Using CommentLuv to gain backlinks or spam blogs

Did you know that you can use CommentLuv to increase your back links to your site/blog naturally? Actually I did not know about this before only until I check my blog statistics and I noticed a pattern on how my new commentators found my blog. I also tried what they did and found it surprisingly effective!

Before I tell you the trick, let me first Introduce you to the CommentLuv Plug-in. CommentLuv is a wordpress plug-in that aims to give an incentive to your readers to comment on your blog because if they comment on your blog, CommentLuv will automatically get the last post from their blog and add it to their comment. It’s like, if you comment here, you get a back link. (The link is no-follow though)

Here is the trick…

What people do is to find blogs that have comment luv enabled. It is easy because by default, when commentluv is enabled, it add this text to your comment area, “Enable CommentLuv which will try and get your last blog post, please be patient while it finds it for you“. So what you have to do is to find blogs that have these text and write comments on them so that you can get your back link.

For example, you want back links to your blog about pinoy blogging, you simply write this query on Google Search, “Enable CommentLuv” pinoy blogging. The pattern is “Enable CommentLuv” keywords. Then you will get results of blogs that have something to do with pinoy blogging and have commentluv enabled. You can start writing comments for them and in the long run, you would have gained some links back to your blog.

However, this can also be abused by other people. They would use this trick and spam blogs with useless comments just to gain backlinks. So if you noticed you gained some comments and found some keywords in their comments, don’t hesitate to delete them. Show them that you only accept comments that have some real content in them and not for the purpose of gaining back links.

I hope you liked this little trick I learned. ^_^

66 thoughts on “Using CommentLuv to gain backlinks or spam blogs

  1. This is actually kind of how I found this very post, although not using the exact same method as you (I used google’s blogsearch tool) … I’ve thought about getting more active in the “blog community” and doing more commenting but… I don’t know – is it really worth the time? I suppose it’s a nice thing to do when you are just going around and reading blogs anyway – which I do like to do.

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  2. Nice trick..

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  3. You can’t underestimate the various ways that people get to your blogs. I found this site in a blog directory. It’s all about removing obstacles that get between you and your readers.

  4. hmm.. well most of my commenters (at the moment) are simply looking for psp games/tips so I’m not worried (yet) of this happening to me. Thanks for the heads up though.

    I’ll guess I’ll just step up my anti-spam filter

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  5. the thing I like most about the commentluv plugin is exactly what it is designed for, offering a quick look at what my commentators are writing about at the moment and many times have I followed those leads,encountering really interesting posts. It is how I got to this blog and commentluv will now take me to sylv3rblades post on procrastination…

    just loving commentluv surfing!

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  6. No idea that it can be abused.. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  7. I think there’s one more plugin which will limit the comment abuse. You can set it so that comment links become do-follow only after the same person has commented at least 10 times. I forget the name of the plugin, but I’m sure you can find it easily.

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  8. I have actually made a bookmark of courtney tuttle’s list of do-follow blogs and have been trying to comment on those blog entries that I can relate to. They are few and far between however. I think one of the recourse for the blog owner is to set up comment moderation so that those who are only in search of backlinks and who don’t have any relevant thing to say do not get displayed at the discretion of the owner.

    I wish blogger has something like this though, but if you know Google…. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  9. Glad I happened upon your blog while dropping E-cards, this sounds like a great way to get comments. This is the first time I have heard of CommentLuv. But isn’t this program a little risky when using Google Adsense? I had a blog deleted because of too many links. I will check it out ASAP. Great article. Thanks for the info.

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  11. Oh! Wonderful job!
    Very good and helpful post.
    Thx, your blog in my Google reader now

  12. That’s a good one. I was just thinking about getting the plugin myself, and that’s why I read the post, little did I know that post was actually…

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  13. the comment luv plug-in is an excellent way of inviting bloggers to comment on your post. But as you said, it can be abused.

    For the commenter, he gets backlinks and free promotion of his latest post. I might enable that plug-in in my blog later on. But not now.

