A few weeks back, Google’s fearless Webspam team leader, Matt Cutts announced via Twitter :
- Websites that have the Facebook Comments plugin may also reveal comments you make. If you don’t like this, be sure to logout of your Facebook profile before you comment on a website using this plugin.
- Also worth noting for folks paranoid about Internet privacy — any comments you leave on your friends’ profiles won’t be indexed, only the comments you leave on public Facebook Pages or public blog forums. Well, that is, unless your friends aren’t up to date with their Facebook privacy settings.
Still confused about the difference between a Facebook Page and a Facebook Profile? Check out my previous blog post where I explain the difference.
Will we see an increase in spammy linkbuilding and Facebook Commenting? Perhaps. Will users be less likely to leave comments? Also likely.
Will this change the way that you comment on Facebook Pages, public forums or blogs?