Only Show 5 Comments

  1. lbrummer profile image91
    lbrummerposted 12 months ago

    Would it help to change the number of comments that show up on the article?  The number can be set for as few as 5 or as many as 500.  If the number is set at 5, a visitor can still click on the "show more" button to see, and read as many as they wish.  I would imagine that when Google scans the article, and the "show 5 comments" has been chosen, that that would be the only comments that Google will see.  Am I wrong in assuming this?

    1. Christy Kirwan profile image
      Christy Kirwanposted 12 months ago in reply to this

      It really depends. Not all comments are equal as far as Google is concerned.

      Google sees on-topic comments that further the discussion as a positive quality signal for an article, so if you have a lot of those, you'd be hurting yourself by not letting them show.

      On the other hand, short, very poorly-written, and off-topic comments impact a Hub negatively and it would be best to show as few of those as possible.

  2. janshares profile image91
    jansharesposted 12 months ago

    Sounds like a good idea, lbrummer.