BLOGGING. from seo viewpoint, do you allow comments or not?

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Hi,

I have been told to put a blog on my site to attract visitors and potentially turn them into clients.

I have wanted to blog for a while, but was unsure of what joomla extension to use, and if I should allow comments or not.

If I allow comments I will probably attract more people, but I will have to register them to stop spam? And I will need to moderate comments etc.

If I dont allow comments, will it be very attractive to bringing visitors and return vistors to the blog.

Could you please let me know your views on the best approach to blogging from an seo point of view ...
#blogging #comments #seo #viewpoint
  • Profile picture of the author ronaldmd
    Allow, even auto-approve, but in order to comment, you have to register first. Also, if some comments are too spamy, delete them. From SEO point of view, sometimes, the keywords people are searching are in the comments.
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    • Profile picture of the author Zaheera
      Originally Posted by ronaldmd View Post

      Allow, even auto-approve, but in order to comment, you have to register first. Also, if some comments are too spamy, delete them. From SEO point of view, sometimes, the keywords people are searching are in the comments.
      Ok, but tell me, after giving relevant comment, which is according to blog topic, can we also paste the website link here, which are willing to promote through blogs.

      what you say, its the very relevant question, while doing blog commenting. because our basic purpose is to promote our website on several blogs.

      Advanced thanks if you guide me at right side
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  • Profile picture of the author classiqa
    Its on the webmaster, I do allow comments on some of my blog.
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  • Profile picture of the author MandLoys
    I even allow most of the spam comments BUT remove the urls they're trying to spam. It's a good thing to have some comments on each of your pages from Google's point of view and users' as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author David Ogden
    I personally switched commenting off on my blogs because they came from spam bots and the like and added no value to my blogs. comment can also reduce the value and content of a blog. I prefer to have dull comtrol over source of incoming links.
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    • Profile picture of the author MandLoys
      Originally Posted by David Ogden View Post

      comment can also reduce the value and content of a blog.
      Uhm, how come? Please elaborate that a bit, I'm curious.
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      • Profile picture of the author David Ogden
        Originally Posted by MandLoys View Post

        Uhm, how come? Please elaborate that a bit, I'm curious.
        you need to have comments that add value, not something like great post, i love following this blog with a link to a site that has absolutely nothing to do with what your blog is about
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  • Profile picture of the author Tomos Wyn
    I tend to leave comments on, but have something like askimet running to catch most of the spam comments. Like ronaldmd said, if the comments look spammy then you just delete them.
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  • Profile picture of the author DaveDempsey
    I have just recently started to open up comments on a few of my sites. The thought behind that being that a)they will spend longer on my sites and b)they will revisit to check back on the comments later.

    I know I am opening myself up to spam but Akismet does a pretty good job I have found of weeding out the crap.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bruce99
    Hi,

    thank you for the blog discussion, but from an seo point of view, isnt the main value that you are updating text at least on one page of your site for the next google spider pass, and if it is relevant to your sites main topic, then Google's algorithm may give you a boost in ranking?

    Someone recommended one extension on another forum and it had askimet capability, but I also found a lot of people saying the recommended product was very buggy.

    I only have two sites, as shown in my sig, and besides allowing me to have an outlet for my dog philosophy, I can post images of my days dog walks etc. It wont replace my articles, but you can obviously blog a lot easier than the time taken to write well researched articles.

    I want the blogs to compliment my FB page for my dogs sites, and provide a bit of interaction too - but like some people have said, you can end up spending a lot of time answering comments or deleting them etc. Seems the jury is still out a bit as far as seo benefits go???

    As visitor numbers are not supposed to affect ranking, the only other value would be a large enough visitor number generating some sales on a site?

    I am still looking for a good joomla blog extension with something like spam control etc
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