Saturday, November 12, 2011

Google now indexes Facebook and Disqus comments

This was not happening for a long time. Basically when Google would trawl the internet and index websites comments within an iFrame could not be indexed. So websites and blogs that were using the Facebook commenting system and the Disqus commenting system were not included in search results. That has all now changed and Google is able to index comments made publicly on on Facebook commenting system as well as Disqus and other Add-ons.

This comes as good news for site and blog owners as it is seen as an possibility to increase search rankings based on comments on your site. Basically good comments which is something that all website and blog owners crave for will enhance the site as well as now add to search listings. Which means that people who leave good comments on your webpage or blog will actually enhance your site in the eyes of the search engine. Googlebot the spider that actually comes and crawls your webpage can now read comments. Which means one more thing, you need to be careful as the commented text is now part of the page itself.

To see this in work you can type the person's name followed by 'comments' e.g robert scoble 'comments'. 

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1 comment:

  1. That is a good news, there are so many good blogs that allow comment through facebook or disqus...Now people will be more interested in participating.