Higher Blog Traffic By Using CommentLuv Effectively

First of all I’d like to thank Gail for the opportunity to write for her blog. February has been THE month of guest-blogging firsts for me: first guest post published on my own blog and – this – very first blog post written for a blog I have enjoyed reading for a while now.

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I am always on the lookout for easy ways to drive more targeted traffic to my blog and CommentLuv offers so many benefits that it just can not be ignored. If you haven’t heard of CommentLuv yet, I would suggest you to read Gail’s post on How CommentLuv Grows Businesses and Blogs.

What if there was an optimum way to use CommentLuv to get even more clicks from the comments I leave AND higher search engine rankings? Well, let me share 5 steps that I believe will result in just that: more traffic to your blog from both comments left and search engines.

Step 1: Register with comluv.com

Sounds obvious right? Registering your blog with comluv.com will allow you to have access to 10 links to “drop” in your comments instead of just one when you are not registered.

commentLuv quiver when not registered

commentLuv quiver when not registered

commentluv quiver when registerd

commentluv quiver when registerd

Not only that, but for just $4/link/year, you can choose to create permanent links (links that will always appear in addition to your last 10 blog posts) to “pillar articles” or posts targeting popular keywords you wish to rank for – Andy at CommentLuv calls these default links.

Benefits for user traffic and search engine rankings: a greater “pool” of links to choose from that gives you more time to promote individual blog posts.

Step 2: Choose the link that is the most relevant

Having now access to 10 links or more (if you bought additional URLs), your regular visits to the blogs in your feed reader should entice you to always select the link that is the most relevant to the post you are commenting on. By “most relevant” I mean the post on your blog that discusses a similar subject to the one where you are leaving your comment.

Benefit for user traffic: people will be drawn to your keyword rich anchor (more clicks) because you are linking to a post that discusses the same topic that the one they just read.

Benefit for search engine rankings: search engines will give more weight to your link because the “context” of the link will be optimal (the page you get the link from being optimised for your own keywords).

Step 3: Hunting down blog posts

If you are like me, you’ll only have between 100 and 150 blogs in your feed reader, but not all of them use CommentLuv. I believe that the actual number of CommentLuv enabled blogs is in the thousands, so you can see the potential traffic and number of links you could be missing out on. Simply head to your favourite search engine and type:

"'s last blog" intitle:"your_keywords"

with the speech marks, and you should find dozens, if not hundreds of new pages to acquire links from (no spamming though!). Once that’s done, you could do a -intitle to find other posts that could be suitable, but do not include your keywords in the title.

[TIP from Gail: You can also se the CommentLuv search engine to search for your interests and keywords.]

Benefits for user traffic: more potential visitors coming from more sources, plus the above benefits discussed in step 2.

Want proof this works? See Gail’s older post
Blog Traffic Up 54.87% in 30 Days – which went on to an increase of 76.63%

Benefits for search engine rankings: not only will you have the same SEO benefits than in step 2 (above) but your “blog links” graph will appear more natural because spreading over many more domains.

Step 4: Cycle through your links

Unfortunately, it is not always possible to find a link in your CommentLuv quiver that is relevant to the post you are commenting on. If that is the case, take the habit of cycling through the links that are available and select a different one for every comment you leave… even if they are on the same blog and especially if they are on the same blog post!

Benefit for user traffic: people who leave comments will be interested in different things, so while your post on PageRank might not interest them, another post on Twitter might (for example).

Benefits for search engine rankings: you gain more deep links to all your blog posts for a better chance of ranking for more competitive keywords. In addition, search engines might only count the first occurrence of a link on a page and discard any later ones. Repeating the same link (with identical anchor) more than once on a page won’t offer any SEO advantage.

Step 5: Slow down new blog post publications

This one will probably get some bashing from full-time bloggers, especially the ones who publish daily, but if you think about it, the more frequently you post, the less time you can rely on CommentLuv to gain links to your blog posts.

One post per day means that you only have 10 days to get links, while posting 3 times a week (still a high frequency, by all accounts) gives you almost a month’s worth of CommentLuv link building time.