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  14. @Jonny – Hello there, I think this is really worth your time if you want other bloggers to notice your blog. Think of equivalent trade, you spend time with them and they will do the same (hopefully).

  15. @Chadwyck – Really? In which directory? I can’t remember adding my blog to any but I might have forgotten. ^_^

  16. @sylv3rblade – Wow that’s great! I still have not milked the traffic of psp games. I wish the psp traffic will arrive soon. ^_^

  17. @Mirjam – Oh I see, commentluv surfing. I like that term! So you like to hop from one blog to another depending on the post title. I wish I had the time to do that too since it sounds like fun. ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. @Jehz – Oh no! Jehz will now use it to his advantage!!! haha ๐Ÿ˜›

  19. @Ling – Hello Ling, actually I have a plug-in that works just like that. It’s called “Lucia’s Linky Love”. My settings is after 3 comments but do you think I should raise the limit?

  20. @Javi – Oh I see, may I see the list of those do-follow blogs? I don’t usually moderate my posts but once in a while I just read some and delete those spam looking comments on the spot.

    That’s one disadvantage of blogger, you either have to look for hacks or wait for the blogger team to add those features.

  21. Kowgirl – Hi Kowgirl, I don’t think commentluv has an issue with google adsense. Although it gives you two outbound links per comment, the links of commentluv automatically have no-follow in them. What type of blog was deleted due to lots of links? That’s really interesting… ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. @Dave from Welcome Back Rosenthal – Yeah at first I thought this plug-in was just a way to provide incentives to your readers to comment but others discovered it’s other uses so I just shared what I learned. ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. @ceblogger – Yes it does provide a good incentive but sadly I could not provide any statistics if my comment count really increased with this plug-in activated.

  24. @Allen
    err.. the PSP niche isn’t profitable.. I get $0.01 on some clicks.. Guess I’ll stick to the “Life” niche of my blog instead. It’s giving me a good source of income.

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  25. Neat plugin. Will probably get abused a lot though.

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  26. @sylv3rblade – Really? What about the life topic? Care to share? ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. I have recently started using this plugin, and it has gotten me some nice traffic.

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  28. @Junii – Really? What I’ve noticed about commentluv is that people tend to comment more on your blog. ๐Ÿ™‚

  29. Stop Grinding Teeth - Sheila says:

    I never thought about getting two links back when you comment on a blog with CommentLuv. Now there is more reason to comment than ever before!

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  30. What I wrote in google was: “Enable CommentLuv” +”money online”. Thats how I found you. I like the idea of an exchange, I comment and you give me a backlink. Too sad its a nofollow ๐Ÿ™ Is it nofollow by default CommentLuv configurations? or you set up it? Anyway, there is allmost nothing for me out of this comment deal in your blog ๐Ÿ™‚ you do not follow! ๐Ÿ™

  31. @Shiela – Yup yup. So don’t stop commenting and keep on coming back ๐Ÿ™‚

  32. @Tom B – Hello, the no follow is off by default in the config of the plug-in I did not set it up. So are you saying that you would only comment if you get a backlink? The author name is already a back link and as I can see, commentluv didn’t get any feed from your website.

  33. I found you this way as well. Great post! Commentluv is a great addition to any blog, it turns it into more of a community!

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  34. Iโ€™m new to blogging, but this seems like an excellent idea. It both encourages commenters (spammers can still be moderated) and also keeps commentersโ€™ anchor text clean, and rewards them with an extra back link. thanks for this info.

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  35. I just installed the commentluv plugin on my blog as well.It encourages commenting on blogs which is a good thing.

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  36. this plugin really encourage blog owner/link builder to comment on your blog which sometime result to comment poor quality, the positive side is the increase of traffic which okey if you are relying on impression for your ads. ๐Ÿ˜€

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  37. Hi

    I was wondering if it is only for wordpress-wordpress blogs. I mean this plugin is used by wordpress bloggers. The question is : Do commentators have to be a wordpress blogger? Say if I have Google’s blog, will it be working well? And what if I have a normal website?

