Dumb SEO Questions

(Entry was posted by David Gaskin on this post in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Thursday, October 4, 2018).

Should I allow everyone to link to my site?

I got a comment on one of my blog posts that seems like they legitimately read my article. Towards the end of the comment, they talk about including it in one of their articles and link to the article using the article title as the anchor text.

I reviewed the target site and its got a very low DA (3) but the domain has been around for 13 years or so. Additionally, it doesn`t seem very heavy on content although it is industry-related

Kind of on the fence on whether or not I should approve this comment? Will it do more good than bad for my SEO?

Thanks.


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YOUR ANSWERS

Selected answers from the Dumb SEO Questions G+ community.

  • Mile Živković: By default, all blog comments are no-follow, so you shouldn`t worry about it, if it`s a legitimate comment. You can check your website too, I use a Chrome plugin called NoFollow, which highlights all nofollow links on a certain page :)
  • Travis Bailey: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfqbeJEaQQQ
  • Dave Elliott: I`d either not allow links in comments or no follow them.
  • Michael Martinez: Don`t judge a Website by its domain authority or any other SEO tool-supplied metric. Search engines like Bing, Google, and Yandex don`t do that. If you think the comment is useful to your visitors, allow it. Otherwise, don`t.
  • Michael Stricker: Agreed. If leading readers off your domain is OK by you, then approve. But you will set a precedent for allowing links, so think policy first.

View original question in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Thursday, October 4, 2018).

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