Be careful what you comment on
Over the last few months I have been receiving increasing numbers of emails which go along the lines of:
Two years ago I made a comment on your article (TITLE HERE), which linked to my website. Now I am trying to remove all comments that link to my site, would you mind deleting the comment? It’s the one from (SOME SPAMMY NAME HERE).
Clearly this relates to Google’s various “
panda penguin”-related updates during the past year, and backlinks that once added SEO value to a site, no longer do, and may even penalise a site’s ranking.
Up until now I have removed comments when requested. However I’ve decided that life is too short and mine is busy enough already, so I will be ignoring future requests. If this affects you, think of it as karma for posting spammy comments in the first place.