Google's Matt Cutts Tells Tips On Blog Commenting With Links
Posted: November 18, 2013 by Emily Brown
Google's head of webspam, Matt Cutts, touched upon another question that worries SEOs, i.e., "Are blog comments with links spam?"
In a short video yesterday, Cutts explained that leaving links to your site or similar resources while commenting on blog posts is not unanimously spam, but like anything, it can be abused.
In order to make things clearer, Matt went on to offer some tips on how to make sure your comments won't be considered spam by Google or the site you are leaving it on:
1. It's better to leave your real name when commenting, because if you use a company name or anchor text you want to rank for may seem like you're doing it for commercial marketing purposes; which pretty much looks spammy.
2. If your link building strategy chiefly rests upon leaving links in blog post comments, then you have to make some changes immediately. In other words, if the majority of your links come from blog comments, it will raise a red flag.
Check out the whole video above.