Googler Tweets About Comments' Impact On Search Ranking

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In case you're interested in the latest on how Google views the comments on your content, Google's Gary Illyes (a webmaster trends analyst) provided some insight in a conversation on Twitter.

Hat tip to Search Engine Roundtable for highlighting the conversation between Illyes and Jennifer Slegg of The SEM Post fame:

Of course a "healthy" and "thriving" community in comments means good moderation. Too often, spammers and trolls ruin this, so if you can't keep things "healthy," there's a chance your comments could actually hurt your pages in Google's eyes.

Like Illeys said, it "feeds into general quality".

Chris Crum
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