Just a quick post to show that Google has started to nofollow all links on new Google Profiles. This is too bad for a quick SEO shot in the arm, but also makes sense, since most of the people who knew about Google Profiles were SEO’s anyway
- Here’s my do-follow Google profile: Zachary Katz – Google Profile.
- Here’s a no-followed profile: John Sileo – Google Profile.
Oh well, on to greener pastures!
As an user on BlogCatalog notes,
The links on your Google profile will be nofollow, but the links on your Google Reader shared items page (as of the time I write this) are NOT nofollow.
Linking to your profile on your site or blog is a great idea, but linking to your shared items page is an even better one.
Update: Google Profiles are Back to Do-Follow
Use it, don’t abuse it!
It’s good that Google’s reversed their policy on this, because Google Profiles are a natural thing to optimize and promote. They are a great tool for linking to other properties, and you should create your own. Just don’t go too crazy, or Google might pull the follow plug again.