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Based on recent discussions on pagerank sculpting and the nofollow tag, the wisest course seems to be to limit the number of comments on a blog. A balance must be struck between useful extra content and pagerank dilution through extra outlinks.
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from cosmiccarl 1964 Days ago #
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I agree, this is a problem. Another solution is to make your blogs do follow and ask people who make comments to have their blogs be do follow as well.

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from bwelford 1964 Days ago #
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@cosmiccarl IMHO I do not believe that prevents the dilution of pagerank among more and more comment-created outlinks.

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from bwelford 1963 Days ago #
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Based on Matt Cutts latest post on page rank sculptinghttp://www.mattcutts.com/blog/pagerank-sculpting/it would seem that the recommended approach here may well be very appropriate.

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from incrediblehelp 1963 Days ago #
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Not sure what the deal is with this article.  Who says you have to let users link out to their web addresses in comments anyways?  Why can people just moderate them and filter out the garbage?

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from seobro 1963 Days ago #
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Google assigns more PR to blogs with lots of comments. And it makes sense, if a blog has many comments typically that it a good thing. There are people who go on MTURK and pay you a penny per comment.

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from YoungMaster 1963 Days ago #
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@seobro  ORLY???

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from StephenCronin 1962 Days ago #
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As I commented on the post:You appear to use WordPress 2.8. It supports paged comments. Why not get your theme updated to use this feature, then only allow 10 comments per page (using one of the SEO plugins that adds the canonical tag to avoid duplicate content issues)? Wouldn’t that solve the problem?

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from bwelford 1962 Days ago #
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You’re right, Stephen.  That certainly should solve the problem if you don’t mind separate pages, although I’m not a fan of that approach.Re the canonical tag, I use the All-in-one-SEO Pack Plugin and that tag is now included in the plugin.  If it works, then that certainly helps.

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from jcm0309 1962 Days ago #
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am new to this pagerank dilution.. this is informative.. thanks a lot!

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