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Replytocom URLs from G on WP - Are they an issue in 2012?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Bisturi, Feb 4, 2012.

  1. Bisturi

    Bisturi Junior Member

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    Ok so I have quite a few replytocom URLs on Webmaster Tools. I was reading the latest stance on G and from what I understand (which could be wrong, newbie here), the G bot decides for itself what URL to choose and doesn't pay attention to the replytocom generated URL (WP comments).

    On the other hand, I have been reading that replytocoms can cause issues with spreading PR as well as duplicate content which can affect ranking of an URL. Unfortunately I haven't read any decent articles/blogs on this issue as of 2012.

    G bot has generated a lot of replytocoms on my site and I have had some visitors coming to me through a replytocom URL from G searches so it seems stupid G bot does index these URLs.

    What is the consensus among you guys with regards to replytocom URLs? Shall I bother removing them on Webmaster Tools or shall I believe that the G bot is smart enough to know which to choose and won't affect my SERPs?

    Appreciated :)