How To and How Not To Leave Comments on a Website
PAGE 1 - Why comments are important for rankings
PAGE 2 - How to properly leave comments on a website
PAGE 3 - How NOT to leave comments on a website
PAGE 4 - What I do when getting low quality comments
All of us here at Wealthy Affiliate (WA) have a unique opportunity to boost the rankings of our website by getting “engaging comments” on our content. Notice I put “engaging comments” within quotes, because these are the types of comments we should be giving and getting.
NOTE: The instructions given in this tutorial is mainly for those who use the give and take comment threads. Many of the techniques I dscribe can also be applied if you should use Site Comments and not the give and take thread.
WHY COMMENTS BOOST RANKINGS
Google sees comment interaction as a small ranking factor. It shows Google that our content is of interest to others and that people are interacting with it. When people are interested enough to leave a comment, Google feels that perhaps they will boost your rankings a tiny bit.
The more website visitor interaction our content gets, the better, but the comment should be relevant to the topic you are commenting on. More about this on the next page. Another way comments boost rankings is to provide more content for Google to index.
Google does index all of your comments and replies to those comments. This will also increase your word-count. If your original post was 1,500 words long and you have a bunch of comment interactions totalling 1,000 more words, technically that post is now 2,500 words long.
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