Are Disqus comments crawled by Google ?

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I did a quick google search and many threads are of the opinion that Disqus comments are not crawled by Google.I also checked a few Disqus comments with Links using the Nofollow toobar plugin.The Links are showing up as neither Nofollow or dofollow.
Does it mean that Disqus comments and links within them are not crawled by Google ?
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  • Profile picture of the author Kherk Roldan
    It is! Disqus comments are being indexed by Google,
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  • Profile picture of the author nettiapina
    Are the comments visible in the cached copy or crawl as Google versions? I'd guess that Google doesn't see them as part of the page, but I've not investigated.

    I hear that Google devalues blog links in any case so they're not that effective as backlinks.
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  • Profile picture of the author MaxusMumbai
    Got the answer.
    Did some research.They are certainly crawled.I found at least one article with Disqus comments which have been indexed.
    Whether they are good backlink sources is debatable but I have found many really good websites which are Disqus enabled which are spam free.Many of them Dofollow. Disqus also allows you to embed links using HTML as a part of the comment rather than posting a naked url.
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    • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
      Originally Posted by MaxusMumbai View Post

      Got the answer.
      Did some research.They are certainly crawled.I found at least one article with Disqus comments which have been indexed.
      Whether they are good backlink sources is debatable but I have found many really good websites which are Disqus enabled which are spam free.Many of them Dofollow. Disqus also allows you to embed links using HTML as a part of the comment rather than posting a naked url.
      Disqus uses an iframe (unless there is some option to change that), which means Google is not seeing the comments. You can confirm this by checking the text version of Google's cache.
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      • Profile picture of the author yukon
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        Originally Posted by MaxusMumbai View Post

        Got the answer.
        Did some research.They are certainly crawled.I found at least one article with Disqus comments which have been indexed.
        Whether they are good backlink sources is debatable but I have found many really good websites which are Disqus enabled which are spam free.Many of them Dofollow. Disqus also allows you to embed links using HTML as a part of the comment rather than posting a naked url.

        Wrong.

        Learn HTML & learn how to view the text version of a webpage then you won't be guessing.








        Originally Posted by MikeFriedman View Post

        Disqus uses an iframe (unless there is some option to change that), which means Google is not seeing the comments. You can confirm this by checking the text version of Google's cache.
        Here's the answer.
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        • Profile picture of the author MaxusMumbai
          [QUOTE=yukon;10395508]Wrong.

          Learn HTML & learn how to view the text version of a webpage then you won't be guessing.

          I know this method.If you read my first post I have mentioned I have already googled this topic and I am already aware of Javascript iframe etc.Many people have mentioned this in various forums and they are of the opinion that they are not indexed by google.

          However there are some others who are of the opinion that if Disqus is synced to the wordpress comments system then they can be crawled.
          In the disqus FAQ also they clearly mention that Disqus is SEO and friendly and they can be crawled by google if google chooses to.

          So there is differing opinion.

          Check the below article.

          Watch This Male Model Strike 25 Poses in 30 Seconds

          This article has a few disqus comments on it.Agreed the text version of Google cache does not show the comments.

          But if you do a simple google search using the comments google does pull up the article.How ?
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          • Profile picture of the author anwar001
            Originally Posted by MaxusMumbai View Post


            This article has a few disqus comments on it.Agreed the text version of Google cache does not show the comments.

            But if you do a simple google search using the comments google does pull up the article.How ?
            Google is able to detect far more things than you would perhaps imagine. That is a nice test you have done which can really indicate that Google can read those comments
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          • Profile picture of the author yukon
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            Originally Posted by yukon View Post

            Wrong.

            Learn HTML & learn how to view the text version of a webpage then you won't be guessing.

            I know this method.If you read my first post I have mentioned I have already googled this topic and I am already aware of Javascript iframe etc.Many people have mentioned this in various forums and they are of the opinion that they are not indexed by google.

            However there are some others who are of the opinion that if Disqus is synced to the wordpress comments system then they can be crawled.
            In the disqus FAQ also they clearly mention that Disqus is SEO and friendly and they can be crawled by google if google chooses to.

            So there is differing opinion.

            Check the below article.

            Watch This Male Model Strike 25 Poses in 30 Seconds

            This article has a few disqus comments on it.Agreed the text version of Google cache does not show the comments.

            But if you do a simple google search using the comments google does pull up the article.How ?






            No, you don't know any method that's why you posted the wrong answer saying you read it somewhere on the internet.

