Yesterday, it was pointed out to me that a lot of links on the Mozilla Developer Center wiki had rel=”nofollow” set on them. Well, this was a surprise. We certainly weren’t doing that on purpose!
After a brief investigation, I realized that this was being done automatically for links generated by scripts using the MindTouch web.link() method. A quick support request to MindTouch, and I got a configuration setting change that let me turn this off. I applied that change this morning, and had IT restart the wiki to make sure it was picked up on all of our hosts.
That should, hopefully, improve our Google juice a bit for internally-linked items.
For any MindTouch users that stumble upon this post while researching a solution to this same issue: set the editor/web-link-nofollow preference to false in the advanced configuration editor.