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rel=nofollow and robots content=nofollow

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by grobar, Oct 21, 2010.

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    it has been determined that rel=nofollow (when used internally) can actually 'evaporate pagerank' (reference bruceclay.com) They basically say that if a page is PR10 with 10 links, and 5 of them are rel=nofollow, that still only 1 point of pagerank is passed to the 5 "do follow" links (instead of 10/5=2 points).

    My question is - does anyone know if using the content=nofollow tag in the robots.txt file does the same thing?
    grobar, Oct 21, 2010 IP