            If you knew how to use HTML/CSS & view the text version of a webpage you would have never asked If Google crawls disqus comments. You would have simply went & looked to see disquss is an external iframe & proved the iframe doesn't show on the text version of the Google cache.

            Learn SEO & stop guessing. Hearsay is guessing, it's not SEO.
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  • Profile picture of the author MaxusMumbai
    Yukon
    Stupid answer.
    I asked you an open ended question ending with a "How?"
    And your answer is "NO"?
    Are you trying to avoid the question?
    The question once again is HOW is Google able to pull up the above mentioned article only by searching the disqus comments on the page?
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    • Profile picture of the author yukon
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      Originally Posted by MaxusMumbai View Post

      I know this method.If you read my first post I have mentioned I have already googled this topic and I am already aware of Javascript iframe etc.Many people have mentioned this in various forums and they are of the opinion that they are not indexed by google.

      However there are some others who are of the opinion that if Disqus is synced to the wordpress comments system then they can be crawled.
      In the disqus FAQ also they clearly mention that Disqus is SEO and friendly and they can be crawled by google if google chooses to.

      So there is differing opinion.

      Check the below article.

      Watch This Male Model Strike 25 Poses in 30 Seconds

      This article has a few disqus comments on it.Agreed the text version of Google cache does not show the comments.

      But if you do a simple google search using the comments google does pull up the article.How ?


      Originally Posted by MaxusMumbai View Post

      Yukon
      Stupid answer.
      I asked you an open ended question ending with a "How?"
      And your answer is "NO"?
      Are you trying to avoid the question?
      The question once again is HOW is Google able to pull up the above mentioned article only by searching the disqus comments on the page?




      Try a Google search for the definition of a statement.

      Mike already answered the OP a few comments back. Try and keep up with the rest of the class.
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      • Profile picture of the author paulgl
        Mumbai, says it all.

        Google may or many not crawl a lot of things.

        But links in disqus do not count for anything.
        Nothing. Zip. Nada. Kichu nā.

        You people deserve to fail, and the people that lap
        your crap up, can go down with you.

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  • Profile picture of the author MaxusMumbai
    @paulgl
    Nobody asked your opinion about backlinks.
    The post is not about backlinks it is about crawling of Disqus comments only.
    If you want to discuss backlinks you can start another spam thread.
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    • Profile picture of the author paulgl
      Originally Posted by MaxusMumbai View Post

      @paulgl
      Nobody asked your opinion about backlinks.
      The post is not about backlinks it is about crawling of Disqus comments only.
      If you want to discuss backlinks you can start another spam thread.
      ROTFLMAO! If it's not about backlinks, then what's it about?

      "Oh gee Wally....I don't care if I get a backlink or nuthin', but
      I sure hope on accounta I get my comment indexed.
      Now cut it out Eddie!"

      Spam threads seem to be your specialty. Of course you
      shall never see this. Spammers rarely revisit their own
      idiotic threads.

      We have now reached an awesome new WTF.
      Caring about getting just your comments indexed.
      My my my. That'll help with your seo, to be sure!

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      • Profile picture of the author MaxusMumbai
        Originally Posted by paulgl View Post

        ROTFLMAO! If it's not about backlinks, then what's it about?

        "Oh gee Wally....I don't care if I get a backlink or nuthin', but
        I sure hope on accounta I get my comment indexed.
        Now cut it out Eddie!"

        Spam threads seem to be your specialty. Of course you
        shall never see this. Spammers rarely revisit their own
        idiotic threads.

        We have now reached an awesome new WTF.
        Caring about getting just your comments indexed.
        My my my. That'll help with your seo, to be sure!

        Paul
        Stick to the topic.I dont think you are a retard but I will still try to make it simpler for you.
        See the topic discussed here is about indexing of Disqus comments.
        You are talking about backlinks.
        The two are different you see.Next time if you want to provide your valuable inputs try posting something relevant to the topic.
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  • Profile picture of the author MaxusMumbai
    @Yukon
    Mike has not posted anything after I posted the article with indexed Disqus comments.

    I have asked you a question which you are still not answering.

    If you know the theory you should be able to justify it using the example post I have given above. Why are you avoiding the question?

    How are the comments on this particular article showing up on Google?
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    • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
      Originally Posted by MaxusMumbai View Post

      @Yukon
      Mike has not posted anything after I posted the article with indexed Disqus comments.

      I have asked you a question which you are still not answering.

      If you know the theory you should be able to justify it using the example post I have given above. Why are you avoiding the question?

