Anyone who has commented on any of my posts will be aware that I have the CommentLuv plugin enabled on this site.  And lots of thanks to RT Cunningham of Untwisted Vortex for putting me onto this plugin.  You could do a lot worse than follow his advice on building SEO for your site.

For the uninitiated, how does CommentLuv work?  Well, I’m glad you asked.  By enabling CommentLuv on your blog, the plugin uses the feedreader associated with your commenter’s blog to list their last post.  So, by commenting on someone else’s post, you get to have your own post linked to.  No extra effort and no trouble.  In fact, if a lot of us use it, we will all end up with a nice little legitimate (very important) backlink – and we all do it for each other.  It’s probably not that clear, so here’s a picture to illustrate (click the pic for larger):

An example of CommentLuv

An example of CommentLuv

Just above the moderation buttons (of which, more later), we can see a link to RT’s last post at the time he wrote that comment.  The most current post of the commenter will be listed.  So if you post once a day, and comment here once a day, every comment will link to the current comment for that day.  For very little effort, your post has gained a backlink.

Why is this a good thing?  Well, for one, you don’t have to mail me to request I backlink to you (hint: unless your blog is really cool or I visit it regularly, I’ll probably not do it) and if you see how many different people leave posts on this site, you’ll see what a timesaver it is for me!  Another plus is that instead of just getting a link to your main site, you get a link to a particular post.  So you can focus your link – if I write a post about the UK government, for example, and you have a post about the government you have gained a focused backlink that is relevant.  Since, I hope, you were going to post here anyway, a free backlink is a good thing right?  Also, unless your post looks like automated spam, I won’t remove it – you don’t need to hide your link, I’m letting you leave it.

For blog authors, those moderator buttons (see, I told you I’d get back to it) save you a little effort – rather than having to go through your dashboard to moderate comments, under each comment in the post are a set of handy buttons to allow you to edit, delete, moderate (doesn’t delete, just moves it to the moderation queue) or mark as spam any comment.

This plugin is now at version 2.1 – if you haven’t already, update your version, there are new features coming up and you’ll need to register to see all of them.

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  1. From what i see both the person who comments and blog owner get something out of keyword luv and comment luv. It seems the more comments on a blog google sees it as being more active and popular while helping the people who comment with links.

    Looks like a win win for both blog owners.

    Ken@High yield savings account.´s last blog post..Hsbc online banking.

  2. MrCoreyNo Gravatar says:

    Hello dear ;) ,
    I haven’t spammed your blog lately and I’m feeling that I should join in, so here goes.

    Your blog is interesting! Great job! I will bookmark and visit again. This sentence replaces the totally off topic thing that I should also say here, but can’t because of the combo-content in the comment.

    Nice site! I was looking for the information and I accidentally found here so I will recommend.

    Oh, and SEO busby monetization real estate consolidation debt payday loan.

    …I hope that you can dig this one out of Dr Dave’s soup. ;)

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    • RayNo Gravatar says:

      The great thing about the Busby people is that a) they are polite, and b) all their URLs contain the words “busby seo challenge”. If they are trying to be cunning they are failing miserably :) The previous 3 comments are all gone now.

  3. AngelNo Gravatar says:

    Commentluv combined with keywordluv makes a powerful combination and a win win situation for both blog owners and commentators. They, however, expose the blog to spammers even more. A simple captcha plug in can stop spammers or blackhats.

    Angel´s last blog post..The Search for KeyWordLuv Enabled Sites

    • RayNo Gravatar says:

      I’m not a fan of captchas, I have a combination of plugins and reading every comment to protect against spam. Occasionally one will slip through but otherwise I’m pretty safe from them.

  4. It’s a great plugin, along with KeywordLuv.

  5. Thanks for using such a great plugin – along with KeywordLuv it makes a site look much more professional as well as rewarding contributors with a backlink as well. Lets hope its use spreads.

  6. Great write up on commentluv. I recently added it to my wordpreess blog running the thesis them and it looks great. It has increased my traffic quite a bit and fostered some excellent dialogues. Thanks to Andy B!


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  7. I like the fact comment luv lets people get traffic for thier latest post. This way you can get a link to any new post and some traffic with out waiting a long time for google to index that post.

  8. Do you know if these plugins will work on other platforms like Drupal? I’d love to have on my blog there.

    Charles@Las Vegas Real Estate´s last blog post..Looking at the Las Vegas Real Estate Market

  9. MikeNo Gravatar says:

    I love commentluv and it’s also introduced to me to new sites like yours. Which is totally cool.

    Mike´s last blog post..Do you know how many website owners don’t make money on line

  10. hehe comment luv was a good trick hehe i looked at andy bailey blogs… and it was really useful… btw your post here was good too…

  11. FreestuffNo Gravatar says:

    I like comment luv for geting links to latest post on my blog. Keyword luv is another good plugin that uses keywords for link but does not give last post.

  12. What a difference the plug in makes. you can see on nofollow blogs very few comments are made!

    • RayNo Gravatar says:

      It’s all about reciprocity – you comment making my ranking higher and I link back to you. As long as the comments look vaguely legit they tend to not get removed.

