How do you know if your blog posts are too spammy? Recent someone sent me an article that addresses this issue. I think that we must stay current because many things we may have done in the past with keywords may not work well with the Google rules today. Be sure to read the sample article in the post that makes a clear case against putting links in your posts that are not relevant, plus more insights.
Anyway, read this article about the Google Penalty for Over Optimization.
Note: The material in the article after the first two paragraphs is an example of a spammy post. Don’t feel bad if you need to read the article again to dissect it. Ask any questions or make any clarifying comments by clicking on the comment button after the post.