Squidoo Now NoFollows Their Outbound Links

Apr 3, 2013 - 8:52 am 32 by
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SquidooSquidoo, a huge user generated content web site founded by Seth Godin, announced they are now nofollowing all outbound links.

I am surprised it took so long. It was founded in 2005 and has been used by SEOs for years for getting links or content into Google. I believe Squidoo was hit hard after Panda.

That being said, Squidoo said:

Based on the successful implementations of other authoritative sites, like Wikipedia, Squidoo will now apply “nofollow” markup to all outbound links. This means that any link shared on a lens will work exactly as it always has for you and for people visiting Squidoo, but search engines will no longer use it as a signal for ranking.

In 2010, Squidoo had 1.5 million hand-built "lenses" or pages.

There is forum reaction from SEOs at a couple forums including SEOmoz and Warrior Forums, here is one comment:

Not a big surprise. Made me money, served it's purpose, one tool in an arsenal that now is less effective, oh well right?

Forum discussion at SEOmoz and Warrior Forums.

 

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