Posted December 21, 2006 11:26 pm by with 3 comments

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I need your help. Actually, other Marketing Pilgrim readers need your help.

I’ve noticed more visitors leaving questions on posts that have long since retired to the archives. Not wanting to let them live out the rest of their lives in obscurity, I thought I’d test shining a spotlight on them.

So, I’m going to keep my eye on any interesting questions posted in our comments and highlight them in new posts.

Kicking-off this experiment comes a question from Demetrius

Anyone have any tips on how to best use to help promote one’s websites? I have recently signed up, added a few friends, and am trying to add interesting, useful sites before I add my own (which I’ll do when I’m finished with my first set of tutorials). My sense is that it may be wise to make some of the more “popular” members my friends, but for now I’ve stuck solely to people who are related to my industry. What do other people think? Any good tips out there?

So, what advice can you share with Demetrius? The MP Comment Clinic is open, leave your advice in the comments of this post.

  • There are some users who land up on pages through :-

    1) Searching through Search Engines
    2) Forums
    3) Links on other website
    4) Trying to explore different pages of website out of curiosity.

    In case you do not want users to contribute anything then you have the choice to disable comments for outdated threads.

    Posting comments actually helps a website to achieve higher rankings on search engines. Any website which update its content on regular basis with good quality posts/articles/comments will always rank higher on search engines especially Google 🙂

  • @SEO Hawk, the emphasis is on “good quality”. I like to leave comments open on older posts, for the community aspect, but they rarely help for SEO. Fresh content needs to be relevant and keyword rich (whether targeted or themed) in order to help the old post – unfortunately, comments to older posts, tend to be spam.

  • Thank you