Lonely Planet start nofollowing links on Lonelyplanet.com

This is a pretty boring post but it might be relevant to anyone doing SEO for travel sites.

I’ve noticed a few links I’ve got on lonelyplanet.com have had nofollow’s added to them. These aren’t links I’ve dropped in the forum of anything like that, its the proper links which the editors have handpicked for each location. If you look at the Mallorca guide page (yeah I nofollowed that link!) those links in the article have had the rel=nofollow tag applied to them.

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Google takeover of ITA travel software

Some thoughts on the Google takeover of ITA and what it means for travel SEO

For those who didn’t know last week (July 1st 2010) Google formally announced their buyout of ITA software, a company who provide the technology which powers sites like Kayak.com and Farecompare.

I don’t usually post search news here but this story was of interest for me as I’m involved with a number of travel SEO projects.

Now Google buying out software companies barely makes the news these days it happens so often and at $700 million dollars they got a bargain with this one. But what do Google want with flight search technology?

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