CommentLuv Your Way to Business Prosperity

Use CommentLuv to Attract Business

How CommentLuv supports small business & attracts customers

Q: What does CommentLuv have to do with YOUR prosperity or the prosperity of your business and community?

I’m glad you asked.

A: We can use CommentLuv to create economic recovery and improve our standard of living.

HOW? (I can hear non-believers asking).

EASY! Once you understand what I’m about to share with you.

Money we spend with online and local small businesses is immediately recirculated in the economy – unlike money we spend with big brands and big box stores that benefits the wealthy and does NOT recirculate.

According to a study commissioned by Local First:

$73 of every $100 dollars we spend in locally
owned businesses STAYS in our communities!

Only $43 of every $100 dollars spent in
non-locally owned businesses STAYS.

That extra $30 means more local sales tax revenues and more jobs and higher pay and benefits for people in your community. Small businesses also pay more in property taxes that support schools and fire departments.

Imagine how much more than $30 that would be if your local small businesses start sourcing more of what they sell locally.  Most currently buy from major suppliers and NOT from other local businesses – but they COULD and they WILL if you encourage and support them!

This infographic image makes that easier to see: Use THIS LINK to see the infographic full size.

Economic Impact of Buying Local

Economic Impact of Buying Local and Supporting Small Business

Now you know why supporting small businesses leads to economic recovery.

Q: What do small businesses need to thrive?

A: The same things our blogs and Web sites and online businesses need to grow:

  • Visibility
  • Traffic
  • Community support

What does CommentLuv provide?

  • Visibility
  • Traffic
  • Communities that support each other

CommentLuv can be the tool that
generates economic recovery faster

IF – and ONLY IF – we bloggers choose to be business friendly.

Small Business owners may not have the time to comment themselves because they’re busy running their companies and struggling to survive in this economic downturn.

They may not have the money to hire in-house employees to comment for them or buy advertising the way the Big Brands do. They may have to outsource or hire home workers – OFTEN BLOGGERS – to assist them in raising their visibility.

Businesses need to be sure their comments are NEVER SPAM. Have whoever will be doing the commenting read Vernessa’s excellent post on Virtual Assistant Comment Spam for tips on what NOT to do and my tips for leaving comments that don’t get deleted.

If we object to businesses commenting in our blogs
and call them spammers
how will they learn from us what we now know?

Where will they get the visibility and traffic they need to create more jobs and pump much needed money into our local communities?

A: They probably won’t. Google is taking away their search traffic and plays games with the cost of their ads – especially during their peak sales periods.

There IS NO OTHER SOURCE of traffic that
converts like organic or paid search.

I know because I’ve tested. Local Search Listings can generate traffic that can add up to big traffic, but that takes more time and you need hundreds or thousands of sites to generate 75% of the traffic you get from Google. (See this Local Search Case Study for details.)

Blogging generates traffic but it won’t convert like search. That means you need a lot MORE traffic and for that you need Collaborations of Bloggers familiar with Blog Outreach.


  1. Seriously think about being dofollow. If you use CommentLuv you can set the CommentLuv link to dofollow. If you use KeywordLuv or the Keywords function of CommentLuv Premium you can set the keywords in the name field to dofollow. This blog has both fields set to dofollow. If you only want to set one to dofollow the keywords are more important (unless the blogger is using keywords as the title of their posts). While being dofollow does attract link builders who may be spammers, being nofollow does NOT eliminate spam. We fegularly collaborate with and promote only bloggers who choose to be dofollow AND use CommentLuv.
  2. Rethink your position on allowing businesses to comment in your blog.
  3. Support your local businesses.
  4. Create collaborations of local bloggers. Check out what Rohan @365thingstododc is doing with Washington D.C. Influencers
  5. Understand Why Your Geographic Location IS a Niche and add a geographic component to your blog that will Position Your Blog Where the Money Is.
  6. Use and promote the use of CommentLuv and understand How CommentLuv Grows Businesses and Blogs
  7. Consider upgrading from the free version of CommentLuv to CommentLuv Premium to grow your reach faster and support small businesses even more. I have rounded up almost thirty CommentLuv Premium Reviews.

The prelaunch of CommentLuv Premium
ended at NOON EST Thursday Oct 6, 2011.

Until it becomes available again
you can use the free version of CommentLuv,
free trackback blocker and the
GrowMap anti-spambot plugin.

We don’t know what the new price or pricing structure will be.

If you want to be notified when you can again buy CommentLuv Premium or get more information you can click the banner below:


  • Plain Talk: When you buy local, you create local jobs “…if every American spent just $64 more each year than he or she normally spends, and purchases goods made in the U.S., it would create 200,000 more jobs.”
  • Pioneer Valley roundup of Local Economic Studies
  • PSFK: Infographic: Why Buy Local & Ten Reasons to Shop Local First
  • Local Business Impact Report on Independent Merchants and the New Orleans Economy (September, 2009) Participating businesses report total sales per square foot of $587 per retail square foot. Therefore, 179,000 square feet would generate an estimated $105 Million in annual  sales revenue across as many as 100 individual stores versus only $50 Million generated by the average Target store with the same square footage.
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Gail Gardner

Small Business Marketing Strategist at GrowMap
Creator and owner of, Gail is primarily known for mentoring small businesses and encouraging bloggers to join collaborations to share skills and support small business.