      How are the comments on this particular article showing up on Google?
      I never bothered to recheck this thread. Honestly, it's not my job to answer your questions on this forum. I was not avoiding your question. I just didn't give a shit about the discussion in general. Big difference.

      Anyhow, like I said, take a look at the page source. In this case, Disqus is not using an iframe. Google is rendering the comments in the cache. As far as I know, Disqus always used an iframe before, but (as I originally said) that may have changed.

      Looks like all the comments are in a script. They still do not show up in the text-only version of the page, but Google is rendering them in the cache, so they are clearly aware of them.

      Nothing complicated here.
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      • Profile picture of the author MaxusMumbai
        Originally Posted by MikeFriedman View Post

        I never bothered to recheck this thread. Honestly, it's not my job to answer your questions on this forum. I was not avoiding your question. I just didn't give a shit about the discussion in general. Big difference.

        Anyhow, like I said, take a look at the page source. In this case, Disqus is not using an iframe. Google is rendering the comments in the cache. As far as I know, Disqus always used an iframe before, but (as I originally said) that may have changed.

        Looks like all the comments are in a script. They still do not show up in the text-only version of the page, but Google is rendering them in the cache, so they are clearly aware of them.

        Nothing complicated here.
        Thanks for the answer @Mike friedman
        That was the answer I was looking for.

        And just to make it clear,I never said that you are avoiding the question. If you read again that post was clearly for the two morons @Yukon and @Paulgl who were arguing that Disqus comments are never indexed.
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  • Profile picture of the author L1ndy
    I don't want to wade into an argument here folks but I just Google searched for a comment left on our Disqus and it was indeed indexed by Google.
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    • Profile picture of the author MaxusMumbai
      Originally Posted by L1ndy View Post

      I don't want to wade into an argument here folks but I just Google searched for a comment left on our Disqus and it was indeed indexed by Google.
      How dare you actually test something and come to a conclusion ? Dont you know that you are supposed to believe whatever people like Yukon and Paulgl says.They said Disqus comments are not indexed at all.None of them.How dare you prove them wrong ?Even if you test it out you still cannot challenge the wisdom of these guys in a public forum like this.
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      • Profile picture of the author CACruiser
        I for one, appreciate the comments by Mike, Yukon, and Paul. They are active in this SEO Forum and provide insight to so many of the common myths that are deemed as being "SEO tactics". I can only hope that they continue to provide their time and effort to assist everyone in learning what works and what doesn't. From what I see these guys know their sh*t! Thanks again----- Paul K
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        • Profile picture of the author MaxusMumbai
          Originally Posted by CACruiser View Post

          I for one, appreciate the comments by Mike, Yukon, and Paul. They are active in this SEO Forum and provide insight to so many of the common myths that are deemed as being "SEO tactics". I can only hope that they continue to provide their time and effort to assist everyone in learning what works and what doesn't. From what I see these guys know their sh*t! Thanks again----- Paul K
          Wrong.

          I have been reading this forum for quite some time even though I was never very active.

          I have seen some guys like Mike F, DABK etc give some valuable answers here which actually help.I have also read Mikes spartan forum.No doubt they are informative.

          Same cannot be said about people like Yukon and Paulgl.These guys mostly give useless comments.These guys know everything about what doesn't work, rarely seen them explaining what actually works.Being active in the forum cannot be equated to adding value.

          Some of these guys DO NOT know their sh*t as you mentioned or they DO NOT want to share it in a way which will benefit everyone.In any case USELESS SH*T.
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          • Profile picture of the author yukon
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            Originally Posted by MaxusMumbai View Post

            Wrong.

            I have been reading this forum for quite some time even though I was never very active.

            I have seen some guys like Mike F, DABK etc give some valuable answers here which actually help.I have also read Mikes spartan forum.No doubt they are informative.

            Same cannot be said about people like Yukon and Paulgl.These guys mostly give useless comments.These guys know everything about what doesn't work, rarely seen them explaining what actually works.Being active in the forum cannot be equated to adding value.

            Some of these guys DO NOT know their sh*t as you mentioned or they DO NOT want to share it in a way which will benefit everyone.In any case USELESS SH*T.




            <yawn>

            Keep whining like a little girl.

            I've helped more people in one day on the SEO forums than you've done in your entire life.

            You're one of those free help ingrates that wants everyone else to do your work/research because you're obviously incapable of doing anything on your own, the Google search alone proved that.

            What's funny is your OP question is useless, all you want to do is spam Disqus. I bet your client is loving those links [meh].

