Optimize WordPress Comments
Comments can be a strong indication of user engagement on your website. Engaged users means more links back to your site, more traffic, and improved SEO.
But you need to make sure that your comments are real and not spam. Spammers submit comments with bad links which could affect and even ruin your search rankings.
This is why we recommend everyone to start using Akismet. It is one of the two plugins that come pre-installed with every WordPress site, and it helps you combat comment spam.
If your blog posts attract a lot of genuine, spam-free comments, then you should pat yourself on the shoulder for building such an engaging website!
However, too many comments on a post can make it load slower which also affects your search engine rankings. (Keep reading below to find out more about how speed affects SEO.)
To prepare your website so that it can handle the burden your comments put on your server and speed, you can split comments into multiple pages.