CommentLuv (also known as Comluv) is a plugin that has changed the way we comment. Who knew that a piece of code could change the state of blogosphere. The unique way it gives appreciation to the reader’s comments with some link love is something great. In a span of two years it has gained more than 20000 users. That is a huge achievement!
Now some people have become comment freaks (they comment like addicts) due to this and Andy Bailey has to take the blame for it ;).
Before I explain more about commentluv, let’s take a stroll through the memory lane.
In September 2008 a new generation of CommentLuv became available utilizing AJAX and platform independant technologies which brought about support for Blogger, Typepad, GoDaddy Blogs, Drupal and Expression Engine.
A support site was released at the same time to provide statistics for CommentLuv members and an easy way for a new user to register and verify their blog (enabling them to have the last 10 posts from their blog returned to them when they comment)
The site got busier and busier and during the month of April 2009, it received more than 9,000,000 hits!! (8 mil the month before and 6 mil before that)
Concept of CommentLuv
The reason why commentluv has become so popular is because of it’s unique concept. Andy Bailey came up with this ingenious idea and Kudos to him for that!. Commenters are usually composed of two types of people – bloggers and non-bloggers. Readers usually comment if they have a query or they want to discuss something. Commentluv’s concept is to encourage these bloggers to come forward and comment on a regular basis.
Each blogger gets the option to post a link to a recent article of his blog to his comment as shown below. The latest version of commentluv allows the ability to choose from the latest 10 articles (as shown in the figure below).
After you choose a particular article, it’s get added to your comment below your comment text.
Advantages for Commenters
1. They can get more traffic to their blog: If somebody finds the title of a particular article interesting or appealing, then he might visit your blog. So, if you are commenting on multiple websites, then your comments might bring you some serious traffic.
2. Extra Link Love: If a blog is dofollow, then you might get two link backs for just one comment. That is a good return of investment (Here, investment is your precious time that you spend on a particular comment). This might help you in your link building strategies.
Advantages for Bloggers
Bloggers are addicted to comments. It’s a daily dosage that they require to survive or else they might quit blogging. Commentluv encourages more comments. So, if a blogger installs commentluv plugin on his blog, he will definitely get more comments in return for the display of links in comments.
Also, if you are an active part of comluv community, then you might get some bonus traffic from the comluv website.
The comluv has a daily leaderboard which lists the following:
- Top 5 CommentLuv sites by comments received in the past 24 hours
- Top 5 CommentLuv members by comments made in the past 24 hours
- 5 Latest sites with CommentLuv Installed (updated every hour).
So, if you are an active member of commentluv and if you comment often, then there is a high chance that you will get rewarded for your effort and you might see some bonus traffic from comluv website.
Most of bloggers whom I know have already installed comluv. I have been using it for more than an year and I love it. If you haven’t added the plugin, then you should do so immediately.
If you haven’t installed it yet, then you are missing on something good.
If you are commentluv user, then share your experiences here. Tell me how you have benefited from it.