Daria, and were just a royal pain.
I went over to MarketLeap.com to compare the results for searches from the search engines for this site. Now, mind you, that Google’s blog search is big on promoting using ping services and says that that’s how it will pick up on the site.
Link Popularity Check:
MSN: 8 (From 6 different sites)
Yahoo/ Altavista: 1 (But doesn’t list it)
Search Engine Saturation
HotBot: 5 (Home page plus 4 articles)
MSN: 1 (Home page)
Mind you that this is now after 2 months of blogging here. Google’s blog index has three incoming links to this site but doesn’t have any of the pages indexed though. Strange…
I’ll take another look in a few days.