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blog comments - outbound links do the hurt your blog rank?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Marcink99, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. Marcink99

    Marcink99 Power Member

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    I have a blog I am very skeptical if outbound links from blog comments could potentialy hurt my rank.
     
  2. stubo1903

    stubo1903 Junior Member

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    It depends on where the links are going. If your comments are linking out to pharma/payday sites it could have a negative impact, as well as too many links to irrelevant sites. I'd check out any sites briefly before approving a comment, as a ton of people are only commenting for a link.
     
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  3. Marcink99

    Marcink99 Power Member

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    thanks any more people that could comment?
     
  4. alternatesword

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    Just moderate all the comments. If the comment is irrelevant to you post, then just remove it. If it's relevant and have a link that's pointing to a bad/adult/pharma/casino site then just remove the link and approve the comment. It's still better if you make all the outbounding links to nofollow (some plugin will make this happen, just google about it)
     
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    Some relevant comments won't do any harm. Follow the advice above and just moderate the comments. If it becomes too much of a concern just remove the ability for people to leave comments.
     
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    As i have explored, outbound links towards authority sites will help you gain reputation, trust and authority altogether.
     
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    A reasonable number of outbound links is OK even useful.
     
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    jbinkley Junior Member Premium Member

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    I have seen on my websites that almost all comments received are of spam quality meaning that you will need to watch the comments closely. Make sure they are not auto approved and only get posted through admin approval. Comments are good to increase your blog's content and good social proof. As for OBLs, they will not hurt your rank unless there are too many of them and are going to non relevant sites. This will make your blog look spammy.
     
  9. virtueassistant

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    It will be best if get lots comments to your sites. Just make sure it is relevant to yours.