Just wondering if the so popular share this wordpress plugin would cause any harm to a site’s search engine ranking. The reason of bringing this up is due to the fact that I’ve installed it, and the “share this” link of the plugin (located at the end of each post) brings you to a seperate page where you have the option to bookmark a post to a social network, or email it to your uncle on the moon.
At first glance, the share this link led me to a nice page, which I’m happy with. As most of you are aware of, the “share this” link has been “condom-dified” with the popular rel=”nofollow” and theoritically won’t be crawled by search engine. However I still found a few results turning up in google when i searched for “share this” search engine
So how on earth did they get there? Well, they might be using an older version of the plugin (i think the nofollow was impemented in version 1.3), or someone linked directly to the “share it” post.
What’s your take? Have your say.