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. 😀
According to many SEO experts, Google won’t necessarily penalize your site just because you have some broken links!
BUT do take a careful look at Google’s Webmaster Guidelines which clearly states that you should check for broken links and correct HTML. That is some food for thought, don’t you think?
Plus, who likes a blog that has a lot of links that don’t work?
Broken Links Checkers
I have run Broken Links Checker before but it does not remove the links that was generated by CommentLuv plugin. So, I must thank Andy Bailey for coming up with this new plugin which sort out this problem once and for all.
I have resisted uninstalling CommentLuv plugin and I guess my patience is rewarded.
Those who have downloaded and activated the plugin will find that the plugin is very easy to use. You don’t need to monitor the progress and it stops scanning whenever you decide to log off from your WordPress. You can continue the scanning at any time later by choosing the “check the untested link” button.
That way you don’t need to restart the process all over again. Depending on how long you have been using the CommentLuv plugin the scanning and fixing will take about 15 minutes to two hours.
By the way, I received an e-mail from Andy today. He is concerned about the increase in mechanical Turk type spam which seems to be directing their attack on sites that uses CommentLuv plugin.
So Andy has this crazy idea of implementing a new policy: “CommentLuver Only policy on ComLuv.com”. If implemented, as soon as someone tries to comment, the CommentLuv plugin will try to fetch their latest posts and if it finds they don’t have CommentLuv on their site it will warn them and not allow them to submit the comment.
Hmm… What do you think about it guys? It’s ok with me since I’m not a regular commenter at ComLuv.com.
But if the policy is extend to every sites that uses CommentLuv plugin, then it will be a different story. I can see myself uninstalling the plugin if that happen since it will defeat the purpose of installing it at the first place.
At a glance, I thought the PC was dead real. But, the colour combination was a bit striking that I decided to have a second look at it and oh my! It is actually a LEGO model made of probably thousands of LEGO bricks.
It is very creative indeed and yet another proof that LEGO is one of the most exciting and challenging game ever created. It is good for kids to exercise their brains and help them to be creative and open to every possibility.
I don’t know who the creator of this awesome LEGO creation is. I just found the picture at Likes.Com.
Go and browse the pictures there and you will find lots of awesome LEGO creations. 😀