This may not be the first post on the subject but it is the first time I’ve noticed it. Greywolf’s SEO Blog has a short article on a line in the Google Guide to SEO warning against artificially promoting links on popular social media sites.
Well, this goes along with Google’s apparent like for comments on blogs and the ensuing storm of comment spam that just about any blogger has to deal with. Yuck!
Look folks, real links and real comments are very valuable but pervasive and widespread abuse of both social networks and comments by commercial interests just kills the effectiveness and enjoyment of the information. When will it end!