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Hello everyone, If you are reading this, I appreciate you taking the time to learn about me or from me. I started with little knowledge about Wealthy

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Just replying to some quick comments with questions.

One comment on my travel blog asked if any more historical towns nearby where I blogged about the history of Savanna

great question Jannette, looks like you have some great support below, I've learnt something too!

Provided that you are linking to relevant topics that add further useful information for readers of your article, yes.

We view the words that we've written on the page as the "article" or the "content".

Google, and the other search engines, view EVERYTHING on the page as part of the content.

Therefore, the word count, the use of keywords and related phrases in the COMMENTS, images, videos (and the alt text and descriptions we provide for media) will ALL "count" towards Google's reading of your article.

As with EVERYTHING in SEO in recent years things should NEVER be added because it's considered correct.

In fact, if anyone uses an exact number of internal links or an exact number of external links, or uses their keyword an exact amount of times in EVERY article, it's only a matter of time before they get found out, and potentially lose rankings and traffic for trying to "game the Google system".

So firstly, ALL links added to content, irrespective of where it is added, should ALWAYS be t0 provide more help and guidance for the reader.

Is your link helping the reader in some way?

Therefore, adding X amount of links to an article is NOT being done to help the reader, but merely to satisfy some incorrect misconception about SEO.

As for your comments, so YES, these form part of your content.

Plus, it's your website, so you use it how you wish.

You can add links to your comments and even to the comments that OTHERS are leaving on your posts (remember it's YOUR website, so you have FULL CONTROL over where you can add links).

However, I'll repeat, only add links to HELP YOUR READERS, a link should never be added for any other reason than this.

Partha

Thank you, GOATfully.

Yes, the links are relevant to the content and to help the commenter. Thanks, Partha, pretty sure this question will help others as well along with your detailed response.

Jannette

Yep, absolutely fine then.

As I say, it's YOUR content so you can add the links anywhere you want.

As an example, if someone who has left a comment on a product review, I have often hyperlinked the product name in the comment to link to the actual product.

So, anyone else reading the comments can go directly to the product page.

Generally, people are always after more information (and a little bit nosey, LOL), so they will often scroll through your comments to read what others (and you) are saying.

So, if you need to link to something to get your point across, go for it. Perfect.

If relevant, yes; otherwise, no.

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Does links in comments help?

Does links in comments help?

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Search Engine Optimization

Just replying to some quick comments with questions.

One comment on my travel blog asked if any more historical towns nearby where I blogged about the history of Savanna

great question Jannette, looks like you have some great support below, I've learnt something too!

Provided that you are linking to relevant topics that add further useful information for readers of your article, yes.

We view the words that we've written on the page as the "article" or the "content".

Google, and the other search engines, view EVERYTHING on the page as part of the content.

Therefore, the word count, the use of keywords and related phrases in the COMMENTS, images, videos (and the alt text and descriptions we provide for media) will ALL "count" towards Google's reading of your article.

As with EVERYTHING in SEO in recent years things should NEVER be added because it's considered correct.

In fact, if anyone uses an exact number of internal links or an exact number of external links, or uses their keyword an exact amount of times in EVERY article, it's only a matter of time before they get found out, and potentially lose rankings and traffic for trying to "game the Google system".

So firstly, ALL links added to content, irrespective of where it is added, should ALWAYS be t0 provide more help and guidance for the reader.

Is your link helping the reader in some way?

Therefore, adding X amount of links to an article is NOT being done to help the reader, but merely to satisfy some incorrect misconception about SEO.

As for your comments, so YES, these form part of your content.

Plus, it's your website, so you use it how you wish.

You can add links to your comments and even to the comments that OTHERS are leaving on your posts (remember it's YOUR website, so you have FULL CONTROL over where you can add links).

However, I'll repeat, only add links to HELP YOUR READERS, a link should never be added for any other reason than this.

Partha

Thank you, GOATfully.

Yes, the links are relevant to the content and to help the commenter. Thanks, Partha, pretty sure this question will help others as well along with your detailed response.

Jannette

Yep, absolutely fine then.

As I say, it's YOUR content so you can add the links anywhere you want.

As an example, if someone who has left a comment on a product review, I have often hyperlinked the product name in the comment to link to the actual product.

So, anyone else reading the comments can go directly to the product page.

Generally, people are always after more information (and a little bit nosey, LOL), so they will often scroll through your comments to read what others (and you) are saying.

So, if you need to link to something to get your point across, go for it. Perfect.

If relevant, yes; otherwise, no.

See more comments

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