Conclusion

CommentLuv is not only a great plugin to get people interested in what was recently published on your blog, but it will also help obtain keyword rich deep links that help your blog rank higher for its target keywords. By following these 5 easy steps you should see your website traffic soar to new heights and remember: always include your keywords in the blog post title for even better anchor text.

Leo | netAccountant Leo is the co-founder of Accountant Websmiths, a specialist provider of websites for accountants in the UK. When he has some spare time he tweets (@netaccountant) and writes about web design, search engine optimisation, social media and blogging on his own blog.

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  1. Thanks so much for the tips. I didn’t realize we could do a search like that. I’m going to try that right now. Also, yes, I totally agree on the concept of less is more, both for quality standpoint, as well as comment luv. Great point.
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  2. comment luv keeps the blog page neat and uncluttered with spam links.
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  3. first of all i love your blogging style! keep it up
    comment luv is LOve!
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  4. Good thing I was directed to your article. I found it very interesting and informative. This will be a big impact and will generate more traffic.

  5. Great post on Comment Luv. I am checking to see if I can use it for my website as well as my blog. However, not sure if my website linked here can be set up with Comment LUV. Do you have any thoughts or pointers on this?

  6. Oh..So that is why I see most of them using CommentLuv on their blogs…!

  7. Anil kumar says:

    Great article, it has some really interesting points for bloggers.. Thanks for sharing this nice tips…

  8. It is actually quite funny as you mention disqus and livefyre, both of which I installed and used on my site, only to have my readership drop and complain about not getting links and also being taken off site.

    So, I upgraded to Commentluv Premium and have not once looked back. It is a great plugin and actually very easy to use.

    Thank you for the additonal site resources, they are most welcome.

    All the best
    Shruti

  9. Dear leoludwig,
    I liked what you said about Well, let me share 5 steps that I believe will result in just that: more traffic to your blog from both comments left and search engines
    Continue this kind of articles because they are very good and useful, congratulations.
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  10. Gurwinder Singh Bhinder
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    Great article, thanks a lot for sharing this. I am also planning to switch to CommentLuv premium on my blog.
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  11. great post, some really interesting points. I’ve as yet to look at the key word side of it. Not sure its relevant yet!?
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  12. nice, nice , nice
    your this post about comment luv, really helped me a lot
    i have been thinking about the using process of commentluv and now my all problems seems cleared
    thanks

  13. I am thinking about using Comluv on my sites, i have seen it on a lot of other peoples sites and thought it looks quite good, i think the premium version does look quite interesting also. I need to check it out and have a play around with it, its currently looking quite impressive.
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  14. I like this post too much all the points you mention here and commentluv really help to drive more traffic to your site.your content really well written.
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  15. i read this blog this is very informative blog for everyone about commentsluv traffic.as we know that traffic is must in the google for promoting our site links.

  16. I have heard about comment luv plugin from many different bloggers before. But i never knew the exact way to use it. There are many authors who say that we need to post daily. But posting less frequently keeping comment luv in mind is entirely a new thing for me. Thanks for providing this useful information.
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  17. This is the best tutorial I found on commentluv comment form. The way you explained the important points is excellent.

    Thanks a lot on acknowledging me on commentluv comment form.
    I added it to my mobile review site as well.
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  18. An effective way to get more traffic!
    I wonder how this is different from keywordluv

  19. If say truly, this is completely new thing to me. Till now i had got aid other tactics for traffic diversion to my blog. I knew about CommentLuv but never realized it on traffic perspective. No doubt traffic will be come to blog with CommentLuv but there is a lack of attention. Well, thanks for notifying me the fact. Now i will try to analyze it.

  20. I fhink that CommentLuv is the best thing ever. Giving back to the commenters is the way to go. Since I know about CommentLuv, I stopped commenting in these no-follow blogs which do not give me any link juice back. – For what should I add content to a site

  21. I think it is a good idea in theory, it all depends on how it is executed.

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    If say truly, this is completely new thing to me. Till now i had got aid other tactics for traffic diversion to my blog. I knew about CommentLuv but never realized it on traffic perspective. No doubt traffic will be come to blog with CommentLuv but there is a lack of attention. Well, thanks for notifying me the fact. Now i will try to analyze it.

  24. i think comment luv is really for marketing purpose only.

