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Nofollow could not save the Google Webmaster blog from comments spam



Google announced that it had removed the ability to leave comments on the Google Webmaster blog. The reason given by Google for removing comments was "most of the time, they were off-topic or even totally spammy".

It's a little ironic, as Google has said, that the Google Webmaster's blog has to worry about spammy comments. If you think about it, most of the messages on search quality, spam control and the nofollow attribute come from this blog. So, to admit that Google removes the possibility of commenting on this blog is indeed ironic.

What Google said. Google has said that since last Friday, comments on Google's webmaster's blog have been disabled. Google said, "Over the years, we've read thousands of comments we've received on our blog articles on the Google Webmaster Central blog. Sometimes they were extremely attentive, at other times they made us laugh out loud, but most of the time they were off topic or even totally spammed; if you think about it, it is rather ironic, since it is the Google Webmaster blog. "

How do you interact with Google? To be honest, comment on the Google webmaster blog was not the best way to interact with Google. It has rarely resulted in a googling response. Instead, Google has said that if you need it, you can contact Twitter @googlewmc or post in Google Groups Help Forums .

Did the nofollow fail? Google? The attribute nofollow link was introduced in 2005 as a means of to prevent comment spam. Yes, these are the words that Google used in 2005. This did not prevent comment spam. In fact, today, it is rare to see a blog on which comments are activated. Comment sections on blogs are often filled with comment spam, irrelevant content, and spammed links, even though the comment section uses the nofollow link attribute and even though the comment section is not not visible to Googlebot.

Why? Questions. If you start a blog and think about allowing comments, think twice. This does not open the door to your site against spam, it can also take a long time to moderate such comments. In addition, spam or offensive content may affect your ability to monetize your site with Google's AdSense program. AdSense publishers and site owners must ensure that user-generated content, such as comments conforms to Google's hate speech policy . Google will remove ads from pages found violating these rules.

It is unfortunate that spammers have ruined one of the best parts of blogs: comments and dialogue with readers.

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Barry Schwartz is editor of News Search Land, owner of RustyBrick a online consulting company based in NY. He also directs Search Engine Roundtable a popular research blog on topics related to SEM