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Link Juice from Technorati? No!

is a good tool to connect up with other bloggers in a true Web 2.0 spirit. WordPress pings and creates tags out of your categories automatically and they are a lot of plugins out there that makes Technorati tags out of your blog posts' content and place them at the end of the post. But did you know that you can simply place a rel="tag" on your internal or external link and the anchor will be tagged in your post? (very smart actually so you can't nofollow them from the plugins). This can sometimes be useful to get your post more visible, but the use is very limited. I for one, don't use it.

And did you think that you got some nice link juice from Technorati? No, that is not the case - even though they show up so nicely in Yahoo. There are no nofollows on the links in Technorati but if you look closely you will see a somewhat misplaced meta tag:

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So for all those "SEOs" recommending getting nice links from Technorati - forget it. And you , please stop now.

9 Sep 2006

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About the Author Jim Westergren Jim Westergren is a Swedish web entrepreneur. He is happily married and has two lovely children. Some of his interests are web development, SEO and writing. He is the Founder and owner of TodaysWeb offering SEO, web development and manages projects such as DomainStats and N.nu. Read his ..

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