Google Is Indexing Facebook Comments Now

by SuperoMarketing 14 replies
In case you haven't heard, Google recently announced that the Googlebots can now read Facebook comments and any other platform that uses AJAX or javascript dynamic content.

The comments can now be indexed by the Big G. What do you all think about this from an SEO standpoint?

Looks like I will be taking this to the SEO lab.
#search engine optimization #comments #facebook #google #indexing
  • Profile picture of the author Eleanor
    Yeah, I saw this on Twitter last night...

    Interesting move... For Internet Marketers it could be a good thing, but I fear it's going to be swamped by spammers pretty quickly.

    Privacy wise it's an interesting move as well - I assume only public profile comments will be indexed? I'd hope so anyway.


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  • Profile picture of the author CarmenDA
    I think that google has always read through sites that are important enough, but don't actually show up on the serps. I'm pretty sure they take notice of many things that will never be seen by you or I, ever.
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  • hey,
    Yes now a days posting on facebook is a good way to catch the eye of google.
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  • Profile picture of the author PandaPoacher
    I just hope there's measures to where users privacy will be the sole purpose. Too much private stuff is aired out on facebook between people as it is, and indexing that info on google isn't something I'm too keen on. But I hope it's only the public users.

    Anyways could be good, but could be bad. We'll see.
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  • Profile picture of the author samual james
    so now disqus comment will be also indexed by Big G
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  • Profile picture of the author jeresteem99
    Yeah this is huge! I'm glad Google realizes that working with Facebook really just helps both businesses. But spammer will be huge too. Oh well spammers are twins of SEO.
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  • Profile picture of the author autumnsmith
    It is really a great news for webmasters especially those who are working well on their social media...
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  • Profile picture of the author DonMecca
    This is going to create new motivation to inject tons of spam all over, although it will require a lil more work then regular comment spam. I wouldn't be surprised to see a new WSO soon offering ways to take advantage of this new revelation.
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  • Profile picture of the author keven brown
    Yes, Google is now indexing AJAX.
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  • Profile picture of the author watson229
    In seo point of view, it is a great news as Facebook is number one site these days.
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    • Profile picture of the author C Rebecca
      Well, its a very good and big step... But I am just wondering whether Google has started crawling other files in AJAX and JavaScript or its just facebook comments.
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  • Profile picture of the author JackiPhone
    yes its a good news for all Internet marketers.... new platform for reputation management...
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  • Profile picture of the author AksGame
    good news for both spammers and the genuine bloggers their
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