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            • Profile picture of the author MaxusMumbai
              Originally Posted by yukon View Post

              <yawn>

              Keep whining like a little girl.

              I've helped more people in one day on the SEO forums than you've done in your entire life.

              You're one of those free help ingrates that wants everyone else to do your work/research because you're obviously incapable of doing anything on your own, the Google search alone proved that.

              What's funny is your OP question is useless, all you want to do is spam Disqus. I bet your client is loving those links [meh].

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              Do I intend to spam disqus ?
              Do my clients love those links ?

              NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS.

              If a question is asked answer to the point if you know it.Otherwise let people who are capable of answering it do it.

              " I've helped more people in one day on the SEO forums than you've done in your entire life."


              That I have noticed a lot.You seem to be an expert in "What doesn't work in SEO" and that too based on some theory that worked 7 years back without actually testing it out to see if it still holds true.USELESS.

              Listen, people lsiten to you if you add some kind of value to them no matter how active you are or how many answers you give if all you are saying is stuff like "Wrong, that doesn't work" "No google doesn't like it" "You know sh*t about SEO" , nobody gives a sh*t to what you talk or how many answers you give.
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              • Profile picture of the author yukon
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                Originally Posted by MaxusMumbai View Post

                Do I intend to spam disqus ?
                Do my clients love those links ?

                NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS.

                It doesn't take a rocket surgeon to figure out your goal is to spam Disqus comments for backlinks. You're on an SEO forum talking about links. I can only imagine the client, I hope they have a disposable domain because once you unleash the spamfest I'm sure it won't be a pretty link profile. Carry on...


                Originally Posted by MaxusMumbai View Post

                I also checked a few Disqus comments with Links using the Nofollow toobar plugin.The Links are showing up as neither Nofollow or dofollow.
                Does it mean that Disqus comments and links within them are not crawled by Google ?
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                • Profile picture of the author MaxusMumbai
                  Originally Posted by yukon View Post

                  It doesn't take a rocket surgeon to figure out your goal is to spam Disqus comments for backlinks. You're on an SEO forum talking about links. I can only imagine the client, I hope they have a disposable domain because once you unleash the spamfest I'm sure it won't be a pretty link profile. Carry on...
                  Forgot to mention your fav quote
                  "AUTHORITY HAS TO COME FROM SOMEWHERE"
                  Jargons and theories dont make you an expert.The moment you said Disqus comments are not indexed I could figure out you are still in 2007.If you had been testing stuff, you would not be barking theory.
                  Stop preaching theory and try out stuff.At least on test sites before barking about stuff that worked 5 years back.
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                  • Profile picture of the author irawr
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                    Originally Posted by MaxusMumbai View Post

                    Forgot to mention your fav quote
                    "AUTHORITY HAS TO COME FROM SOMEWHERE"
                    Jargons and theories dont make you an expert.The moment you said Disqus comments are not indexed I could figure out you are still in 2007.If you had been testing stuff, you would not be barking theory.
                    Stop preaching theory and try out stuff.At least on test sites before barking about stuff that worked 5 years back.
                    Bumping this for shame value.

                    Yeah, that's how it works. You can clearly read the patent and see for yourself. The team at Majestic SEO have built a tool that models the way it works, unfortunately, their data is thin so it's just an estimation.

                    You are a massive hypocrite; you came on to these forums asking for help, you seemingly figured it out yourself, insulted people who I assure you are experts, and then started telling people to go "try stuff out."

                    Okay, let me explain something to you about SEO that maybe you don't understand. At face value, it's a very simple concept. You get quality links to your site. Obviously achieving this isn't as easy as the concept is to understand. You are very confused, the REAL SEO techniques have not changed since Google's inception in 1998. Very intelligent people have come and gone who have figured out ways to manipulate Google with black hat SEO, but I assure you 100% for sure, you are not going to figure out some magical way to get rich off Discus comments. You are definitely on the wrong track here.

                    Comment backlinks do almost nothing:
                    #1 They are generally nofollow, or in iframes.
                    #2 Even if they are followed there is likely a class element to indicate that they are comments.
                    #3 They are below the fold, typically closer to the footer then the header.
                    #4 Pages with comments generally have high OBLs.
                    #5 The backlink will generally be surrounded by unrelated content.
                    #6 Many sites do not auto approve comments.
                    Finally: Even if you do find a site that's using some custom CMS, that allows comments that are followed, doesn't indicate that they are comments via a CSS element, doesn't have the comments in an iframe, isn't spammed to death, and has auto approve comments: it's still unlikely that the page content above the fold will be related to the content that is adjacent to your link and that link is related to your site. Not to mention a site meeting all of these criteria is likely some junk unmaintained site. Also, since these types of links are so weak, your site needs a ton of them in order to actually move the site up the SERP, but there's a massive profile of spam links that's easily detectable so your site will likely get penalized.

