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Google Nofollows Their Blog?

John Honeck [PersonRank 10]

Tuesday, June 5, 2007
12 years ago2,051 views

I noticed something on a google blog when writing my own blog post and naturally came here to see if Philip had mentioned anything. I didn't see anything, but if it's been covered before please forgive me.

The Official Google Webmaster Central Blog has all of their links nofollowed via a line in their header, "meta name=“ROBOTS” content=“NOINDEX,NOFOLLOW"

I was wondering if this is a mistake, an error, or actually by design?

I saved a screen shot on my original post that noticed it:


jlh-design.com/wp-content/uplo ...



jlh-design.com/2007/06/3449999 ...

(Sorry if my link is unwanted)

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

It looks like they forgot to select "Yes" for this blogger setting:

Add your Blog to our listings?

A Public blog appears in your Blogger Profile. If you select "No" we will not show your blog anywhere on Blogger.com, but it will still be available on the Internet.

Edit: Here are a couple of Blogger help articles about this:

help.blogger.com/bin/answer.py ...
help.blogger.com/bin/answer.py ...

John Honeck [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I can't imagine they don't want the site to be public, probably just a temporary oversight. I'll ping someone over there and see if they fix it.

Vanessa Fox [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

We've been tweaking our HTML, and things got a bit wonky. Everything should be fixed now, with shiny new layout!

John Honeck [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Cool, thanks Vanessa.

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