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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Comments Add Content

Comments are a whole blogging issue in and of themselves.  They can be problematic, they can be spam and they can add content.  Now, Google is taking into consideration the content added via comments which is all the more reason to be sure comment moderation is turned on.  That means the comment content is counting towards your PR so bad or spammish content has the potential to lower your PR.  If for any reason and seriously that really means if the comment even remotely smells of spam, reject it.  If the comment is borderline spam or you have any doubt, reject it.  Keep the good comments that are adding to the discussion and content of your blog and reject everything else.

This is a good time to go back through any previously published comments looking for quality.  If you have been monitoring comments correctly you should not have any comment spam buy any borderline spammish comment should be deleted.  In the grand scheme of things, a reader if they even notice the comment is missing may question you or stop reading your blog BUT Google bots will pick-up on the somewhat spammish comment and may penalize you to the point your PR drops where you are getting no traffic from Google.  In short, view your comments the way the Google bots view them.  Remove any shallow or spammish comments, leaving only those comments that add value to your blog.


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