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Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Google+ Comments for WordPress is good for SEO!

Bloggers always want their blogs to be listed in Google’s good books! We can’t blame them, because it is the most used Search Engine. It is the prime source of traffic for many! I usually recommend bloggers to grab each and every chance to please Google. The latest trend of installing Google plus comment system is one such opportunity.

Google+ Comments for WordPress is good for SEO!

Lately, many bloggers have been asking me about my take on this topic. Well, I was naturally intrigued by the ‘interest’ many bloggers developed about this commenting system. Suddenly, many of them were appreciating this plugin’s impact on SEO (Search Engine Optimization)!

So, seeing the confusion surrounding the situation, I decided to jump into the bandwagon and test this stuff out. I researched about the topic a bit. Sure enough, embedding Google plus commenting system in your WordPress blog has more than one advantage.

How exactly is Google Plus comment system good for SEO?
We all know that this is the age of Social Media revolution! Social media and blogging are so well connected that a SMO (Social Media Optimization) has emerged out to be a key part of blogging!

It is no unknown fact that Social Media signals influences and affects a blog’s position in SERPs (Search Engine Results Page). Social media signals are all about how well your blog and its content ‘performs’ across various social networking sites.

Thus, it is a prominent factor among the other 200 factors deciding a blog/site’s position in SERPs. So, as you all can see, installing the above mentioned commenting system will garner much more comments from Google + users.

The more comment from Google + ers, the better Social media signals it will generate. And Google has a special place for G+ in its algorithm. It is a well known fact that the better a blog post performs on G+, the better it will rank in SERPs. So, the more the G+ comments, the better it is for your blog! This way, the above comment system is good for a blog’s SEO and SMO!

Getting it installed on your blog is easy
Yes, you read it right! There is a WordPress plugin that’ll get this job done easily. It is called ‘Comments Evolved for WordPress’.

This plugin makes your blog’s commenting system a ‘tabbed’ one. There are tabs for Google plus, Facebook, Disqus and WordPress comments.

In our case, we’ll just add the G+ tab. The existing commenting system will stay right there, without undergoing any change. A new tab for G+ comments will be added. The ‘look and feel’ of this tabbed system is good. It integrates well with almost all WP themes.

It boosts user engagement and user friendliness
Nowadays, people are almost always logged onto their social media accounts while browsing. So, having such a tabbed system with social log in options will prompt them to comment more often. It makes it really easy for them to leave their feedback on your blog! Thus, it is a win-win situation for both parties!

The only drawback that I found with this plugin
Well, this is not Google’s official plugin (but that isn’t a major drawback). The major drawback (according to me) is that it slows down a blog a bit.

I’m a ‘speed’ maniac. I want my blog to load up fast. That’s why I have used a simple theme and simple layout on my blog. That’s the only reason why I’m not using this plugin on my blog.

Over to you
So, if you are not a speed maniac, I guess this plugin won’t disappoint you. It doesn’t conflict with commonly used, important plugins like WP Super Cache, WP SEO by Yoast, AKISMET etc. Ultimately, this plugin will also add a bit to your blog’s SEO and SMO! Go for it if it meets your standards!