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Does Google index facebook comment boxs?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by St0n3y, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. St0n3y

    St0n3y Newbie

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    I have Googled this subject and it seems some say yes and others say no. The facebook comment docs say that you can get an seo boost by caching the comments and displaying it to search engines but this could just be outdated information and if you do this wont it affect the page preview. Does anyone here at BHW have an insite on this?
     
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    I havent seen any facebook links appear in my webmaster tools and THey are not follow. In my experience they are worthless.
     
  3. St0n3y

    St0n3y Newbie

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    Correct me if I am wrong but if the links are nofollow they will not be indexed by Google so they would not show up in your stats. But that does not answer if Google does index the comment box.
     
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    lllaer Registered Member

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    i think the value grade is: ********>nofollow

    google crawl fb comment now, so comment is useful rather than no comment.
     
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    SahL Elite Member

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    i had read some while back that yes it has started indexing that.

    Or maybe facebook implemented a new code which gets indexed, something like that.
     
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    Comments give you free content so they are worth it.
     
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    daveguy Power Member

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    yes, Google annouced this change about 3 months ago. Google can now index comments inside the facebook comment box.

    Always allow comments... they are free relevant content for your site
     
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    orzyman Senior Member

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    i don't know about comment box yet but i know google index pictures of profiles on facebook like this one
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    http://lmgtfy.com/?q=site%3Ahttps%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fphoto.php%3Fpid%3D1976189%26id%3D68578255968
     
  10. live-media

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    does that mean everyone will start spamming FB comment boxes now? Not a wise move by FB to have follow
     
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    Google index everything apart stuf in Iframe. If FB comments are not in that - google count it.
     
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    Google indexes the FB comments. Still, haven't seen much value in links in FB comments, though. Anyways, allowing comments on your FB page is a good thing - like others already said: free content.
     
  13. St0n3y

    St0n3y Newbie

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    Thank you thats exactly what I wanted to know. If it indexes the content I guess I did not explain it correctly in the first post.
     
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    cayun Registered Member

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    Google indexes the FB comments. but nofollow