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Do comments add to the word count of an online article or blog?

  1. Pamela N Red profile image85
    Pamela N Redposted 5 years ago

    Do comments add to the word count of an online article or blog?

    I've seen some articles that aren't very long but have many comments that add up to a high word count. I just wondered if the search engines count this as word count for the page.

  2. vapourlock profile image60
    vapourlockposted 5 years ago

    No Pamela. The comments don't count as a part of the word count.

  3. teaches12345 profile image93
    teaches12345posted 5 years ago

    Good question, Pamela. I just popped in to see the response.  I say vapourlock's response to this and it makes sense.  Thanks for asking.

  4. Modern-stories profile image59
    Modern-storiesposted 5 years ago

    I don't think so. The comments are separate from the body of the article.

  5. wheelinallover profile image78
    wheelinalloverposted 5 years ago

    We are aware search engines scan comments. What they are searching for are your keywords. If those commenting use your keywords it adds relevance to your article. If they counted as words many of my hubs and articles would never be picked up as there are a lot which are over 1000 words when you add comments.

  6. tomjoseonline profile image66
    tomjoseonlineposted 5 years ago

    Hi Pamela, Nothing but key words are the basic which google searches and give more traffic. Writing more words does not make sense.