                    Originally Posted by MaxusMumbai View Post

                    @paulgl
                    Nobody asked your opinion about backlinks.
                    The post is not about backlinks it is about crawling of Disqus comments only.
                    If you want to discuss backlinks you can start another spam thread.
                    I call BS, you're posting in an SEO forum.
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                    • Profile picture of the author MaxusMumbai
                      Originally Posted by irawr View Post

                      Bumping this for shame value.

                      Yeah, that's how it works. You can clearly read the patent and see for yourself. The team at Majestic SEO have built a tool that models the way it works, unfortunately, their data is thin so it's just an estimation.

                      You are a massive hypocrite; you came on to these forums asking for help, you seemingly figured it out yourself, insulted people who I assure you are experts, and then started telling people to go "try stuff out."

                      Okay, let me explain something to you about SEO that maybe you don't understand. At face value, it's a very simple concept. You get quality links to your site. Obviously achieving this isn't as easy as the concept is to understand. You are very confused, the REAL SEO techniques have not changed since Google's inception in 1998. Very intelligent people have come and gone who have figured out ways to manipulate Google with black hat SEO, but I assure you 100% for sure, you are not going to figure out some magical way to get rich off Discus comments. You are definitely on the wrong track here.

                      Comment backlinks do almost nothing:
                      #1 They are generally nofollow, or in iframes.
                      #2 Even if they are followed there is likely a class element to indicate that they are comments.
                      #3 They are below the fold, typically closer to the footer then the header.
                      #4 Pages with comments generally have high OBLs.
                      #5 The backlink will generally be surrounded by unrelated content.
                      #6 Many sites do not auto approve comments.
                      Finally: Even if you do find a site that's using some custom CMS, that allows comments that are followed, doesn't indicate that they are comments via a CSS element, doesn't have the comments in an iframe, isn't spammed to death, and has auto approve comments: it's still unlikely that the page content above the fold will be related to the content that is adjacent to your link and that link is related to your site. Not to mention a site meeting all of these criteria is likely some junk unmaintained site. Also, since these types of links are so weak, your site needs a ton of them in order to actually move the site up the SERP, but there's a massive profile of spam links that's easily detectable so your site will likely get penalized.



                      I call BS, you're posting in an SEO forum.
                      Thanks. Completely agree with your six points about back linking from comments.

                      who's arguing?

                      BUT THE FACT IS DISQUS COMMENTS ARE INDEXED AND SOME OF THE SO CALLED EXPERTS HAD NO IDEA ABOUT IT AND DID NOT BOTHER TO ACCEPT THEY WERE WRONG.
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                      • Profile picture of the author yukon
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                        Originally Posted by MaxusMumbai View Post

                        but the fact is disqus comments are indexed and some of the so called experts had no idea about it and did not bother to accept they were wrong.

                        Still whining eh?

                        The local backup is indexed. I gift wrapped the answer for you straight from Disqus & you're still whining.

                        BTW, the experts don't give a shit about Disqus because they're JUNK links. Tell your client I said that.









                        Originally Posted by irawr View Post

                        I call BS, you're posting in an SEO forum.
                        He's obviously trying his best to figure out how to spam Disqus links. He sure as heck isn't posting the best comments in the world just for fun. My bet is the client is just as brilliant.
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                        • Profile picture of the author irawr
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                          Ok, I'll test this:

                          https://www.searchenginejournal.com/...worker/147922/

                          If you google: "Watch Gary dance around the ranking influence" it is indexed and Google is pulling the comment from the iframe according to the cache.

                          It also ranks 1 both quoted and unquoted.

                          It doesn't rank on "Watch Gary Dance" with or without quotes. (at all)

                          So it appears that Google is reading the iframe in this case.

                          Since this is a thread in an SEO forum I will discus on page SEO and the Disqus comment system: I do not recommend Disqus comments on your website for on-page SEO reasons. There's threads all over the internet with webmasters complaining that their disqus comments are not indexed or they are having trouble getting Google to index them. You also can't do any gray hat tricks with the comments like editing them or easily adding in your own comments as another user. If you use wordpress, I highly suggest you use the built in comments, turn off auto approve, and then carefully moderate them. If somebody leaves a good comment but drops an iffy site url, edit the url out and then accept the comment.

