Lately I’ve been priding myself in Blue Hat SEO having the most useful and insightful comments and commentators of any SEO blog I’ve ever read. For any blogger this is definitely a brag worthy subject. This isn’t a suck up post it’s to let everyone know how much I appreciate it. So I feel I have every right to be cocky in this manner and brag for at least one post. This may not be the most popular blog in the sphere but I’ll be damned if it doesn’t have the best feedback.
I was reading some other, more mainstream, SEO blogs this morning and I gotta say just the difference in the insight and intelligence of the readers’ comments are amazing. On other sites they tend to just agree or disagree with a post or blurt out whatever random ass emotion they’re feeling at the moment. Over here theres a trend of critiquing and research every aspect of the post. People tend to ask the questions everyone else is thinking and what future readers are bound to ask. Then the questions are usually answered intelligently by two or three different people citing their own research and facts. Problems and ambiguities tend to be solved in the same manner. Not to mention; the reader contributions have been BADASS so far. I gotta say YOU GUYS/GALS KICK ASS!
In light of this I just put up a neat plugin I found called Show Top Commentators as a way of thanking the people who comment often. It’ll post the names of the top 10 global commentators as well as a link to their websites (if applicable) on the navigation. Likewise, this is old news, but I also removed all nofollow links in the comments. So now the people who comment can get properly rewarded with links and the people who comment most can get rewarded even more. Personally I’d rather do what I can to improve the community here rather than my own faggy Page Rank.
I know there are plenty of lurkers still on this site (about 1,600 and growing daily to be exact) that I would love to get commenting on a regular basis. So if you’re a lurker by all means if you got some questions or insight on a post feel compelled to let us know and help everyone out by leaving a quick comment. Likewise if you’re not in the habit of reading comments on blogs than I’d recommend you make an exception here because you’re missing a ton of great information if you don’t. The rest of you; You really are making this an awesome place so keep it up because we all appreciate it! I know I’ve learned a ton from you guys already.