Getsatisfaction now using "nofollow" links on all linking in threads???

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Hmmm just noticed that it looks like Getsatisfaction has changed to "nofollow" tagging all links within the forums. That stinks a little. Bummer...

As I recall It never used to be that way. Those links were helping a great deal...

No question involved... ;)
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I think maybe it was the constant abuse by many as a means to boost PR.I think it is great to do as you and some others do here. I am sure you saw tons of posts where there was no real substance other than to post their link.As always abusers ruin it for the rest of us that try to play within the rules....It does suck though
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that would be true with commercial sites but 99% of Yola users are just super proud of their creations and want to show them off. :) http://hexham.info
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I do agree it is not as bad on Yola but I have seen people warned by admins...You have to think of all the companies here on Get Satisfaction though.
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I looked at it this way...

Yes the links were great but they surely were not the reason I posted so many replies and I like so many simply got in the habit of posting our links along with our threads for one reason or another. I tried never to do that more than once in a single thread and to be true this is not simply something that happens here because it happens in each of the forums for the thousands of other companies that Getsatisfaction hosts for.

I simply found it a great way to include another inbound link while I was doing something that I love... Helping others. There are forums all over the web that allow it and some that don't. I will miss it very much and to be true it did benefit a little but not so much that I am going to find another forum because of it. I have links all over the web and will continue to include them as I do so that others can see my sites along with my posted threads to have easy access to my website(s) to see what I have done.

R.I.P. Inbound links... :(

You can see examples here. http://getsatisfaction.com/SynthaSite...
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Hi Ed,
You may want to pose this question to Get Satisfaction in their section of this forum. The would be the best ones to ask as to why they have chosen to do this. Let us know if you find anything out!

Emmy

p.s. Love the avatar!
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P.S. Thanks but that image is that of a 16 year younger Ed when I could move mountains a run for what seemed an eternity. (God knows we did ;)
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It's not really so much of a question as much as it is a topic to discuss among the fellow site builders here...

As you well know links are not my motivation for posting replies here ;)
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did you purposely leave out you normal site link signature from this thread? Any unfunded self produced site should have the right of a inbound link in exchange for support which is keeping the site in question in business. But links do work so its only really on paper, right?
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Yes totally! I see what what you are saying. I may have to check into it, just because I am curious. Although, I suspect John's reply above about the abuse has something to do with it. And I would also agree that 99% of the Yola users are here to help one another and not boost their PR.
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Lee

A "nofollow" tag causes that link to not be considered as an inbound link to your site and affect the PR accordingly.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nofollow
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Ed ...Are you adding your site links to your company page on Get Satisfaction?
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I have no company page on Getsatisfaction as I only have a member profile like all other users.
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You are missing out on a lot of free links....I am set up as any of us can as a company on Get Satisfaction....I set it up for customer service but so far all my customers have either e mailed or called me...I do get referrals that show on my Anylitics from Get Satisfaction often though.....Here is my page...you can do this also...http://getsatisfaction.com/kanthaidecor