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  • November 9, 2015

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Answer Back?

There was an article the other day I saw somewhere while job searching about blog comments. Google was stalking me and my search history I guess. Only reason such an article would pop up as I was searching for why those stupid pictures show up. Hate the new memory game thing blogger comments plays now. Has to do with quantity I think. At least that’s what Alex and I surmised.

Anyway, it said that you shouldn’t answer back blog comments unless there was a question asked. Pfffft riiiight!

Why?

Because it deranks SEO with all the comments from you.

You can’t answer one without answering them all.

It makes it seem the blog is all about you.

No one reads answers anyway

Those were the top four. I glossed over the rest and then hit delete. Now that may be the case if you are running say a blog to make money. In which case you’d need a blog farm to make any real dough unless you were one in a million. But otherwise?

Isn’t a blog’s purpose, most time, to be about you? Unless you are hiding behind a rhyming cat or something. But still it’s in some way about you.

No one reads? I think I can prove that wrong as well.

Deranks SEO? Pffft mine has stayed up just fine and there is probably 20,000 replies from me, at least, on there.

Answering all? Doesn’t that contradict the whole answer the question thing? Also pretty much screams, “Lazy!”

Do you think answering back is pointless? Do you care about SEO? I just let it flow and screw the rest. Maybe my OCD makes me reply to everyone, but still fun to do. So answer away no matter what the so called click bait experts say.

Enjoy life, forget the strife.

6 Comments

Snowcatcher

2015-11-09 19:24:39 Reply

That was a very interesting read. I didn’t know the internet powers-that-be looked at comment replies that way, but I also think you make some very valid points (which means I think their conclusions are not quite accurate).

I don’t give a hoot about SEO, although I do use search words so, hopefully, genuine readers can find what they are seeking.

I used to like to reply to every comment, knowing most commenters are never going to come back to see if I’ve responded, just so future readers would know I do read every comment. Now that I’ve lost daytime internet access, I rarely get to reply, but when I do, it’s fun to find out some replies actually get read. Perhaps not always by the author of the original response, but there are some readers who actually do take the time to read instead of just scroll.

And that, to me, is what it’s all about. I want to provide quality content for the ones who do take the time to read.

PS: It’s fun to come back to your blog when I can and read your responses to my comments. We’ve had a few good “discussions”!

    Pat Hatt

    2015-11-09 21:25:10 Reply

    Yeah, it does so readers that you respond and are personable. That is what helps mine as they come and see and then stay to play a bit haha

Bouncin Barb

2015-11-09 19:35:38 Reply

This has always been a topic of discussion for many of my blogger friends over the years. In the beginning, I tried to answer every single comment. After growing in followers and following, it became so time consuming to do it, that I backed off. I still feel guilty though. Perhaps I’ll make this my resolution for 2016. Good post.

    Pat Hatt

    2015-11-09 21:23:58 Reply

    It can be time consuming, but a simple rhyme works most times

Alex J. Cavanaugh

2015-11-09 22:42:26 Reply

Search for me and my blog still comes up first.
Supposedly links are bad as well as they lead people from your blog and also hurt your ranking. Guess my rankings are in the toilet then.
My blog is my website. If it’s not at least a little about me, then who the heck is it about?

    Pat Hatt

    2015-11-10 00:10:38 Reply

    Yep, as does mine and this site too. Exactly, stupid. It is creates by you, by you, for you, at least a little of you has to be there.

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