Can asking for comments get you a google penalty?
I'm not talking about 'Site Comments' here.
But rather the 'give and take' comments thread.
If you leave a link back to your site in that thread - Google will know about it (you can see in Search Console).
But does Google know that you are specifically asking for comments?
Furthermore, would this be considered blackhat SEO?
Potentially falling into the same realm of paying for backlinks?
Or, if you have a WA review on your site - reciprocal linking?
Could any of this result in a Google pentaly/lower rankings?