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Wed, 19 Jan 2005 02:47:15 GMT
Preventing comment spam

Googleblog: From now on, when Google sees the attribute (rel="nofollow") on hyperlinks, those links won't get any credit when we rank websites in our search results. This isn't a negative vote for the site where the comment was posted; it's just a way to make sure that spammers get no benefit from abusing public areas like blog comments, trackbacks, and referrer lists.

Randy: Awesome! And check-out the list of supporting software vendors. Sam Ruby has posted instructions on Intertwingly for adding rel="nofollow" to MoinMoin.

Kill SPAM dead!

Update: I added rel="nofollow" to my referrer listings.

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