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A comment is generally a verbal or written remark often related to an added piece of information, or an observation or statement. In computer programming, a comment is a programming language construct used to embed programmer-readable annotations in the source code of a computer program.

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Do search engines see comments in the source code as a backlink?

I would like to know if Google or any other search engine would regard a comment in the source-code containing a link: <!-- domain.com --> as a back-link. If yes how much weight is put ...
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Adding comments to static pages?

I've used disqus on a few sites successfully. Are there any other solid solutions for comments for static websites? (For new sites, I tend to use a CMS that includes comments).
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Disqus-like comment server

I'm looking at setting up a blog, and I think I want to go the static website compiler route, rather than the perhaps more conventional Wordpress route. I'm looking at using blogofile, but could use ...
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Do HTML comments (<!— -->) affect SEO?

Is there any way that too many HTML comments in a document can effect search engine rankings? <!-- This is a comment --> Do the spiders ignore all of them?
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Preserve Facebook comments when the site changes domain name

I'm going to be changing the domain name of one of my sites. I'll use 301 redirects. One thing that I can't figure out is how to preserve all the comments that users have made on the page through ...
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Is it positive or negative for the average website to allow search engines to index user comments?

I've been trying to answer this question myself by researching and searching on google but I haven't been able to come with a final answer. I have some hypothesis I would like share anyway: The ...
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Is it a bad idea to promote your site through relevant blog's by commenting?

I've searched the net and wasn't able to find a solid answer to this. Is it poor practice to seek out blogs that are related to your site, and post comments relevant to the particular blog post, in ...
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How disqus comments (inside cross domain iframe) are indexed by google?

According to what I have read is that google doesn't index content from any cross domain iframe since it's the content of another website. So how does Disqus do it?
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why email needed for comments

Just about every web site comment form I see (other than for web sites requiring registration to comment) asks for name [required], email [required, but will not be displayed] and web site [optional]. ...
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Blog commenting for SEO, Good Or Bad?

Many people suggest and do follow the strategy of commenting on related niche blogs with links to their own sites. Is this legitimate and a good way for SEO? Or it has some harmful side as well?
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How to motivate visitors to comment

At first I must apologize, because I am not sure if this question is valid for webmasters topic. I deal with the problem as being webmaster, however, i think this question is more related with ...
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No site accepts my comments. What's wrong?

I'm not sure if this question should be asked here or not. I'm the owner of a website, and wherever I put comments on other websites, they don't appear. When I comment with another fake email, it ...
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Display comments from a Facebook page link on my site's post page

I am not sure if this is doable, but whenever I post a bit of news on my site, I will post a link on my Facebook fan page. Lately, I've noticed the whole discussion is happening on Facebook, with ...
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Does google value blog comments as backlinks?

I recently read an article which said that google doesn't count blog comments as backlinks. I'm not sure about that since, I have 3 sites that rank first with all their backlinks being blog comments. ...
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Using disqus for a website (question on SERP and backlink)

I am building a website and am trying to decide between writing my own commenting system and using Disqus. One of the main deciding factors is that (obviously), I want comments left on my page to be ...
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WordPress - SEO - does turning off comments matter on a non comment template?

I have a custom WordPress themed website. None of my page/post/category/tag/etc. template pages have any code that has anything to do with comments (as far as I know). I am wondering if there is ...
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Will my Facebook comments get lost under these scenarios?

I want to integrate Facebook comments to my blog. According to my research, the page is treated as an object. So all the comments are tied to this object. This object itself is the page URL. Now I ...
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Comment system which can integrate with existing website

I need third party commenting system for ASP.Net website, preferably free or pay one time fee for the code. I need the commenting system to be integrate with website login, so that users no need to ...
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Facebook comment and other commenting system for SEO

Lately i see some of big websites begin using Facebook commenting system in their wordpress websites. There are also websites that stick to commenting system like Disqus, IntenseDebate and Livefyre. ...
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Is adding Disqus to website safe for user privacy?

Some guides (see gohugo.io or webmasters.stackexchange.com for examples) recommend Disqus as a commenting feature for static sites. Is adding Disqus to a website safe for user privacy? UPD Should I ...
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Disqus analogs? (comments platforms) [closed]

What analogs of Disqus for comments do you know?
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Can we import and display Facebook comments on our social media site?

I'm implementing a startup social media site where users post product reviews and other opinions. One of the features is a Facebook Share function. The business owners are interested in using the ...
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Facebook social plugin comments disappear from my Drupal site after using Facebook application ID

Background to problem I was using the Facebook comments social plugin without a Facebook application ID (on Drupal with Facebook social plugin module); it was working just fine like this. I later ...
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Facebook Comments and page SEO

Facebook's recently launched commenting system for blogs loads comments in an iframe, instead of loading them inline. Since blog comments can often contribute significantly to the page's SEO, is it a ...
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What value do comments and ratings have anymore?

I am developing a hit-and-run blog style posting mechanism for my already otherwise mind-bending HTML short-hand CMS schema that runs several of my sites. I am getting ready to start over on some ...
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If a PHP comments script uses AJAX, is the content not indexed by search engines?