  25. I think comment love does something for blogs that is, for me, quite practical: it keep the blog page neat and uncluttered with spam links.

  26. I fhink that CommentLuv is the best thing ever. Giving back to the commenters is the way to go. Since I know about CommentLuv, I stopped commenting in these no-follow blogs which do not give me any link juice back. – For what should I add content to a site, when I do not even get a bit link juice in return only because the blogger is to lazy to moderate the comments? I wish there would be CommentLuv for other CMS than WordPress, since I set up my sites in MODx.

  27. These CommentLuv links are great for traffic but I think old Google isn’t valuing them much.
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    • Hi Misty,

      The black hatters are still ranking in search engines because they are commenting like mad in .edu and .gov blogs so it appears that they ARE still valued and commenting does still work.
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  28. I also use Comment Luv but when i put comment on other site which use this tool, the last recent post only shows there. What could be the problem?

  29. Thanks Leo. CommentLuv seems like the best blog commenting tool. Going to look at implementing it onto our distance learning blog once it is up and running.

  30. I mentioned on another comment elsewhere it would be nice to see a comment tool which performed a quick check on the links posted for questionable content. A bit like a “bad neighborhood checker”. Obv would take a bit longer to post but would prevent the crap links coming through.

  31. Does anyone know if these commentluv links are valuable from Google. Seems like Google would have figured this out and a way to remove these links from affecting their search results.

  32. I believe that comment luv will really drive traffic to the site. I just have one question though, what if I will install the plugin in my site, my concern is, what to do with the spammer? Is comment luv spammer free?

  33. Nice blog. really commentluv plugins is great plugins to get more and more traffics. so thanks for sharing more information about the commentluv plugins.
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  34. Laura Christine says:

    Nice blog! I knew so many things about commentluv that I didn’t heard earlier. Also I like your blogging style. It’s very creative. Now I realize that commentluv is very useful for anyone who need to increase more traffic for blogs.
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  35. Sry for the late answer.

    My main problem was at that time, that I couldn’t figure out what was spam and what was real post.
    So I went better save than sorry, like you say you can’t tell the difference from spam and a one line comment.

    But since then my spam has gone download, so that I now get more real comments then spam. It has also made me look at what I should demand from a commenter, so that now even small post gets approved.
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    • Hi Jimmy,

      Figuring out what is spam and what isn’t is a still a struggle for me every day. Anyone who is sure they know what is spam and what is an honest comment is deluding themselves. I know that because I know many of the people who comment here elsewhere and most of them write comments that are just like the spam comments.

      All we can do is the best we can do. I give people the benefit of the doubt until they prove me wrong and then I delete ALL their comments once it becomes obvious they’ve been spamming me.

      The biggest problem I have now is phony trackback spam. Apparently there are more new tools that generate what look like real trackbacks in your dashboard but don’t actually link to your site and come from either a blog (usually a mediocre one and often one on auto-pilot with no original content) or a bad neighborhood.
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  36. I love commentluv, it gives a “give and take” relationship between the blogger and his commentor. In this way the blogger will get tons of readers and visitors.
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  37. Comment luv really does bring in blog traffic!! That and keywordluv are a blogger’s best friend.

  38. one of the best tools to drive traffic to your blog..i also appreciate keywordluv

  39. Commentluv looks good. This is definitely something I am going to try out on my next blog.

  40. Thanks for the stepwise explanation of registration and process. I really appreciate it I’ve added it to my blog. :)
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  41. Comment luv can generate a ton of traffic, given you are commenting on sites relevant to your post. The seo benefit for commenting a lot is a no brainer, but you really have to commit some time to see a benefit.
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  42. I really like CommentLuv because its beneficial for webmasters as well as the commentators.You very well explained the steps.

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    i am blog walking guys. thanks for your article.

  47. I fhink that CommentLuv is the best thing ever. Giving back to the commenters is the way to go. Since I know about CommentLuv, I stopped commenting in these no-follow blogs which do not give me any link juice back. – For what should I add content to a site, when I do not even get a bit link juice in return only because the blogger is to lazy to moderate the comments? I wish there would be CommentLuv for other CMS than WordPress, since I set up my sites in MODx.

  48. thanks for the post good help, think i will use it on my blogs, see what kind of response i get
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