Wikipedia Removes NoFollow Tags

Nov 30, 2005 • 8:30 am | comments (3) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Link Building Tips & SEO

I was a bit shocked to see that Wikipedia removed the nofollow link attributes from its pages. A thread at WebmasterWorld named Too many Wikipedia links?, which was primarily concerned with being penalized by Google for having too many links from the Wikipedia. But, as did some others in the thread, I thought Wikipedia used the nofollow attribute for links. It looks like they have removed them from all the links on the pages.

Take a look at the Yahoo! Wikipedia and then view the source and do a find on "nofollow". Nothing to be found.

So that does bring the question. Does one have to worry about having too many links from the Wikipedia?

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11/30/2005 10:39 pm

This is great! I don't see how someone could have to many links unless they just spam the wikipedia.


12/06/2005 12:24 am

Well, this is actually a very old news! I noticed they removed nofollow during the summer if not earlier.

wiki lie

10/07/2010 09:00 pm

How will it feel if your web and blog name in no-follow when some spumer use your web or blog link in wikipedia? Yes sure it really feel bad but you are not the only one and so it is crazy if Wikipedia talk too big and push people to fight back because people in pain after thy put too much time and hard work in there web and blog and What if people can become one and will Not just make no-follow tag to Wikipedia!! But No-donation to Wikipedia too And No-good name to Wikipedia too And No-help to Wikipedia too And No-love to Wikipedia too And make that no-no-no to the Wikipedia grow billion time each year And put more then 100 million dollar to make wikkipedia good bye And billion people pray and make wish bad luck for Wikipedia everyday Until people will no-work for Wikipedia and can Wikipedia believe it or will believe after it happen? it is very easy for Wikipedia to hurt me now like how did thy hurt my blog name but can Wikipedia hurt this world? because world is not stupit and this is what world is saying to the creater of no-follow

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