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Google starts indexing Facebook, third-party comments

A relatively large number of publishers, particularly those running 'blogs', rely on third-party services to power the comments on their websites.

From Facebook Comments to Disqus, there is no shortage of options that enable publishers to offer commenting functionality without having to implement it themselves.

While not the most technically complex functionality to implement, there are a number of reasons publishers might choose to outsource comments, ranging from spam control to identity management.

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Google's tips on optimising indexing

Google's Webmaster Tools blog has just published a useful presentation, which provides advice on getting your pages crawled and indexed by the search engine.

Basically, the Googlebot can only crawl and index a small proportion of all the content online, so streamlining your site to reduce unnecessary crawling can optimise the speed and accuracy of your indexing.

Here are some of Google's tips, more detail in the full slideshow...

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Grey hat SEO: making your subscriber-only content visible to Google

Like so many others, you've decided to revisit your business model and paid content looks awfully good at the moment. Running an online subscription service can be very rewarding, but it's tough.

One of the challenges posed by a paywall is the paywall's impact on SEO. Since content is restricted to subscribers, Google can't spider your content. What can you do about this?

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