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Read that article again more carefully and while you are at it also bear in mind it was written in May of last year, before the world had copped on to PR not being ‘sculptable’!
That is exactly the point. Webnauts told me that time that he noticed the nofollow attribute was not behaving as it used to do was December 2008. On the 15th of June 2009, Matt Cutts confirmed that clearly.
Webnauts told me that he used that time the term PageRank Sculpting in the title of his post, first because people would not understand the meaning of bot herding, and second as a linkbait.
Five days after Webnauts posted that, Rand Fishkin tried to promote the idea as his own with his post here, but he screwed it up: http://www.seomoz.org/blog/headsmacking-tip-13-dont-accidentally-block-link-juice-with-robotstxt
Read the 2nd comment of the blog post of Andy Beard. Is he wrong too?
Using noindex in the robots.txt, or meta robots or X-Robots does not remove the ability to pass PR. The noindex page accumulates and passes PR, but passes the most to the pages it is linking to.
Matt Cutts confirms: http://www.stonetemple.com/articles/interview-matt-cutts.shtml
Also watch the slide show of Spencer, slide 7: http://www.slideshare.net/1ereposition/google-bot-herding-pagerank-sculpting-and-manipulation-presentation
If you are linking to a page that has no outbound links, you generate nodes. Can you prove here that the algo have changed on that? There is nowhere on the entire Internet such information.
PageRank is important for rankings, but it not the only rankings factor. It is one of over 200, but still a very important one. Therefore your argument is poor. LOL
Webnauts is the most ethical SEO I know on the web and we have worked together for many years. I would be careful when I make such rude statements about an SEO you do not know or ever worked with.
I do not care about rankings. I care about traffic, and this month is double than the same month last year. Do you want a screenshot from my Google Analytics?
Webnauts or I never claimed to be guru’s.
RDFa is not a ranking factor. It is search engine marketing strategy, that can increase your CTR, exactly like the appropriate implementation of meta descriptions.
For further reading:
Is Bruce Clay is wrong too?
“PageRank Leakage: If you’re using Robots.txt Disallow, you’re probably leaking PageRank. Robots.txt Disallow and Meta Roberts Noindex both accumulate and pass PageRank.”
I guess my post here all questions raised in the entire thread.