Does comments count as page text length?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by hamster, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. hamster

    hamster Newbie

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    I was wondering, many people say you should write at least 500 word articles, but what if I wrote 50 word article and then had 9 comments averaging 50 words each on that page? How would Google see it? 50 or 500 words?
     
  2. meatro

    meatro BANNED BANNED

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    500. :)

    Comments can be great for SEO. Lots of places use this by asking a question of their visitors.

    "Of Windows and Linux, why do you prefer one over the other? Best comment gets a $10 gift card for Sizzler." - People go apeshit over that and, poof. You have tons of Windows/Linux relevant content. Some better than others, of course.
     
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  3. flx89

    flx89 Senior Member

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    yes, comments count as article. It happened to me lot of time to search for something, and the answer was on a comment on a website. You can try it yourself. So, comments can even help your website rank for different keywords
     
  4. aReJay

    aReJay Power Member

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    Sigh........

    Content is used as a quality factor and a signal of relevance.

    If you comments are quality and on topic they contribute to your social signals and an increase in authority.

    -aReJay