Benefits of CommentLuv Premium: SEO & Community
First of all, I thank every one of you for visiting Clean Cut Media and double thanks to those who contribute to the discussion through commments! You are what makes this blog go and keeps me motivated to continue.
We are now testing out a new commenting system called CommentLuv Premium. It’s called CommentLuv because it shows “love” to those who leave comments by allowing them to leave a link back to one of their own blog entries. In theory (and through the testimony of many prominent bloggers), over time this should increase blog traffic as well as increase engagement on the site. It gives incentive for the “LURKERS” (people who read but never contribute) to actually leave a response. It also attracts bloggers from other blogs to come leave a comment. It also gives visitors incentive to “like” our facebook page or “+1” our content. (Go Like our facebook page!!)
CommentLuv Premium is an EXCELLENT piece of plugin. If you are a blogger, go to the link below and check it out. It’s on sale for a limited time!
LINK TO COMMENTLUV PREMIUM WEBSITE
The CONS of CommentLuv Premium Plugin
The only downside is that many visitors will now come simply to try to add their links, try to draw in visitors but most of all to get “link juice.” A link what? In the world of SEO (search engine optimization), a link to your site in essence gives your site a vote of confidence in the eyes of the search engines. It gives your site more credibility. When super simplified, Google assumes that if people are linking to your content, it is because they like it. Thus the more links you got, the better. The more links you have from STRONG sites with high “pagerank” (a score determined by Google), the better. Our site at the moment is a solid PR 4, so I expect a lot of spam from those seeking to get links to their site. Luckily CommentLuv has a great spam filter built in.
But because of this, some house rules that were always in place but thought I’d share…
Commentluv Comment House Rules
1) MODERATION: Every comment here is moderated. When you Comment, it’s put into moderation to be reviewed before going live.
2) NAME: You must leave a LEGITIMATE name. If you put in names of your products or particular keywords you want to stuff in there, it will not be approved. (ex. Brian = Good, Internet Games Online = Not Good)
3) URL: It must be a good, clean site. Get rich sites, inappropriate sites, arbitrage sites, or any site that I wouldn’t want any of our users to visit will be removed.
4) COMMENT: Hey SEO guys, it’s really easy to spot spammers. More than 1 URL link? Disapproved. Nonsensical Comment? Disapproved. Comments clearly written by some outsourced company who does not speak english? Disapproved. Keyword stuffing into comment? Disapproved. Any links to pharmacy products or get rich schemes? Disapproved. Comments that say absolutely nothing but “Good Post” “Informative post” coupled with a keyword stuffed URL? Disapproved.
Basically, leave a real name, a good comment and there is nothing to worry about.
Examples of Bad Comments
Might as well have our readers learn a little about commenting! Here are some examples of bad spam comments that is supposed to be “sneaky” but then on a second look is obviously random.
POST: Siri Humor
– Comment: “insightful, made me think a lot…”
– Response: this is not a thought provoking article.. it’s a bunch of screenshots of hilarious siri responses to funny questions. This comment is obviously a canned answers pasted through automated bots or by cheap SEO services using cheap tricks to put up links.
POST: Sept 11, 2001 – Remembering 9/11
– Comment: “You certainly understand how to keep a readers amused. Between your wit as well as your videos, I was nearly moved to start my own blog (well, almostHaHa!) Congrats. I truly loved what you needed to state, and more than that, the way you offered it. Too awesome!”
– Response: First of all, this comment is so poorly written. This is written by someone outside of the country. Secondly this post was about 9/11, it was a very SERIOUS post. This comment is utterly inappropriate, but it makes sense because no one had read the article. Again just bot or a mindless comment eager to get a link.
More Fun Fake Blog Comments
Lot of these remind me of those non-sense sentences written in asian stationaries :). I left small commentaries on each one. Enjoy!
“No matter the ending is perfect or not, you cannot disappear from my world.”
– Yes… so true.. I think
“Hello, I just wanted to tell you, I disagree. Your post doesn’t make any sense.”
– So what did you disagree? You don’t make any sense…
“Very energetic post, I liked that bit. Will there be a part 2?”
– Energetic post.. nice
“Incredible quest there. What occurred after? Take care!”
– One quest is enough for me.
“This video post is really great, the echo quality and the picture feature of this video post is in fact amazing.”
– Especially when there is no videos in the post. Echo quality?
“Hurrah, that’s what I was exploring for, what a information! present here at this weblog, thanks admin of this web page.”
– “what a information”… what?! “weblog”… who says weblog?
“Hello, every time i used to check webpage posts here in the early hours in the break of day, for the reason that i enjoy to gain knowledge of more and more.”
– sounds like a bad parable..
“Hello to all, for the reason that I am genuinely eager of reading this web site’s post to be updated daily. It includes pleasant material.”