I am interested in installing the PHP comments script Easycomment. The script features include "All Ajax". The comments in the demo above do not show up in the source code of the page. Does this ...
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Static pages for large photo album

I'm looking for advice on software for managing a largish photo album for a website. 2000+ pictures, one-time drop (probably). I normally use MarginalHack's album, which does what I want: pre-...
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What's the point of hiding self-linking in comments?

On this site, there are links of related articles as usual, and underneath, comments. Some of them are linking to the same kind of articles on the same site, but using false users with a personal URL ...
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Commenting System For A Website

I hope this is the right place for such a question. I am developing a website that has no users system. I am looking for a commenting system for the website. Requirements: Ajax commenting Flagging ...
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Is there a way to add Google Docs-like comments to any web page?

You know the comments on Google Docs word processing documents? And how it creates a little discussion over in the right-hand margin? I love it. Great for collaboration. I want to free it from ...
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Facebook comments no longer displayed on site using WordPress plugin, nor can I edit them with Facebook tools

I am using Facebook comments on couple of my blogs at the moment and I just found that somehow magically all the previous comments made on posts are gone and are no longer being displayed. I'm using ...
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Drupal: Notify admin when comments posted on blog

I couldn't find a thread already clearly addressing this. I have a small personal website, basically a blogfolio. I'd like to allow anonymous commenting so ppl can provide feedback as I don't expect ...
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How to separate bot user registrations from real people?

I've been getting a disproportionately high number of subscribers to my WordPress site relative to the little traffic it receives. I suspect most of these subscribers are bots. Normally I delete any ...
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Is Google smart enough to understand article and comment separately on WordPress blog?

One of my client's site totally depends on the comments. It is something like a Q/A site. Users ask questions, answers are given using WordPress default comment system. So the most important content ...
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Best practice: Should I note Gravatar is used on the website?

I am going to implement a comment system on a website and I'm going to implement Gravatar as user's avatars. Since the form for posting comments doesn't have a field for uploading an image, nor does ...
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Add comments to 'static' pages without Javascript so they're Google-able?

Are there any often mentioned products or services for adding end user comments to pages that aren't served up by a CMS or blog engine? Assuming the host can execute PHP, Python, ASP.NET classic, or ...
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Dofollow or Nofollow trackbacks?

Thinking about SEO, is it better that they are dofollow trackback or nofollow trackbacks? When I write a post on my blog, I automatically send trackback to my site from http://bitacoras.com. The ...
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SEO Impact of ASCII Signature in a Webpage

I would like to add an ASCII Art signature (about 4000 characters) in a comment at the top of my webpage with my website link and a small strapline in it. This would give people looking at the source ...
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Migrating Iframe comments to a forum

I have previously posted about trying to start a forum on my website without success despite some very good traffic numbers. I believe the reason for the lack of forum posts, despite good traffic (...
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Does a “comments” link for each post on my blog hurt SEO?

Does it have any sense to have a link to comments for each post in a list (e.g. category page)? If so, does it have any impact on SEO? Here's an example of a posts list page snippet: <span> ...
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Is it a good idea to use UserComments for latest comments in the sidebar?

So, I want to structure the most important parts of the site. I have main page, where there is a grid/wall of thumbnails. On the side, there is latest comments. Is it a good idea to structure them as ...
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Is there a disqus-like comment system that does not load google analytics? [closed]

I am not using google analytics on my blog out of respect for user privacy (I don't care to make my blog a data-collection tool for Google). I included Disqus (yes I know they track as well). ...
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Page speed - Loading comments on an article/blog post

So I'm currently building a template page to use for articles that we will be purchasing from a content writer (so basically we are content marketing). I'm finishing up the layout on the comment ...
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Comments unexpectedly truncated in SocialEngine after about 675 characters

When a user posts a comment on our SocialEngine website, the comments are unexpectedly truncated after about 670 characters. Has anyone experienced this bug before? The comments are stored in the ...
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Allow users to delete or answer Facebook comments on my website or from Facebook

I am creating a website, something like business directory. I want to allow my users to have Facebook comments on the pages. I read that I should connect their comments with their Facebook ID so they ...
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Plus/Minus animated comment icon

So I've seen this animated gif icon on many, many websites. It seems to always be related to comments or feedback. My questions are: 1. What is the common name for it? 2. Who created it? I would like ...
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Facebook comments lost after enabling https

I just enabled https on blogger on a custom domain and fixed already mixed content. One of the problems I am encountering is the facebook comments. All are lost. I already put a code to instruct ...
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Can I keep track of page version/variation for comments on Disqus?

I have a site where I'd like to integrate user commenting. Each page on the site has a version/variation of some sort -- think of an app version, an operating system the user has the app for, or the ...
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Is the discussionUrl for a page with Disqus comments the page the comments are embedded on?

When it comes to the Schema.org property discussionUrl, Schema.org says that the discussionUrl should be: A link to the page containing the comments of the CreativeWork. My question is, is Disqus ...
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What schema should mark up comment that are in response to other comments?

I have an article that has user comments. I would like to have other comments inside each comment as responses: <article id="com1" itemprop="comment" itemscope="" itemtype="http://schema.org/...