Bugzilla installation list and SEO

Joost de Valk bugzilla at joostdevalk.nl
Fri May 25 06:42:47 UTC 2007

Gervase Markham wrote:
> Myk Melez wrote:
>> I think we should go farther than this and remove links to all 
>> companies that don't have a public installation that we can link to 
>> directly.
>> We can still leave their name there, but we should remove the links.  
>> Otherwise there's a strong incentive for companies to say they have a 
>> Bugzilla installation when they don't, and policing each applicant is 
>> going to take way more time than it's worth.
> That would be sad. Before I was stupid enough to make it public, I 
> thought of the small pagerank boost we gave companies which used 
> Bugzilla as a way to say "thankyou".
> I don't think this has happened in the past - all the emails I get 
> have a real ring of genuineness. I think I might start with being 
> deeply sceptical, and if that doesn't work, we can add rel=nofollow to 
> new ones or suspect ones.
> Gerv
Hi guys,

I feel urged to offer my assistance here... Next to doing some work on 
the Webkit project, I'm a fulltime SEO so perhaps I can help you guys 
come up with a solution? If you follow the Google guidelines on this 
sort of thing strictly, these outgoing links should be nofollowed, as 
you are not able to verify the authenticity of the claim they made. And 
I think, looking at the list, that there are some companies who have 
been using this already for some heavy linkbuilding... So my suggestion 
would be: add nofollow to the company listings...


Joost de Valk

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