[ic] Discount Specifications
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Mon Nov 29 16:29:16 UTC 2010
On Mon, 2010-11-29 at 07:36 -0800, Grant wrote:
> >> > I agree, don't do anything to surprise a customer in any way at all!
> >> > They will run away. Auto-anything on behalf of the customer is just a
> >> > bad idea. However, certainly give them all the cross-selling and
> >> > up-selling that you possibly can. Just make sure all these kinds of
> >> > links are no-follow so as not to dilute your g-uice!
> >> >
> >> > rick
> >> Just to be sure, you don't nofollow internal links to product pages do you?
> >> - Grant
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> > Yes and no. I make sure there is a clear path to every product (follow)
> > but for promotions that go out of the category tree (such as a link to
> > rain pants on a bicycle fenders page) I would nofollow that because it
> > dilutes the site. I don't think you don't want too many followed links
> > that go to the same page. Does this sound right?
> > Thanks
> > Rick
> I understand your logic and I used to do the same thing, but a little
> while back Matt Cutts of Google made it clear that nofollow'ed links
> would count as links on the page (i.e. they would dilute the amount of
> PageRank transferred out through other links on the page) but they
> would not pass PageRank. In other words, a nofollow'ed link will
> devalue the other links on the page as always, but the PageRank that
> would normally be passed to the nofollow'ed pages is dumped into a
> black hole and thereby "wasted". This applies to both internal and
> external links. Because of this, it isn't advisable to nofollow
> internal links currently.
> - Grant
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Thanks for shedding light on this Grant. I think I will change my
answer (and my code) to a "no" ;)
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