Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from

Forum Moderators: phranque

Message Too Old, No Replies

Commenting Option in blog Post bad or good?

3:36 am on Jun 27, 2013 (gmt 0)

New User

joined:May 27, 2013
votes: 0

In my site blog http://www.example.com/blog we have articles and also there is a option for comment post. In comment option the commenter can give their web url also. Will this url in my blog create any problem in our ranking? As some of them are not good site.

Should we allow url during commenting in our blog? Or we should remove the url option from Comment Box?

Please give me some suggestion regarding this.

Thanks in advance.

8:26 pm on June 27, 2013 (gmt 0)

Senior Member from GB 

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 5+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:Apr 30, 2008
votes: 191

It may depend on:

- what kind of blog is. Some blogs are about the subjects where people would naturally want to add link to show an example of something etc.

- whether the external links in comments are nofollow.

- how well your blog is moderated

If your comments links are nofollow, you may decide to allow visitors to drop links, but I would still moderate as having links to spammy site is not a good user experience.

If you moderate your blog comments, you check the links very regularly and remove the ones that go to spammy sites, you may decide to leave the option of having links in comments and then weed out links to spammy sites.

If you do not moderate your comments, the easiest is to not allow links in comments, but as a minimum the links should be nofollow.