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That's perfectly fine to do as long as your comments are thoughtful and contribute to the discussion. Otherwise you're just a spammer. Google won't penalize these links but keep in mind that most blogs use nofollow on their links because of spammers and users who leave comments only for the backlinks. So this strategy won't get you very far unless you ...


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Googlebot will index hidden <div class="display:none;"> content, but will also consider the CSS and ajax/flash when working out if this information should be included in the Google index - this is important because it means that Google will index Lazy loaded comment sections and other similar content. Other hidden information like the <!-- ...


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A link is a link regardless if the page is part of a blog or not. What does affect a link's value is: Is it nofollow? If so the link has no value. Is the page the link is on in Google's index? If not then the link has no value until that page gets indexed. Is the link in a page with content related to yours? If so, it has some value. If not, it has very ...


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The odds are you have been identified as a spammer by antispam services like Akismet and your comments are being deleted as a result of it. This means the comments you leave are coming across and/or are spammy in nature. If you're going to leave comments on other websites do all of us webmasters a favor and make sure you're leaving thoughtful and meaningful ...


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Disqus has a blog post about how using there tool helps, http://blog.disqus.com/post/9956511178/disqus-research-how-comments-drive-traffic. In the comments, Rob Webb asks the Disqus team about the SEO drawbacks of using Disqus because of the JavaScript not being seen by search spiders. The response from Disqus says that they aren't even sure if there are ...


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It's not just the back links, it's the reputation. You should become a member of relevant website communities. You should be helpful and friendly. You should recommend your website when it is appropriate. Don't hide your affiliation. Use your real name, or at least a consistent nickname across different sites. Limit your membership to ONLY relevant sites. ...


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IntenseDebate.com (owned by Automattic, makers of Wordpress) and Echo (formerly JSKit; www.js-kit.com) are both Disqus competitors and are generally well-liked.


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Sometimes there is an option to be informed about replies and e-mail is a natural option for such situations. It may also come down to trust that people who leave comments provide correct addresses so that you know that somebody has already commented before. This way you do not need to rely only on IPs and cookies. What is more, there are websites and ...


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I just use the Facebook Comment Box Plugin. It's quick to set up and a solid solution, although maybe not as comprehensive as disqus. In my case, I know pretty much all the visitors to my site, so I'd rather they just use their real name.


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The default integration method for all of them -- Facebook, Disqus, IntenseDebate and Livefyre -- is to use Javascript to include the comments in the browser. Thus Google and other spiders cannot see the the user generated comments, as these don't exist in the parent page HTML. So in terms of on-page SEO you don't benefit at all from user generated content ...


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There is no SEO-specific reason to disable comments based on your statement above. However, if you ever pass control of the site over to someone else and they install a standard theme, all of those "left-on" pages and posts will revert to being open to comments and you certainly wouldn't want that to happen. Best practice is to disable comments for all new ...


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Get a backlink through blog commenting is not bad. But you should be putting a backlink on the related blogs only. For eg if you have a travel site and you are commenting on a tech blog and getting a backlink from there, then it is a serious issue. As per the recent Penguin and Panda update, if any site is giving link to any other site which is no where ...


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Maybe it will be needed for you to get contacted, maybe you will be sent an email when you get an answer to a question or sometimes you must be held responsible for what you've said if you break the rules of that forum/website. Or maybe a certain forum post can win a prize and how can you prove that it's yours if it weren't for your email address? :)


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You are correct. The new Facebook comments are loaded in an iframe and will not be indexed and attributed to that page. Comments are extremely valuable from an SEO perspective since they provide additional text and contain the syntax of users. They can help Google better determine the topic and accelerate keyword clustering which will deliver a wider range ...


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Comments are ignored by the search engines so this will have no impact on your SEO.


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Disqus does have the option to cache comments locally, and emit them into the parent page. But it's neither easy nor elegant. Their documented solution is to create a database table, and set up a cron job to query their API, using their API client code. For the Rails crowd: Juvia seems very interesting. It's a self-hosted generic commenting system which ...


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Ernesto there is no link type of dofollow, and nofollow is not really a w3 standard. Search engines have agreed to recognize it as a link not to count towards your search positions. It doesn't mean they won't crawl and index it though. If you want to increase your page rank any good quality standard href link on a relevant page linking to your page will ...


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I know only IntenseDebate.


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Using remote servers to store your comments is absolutely fine and in fact they are safer as they add a extra layer of security, they keep the SQL database smaller, easier to administrator and many more reasons why so many are using remote comments. 1) Disqus Disqus is my top favorite as its easy to administrate and edit the styling and just does what its ...


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I've used the GentleSource Comment script. It's $29 or free for private or non-profit use. I don't know how it compares to others now, but when I chose it, it had the features I needed. You can use it with Akismet or a Captcha for spam reduction and it has flood protection and comment moderation.


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Frames are not search engine friendly especially when loaded by JavaScript which is also not search engine friendly. So I'd say, no, this system is not going to benefit you from a SEO point of view. FYI, comments don't really help your SEO unless the comments are quality comments that are on topic and uses keywords you want to rank well for. Otherwise the ...


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Django has a comment module built in, and there are also many third-party comment modules.


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In addition to the other answers posted, a lot of sites use Gravatar to show an icon for the author alongside their comments. I believe Gravatars are based on the email address.


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You can do this with triggers and actions. Here's a v6-based tutorial (You didn't say which you were using.) that should probably also work for 7 though things might've moved slightly, eg. triggers are now under Structure.


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If nofollow is turned on links in the comment won't matter. If you try putting your site name and link in the body of your comment be ready to get hit by the spam stick.


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There could be any number of reasons. By default Wordpress does not publish comments automatically; the site owner must approve them first, and once your email is approved future comments may show up instantly. So many site owners may have glossed over your comment, or it could have been marked as spam by Akismet or a similar service. It's also possible ...


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The Social RSS application takes an RSS feed and every time something appears in that feed then it posts to your page. So if you can get an RSS feed from your news then that will do what you want. The Social Comments plugin should combine comments on and off your site: Friends and people who like the Page can then respond to the discussion by liking ...


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you can try http://livefyre.com/ http://intensedebate.com/ hope it helps


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Jekyll, with a photo gallery plugin like https://github.com/ggreer/jekyll-gallery-generator Unfortunately, that one doesn't have pagination but you could get round that with subgalleries. Generate everything locally, then just upload the HTML and images to something like S3 or Cachefly.


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There is a nice one I've seen used, here. It's an AJAX chatroom/shoutbox with PHP, so you can add it in or delete it at will. There is also a lot of customization involved.



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