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Does Google Reward Blogs with More Comments?

     
3:03 am on Mar 11, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I'm thinking to put a "follow" attribute into my blog comment to attract more comments. My basic tought is, if people are comment in your blog then search engine might think that your blog is important.

Of course this doesn't mean just some spammy comments. We work manualy check all comments and remove the spammy one.

Seems like I read it somewhere but I can't remember, so I'm going to ask for your opinion. If we have a lot of comment on our blog, then Search engine will give more 'love' to our site.

Is it true? What do you think?

3:43 am on Mar 11, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Well I would think the more comments, the more content and therefore the higher chance of getting the more so called love from Google as you mentioned.

However, as you may know there are many other factors that play an important role, such as backlinks.

3:50 am on Mar 11, 2009 (gmt 0)

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In my opinion more comments on your blogs will only cause more frequent robots crawling.

The love from Google is another separate issue.

[edited by: Lowkei at 3:51 am (utc) on Mar. 11, 2009]

3:05 pm on Mar 14, 2009 (gmt 0)

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More crawling sounds right. To attribute more to it than that wouldn't make sense. Comments by themselves are not votes. How often do bloggers comment on other blogs that they would never for a moment think of linking to? All the time.
5:20 pm on Mar 14, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I think the more comments your blog receives, the more it will be crawled because the comments are additional content.

I am not sure if that will help you to rank higher. Ranking higher might be determined more by the quality of your blog posts.

8:20 pm on Mar 14, 2009 (gmt 0)

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if they gave you a benefit for every new comment, then that would mean promoting all those blogs clogged up with viagra spam.
2:43 am on Mar 15, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Legit comments are regular, good content. If you show the SEs your site is buzzing with activity and thus providing a good user experience, I;m sure you'll get rewarded for that somehow.