Bugzilla installation list and SEO

Gervase Markham gerv at mozilla.org
Fri May 25 14:43:21 UTC 2007

Joost de Valk wrote:
> 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. 

I think we can assume that all the ones before I made my post were 

It may seem unfair, but it's normally fairly easy to tell which 
applications are dodgy. (I'm loath to reveal how, unless they read even 
this, but it is obvious.)

> 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...

I think there's one dodgy one in there at the moment - how many do you 
think there are?

Related note: I've also noted spams using imageshack recently.


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