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Does an influx of comments on my blog suggest its indexed well?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by wizzkidd, Nov 21, 2011.

  1. wizzkidd

    wizzkidd Junior Member

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    Hi,

    I logged into several of my blogs to find some have in region of 30-100 comments pending approval, some over 500 and some even over 1000 comments.

    Would this suggest that these blogs are highly indexed? It is obvious that all these comments are spam posts probably automated by scrapebox commenter or xrummer or something similar. But i'm not too bothered, I was just wondering what is it that is making some of the bloggs receive sooooo much comments?

    Any ideas?

    WK
     
  2. KeywordPimp.net

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    Fire up Akismet. Most likely your getting (as you said) bombed by ScrapeBox or similiar programs. In my opinion, having these spammy comments approved on your blog, will for 1) Make your site load extremely slow (because all of those comments have to load) and 2) look really bad to your visitors if they are in-deed spammy.

    What I usually do, is turn off all posting completely, this way I don't have to be bothered with it. Then I will have some friends (or even I will do it) post RELEVANT comments on my blog. If I have a blog about a product or set of products under a general niche, I will post reviews and such about the product to try to convert more sales... This seems to work the best. These are the only type of comments I allow/do on my blogs.

    An example would be, if I am making a site about pillows, I would post something like:

    I am so glad I have found this pillow. Before I would use XXXX Pillow (other competing product) but that thing made my neck hurt really badly. After I switched to the XXXXX pillow, I am not only sleeping better, but I don't have the neck pain anymore..."

    Something like that... I try to always include a competitor product for the sole purpose of trying to get visitors from the competitor product to come to my site :)

    Hope that helps...
     
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  3. wizzkidd

    wizzkidd Junior Member

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    Nice tip.

    Commenting on my blog is by default not auto-approve (WP sorted that out ages ago). I'm not at all bothered by the spam comments because they are not affecting my blog (because I simply do not approve them).

    What my question is, some of my blogs are receiving considerably more comments than others, and so i was simply wondering if perhaps it was an indication that it is because they are better ranking perhaps?
     
  4. ewandy

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    Hmm i don't think that it means that it's better indexer or even better ranked. It just means that your kw is in the top100 or so, SB is able to find it. And the kw is popular i guess. My 2 cents.
     
  5. jacky8

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    I had the same thing happen to me a few years ago now, and it was really sudden. Akismet caught all of them and I didn't approve a single one of them - obviously. I thought the same thing you did, I went and checked out my search rankings and they were neither any better nor any worse than they were before. Sometimes it's just rogue.

    If your site is better indexed, it will show in the unique views and if you have incoming links enabled on the dashboard you'll see where traffic is coming from. But sorry, spam links are no real reflection of the high ranking of a blog.