Allowing readers to post comments and contribute to your site is great for engagement and loyalty, but does come with some SEO repercussions.
This was a great read - I don't see comments getting mentioned much within the industry. UGC is great too - Tory did a great post on this at Moz recently: https://moz.com/blog/ugc-strategy-guide-for-seo
On the comments itself I've noticed some publishers disabling comments and preferring to move discussion over to Twitter/X or such. I guess with what's happening there this may not be the smartest move, with people moving off the platform (yourself included).
I feel that there's a gap in the market for a proper/decent commenting system. Substack seem to do this nicely, but have never been a fan of Disqus and some of the others. I think a simple Reddit style system (upvote / downvote comments) would work nicely - I think it would add a very interesting angle to lots of articles.
Hey Barry, I created a website 6 months back, regularly posting news articles in range of 15-20. The indexing of articles is still very slow. Sometimes articles get indexed the next day, which is not at all good for a news publisher.
The website has a well-working sitemap structure.
Can you please tell me what else I can do to index articles fast ?