Does Comment Love Increase Your Comments?

A post by Suzie Cheel. Just so you, Des’s regular readers don’t get confused while we change to a theme that shows the authorcommentluv.

I have added the CommentLuv plugin to Thinking Home Business today.

Andy Wibbels has a post today on Using CommentLuv and how he has wanted to try it out.

I then remembered that Caroline Middlebrook had written a post back in February on using the CommentLuv plugin to encourage comments.

This plugin allows the commenter to choose whether their last post is shown at the bottom of their comment.

Do you use Comment Luv? Let us know what you think?

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  1. Yes, Problems with that is you could face a tidal wave of spam. But you will get more genuine commenters as a result, overall I strongly recommend it.
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  2. Management College In Indore says:

    really like the idea of comment luv since it is a way to return the web back to being a collaboratives place. I think when you first put up your site you are excited and feel like your content will take over the world then you quickly realize that the only way to keep up there in search rankings is by building relationships with other webmasters.

  3. Chris Hutcherson says:

    I don’t know if it helps, but I would tend to imagine it would help a bit. I’ve been meaning to add it to some of my blogs and I guess soon I’ll find out if it helps increase comments or not.

  4. interesting plugin..I also have a blog and I think i’ll try this plugin,blogs are boring without comments.

  5. Yes, I think it does increase comment frequency, particulary among semi-web-savvy readers and above. I have put it to good use and found it particularly useful in certian blog niches, particularly webmaster/SEO related niches. I have also found a downside (outweighed by the benefits) in that, depending on the niche and popularity of your blog, it can encourage more trash comments from those simply seeking a link back to their blog so I couple it with comment moderation in those instances.

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  6. Interesting!
    CommentLuv helps you reward your commentators by separating their name from their keywords in the link to their site. This gives them improved anchor text, which can help their site rank higher in the search engine results.
    You can now leave a comment with your name as well as a keyword of your choice here and get a PR5 link back to your site! How cool is that? People pay big bucks for that and all you have to do is comment here.

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  7. Tom Lindstrom says:

    I have also added Commentluv to my blog.It will encourage commenting which is always a good thing.If you leave a relevant comment, a link back is well deserved.

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  8. I definitely feel like I have more of an incentive to comment on sites that do have CommentLuv installed on them.

    Really though, I think that it would really only impact commenting from others that own blogs as opposed to a random visitor who wouldn’t really care about the value of a backlink.

    I think that I might try it later on this week to see how well it works out on my site – I wouldn’t mind some more comments on my posts anyway.

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  9. Its true, going do follow and installing luv comment would certainly help increase traffic in your blog. I did it for my blog, and traffic increased 3folds! Amazing isn it. I’m sure you’ll be a great success!

  10. I sure hope so, I’m all for the ‘comment-luv’, do-follow links, and such – it’s why I have the notify me of followup comments on my site, to encourage discussion and share things you otherwise wouldn’t see/read/visit. For me it harks back to what the web was/is supposed to be.

    Regards.

  11. I love the plug in. I think it gives that little extra push for someone who maybe wouldn’t participate in the discussion to do so.

  12. Massive Spillover says:

    I use “Comment Kahuna” to bulk comment on blogs and link back to my Troy Management webpage pushing it up on the search engine rankings. Try it… it is free and effective.

  13. Hi, Michael from Germany here.

    i use the plugin too.

    My blog is pretty young, so i can’T reely tell if it increases comments.

    But from the comments i got so far, i got the impression that most are just commenting to promote their own blogs …

    Still i think giving some Luv to your commenters is a good idea.

    So i will keep the plugin activated. Oh, and there seems to be a new release in the making.

    Just vit the creators blog. There is a feature discussion going on …

    Regards,

    Michael

  14. I’ve noticed a huge difference in the number and quality of comments after I installed CommentLuv. Especially when people see I approve comments that are of value in bot information and aren’t simply one liners that want to get links back to their site.

    I would encourage anyone who has a blog to seriously consider installing the CommentLuv plugin and at least consider removing the nofollow tag. Sure you might get a few spam comments, but you can always delete these instead of approving. Remember, comments are content for your site, fresh content, and if the person leaving the comment has written something of value then it can help when the search spiders crawl your site for fresh content.

    Regards,

    Ian (Make Everything EzyAs123) Richardson

  15. Yvonne Russell says:

    Hi Suzie
    Yes, I use Comment Luv on my blog. I think it’s a nice way to give something back to commenters, plus it’s a good way to find interesting posts too.

    Welcome to Thinking Home Business.