Google's Matt Cutts recently took part in an online interview that was extremely link heavy. The article sparked much debate about affiliate links, paid links, and whether the linking taking place in this type of interview is natural or spammy.
Google's Matt Cutts has put out an open call on his personal blog asking for suggestions for what people would like to see added or changed in Webmaster Tools for 2014. Cutts first did this in 2007, and many of those suggestions were implemented.
As long as you don't use blog comments as a way to increase your backlink profile, you post on topically relevant blogs, and you aren't using the a spammy keyword heavy name, but are using your real name instead, you should avoid penalties.
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