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GoogleGuy Says

PostPosted: April 4, 2004 11:37 PM 

Importance: Medium

GoogleGuy gives advice on when to use the nofollow meta tag.

GoogleGuy Says: [Link to quote]

GuinnessGuy, I love the nickname. :) I would use the nofollow meta tag when you really don't want spiders to follow your links. For example, if you have a web application where pages are generated on the fly and they take a while to compute, you might not want spiders following lots of your links, just people. So robots.txt works well when you know your site architecture well in advance, but if you're generating pages on the fly, it's always safe to put nofollow (and possibly noindex) in the meta tags.

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