Best Answer qwerty , 15 July 2013 - 01:47 PM
I doubt search engines will have a problem with the article being present on every page of comments (rel-next and rel-prev will cover that issue), but I'm not sure it's worth doing for your readers. Most of them will probably land on the first page of the article, read the article, read the comments on that page, then (if they're still interested) click the link to the next page of comments. They're not going to need to see the article again. Are you going to load the page scrolled down to the beginning of the comments?
And for those few people who enter at a comment page beyond the first and who want to see the article, I guess it would be fine for it to be there, but would it be that big a deal for them to click one link to get to the article?
Putting the article exclusively on the first page would most likely mean you could get away with more comments per page on average, which means less pages.
And if you do decide to go with the article just on the first page, I'd still recommend rel-next and rel-prev, because these pages will still be sets that are meant to be consumed together as a group.Go to the full post