Q: What is the ideal word limit of blog page on a website? Should I allow my readers to comment? Are comments good, bad, or neutral for SEO?
A: Since Google doesn’t prefer short blog posts, I would recommend that your write-up should have around 2000 characters. It is important that your post is good, well-written, and follows all the on-page SEO tactics. Remember that the blog post is for both; humans and Google.
Coming to comments, it’s ok to let your readers post their views and interact people with their blog. However, do not forget to install a plug in to filter for blog spam. Akismet for WordPress is a good one to install as it filters out really irrelevant blog spam. It is important that blog comments append the NoFollow attribute to any shared link automatically. In absence of the attribute, you will get a lot of spammy comments because spammers would see your blog as a way to get link juice.
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