Changes to Nofollow, Rel=”Bull”

Google today (September 10th, 2019) announced some changes to their handling of nofollow. You can read all about it here. In a nutshell, we used to have the nofollow directive.  Google are now moving towards a hint format. That’s important, because a directive is considered a firm command, whereas a

Twitter Block Web Crawlers via Robots.txt?

[aesop_parallax img=”https://webmarketingschool.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/shutterstock_176194913.jpg” parallaxbg=”on” captionposition=”bottom-left” lightbox=”on” floater=”on” floaterposition=”left” floaterdirection=”up”] A small thread yesterday on HackerNews claimed that Twitter had de-indexed their entire site, using Robots.txt to block crawler access. They link to the file http://www.twitter.com/robots.txt which appears as below: OK that looks like they are de-indexing the site? As you can

PageRank Sculpting: Yes it does Work!

  SEMpost reported this week that some googlers stated: “PageRank Sculpting still doesn’t work, which it hasn’t for over six years“   Like a lot of what rank and file Googler’s say, this is an example of bleating the mothership message, without either fully understanding, or simply being disingenuous. What Was PageRank