Only Show 5 Comments

  1. lbrummer profile image94
    lbrummerposted 6 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 6 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 image88
    jansharesposted 6 months ago

    Sounds like a good idea, lbrummer.