                          Trading away the control you have with the built in system (if you choose to have comments on your site at all) for the "social" features of Disqus is not worth it in my opinion.

                          Also, since this is a marketing forum, we can generally assume that most of the users here are marketers. I do not want anybody ever posting a comment to some of my sites, the content is about a product/service/some offer. I do not want any distractions and I certainly don't want random comments from people like "hey I tried this and it didn't work for me." It's a bit dishonest to filter those types of comments don't you think? So I generally just don't allow any.

                          This situation would be awesome: so I spend 500 hours building a website that talks about dating and recommends a book/guide/course. Some guy on Disqus leaves a comment saying it's a scam while I'm pumping $10,000 a day of paid traffic into that page. No Thanks.

                          Some of my sites are "bloggy" or "chatty" and I feel comments are fine on those and I approve most of them as long as it isn't spam. The Akismet tool that comes with wordpress combats most of the spam.

                          Also: if you have a viral site, wouldn't the FB comments be better here?
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                          • Profile picture of the author yukon
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                            Originally Posted by irawr View Post

                            Ok, I'll test this:

                            https://www.searchenginejournal.com/...worker/147922/

                            If you google: "Watch Gary dance around the ranking influence" it is indexed and Google is pulling the comment from the iframe according to the cache.

                            It also ranks 1 both quoted and unquoted.

                            It doesn't rank on "Watch Gary Dance" with or without quotes. (at all)

                            So it appears that Google is reading the iframe in this case.


                            That's not an iframe, it's plain old HTML, see the SEJ source code below. The webpage is a Wordpress blog which is most likely setup to use the local backup for indexing on Google SERPs. See the Disqus help link I posted earlier.

                            I have no idea why anyone would want to dilute their on-page SEO with public comments. It defeats the whole point of having Disqus. Wordpress already stores local comments in the MySQL database by default.






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                            • Profile picture of the author irawr
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                              Originally Posted by yukon View Post

                              That's not an iframe, it's plain old HTML, see the SEJ source code below. The webpage is a Wordpress blog which is most likely setup to use the local backup for indexing on Google SERPs. See the Disqus help link I posted earlier.

                              I have no idea why anyone would want to dilute their on-page SEO with public comments. It defeats the whole point of having Disqus. Wordpress already stores local comments in the MySQL database by default.
                              Is the iframe in there for tracking? It's pretty hard to understand the minified JS.

                              Code:
                              <iframe id="dsq-app1" name="dsq-app1" allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" tabindex="0" title="Disqus" width="100%" src="https://disqus.com/embed/comments/?base=default&amp;version=f3e1717b71e7256da258d3a504e56865&amp;f=search-engine-journal&amp;t_i=147922%20https%3A%2F%2Fwww.searchenginejournal.com%2F%3Fp%3D147922&amp;t_u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.searchenginejournal.com%2Fgoogles-ilya-grigorik-talks-pagespeed-service-worker%2F147922%2F&amp;t_e=Google%26%238217%3Bs%20Ilya%20Grigorik%20Talks%20PageSpeed%20and%20Service%20Worker&amp;t_d=Google%E2%80%99s%20Ilya%20Grigorik%20Talks%20PageSpeed%20and%20Service%20Worker&amp;t_t=Google%26%238217%3Bs%20Ilya%20Grigorik%20Talks%20PageSpeed%20and%20Service%20Worker&amp;s_o=default&amp;l=" style="width: 100% !important; border: none !important; overflow: hidden !important; height: 0px !important;"></iframe>
                              I'm looking at the cache.

                              http://webcache.googleusercontent.co...trip=0&vwsrc=1

                              Edit: to be clear what I posted is not JS.
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                              • Profile picture of the author yukon
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                                Originally Posted by irawr View Post

                                Is the iframe in there for tracking? It's pretty hard to understand the minified JS.

