It took me about two weeks to finally run the CommentLuv Link Cleaner Plugin in this blog. The delay is unavoidable as I was quite occupied over the last two weeks and wasn’t online much of the time. Now that I have some time, I can focus again on my blog and hope to post at least an article a day. Nonetheless, removing the dead commentluv links in this blog is also a high priority and I’m very glad that I managed to complete the task today.
This blog is just under two years old and having used the CommentLuv plugin since day one of its operation, I suspect many links are already dead but continue to hang out in this blog, thus slowing the page load time. As for its effect on the page rank, I’m honestly not too sure about it. All I know is comments are never indexed by Google as WordPress prevents it. But if there are broken links, then the spiders can’t follow them! Well, you all probably know that one key part of SEO is making your site friendly to the spiders so as to allow them to find their way around your site. If they can index it, then rest assure that your site will get more page views – at least that’s what I’ve been told. (more…)