  13. MarcNo Gravatar says:

    I dont know what will happen with this commentluv… just seems as though blogs will be commonly spammed by one tool or another. Saying this, I do like the idea…

    • RayNo Gravatar says:

      You can choose not to use CommentLuv when you leave a comment. Yes, I do get spammed, but CL is only one of the reasons. Once your blog hits a backlink type site, it becomes part of the toolset for these people. This is why I read every comment and, if it looks iffy, I label it spam and disappear it. It may be that occasionally I get a real person, but spammers have no imagination and are easy to spot. CL is a great addition to your blog and means that you can offer a genuine backlink with very little effort.

  14. Hey, this is a great post. Now I know how to optimize my site. Thanks for sharing how to find dofollow blogs! :D Greatly appreciated.

  15. Does the blog we post to need to be around our niche in order to rank higher?

  16. KirschnerNo Gravatar says:

    I have to say that I am really impressed by it is to go through your blogand getting things rolling, this is an excellent site.

  17. HostviporNo Gravatar says:

    Hey thanks. I just want to ask you, how do I increase RSS readers?

  18. RohitKNo Gravatar says:

    thanks for this as I was facing problem regarding plugin I think it will help me.

  19. forexNo Gravatar says:

    Glad to have another dofollow blog to visit!:-)
    Your blog is already doing so well so this would be more of a “thank you” to your readers, I guess.

  20. We added this great plugin about two months ago. The comment soared by about 60%… Not only that but the comments are much better as well! I am very happy with the results.

  21. WordPress has indeed come up with many clever plug-ins but none are as clever as the Keyword Luv and Comment Luv. They are terrific.

  22. CommentLuv works so well… and the way you have implemented it here is great. Nice one.

  23. I’ve been using Comment Luv and Keyword Luv and appreciate what they do for my blogging.I got some traffic thanks to comment luv and keyword luv.
    Very nice post.
    Thanks for the sharing.

  24. Thanks for the information and thanks for the sharing which is very useful for the information

  25. Hi,
    I love the commentluv.It gives us lot of traffic and gives extra link to commenter as a reward for quality comment.
    Win situation for all

  26. The thing I like about comment luv and do follow is that you can give back to those whose visits and comments are raising the profile of your own blog.

  27. Since I started using KeywordLuv and CommentLuv my traffic has increased. Unfortunately, spammer have been flooding in as well. Does anyone know what can be done to keep them at bay?

  28. Hi,
    Commentluv is great.You get link to new post and if your one of top commentors a link to main page on every page on that blog.
    Amazing plugin.
    Well thanks for sharing post.

  29. I cannot image blogging without KeywordLuv and CommentLuv plugins. I only wonder why all blogger don’t use them.

  30. Hi,
    Commentluv is the best plug-in.It gives an extra link To the commentator as reward and brings lot of traffic to blog.
    Thanks for the sharing.

  31. Hi,
    The commentluv and keywordluv are the great plug-in.They brings lot of traffics on the blog and reward the commentator by extra link and also allow the keyword in the name field.

  32. Commentluv is great. It allows us to leave our keyword in the name field.and gives an extra link as reward.

  33. AnnieNo Gravatar says:

    Comment Luv is to Blogs as icing is to cake! Most people don’t contribute to blogs simply because they must register, wait for a confirmation e-mail to activate, then log-in, etc. and at the end of the day get nothing back for the effort. Rich anchor text in a backlink will motivate more commentary and help the blogger build subscribers and growing content from all the commentary. Everybody wins. Sad that Google support the no-follow movement IMHO.

  34. Eline ParkerNo Gravatar says:

    This plugin does help in search engine ranking spam. There are people who perform negative link building like promoting adult, gambling, malware etc websites. There are those who legitimately do it. Still the moderators have the true power.
    Wish you Good Luck,


  35. Hi,
    CommentLuv is a great plug-in, and it is incredibly helpful for blogger s in getting deep links.
    I have installed commentluv and no follow free on my blog and I've got a little contest running.

  36. Hi,
    CommentLuv is a great plug-in, and it is incredibly helpful for bloggers in getting deep links.
    Thanks for sharing .

  37. Hi,
    Wordpress provides us lot of useful post.I like the most is commentluv.because it brings lot of traffic to our blog.
    Thanks for the sharing.

  38. Hi,
    CommentLuv is definitely an awesome plugin, I use it on my blog and I am about to trial the KeywordLuv plugin as well to see how that goes.

  39. I am going to create a blog soon ad conduct a kind of survey on utilizing reusable bags and their recycling. KeywordLuv Plugin is what I really missed and I feel really thankful for providing.

  40. Hi,
    This is well explain article to creating back links. I
    am agree with do follow blog commenting because this is one of the fast way to get ethical back links.

  41. Hi,
    This is well explain article to creating back links. I
    am agree with do follow blog commenting because this is one of the fast way to get ethical back links.

  42. your site back link structure is an important aspect of your search engine optimization and relates to the number and quality of the sites that link to your site.hese plug in are really increase trafficon your website.

    thank you for this useful information

  43. Commentluv is great, but i really dislike spam and having machines post comments on my site, it lowers the quality but since i installed commentluv i got more unique and more quality comments on my blog =)

    And yeah thanks for joining the movement =)

  44. Me too luv the commentluv and luv that you are spreading it

  45. Page Sec1No Gravatar says:

    great post – spread love

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