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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.

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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 ?

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You could try using WebSub (formerly known as PubSubHubbub). A tool like PubIndexAPI.com makes use of this to get content indexed quickly.

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Hi, I am Venkata Panchumarthi. I read this article and it is very informative. I like the way you explained about the topic. Thank you so much for sharing all this wonderful info. It is so appreciated!!!

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Hey Barry, Thank you for such a detailed post about Google Discover! There is really a lot of information about the topic that you covered in your article. It was helpful to know that you gave the link to Lily Ray’s ultimate guide on Moz—it is always great to rely on the work of the known and respected professionals in the field. I found particularly useful your discussion on user-generated content and the role that comments play on publishers’ sites. What you said is true—UGC has always been part of the web and is one of the ways to create lots of content that can attract traffic. However, it is very interesting to see how you are careful not to go off the rails and moderate these comments in a way that will keep them high quality. I also think it is great that you tested whether Google is actually indexing these comments or not. It is actually funny that Google is interested in taking comments into account for a rank-worthy page, something that they wanted to do a long time ago, exactly in 2008. Let your next post about UGC and SEO be as insightful and practical as this one!

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