Matt Cutts On How PageRank Flows From Twitter & Facebook

by Klaus on January 18, 2010

in Search Engine Optimization

A new webmaster video has been released from Matt Cutts, where he talks about how Google see links from Twitter and Facebook coming to your site and how the PageRank flows from these sites as well.

If you’re a webmaster or a blogger, it might be a good idea to follow @googlewmc on Twitter to make sure you don’t miss out on future webmaster videos. They can be really useful!

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Anne January 18, 2010 at 18:53

He’s basically saying they would have treated Facebook and Twitter as any other web page, except Facebook pages are often not public and can’t be crawled, and Twitter uses nofollow.

Actually, Facebook uses nofollow as well.

I have a feeling nofollow links do carry some weight, so I left Matt a question about Google’s ability to follow the shortened URL’s that Twitter uses.
.-= Anne´s last blog ..Does Skype Owe You Money? They’re Willing to Pay =-.

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Klaus @ TechPatio January 18, 2010 at 20:23

That’s correct Anne, basic knowledge for those with some SEO experience 🙂 But probably not for many, still.

I didn’t know Facebook used ‘nofollow’, but I kinda just assumed. I also didn’t bother checking since most of the stuff there, requires a Facebook account – and I don’t think GoogleBot has one 😀

Great idea with the question you left him!

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jared premo January 18, 2010 at 20:25

very good info. pretty much i have been wasting my time by trying to get backlinks on .edu site. Why do people seem to think the .gov and .edu site carry more weight?
.-= jared premo´s last blog ..Apple confirms Jan 27th Event!! =-.

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Alan April 30, 2010 at 23:11

I always thought that .edu and .gov links carried more weight. I’m glad I watched this clip.

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Centopino July 16, 2010 at 16:32

Salve, alcune cose non mi sono chiare: fino a hce punto il nofollow è considerato tale da google? I nofollow dai grandi solcial sembrano essere presi in considerazione come follow mentre i nofollow di normali siti o blog sembrano non influire sul posizionamento del priprio sito.
Mi sapresti dare maggiori dettagli?

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