CommentLuv Premium Discount and Review
Both had similar strategies how to leverage the network of “CommentLuv enabled blogs” (the footprint if you’re searching in Google is to look for “Commentluv enabled + keywords” or just “Commentluv enabled keywords” with or without quotations). Now Ana’s made it simple to find PR2+ blogs (PageRank 2 or over), just follow her link above.
That way you spend time commenting on those blogs with the most Ka-Pow for your whatnot.
What Does CommentLuv DO?
Silly me, I’ve been rambling on assuming things. Not everyone lives and breathes WordPress plugins – what CommentLuv does is a lot more than it used to if you use the premium plugin like I do.
The free plugin is found in the WordPress directory here. Basically you upload it like any other WP plugin:
Plugins > Add New > Search: CommentLuv (OR Upload if you downloaded the plugin from WordPress).
Install, then Activate – you’re done.
The free plugin will simply allow you to get up to 10 of your last posts from your RSS feed – mind you, you can’t fetch pages, only posts. Another thing: if you try to comment on a blog running the premium version of CommentLuv, then you will need to abide by their commenting rules.
That means: you can only get your most 10 recent posts in a drop-down menu (to leave the title of the post as a hyperlink after your name in the comment box) IF you meet the host’s filters on their premium CommentLuv plugin.
Here’s the catch: if I (running a premium version) go to a blog with a free version – I still get to choose from my 10 recent posts, plus 5 additional posts and/or PAGES of my choosing…
But there’s more to it than an extra 5 posts or pages, nice as that is.
New CommentLuv Premium Features
This plugin holds 8 plugins in one:
- Growmap Anti-Spam Plugin (The “Check Here To Confirm You Are NOT A Spammer” box is anti-spam simplicity – it WORKS)
- TwitterLink (to allow commentators to promote their Twitter names)
- Facebook Like
- Google +1
- Keyword Name (like KeywordLuv)
- DoFollow Plugin (DoFollow Links IF Conditions are Met!)
It’s designed to get more traffic as you blog comment; motivate readers to socially share your posts; check spammers at the door and give your readers incentive to comment (for the Twitter link they also get – which can be nofollowed).
Not only that, but the best part IMO:
Social Bribing / Viral Capability
No I don’t mean extortion – I mean an ethical bribe. On my blog, I’d like more +1′s from people on Google+ for their SEO and traffic benefit. I’d also like more Facebook shares and Tweets.
So here, the way the default setting is: everyone gets just to select heir most recent post title as a backlink.
If you want to choose from your recent 10 posts, like most people, then you can socially share on G+, Twitter or Facebook, OR you can get 3 approved comments here.
What About DoFollow Links?
To get DoFollow links (for a while this blog WAS DoFollow, then I switched to NoFollow after heavy spam), you can either:
Facebook “Like” my post in the CommentLuv section (as you make a comment), and / or give me a +1 in Google.
Do that and you get to choose from your last 10 posts as well as get a DoFollow link.
Benefits of CommentLuv Premium
The benefits are not just for the blogger leaving a trail of comments with the plugin anymore (but by the way, that was one of the only ways I got traffic to this blog when it was new!)…the benefit of using the premium CommentLuv plugin is that now, everyone benefits.
If a reader wants to grow his or her following on Twitter, simply leave comments good enough to be approved. This cuts down on SPAM, too – since I’m picky and don’t approve spammers’ comments. In other words, it raises the bar for comments while giving something back to commentators.
Your username on Twitter will be linked to your comment.
Readers will also get a chance to choose from their last 10 posts if they share my posts/pages on G+ or Facebook…
The “Keyword Name” function is also present so commentators can get their preferred anchor text rather than “Suzy Smith” as their backlink anchor text. This is better SEO for commentators, and one more incentive to comment.
But what good is anchor text if the link is nofollowed by default?
It’s NO GOOD unless it’s DoFollow… Anchor text doesn’t pass through nofollowed links – so of course it benefits the reader again if he or she can +1 or Like the posts, to get their links DoFollowed AND to get 3 approved comments to unlock the Keyword Name feature (which is like the KeywordLuv plugin).
Finally, you can encourage readers by using the “Top Comment Luvvers” widget like I have in the sidebar – further giving links to your commentators.
Social engagement = good
To get a CommentLuv Premium discount, use this link before the 4th of October (or follow the CommentLuv links in the comment section, they’re my affiliate links, too).
The reason I’m posting this today, by the way, is strictly due to the time: the plugin is selling for over 50% discount right now, only until October 4th.
(I’m unclear if it will sell at $97 or $197, right now it’s on sale for $40.)
Blog Owners Benefit
The benefit to the blog owner is that he or she can not only leave comments like before (with the blog post titles as a link, much better for SEO) but he or she can over-ride regular limitations.
Users of the free plugin will need to follow the rules set by the blog owner…but if you use the Premium CommentLuv, then you can always:
- Get Your Last 10 Posts To Choose From
- Have 5 Additional Posts OR Pages To Choose From For 15 Total Choices!
- Gloat Like Crazy
Scratch that last one, it’s not nice.
But did you catch that? You can choose 5 pages or posts, even if they’re not your most recent posts… I know I’ve said it earlier, but that’s pretty cool, considering your pages in WordPress don’t use an RSS feed, and CommentLuv used to run purely on the RSS feed.
It’s also great because you may have some pillar content as a page vs. a post (I try to put most of my product reviews on this blog as pages).
Think of that from an SEO perspective: building links with your preferred anchor text to deep internal pages of your choice…that’s excellent, especially combined with Ana Hoffman’s CommentLuv Enabled Blogs list (PR2+).
Is It Worth It?
I was worried about this plugin being crazy expensive once I heard what Andy was doing during development – and I was excited, too – so much so that I didn’t wait too long to get it (though I hemmed and hawed).
The free version practically built my blog traffic, so I really have no doubt the plugin is worth a look.
The premium plugin is currently selling at over 50% off, so I’d get it, try it out and if you don’t like it – then get a refund. Personally, this is going to be a part of my marketing since I always blog comment anyway, even on my niche sites.
It’s worth it to get better PageRank links, natural traffic from other blogs’ readers, and to segue into a guest post.
Blog commenting is still going on, and even if you didn’t want to allow comments on your blog, you could still use it to get good internal links as you blog comment on other CommentLuv blogs (to any post or page, not the last 10 only).
In my marketing efforts, blog commenting has myriad benefits: engagement, traffic, links, social proof…And now, with CommentLuv Premium, even keyword-anchor text, dofollow and possible viral linking all mixed in with an anti-spam protocol?
Yeah. This thing flipped my lid and I think you should seriously consider using it. I wouldn’t be such a sucker for it if it didn’t work so well on this blog, but CommentLuv has worked well for me, and it’s just gotten a viral marketing makeover.
More free traffic? Works for me.
By the way, if you comment here..um…+1 and Facebook Likes as you comment will get you a DoFollow link. :D
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