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Moveable Type now kills PageRank on comment links

21st January 2004

This is pretty cool: Moveable Type 2.661 is out and includes a whole bunch of comment spam fighting features, including one inspired by my own anti-spam measure of disabling PageRank on links from comments by sending them through a redirect. This is great news for me as the redirect acts as a deterrent, and deterrents are only worthwhile if people know about them in the first place. With the most popular blogging system (at least amongst comment spammers) now featuring the same deterrent hopefully SEO spammers will start to get the message.

This is Moveable Type now kills PageRank on comment links by Simon Willison, posted on 21st January 2004.

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