In Google Webmaster Tools I've recently noticed several concatenated URLs appearing in the Crawl Errors. On investigation it seems Google is picking up these links from a page that shows a user's posts from the forum. I take the raw (non-HTML) text, truncate it then add "..." after it, but if a URL gets cut off I end up with something like this:
Here's a good link you might find interesting: http://example.com/page...
In other words, just some plain text that happens to look like a URL. GWT's Crawl Errors now shows
http://example.com/page.. (note only 2 dots) as an error.
So, Google is obviously parsing and following unlinked URLs, but how do they treat them? Do they treat them like "nofollow", despite the fact they are following them - i.e. not counting as a "vote" or regular link?
Also, is there any solution to avoid truncating URLs?