So is it true that guest blogging can get you penalized now ?

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I have read a couple places that guest blogging is against Google's guidelines and can get you penalized .. I would really like some clear answers on this ... also if there are conditions that would get you penalized , but still make it possible for people to guest blog , please let me know . I would like to know what can get you penalized .

1 . I know that bad quality links will def get you penalized .
2. I am following the white hat techniques and I post on forums and sometimes leaving comments related to the topic of the discussion and leave the link of my site which is helpful and related to the discussions on the forums.

3. I write articles related to my site making sure that I leave a link there using an anchor text linking back to my site , once again ... articles related to my site niche ... I also post to directories under the section related to my niche .

3. I do not over build backlinks daily , maybe 3 or 4 daily , building them slowly with quality.

I wanna know about guest-blogging though , even posting on forums contributing to discussions , with links .. will that get someone penalized ?
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  • Profile picture of the author olamiko
    Guest posting can't get you penalized if you do it right, not like a robot or something. It's compatible with white hat rules. But if you have some doubts about that you can read an article which clearly shows you that there is nothing to worry about, until you know how to do it
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    • Profile picture of the author mase857
      Originally Posted by olamiko View Post

      Guest posting can't get you penalized if you do it right, not like a robot or something. It's compatible with white hat rules. But if you have some doubts about that you can read an article which clearly shows you that there is nothing to worry about, until you know how to do it
      ok ... what about the methods I mentioned above .. are they good ?
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  • Profile picture of the author drinstech
    Guest Posting can Get you Penalize!
    If you doing SPAM with guest posting.
    Like,
    If you post in a low DA and Low PR blog/site.
    If you post in a blog that niche is not related to your blog/sites
    If you post low quality content
    If you post in Guest Posting Network blog/sites
    and much more
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Seymour
    Dont think of guest posting = PBN + highly over using anchors.

    If done properly, which is to actually look for good sites with good traffic, you win. Get 100 "guest posts" in 10 days from random domains? Sounds fishy, but done right, it probably wont get you penalised.
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  • Profile picture of the author vishwa
    You can do Guest Post without any problem until it looks like spam in the eye of Google.
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  • Profile picture of the author sweezeter
    Throwing your articles on a bunch of low quality article directories isn't guest posting, and if you are using that content AFTER the articles have been posted on quality guest posting sites I wouldn't recommend that either.

    Guest posts do work, but you can't be blatantly obvious about it. Gotta make it seem natural and a good fit. Most of the guest posting Google's cracked down on isn't what I'd call guest blogging anyways.
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  • Profile picture of the author PBNPaddy
    A guest post is perfectly acceptable thing in google's eyes, they love it. It helps them provide great content to their users just like everything else. The problem is, google doesn't like people who guest blog for solely the sake of links to your honey pot. People start going all WALMART/ASDA on the prices and create cheap ass networks for guest posting and it becomes a problem.

    I never write guest posts or blog, but i'm sure i'd offer some great content for some ones blog or case studies etc - Why would google not want me to offer that to their users?

    Moral of the story: Cutting corners gets your fingers burnt

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  • Profile picture of the author Vansskavv
    Yes google announcement for last update about guest blogging ,google is clear said this is spamming if you will be gust blogging so google can be penalized you
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  • Profile picture of the author linkbuildr
    1 two second google search and you'd have your answer...

    "large-scale article marketing or guest posting campaigns with keyword-rich anchor text links"

    https://support.google.com/webmaster...er/66356?hl=en

    https://www.mattcutts.com/blog/guest-blogging/
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    • Profile picture of the author AlbertMora
      No, as long as

      - You guests post are on quality sites
      - Related to your niche
      - You don't use massive/spamming guest posting tactics...

      Also, it's better to place your link inside the posts, (alongside with other links to 3rd party sites), not on your author's bio
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