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Legit Comments = Higher Rankings?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by darkrache, May 25, 2015.

  1. darkrache

    darkrache Junior Member Premium Member

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    I had an interesting find today. I have a website that I haven't done anything with in about two months. It was sitting on the third page, and I didn't really care because it's not an important site to me. I logged in ~4 days ago just looking at the site and I saw a few comments. I replied to one, and over the course of the day, I ended up having a comment discussion with a user, and I answered one of his questions, after which he praised me and the website. The comments are tiered so it shows the conversation progress between him and the "admin" account. I didn't really have new information; all I did was clarify what was in the article.

    Anyways, fast-forward a few days, my site has jumped up about 12 positions. I haven't done anything else to the site in the past two months except those comments. Do you think it's just a return of activity to the site that might account for these positions or is Google really smart enough to detect happy readers or interactions with users? (or is it just some other random cause?)