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Bill Hartzer
So apparently Reddit comments can get a site a manual action. That doesn’t seem right, . Unless the site owner has made the comments on and google can prove it?
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Chris Silver Smith 4 May 19
Are "comment spam" links new to you? Why the abrupt surprise/outrage towards Google?
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Bill Hartzer 4 May 19
Not surprised, but couldn’t this be something a competitor could do to a site? Do a bunch of Reddit comment spam and get their competitors a manual action?
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Joe Youngblood 4 May 19
Would need to see the comments. But clean up a lot of Spam on Reddit and ~70% of it is already caught by their filter.
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Jen Currier 6 May 19
Great article so many factors to consider. Especially both where the link is (user profile) vs comment and what anchor text if any its attached to. Also how many other contributions the user has and how natural the link appears within the conversation itself.
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Jen Currier 6 May 19
Replying to @bhartzer @JohnMu and 2 others
my assumption without looking at full data is there are other instances of this type of link pattern outside of reddit within the clients link profile.
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Ryan Sammy 5 May 19
Comment spam on Reddit has jumped 3x this year. I moderate a couple small subs one is in the beauty realm and I had to write automod rules to start removing links comments. Somes mods are sharing domain ban lists so you can copy and paste it into your automod.
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Ryan Sammy 5 May 19
I could easily see this turning into a negative seo tactic. Not only getting a ding from Google but getting your domain added to a secret blacklist you don't even know you're on.
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