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Whats The Latest On Comments - Good/ Bad For Seo?


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#1 lister

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 09:21 AM

I read that there are mixed opinions about whether or not commets help your blog or rather particular posts.

One of my best posts has about 25 comments which I think is great and certainly adds a lot of value and I do correct grammer and only allow content/ page specific stuff to be authorized.

What's your take? I guess it is all positive and likely does more good than harm.

 

On a slight tangent its also important to monitor for follow up comments once a user's comments has been approved. I.e. they can come across as all friendly but once their post is allowed they can reply with a spammy link - so vigilance as always must remain key.



#2 torka

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 09:59 AM

If the comments are on topic, non-spammy and contribute to the conversation, I can't think of any reason why they'd ever be a bad thing. Do the people who think otherwise offer any plausible reason for why they believe a solid, on-topic comment would be harmful?

 

Agreed on the need for continuing vigilance, too. :eek:

 

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#3 lister

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 10:09 AM

Do the people who think otherwise offer any plausible reason for why they believe a solid, on-topic comment would be harmful?

 

> Yeah, one guy said that it 'dilutes' the key word algo.

 

I don't buy it though, surely it adds to the weight of the page - and if it did dilute the page, don't approve.



#4 Jill

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 10:17 AM

 

> Yeah, one guy said that it 'dilutes' the key word algo.

 

 

 

It's always funny to learn what these "guys" think!



#5 bobmeetin

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 11:35 AM

> Yeah, one guy said that it 'dilutes' the key word algo.

So Jill, what's funny about people talking rubbish? You're entitled to an opinion.

If the comments are on topic, non-spammy and ...

Oh, you mean those comments like:

 

What a great post

I'll be sure to check back more often

Nice job (with links to some pharmacy site)

 

Out ...



#6 Mikl

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 02:49 AM

What's your take? I guess it is all positive and likely does more good than harm.

 

For what it's worth, my take is as follows:

 

- The disadvantage of allowing comments on your blog is that you have to be constantly vigilant against abuse.

 

- The advantage is that comments add value of your posts; they engage the reader, and help create a sense of community; and they give you useful feedback on the accuracy and value of your content.

 

On that basis, I would say that the positives clearly outweigh the negatives.

 

Mike


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#7 bobmeetin

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 07:42 AM

- The disadvantage of allowing comments on your blog is that you have to be constantly vigilant against abuse.

 

In a strange sick way that can even be interpreted as an advantage; so you get lazy about your blog, this imposed vigilance can act as your conscience and reminder to remain active. :)



#8 chrishirst

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 05:42 PM

So Jill, what's funny about people talking rubbish? You're entitled to an opinion.

 

 

The problems are when people present their opinions as FACT.






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