Testing the NoFollow Attribute

Following my earlier post about Wikipedia: the Dead End on the Information Highway, after they added the nofollow attribute to their external links, I decided to launch a test to see whether the engines are really respecting the nofollow attribute.  So I created a page optimized for a non-existent word, with a single link pointing to it.  Let’s see if the page gets into Google’s index, and how long it takes.  I’ll keep you posted.


  1. I am eager for an update on this experiment. A lot of folks say no follow stops page rank from passing on but it still counts as a backlink for SEO purposes.