Lately I've updated some SEO tests results connected with treating nofollow links by Google and the "first link counts" rule. I've noticed some changes I'd like to discuss with you.
1. In case of 2 text links where the first one was nofollowed, Google used to have problems with counting the anchor text of the other one. Some people said there were problems with indexation of such a page.
UPDATED: Now Google ignores the first nofollowed link and counts the anchor text of the second dofollow link. How did I check it? I put 2 links to the same page, using such anchor texts: "nof2013ollow" in the nofollowed link and "flw0131do" in the dofollow link. Google shows the page for "flw0131do".
2. In case of 2 links where the first one was a graphic link and the other one was a text one, Google used to ignore the alt tag of the first link and count the anchor text of the other link. The text link had higher priority regardless of whether it was placed as the first one or not.
UPDATED: Now Google follows both the alt tag and the anchor text of both links. How did I check it? There were 2 link - the graphic one had the alt tag "pi20ct13" and the text link had an anchor text "pre20mm13" and Google displays linked page for both of them. At the moment not all DCs show such results but I can see that on more examples - this updated test is quite fresh but the old ones confirm their results.
3. It's still possible to make Google count all anchor texts for more than 1 link from page A to page B, by using the # sign, ie.: