Do spam comments affect PageRank for blog sites?
bcastle 1 year ago
My department has a blog on WordPress. It's primarily to keep team members and customers up to date on nonproprietary developments that could affect the business, but we also want to drive some traffic to our main website. Apparently the comment filters weren't set up and in the space of a couple of months we had over 50,000 spam comments before anyone noticed. It's a pain to remove them on WordPress, since it has to be done in 150 comment groups. You can do the math, but 50,000 divided by 150 equals a lot of time waiting for pages to load while trying to stay awake. Anyway, we have changed the settings to prevent this from continuing, but do all those spam messages, which of course have links to thousands of different sites, cause the blog to have its PageRank penalized?
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