[thelist] rel="nofollow"

M. Seyon evoltlist at delime.com
Tue Feb 1 20:40:15 CST 2005

In an email about that blaster worm/OS brouhaha Matt posted
>Google supports adding rel="nofollow" to anchors, and others (Yahoo!,
>MSN, etc.) said they were going to support it at some point as well.
>It might be something to consider if you have a blog and dislike
>comment spam.
>Of course, there is something wrong with telling a search engine
>spider not to spider links in comments on your blog, as it will
>obviously mean that legitimate links are not followed either.
>Still, it might be something you consider doing.

Not knowing a whole lot about how comment spammers actually work, how would 
this help? Do the bots typically operate by finding your comments pages via 
a search engine?


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