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  • jakevhd

    (@jakevhd)


    After installing and activating this plugin we can see in google search console that the comments are no longer in google’s crawled version of each blog post for our site, is there anyway this can be rectified? This is leading to a significant decrease in traffic.

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  • Plugin Author Joel James

    (@joelcj91)

    Hey @jakevhd,

    I will crosscheck this. This plugin should load the comments in normal way if the visitor is a search engine bot. Thanks for the report.

    Thread Starter jakevhd

    (@jakevhd)

    Hey @joelcj91,
    Have you had any luck with this?

    Dhananjay

    (@dhananjaygbhardwaj)

    @joelcj91 Joel, I was wondering the same thing. Could you confirm if the Google or any other search engine bot will properly be able to read (and index) the comments?

    • This reply was modified 9 months, 2 weeks ago by Dhananjay.
    Plugin Author Joel James

    (@joelcj91)

    Hey all,

    Yes, this plugin will not lazy load comments to search engines. You can check that using some tools like this https://totheweb.com/learning_center/tools-search-engine-simulator/

    Dhananjay

    (@dhananjaygbhardwaj)

    @joelcj91 Thank you for the prompt reply.

    I checked via the tool and I couldn’t find the comments anywhere in the results. Could it be because I chose the “on click” option to load the comments and not the “on scroll” option?

    Plugin Author Joel James

    (@joelcj91)

    Hey @dhananjaygbhardwaj,

    Can you share you website link? Let me check.

    Dhananjay

    (@dhananjaygbhardwaj)

    Hi @joelcj91, sure here it is: www[dot]thecustomdroid[dot]com

    • This reply was modified 9 months, 2 weeks ago by Dhananjay.
    Plugin Author Joel James

    (@joelcj91)

    Thank you. Are you using any cache plugin?

    Dhananjay

    (@dhananjaygbhardwaj)

    @joelcj91 Yes, WP Rocket.

    Dhananjay

    (@dhananjaygbhardwaj)

    @joelcj91 Any tips?

    manilo23

    (@manilo23)

    Hi, i had the same problem. It’s a cache problem, exclude “llc_scroll.min.js” from minify and then Google bot can see the comments. I try it in Search Console with W3 Total Cache.

    If you don’t exclude “llc_scroll.min.js” from minify, the bot doesn’t see the comments. Please try and let me know if you solve it.

    However, in this way the performance on Pagespeed insights does not improve, so for now I have disabled the plugin 🙁

    @joelcj91 any tips about it? Thanks

    • This reply was modified 9 months ago by manilo23.
    • This reply was modified 9 months ago by manilo23.
    Dhananjay

    (@dhananjaygbhardwaj)

    @manilo23 Yes, that indeed solved the problem. But then again, that’s really not good for improving the speed, the reason why we are using the plugin in the first place.

    @joelcj91 Any solution for us?

    manilo23

    (@manilo23)

    @dhananjaygbhardwaj I also post here, but for now no solution for improving the speed

    Dhananjay

    (@dhananjaygbhardwaj)

    @manilo23 I have decided to ditch Lazy Loading. In my case, I have just accepted to deal with the comments and remove any that doesn’t actually add any value to the page.

    Yes, a few particular pages might be affected in terms of speed, but in my recent testing, the difference is not so significant. So I will let it settle there.

    Dhananjay

    (@dhananjaygbhardwaj)

    @joelcj91 Do you have any more information for us? Although I have reached a conclusion (see the previous comment), but it’s not definitive.

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