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Will Digg follow by going nofollow?
Last week, Wikipedia changed their external links to all use the microformat "nofollow" so that all outbound links carry no search engine optimization weight. So far it appears to be the right thing to do.
So my question is… should Digg do the same thing? When I look at the upcoming stories in Tech News (the biggest category), the posts come in like hot cakes. Besides the fact that so many are duplicates, how many are there for the sole purpose of gaining more inbound links.
I think going nofollow may remove a good bit of the "corporate" spam we see on Digg. Will people still spam Digg in the hopes of hitting the home page? Yep. But it may help deter users who are using Digg for the sole purpose of gaining inbound link traction.