                                Code:
                                <iframe id="dsq-app1" name="dsq-app1" allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" tabindex="0" title="Disqus" width="100%" src="https://disqus.com/embed/comments/?base=default&amp;version=f3e1717b71e7256da258d3a504e56865&amp;f=search-engine-journal&amp;t_i=147922%20https%3A%2F%2Fwww.searchenginejournal.com%2F%3Fp%3D147922&amp;t_u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.searchenginejournal.com%2Fgoogles-ilya-grigorik-talks-pagespeed-service-worker%2F147922%2F&amp;t_e=Google%26%238217%3Bs%20Ilya%20Grigorik%20Talks%20PageSpeed%20and%20Service%20Worker&amp;t_d=Google%E2%80%99s%20Ilya%20Grigorik%20Talks%20PageSpeed%20and%20Service%20Worker&amp;t_t=Google%26%238217%3Bs%20Ilya%20Grigorik%20Talks%20PageSpeed%20and%20Service%20Worker&amp;s_o=default&amp;l=" style="width: 100% !important; border: none !important; overflow: hidden !important; height: 0px !important;"></iframe>
                                I'm looking at the cache.

                                http://webcache.googleusercontent.co...trip=0&vwsrc=1

                                Edit: to be clear what I posted is not JS.




                                The Disqus iframe webpage includes all the comments for the SEJ blog page.

                                Here's the Disqus comments webpage, the iframe content. So it's easy to see that spamming links inside an iframe is useless, OP will be spamming Disqus pages that have zero backlinks for eternity.

                                Here's a list of more useless Disqus comment pages.
                                • site:disqus.com/embed/comments/

                                Now If a webmaster does a local Disqus backup that's a whole other story because it will be plain HTML stored on the money site host. I can't imagine any webmaster saving backups of spam comments/links, again that defeats the whole point of using Disqus.
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                                • Profile picture of the author irawr
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                                  Originally Posted by yukon View Post

                                  The Disqus iframe webpage includes all the comments for the SEJ blog page.

                                  Here's the Disqus comments webpage, the iframe content. So it's easy to see that spamming links inside an iframe is useless, OP will be spamming Disqus pages that have zero backlinks for eternity.

                                  Here's a list of more useless Disqus comment pages.
                                  • site:disqus.com/embed/comments/

                                  Now If a webmaster does a local Disqus backup that's a whole other story because it will be plain HTML stored on the money site host. I can't imagine any webmaster saving backups of spam comments/links, again that defeats the whole point of using Disqus.
                                  I figured out what SEJ is doing and it's lame, I'm also not going to discuss it here.

                                  Not talking about surface level stuff like backups or whatever you were discussing before.
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                    • Profile picture of the author nettiapina
                      Originally Posted by irawr View Post

                      Comment backlinks do almost nothing:
                      #7 Even if they're followed it's possible that Google just ignores or devalues them. Would make sense because the links should be nofollow in any case.
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                      Who told me this? An ex Google web spam engineer.

                      What's your excuse?
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              • Profile picture of the author irawr
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                Originally Posted by MaxusMumbai View Post

                Do I intend to spam disqus ?
                Do my clients love those links ?

                NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS.

                If a question is asked answer to the point if you know it.Otherwise let people who are capable of answering it do it.

                " I've helped more people in one day on the SEO forums than you've done in your entire life."


                That I have noticed a lot.You seem to be an expert in "What doesn't work in SEO" and that too based on some theory that worked 7 years back without actually testing it out to see if it still holds true.USELESS.

                Listen, people lsiten to you if you add some kind of value to them no matter how active you are or how many answers you give if all you are saying is stuff like "Wrong, that doesn't work" "No google doesn't like it" "You know sh*t about SEO" , nobody gives a sh*t to what you talk or how many answers you give.
                You are seriously concerned about comments in whatever form they exist in?

                The forum rules do not allow me to post a response that truly explains my feelings.

                I assure you, if you are concerned about discus comments for SEO, then I'm sure that your IQ is lower then 69.

                Google what having an iq lower then 69 means, I doubt you will understand it without the search.

                Look, I rank sites: today. Nine years ago, I spammed comments and I was banned. And to be clear about this, I know today that what I did was completely stupid. Get over it, comments don't do anything worth your time, even if it's configuring a robot. As far as setting up some robot, you won't know how to set it up do anything useful anyways.

                Get over it. Comments have been dead since 2007. Discus comments are even worse.

                Edit: Also, you're attacking a guy who gives away valuable information for free?

                You are human garbage. Have fun spamming your discuss comments.

                Edit2: You know what? I don't care if they ban me.