  1. The money that stays in the community and what goes out is a huge problem with globalization and huge corporations. It’s tricky because large supermarkets often offer so much more choice at a cheaper price than the little guy. This is part of the degradation of community.

    In Australia we are also having a huge issue with Chinese investors buying up all the property they can get their hands on… On the surface it looks like there is money coming into the community, but quite often they do not provide jobs for locals and the developments they build and charge rent for produce income for the owner which will ultimately leave the country… We’ve really got to focus on the local… even local produce which means that even more stays in the area.

  2. Dear Gail,
    I liked what you said about That extra $30 means more local sales tax revenues and more jobs and higher payand benefits for people in your community. Small businesses also pay more in property taxes that support schools and fire departments.
    Continue this kind of articles because they are very good and useful, congratulations.
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  3. i also agree with that CommentLuv improve your business and terrific and raise your business profit so it is beneficial.
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  4. Most helpful about CommentLuv is that it allows to filter out the links and comments, to those that are unrelated so it is very useful for me thanks.

  5. Technology has become now very vast and has much more opportunities for all the persons and this blog inform about business prosperity.
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  6. When I started using CommentLuv I got a good traffic boost and it helped me lessen site spammers. In the type of business that I am in now where web marketing is really a decisive strategy, I am really thankful that this remarkable software is helping me out.

  7. It is every small business’ wish to have a top site ranking, thanks to commentluv for making it possible.

  8. I have been using commentluv to help boost my site raking for a while now and I’m finding it’s not just the good blogs with high page ranking that are helping me. I am finding as long as the blog is relevant to what I’m targeting also helps. I am currently working on finding valuable sites such as this to help me target my online store site. If you are also looking for great links builing methods check out profile link building.

  9. Jenny Brown says:

    I’ve found the greatest feature of ComLuv so far is it’s ability to virtually eliminate bot generated spam comments.
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  10. commentluv is a small plugin for word press and it always seems like the commentluv commenters are contributors to the blogging community helping each other out.I really love this plugin.

  11. Comment luv is great. Bloggers need some reward for blogging. It’s a shame that they get punished many times for the mistakes of spammers.

  12. I think CommentLuv plugin really gives more traffic to the site! This is very helpful on SEO!
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  13. One thing for sure, commentluv plugin will attract commenters in your site – both the real readers and the spammers.
    But since you are the owner of the site, with just one click you can change comments to nofollow.
    No sweat.
    The pros outway the cons.
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  14. Peter Burgh says:

    I really love using Commentluv and it is also to avoid spammer.

  15. Do you think that CommentLuv actually encourages more genuine readers to comment and get involved in the topic? Does it really matter to someone who is just interested in commenting whether or not a blog has CommentLuv enabled?

    I had considered using it on my blog, but I’m not sure if it will just encourage more spam – I already get enough of that.

  16. commentluv In the technology world internet has been a part of every business and commentluv is just one tool that can help every business .
    I assume it´s possible by earing SEO trust. Google just gives you the trust of your prospects.
    I have added commentluv at the recommendation of so many bloggers like yourself.

  17. Jac Evans says:

    Comment luv is great one software. It is very beneficial for us. The work is done by automatically by using this.
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  18. i also just bought and installed it it is great woo hoo!!

  19. I agree that comment luv is a handy tool for getting more comments and traffic to your website. but if not under constant moderation to many outbound links can discredit the site in SEO eyes (google).
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  20. What I have found most impressive about CommentLuv is that if allows me to filter out the legitimate links and comments, to those that are unrelated
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  21. Commentluv is extremely handy for webmasters. It certainly makes my life easier!
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  22. I think it´s possible by earing SEO trust. Google just gives you the trust of your prospects. The rest is aesthetics and information. (and good products indeed).
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  23. Fantastic. In the last month, I used some of my holiday time off to convert several of my websites into dofollow blogs, plus, I have added commentluv at the recommendation of so many bloggers like yourself.

    I wish more blogs would consider this. I love reading and commenting on blogs and it is amazing how many blogs do not grasp the concepts you outlined here.

    Thanks again.
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  24. That’s a great article. I would like to tell you thank you for telling us your idea’s. We will for sure share your page. I will never stop dreaming.It’s hard to find quality articles.
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  25. CommentLuv is one of the best tools that we use today. It can guarantee a easy trackback to your site and the article you want to be tracked back.
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  26. Las Vegas SEO Services says:

    I’ve seen a lot of blogs which throw legit posts in the spam box, and let obvious spammers go around posting. Then again, I suppose a lot of the spammers do get caught in the spam filter as well.

  27. Commentluv surely makes for a more open web. If webmasters are sensible, they’ll moderate rather than ‘nofollow’ – commentluv can be a force for good! We use this on our financial spread betting tips site.

    It’s important that we give local, small businesses the chance to flourish. Like you say, they are the lifeblood of our economy.

    Keep up the good work!
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  28. I agree that commentluv could really help a business who wants to venture on the internet for the promotion of their business. In the technology world internet has been a part of every business and commentluv is just one tool that can help every business as well.
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  29. I really love using commentLuv because it really helps the blogger to avoid spam in there sites and since when I was starting working online, Commentluv is one of my favorite.

  30. Rick Castro says:

    I definitely agree. comment luv has many benefits especially for a new blog sites. It increases visitors to the website as well as improved the rankings because of dofollow links from it.

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