Does Google Index the Linked-to Page
According to an article on Wikipedia, Google won’t index a linked-to page from a nofollow link. So strictly speaking if a website isn’t indexed in Google and I make a comment on a nofollow blog that comment and nofollow link to my website shouldn’t cause my site to get indexed.
A week or so ago I decided to buy a new domain and hosting to go with it. I put up some decent content on the one and only page on the site, while I get the rest of the content sorted. I didn’t submit the site to Google Webmaster Tools or do anything with it or get any other links.
According to this article on Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nofollow and an old article that I quickly dug up here www.searchenginejournal.com Google won’t index a page through the no follow attribute.
So when I posted a blog comment on a popular no follow blog and decided to enter the new website in the optional website textbox, a few days later the site was indexed in Google and Yahoo. The only link to the site is through the blog which Yahoo site explorer also shows up.
So I guess Google does indeed index no followed links.