One of the recent trends in WordPress plugins has been the addition of Commentluv. Essentially, when you install the Commenluv plugin to your self-hosted WordPress blog, you encourage bloggers to contribute comments on your blog post. Why? Fellow bloggers can select a recent post that they’ve written and get a dofollow backlink to their blog post from leaving a comment.
Who does Commentluv benefit?
The great thing about this plugin is that it’s mutually beneficial both for the blog that it’s installed on as well as for people who leave comments. For the blog owner, there’s no question that comments themselves have several benefits. To start off with, there’s nothing that shows your blog is dead any better than having zero comments on all of your blog posts. Further, blog comments contribute additional material that gets indexed by search engines and can drive more traffic to your site.
For the blog commenter, Commenluv is a great way to get dofollow backlinks for their posts which can help improve their search engine rankings. Though they probably don’t have the same impact or value as a guest blog post, it takes far less time to leave a blog comment than to write a guest article.
It’s actually pretty easy to find blogs that have this plugin enabled. You can use the Commentluv search engine as a first stop.
To expand your search, you can use specific searches within Google itself. Just make sure to search for: “Commentluv enabled” + terms. For search terms that you include, just add a few keywords for your particular blog niche.
Problems with Commentluv?
Like any good thing, there are always pros and cons. With Commentluv enabled, you can expect to see an increase in spam on your site. What’s more is that this spam includes spam from human sources, so regular antispam programs won’t necessarily work to block them. In short, you’ll probably spend more time monitoring your blog comments, but it’s a small price to pay for the added benefits of this plugin.
At this point in time, you can’t obviously install Commentluv on your site if it’s hosted by WordPress.com.