    Hmmm. so this edit option comes with this plug-in or you have installed it separately?

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  38. @FYI – Yeah. But it’s more like an incentive/reward for commentators. ^_^

  39. @Rob – No Problem Rob. Enjoy blogging and all the best. ๐Ÿ™‚

  40. @Tom – Good choice in installing the plug-in! ^_^

  41. @Eligio – Yes I agree. But you can always moderate comments which should remove those poor quality comments.

  42. @Mini – Hi Mini, commentluv is a plug-in that is installed on wordpress bloggers. Anyone who comments on a blog with commentluv will get a free backlink as long as that person’s rss feed can be found. So normal websites can’t benefit from commentluv but blogs can. I hope it’s clear. ๐Ÿ™‚

  43. This is very cool, and I’m curious to try out this commentluv plugin on my site. Thanks for the info here.

  44. I still not understand what the meaning of commentluv, anybody can tell me how i can install at my blog

  45. @Max the Micro Niche Finder,

    hello Max, this theme is just a free theme I found somewhere while browsing for wordpress theme. There are a lot of free wordpress themes out there that I believe it is a waste to pay for a theme. Just my two cents though…

    Your blog is interesting. ^_^

  46. Well that’s true… that is how i found your blog =) keep up the good work!

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  47. John M. Jenkins says:

    In other words, time to upgrade my blog spamfilters.. ๐Ÿ˜›

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  48. Elite Activity says:

    Good tips. I still haven’t used this plugin on my blog. I’ll take out one of the useless plugins on my blog and use CommentLuv

  49. I am glad I came across your posting I have been wrestling with the whole is it ethical to build my site ranking with back links or not. I do not want to spam, but I do want my site to raise in the rankings so it can be found in the search engines. So I will try your approach. Thanks Earl Gile

  50. So would you say you’ve seen an increase in unnecessary, unrelated comments just so other bloggers get more links onto the web? I recently added commentluv to my site and I’m waiting to see what happens.

  51. Sharing GDI Sign-Ups says:

    Thank for the awesome blogging tips regarding CommentLuv. Sounds like a very smart way to get relevant backlinks to your blog. It is also easy to see how it could be abused. Yes, real blogging takes some time and effort to read and comment appropriately.

  52. I think Commentluv and Keywordluv are the two best comment plugins – I would like to see them even in nofollow cases.
    On my blogs, I’ve found that the worst spammers don’t even really bother with these anyways. They are bots that just leave a list of links a page long.

  53. Realy it will help bloggers to get more comments and more reader and as being reader get FREE backlings. Good cooperation from both side. I encourage bloggers to install such plug-in in their blog. Me also have added top commentator widget.

  54. As well as commentluv there is also keywordluv. Similar idea, and a good way for a blog owner to attract comments for updating content frequently. Still no follow though unless the blog owner decides otherwise.

    Spammers can’t be bothered with actually writing anything that makes sense, it’s easy to see the spam and delete it.

  55. Good stuff. Where can I subcribe to your RSS feed?

  56. Thanks for the informative post. Indeed, CommentLuv plug in has a significant role in helping getting back links & thus increase traffic!

  57. Kudos for this great post. I find it simple and very helpful. In my case, I am still finding ways on how to enable commentluv plug in in my blogger so that my commentators will benefit from it. If you have any idea how, could you please give me some XD?…hehehe…

  58. How do you remove the โ€˜nofollowโ€™ attribute and install the โ€˜dofollowโ€™ attribute? CommentLuv has a default โ€˜nofollowโ€™ attribute as well and would be great to know how to hack thatโ€ฆJean please come to my rescue!

  59. This is a really interesting post… And Commentluv has been around for a while. I didnt know that it actualy helped me gain backlinks though!

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  61. I have heart about commentluv from a friend and I really want to learn about it. Your post have provided me what I am looking for.

  62. yeah… really love to know this trick. thank you !

  63. nice info, i like this feature

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