The Stallion version of the SEO Super Comments WordPress Plugin is built directly into the Stallion WordPress SEO theme (doesn’t need installing like a WordPress Plugin) and is a highly modified version of the Prelovac SEO Super Comments WordPress Plugin. It’s easily activated on the “Stallion >> Advanced SEO” Options page.
No other WordPress theme has the set of WordPress SEO features described below.
The Stallion SEO Super Comments Plugin options descriptions are at the bottom of this post.
The original Prelovac SEO Super Comments WordPress SEO Plugin turns all WordPress comments into WordPress post like pages (they are similar to a WordPress post but lack comments and use a comment as the body of the post) and used the title of the original post for the title element of the comment post.
This is a very good idea for a WordPress SEO plugin for a site with a lot of comments, but there was no way to optimize the title element (tag) of the comment posts and if a comment was a single word comment it would still generate a comment post (that’s far from ideal)!
The original SEO Super Comments plugin also broke when WordPress incorporated canonical URL support into WordPress core, basically the comment posts had a canonical URL back to the original post meaning Google didn’t index them.
The built in Stallion SEO Super Comments WordPress Plugin is a major improvement over the original SEO Super Comments plugin and fixes the canonical URL issue and adds new features.
Stallion SEO Super Comments WordPress Plugin Features
Turns large comments into comment posts: On the Stallion Advanced SEO Options page you set the minimum number of characters (default 400 characters) a comment has to be before it will generate a link to the comment post. This means small comments won’t waste a link to the corresponding comment post.
Search engine optimized anchor text from and to the original WordPress post. At the bottom of a comment that’s big enough to generate a comment post there’s a link to the comment post with the title of the post as anchor text. For example all the larger comments on the page you are reading now will have a link to comment posts with anchor text “Stallion SEO Super Comments Plugin Feature”, anchor text is more important SEO wise than standard body text, as long as you name your posts with keyword rich titles each larger comment supports the posts SEO. On the actual comment post is a link back to the corresponding WordPress post using the title of the post as anchor text, so each comment post results in a backlink using relevant anchor text to the original WordPress post.
The Stallion SEO Super Comments plugin has built in support for the Hikari Comment Title plugin (this plugin is also built into Stallion, activated from the “Stallion >> Advanced SEO” Options page). The Comment Title plugin adds the option for you and your commenter’s to add a relevant title to comments (you can see it in action in the comments below). This comment title is used by the Stallion SEO Super Comments plugin as the title element (title tag) of the comment posts. This means you can SEO the title element of the comment posts and in my experience this can generate a nice chunk of search engine traffic from long tail SERPs you’ve not covered in your main posts.
Stallion includes built in Featured Image and Auto Thumbnails support, if this is activated via the Stallion options page and the original post has a featured image, any image or a YouTube video the post comments related to the posts will also have the thumbnail. The thumbnails use the original title of the post as the alt attribute text (helps with SEO).
A comment post by a commenter with multiple comments will show an excerpt of the latest comments from that commenter with a link with relevant anchor text to the comment.
If you use either the Contextual Related Posts SEO Version Plugin or the Related Posts WordPress SEO Plugin from WordPress SEO Plugins page the related post for the original post the comments are from will be shown.
Stallion SEO Super Comments WordPress SEO Plugin Settings
SEO Comments ON/OFF >> Turn feature On/Off
Comment Posts Size >> Set the number of characters for a comment to be considered a comment post (default 400). If a comment has more than this number of characters there will be a link at the bottom of the comment going to the comment post. This is an important setting, for SEO reasons we don’t want small comments turned into post like pages, for example you don’t want a single line comment like “I agree with Bob” as a page using valuable link benefit etc…
Comment Posts Title Element Size >> Set the number of words for a comments title element (title tag) (default 12). The title element is the title from the “Comment Titles Plugin” and an excerpt from the comment. This setting is the number of words from the comments excerpt.
More Comments by Author >> Set the number of “More Comments by Author” on the Super Comments Pages (default 5). This can mix the content up a bit and link back to other posts on the site.
More Comments Excerpt Length >> Set the number of words for “More Comments by Author” excerpts on the Super Comments Pages (default 40).