                You are a complete ******* retard.
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              • Profile picture of the author nettiapina
                Originally Posted by MaxusMumbai View Post

                Listen, people lsiten to you if you add some kind of value to them no matter how active you are or how many answers you give if all you are saying is stuff like "Wrong, that doesn't work" "No google doesn't like it" "You know sh*t about SEO" , nobody gives a sh*t to what you talk or how many answers you give.
                So "that doesn't work, try something else" isn't valuable advice? Heck, if the recipient of that advice actually takes it in they can save countless hours and perhaps even thousands of dollars. Busywork and pointless exercises are some of the most common activities you tend to see on these forums.
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                What's your excuse?
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      • Profile picture of the author yukon
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        Originally Posted by MaxusMumbai View Post

        How dare you actually test something and come to a conclusion ? Dont you know that you are supposed to believe whatever people like Yukon and Paulgl says.They said Disqus comments are not indexed at all.None of them.How dare you prove them wrong ?Even if you test it out you still cannot challenge the wisdom of these guys in a public forum like this.


        If you wasn't too busy whining like a little girl you would know that discuss allows webmasters to do a local backup to their own host.

        Learn how to do a Google search (1st ranked page ( google help "Disqus" )).

        BTW, I'm always telling folks to do their own research/testing which you obviously didn't do, I went out & did it for you.






        Data synchronization for local storage

        Since our WordPress plugin automatically syncs comments, we're going to use it as the example on how to sync your comments locally, both for backup and SEO. This is a three-step process:
        • Set up a datastore so you can store comments locally.
        • Synchronize comments from Disqus to your datastore.
        • Fetch and render comments on pages.
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        • Profile picture of the author MaxusMumbai
          Originally Posted by yukon View Post

          If you wasn't too busy whining like a little girl you would know that discuss allows webmasters to do a local backup to their own host.

          Learn how to do a Google search (1st ranked page ( google help "Disqus" )).

          BTW, I'm always telling folks to do their own research/testing which you obviously didn't do, I went out & did it for you.






          Data synchronization for local storage
          Thanks for the copy paste.

          Should have done this earlier though.

          Your first comment had no mention of this research.

          "Wrong.

          Learn HTML & learn how to view the text version of a webpage then you won't be guessing."


          After I proved you wrong you come up with this research.Sometimes all you need to be is be man enough to accept a mistake.
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        Originally Posted by MaxusMumbai View Post

        How dare you actually test something and come to a conclusion ? Dont you know that you are supposed to believe whatever people like Yukon and Paulgl says.They said Disqus comments are not indexed at all.None of them.How dare you prove them wrong ?Even if you test it out you still cannot challenge the wisdom of these guys in a public forum like this.
        ROTFLMAO! I never came to any conclusion....
        I said google chooses to
        crawl and index whatever it pleases, when it can and when it
        warrants it.

        But let's check out your original post:
        Originally Posted by MaxusMumbai View Post

        I did a quick google search and many threads are of the opinion that Disqus comments are not crawled by Google.I also checked a few Disqus comments with Links using the Nofollow toobar plugin.The Links are showing up as neither Nofollow or dofollow.
        Does it mean that Disqus comments and links within them are not crawled by Google ?
        And you have the nerve to tell me that I am off topics when talking about backlinks?
        That backlinks is off topic?

        2/3rds of your question is in regards to backlinks!

        Google crawls a lot of stuff. I made no conclusion as to what
        the index, count, care about, etc.

        Anyone looking for backlinks(Gee, there's that word again)
        in disqus, must be wanting to spam. Go figure.

        Good luck in letting google know you are a spammer.

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        • Profile picture of the author MaxusMumbai
          Originally Posted by paulgl View Post

          ROTFLMAO! I never came to any conclusion....
          I said google chooses to
          crawl and index whatever it pleases, when it can and when it
          warrants it.

          But let's check out your original post:


          And you have the nerve to tell me that I am off topics when talking about backlinks?
          That backlinks is off topic?

          2/3rds of your question is in regards to backlinks!

          Google crawls a lot of stuff. I made no conclusion as to what
          the index, count, care about, etc.

          Anyone looking for backlinks(Gee, there's that word again)
          in disqus, must be wanting to spam. Go figure.

          Good luck in letting google know you are a spammer.

          Paul
          YOU ARE OFF TOPIC MY FRIEND BECOS YOU DIDN'T READ MY PREVIOUS COMMENT

          "They are certainly crawled.I found at least one article with Disqus comments which have been indexed.
          Whether they are good backlink sources is debatable"

          THE QUESTION IS WHETHER THEY ARE CRAWLED OR NOT.

          I CLEARLY MENTIONED "Whether they are good backlink sources is debatable"

          So again stick to the topic if you want to answer.Otherwise there are other people who give good answers like Mike Friedman.
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  • Profile picture of the author aliblogger1985
    diquss comments are crawled by google but they will not give any benefit to you because mostly disquss comments are considered spammy by google.
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