“I every time emailed this website post page to all my friends, for the reason that if like to read it next my contacts will too.”
– I every time think.. I understand, so I read it and so my contacts will understand and think a posting.
“Hi there, I want to subscribe for this blog to obtain most up-to-date updates, so where can i do it please assist.”
– This one is very sneaky!!! but it’s not legitimate.
“Hi there, after reading this awesome post i am too cheerful to share my familiarity here with friends.”
– Too cheerful to share your familiarity? Oh COME ON!
- Anyone else has hilarious examples of comments left in your spam folder? Share below! (please remove all links and no inappropriate words)
- How has your experience been with CommentLuv?
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I get so many of those generic comments, too. They go right away into the Trash folder without any second thought from me.
This last one I got almost had me fooled: “I wanted to follow up and let you know how , a great deal I loved discovering your web blog today. I would consider it an honor to do things at my office and be able to make use of the tips shared on your web site and also take part in visitors’ remarks like this. Should a position connected with guest writer become offered at your end, make sure you let me know.”
Until I realized that that comment was left on a page that actually didn’t talk about tips at all. Worse of all, the guy wanted to work as a guest writer–an impossibility, considering his inhospitable grammar.
One of the most effective commenting system bloggers must consider for its reliability and popularity most bloggers and researchers view this as a good idea to gather relevant information.
I love the commentluv plugin and it shows us tons of useful abilities. This plugin has great benefits in developing a beautiful blog and its optimization. In my opinion, it should be a must-have tool for bloggers these days because of its benefits 🙂
Thanks for actually offer “cons” of using commentluv. And the downsite is getting comments for the links juice only? I do envision a time when I the level of traffic and comments will be so high that I will have to worry about link spam.
So what in your experiance is the ratio of good comments to linkspam? 1:3, 1:20? loads of factors in play I am just interested in your views.
Also is there any “penalty” for outgoing linkspam from Google link quality perspective?
to be honest, i get so much spam I wouldn’t really know unless i dug into the my spam box. Between Akismet Spam built into wordpress + spam filters in commentluv, I usually don’t have to deal with most of the spam. It gets caught automatically and sent to purgatory. Only the ones that automation can’t decipher are the ones I have to read and manually mark as spam. Having said that.. I would say for every 1 good comment i get i probably get 10-15 bad ones. From those bad ones maybe 1-3 are bots with semi-realistic canned comments that may fool a lot of people. (like some of the exmplaes I give above).
having too many outgoing links from your site will affect your site as well. generally if the “theme” of your page is pretty tight (links coming in and out) that’s usually good in helping you rank for that theme since google will deem it relevant. However it’s a give and take if the outgoing links are all over the place. You get the PRO of dynamic content being created on your site through comments + google will see your page being updated and crawl it more frequently… but the CON is you share a bit of your “link juice” with each person that adds a link…. but hey that why it’s “commentluv”. it’s a trade off.
If someone leaves a legitimate comment, but is linking to some really bad site (or a site i wouldn’t want my specific set of users to see) then in those rare circumstances I take off the URL… but i try not to do that unless necessary. Often times tho, if it’s a bad site.. the comment is probably not legitimate.. just sounds like it.
hope that helps!
Thanks for the quick and very in-depth reply. Spam does come with putting a comment box on your blog. We all accept spam as part of our life and inbox, (all clean from this specific url).
And I guess level of spam is related to quality of blog / content.
Thaks again for your reply.
Yes without doubt this plugin is one that is worth paying money for. After using Disqus for a long time, I will never go back to it now. Comment Luv Premium gives massive incentive for people to add comments to your blog and receive some link juice in return. Thanks for sharing
CommentLuv premium is indeed the best plugin of WordPress and having so much of benefits say for example getting good traffic, better search engine ranking, motivates guests to post comments, Spam protection etc etc … I am big time of comment Luv
CommentLuv is awesome, but CommentLuv Premium is totally Genius! I love how it works and i just hope that one day i will have the money to implement it on my blogs too (i mean the Premium one).
Thanks for sharing! The commentluv premium is so amazing. I love the plugin but now I just using the free version. However, I plan to use the premium version next month. I am real save blogger
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Ive just started using commentluv plug in, I come to your site, when im trying to search how does commentluv premium helps with SEO, because I read it in their newsletter (By having CommentLuv Pro installed on your site, you will get advanced backlink features on EVERY CommentLuv blog when you comment ), and I just want to know, does the free plug in doesnt help with SEO?
I totally agree with your post that there are various benefits of the commentLuv free plugin, for example, comment should be manually moderated by administration team and then it is published.
But now I want to use commentLuv premium plugin for my blog, so can you please tell me in brief that what are the various rules to use the commentLuv premium plugin.
Thanks for sharing this valuable information with us.
This is amazing! this is very educational and very helpful to those who are just starting in terms of blog commenting or link building