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Facebook adds nofollow to Pages links

Everything that’s too good to be true usually is either too short lived (follow links on Twitter posts) or hastily removed as soon as it become public.

It seems that the same thing has happened with Facebook pages. Previously Facebook pages used to give follow links to those happy to create FBML applications, which meant Page status updates could also be gamed

Taking a look around Facebook pages today, I noticed all these previously followed links appear to be nofollowed, adding an “untrusted link” state to the code.

So while for some it was “make hay while the sun shines” it looks like the Facebook links will now go the same way as so many social media sites such as Digg, Twitter and others.

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