How to Find Commentluv Enabled Blogs (and Get the Most from Them!)
Commentluv is a fantastic WordPress plugin that encourages visitors to comment by offering them a link back to their own sites and blog posts. Finding Commentluv enabled blogs in your niche can be a nice way to build a steady stream of relative links to your site which will help bring targeted traffic and boost your sites SEO.
I’ve posted before about finding footprints to hunt down linking and guest posting opportunities but there is a simpler way to find Commentluv enabled blogs.
Commentluv actually has its own Commentluv blog search engine that you can use to find blogs in your niche to comment on.
Relevant links are powerful links to gain, having sites linking to you that are related to your own sites content will help the search engines build up a picture of where you fit in to your niche. For example, a typical site about cars would have links coming in from and going out to car related sites and these links are seen as relevant and valuable to the sites visitors. Because these links are relevant to the sites visitors they are valued by search engines who only want to help people find relevant content (and sell advertising!).
Depending on the sites settings you may also be able to add keywords with your name and place dofollow links as a reward for getting a number of approved comments, registering on the site or sharing the post via social media. These rewards help to encourage readers to engage with your site and share you content, it’s a nice win/win situation.
Premium Commentluv blogs are incredibly resistant to spam thank to the inbuilt GASP spam protection. I used to rely on Askimet but it picks up a lot of false positives and I’d need to keep an eye on the spam bin to be sure authentic comments weren’t getting binned. Askimet has caught over 14000 spam comments and I wonder how many of those were genuine comments being picked up as a false positive? I must admit that sometimes if I’d not been on top of the spam bin then I’d just delete a few hundred comments at once rather than trawl through them looking for any false positives! GASP uses a better way to identify spam bots and spammers by their behavior on a page, since using it my spam bin has been empty as the spammers/spambots get identified before they even try to post!
So the trick here is to find relevant blogs in your niche, visit them and leave comments related to the post. Keep a list of blogs you have commented on and go back regularly to comment and check for replies. Soon you’ll have the required number of keywords to be able to leave do follow links with your name and choose froma list of recent blog posts of your site has a blog attached. To do this just type Your Name @Your Keywords. For example Mike @Small Business SEO would get published as Mike from Small Business SEO.
If you have met the sites criteria then you will also get a list of the 10 most recent blog posts from your sites RSS feed. You can choose any post from this list and have a link to that post displayed at the end of your comment.
This means that you can get 2 links for the price of 1!
Because of Commentluvs great anti spam protection you don’t have to worry about your link ending up amongst many spammy links on the same page.
Become a regular commenter on a blog and you may find you start to build up relationships with the authors that could lead to guest posting and linking opportunities.
Commentluv has to be my favourite WordPress plugin, I highly recommend it to any bloggers who want to increase engagement and combat spam!