How to Use CommentLuv to Easily Get Blog Comments

By: | September 15, 2015 | Tags: , ,

CommentLuv helps bloggers get traffic.

UPDATE JULY 2020:

After five years, I decided to remove Comment Luv from my blog. My SEO expert friends felt the tool hurt my SEO. Since the plugin lets people leave their links on your blog, all these links were hurting my SEO, they felt.

I realize I won’t be included on a list of CommentLuv blogs any longer which was one of the perks of having the service.

However, I encourage you to read this review and decide for yourself.

UPDATES JANUARY 2019:

CommentLuv has a Facebook group.

After years in limbo, CommentLuv is being supported once again. Keep reading, CommentLuv is a valuable tool which once again has developers support.

Do you play detective?

I do. Every night.

I check Site Stats, Referrers on my blog’s dashboard, and if I see any links I don’t recognize, I investigate.

One night I discovered my link was on a site containing a CommentLuv Directory.

What is CommentLuv, and why does the site administrator consider CommentLuv so important she has a directory of CommentLuv users on her site?

She is here today to tell you. Please welcome my guest author Beth McIntire.

Why I Use CommentLuv For My Blog

Beth McIntire

In case you’re not familiar with CommentLuv, it’s a blog commenting platform with a unique twist. CommentLuv not only makes it simple for readers to leave comments on your blog, but it also offers an added bonus of letting them leave a link to one of their own recent blog posts. I discovered and began using CommentLuv shortly after starting my blog, LivingwithBeth.com.

Once I started using CommentLuv, I wanted to support other bloggers who use it, so I created a list of CommentLuv enabled blogs.

Most experts on Internet marketing, blogging and SEO emphasize the importance of reader engagement, including social sharing and comments on posts. On one of my favorite SEO blogs, QuickSprout, Neil Patel provides data proving that search traffic improves with increases in reader comments and writes about the benefits of responding to your blog’s comments. Besides the possibility of drawing more traffic to my site, I really wanted to encourage readers to engage with my blog posts and share their thoughts and feedback.

I can’t tell you how often I give up commenting on a blog post when it insists that I log in to a service or site, or create an account somewhere. Of course, bloggers need to use whatever comment system works best for them, but I wanted to make it super easy for readers to comment. To me, that meant not putting up any roadblocks or making people jump through hoops.

If you Google “benefits of CommentLuv,” though, you’ll find a bunch of writers trashing CommentLuv for various reasons. Here are some of the main arguments leveled against CommentLuv, which I call the Top 5 Myths of CommentLuv. 

Popular Blogs Don’t Use It, So It Must Not Be Worthwhile

Bloggers have numerous choices when it comes to commenting platforms, including Facebook, Disqus and JetPack Comments. Hugely popular blogs don’t need to encourage comments – comments come about naturally due to their thousands upon thousands of readers. Bloggers still building their readership may want to give people that extra nudge toward leaving comments, making it a seamless process, and allowing them to leave their links behind as part of their calling cards.

Plus, many popular bloggers actually do use CommentLuv, such as Blogelina, Budget Girl, Saving Money Never Goes Out of Style, top social influencer Marji J. Sherman, and this wonderful site, Mostly Blogging.

CommentLuv Encourages Spam Comments

I didn’t notice significantly more spam comments after switching from JetPack Comments to CommentLuv, but I also use the Akismet plug-in to filter most of the junk. In addition, I can easily remove links from comments without removing an entire comment.

CommentLuv Hurts SEO and Decreases Search Traffic

My blog ranks well for many keywords, and my rankings continue on the upswing. You’d think that if CommentLuv damaged my blog’s SEO, that wouldn’t be the case.

CommentLuv Breeds Frivolous Comments

I haven’t noticed many meaningless comments like “great post” on my blog with CommentLuv. As mentioned above, I can delete links if I feel someone has left a comment just for the link juice, but I rarely need to do that.

CommentLuv Decreases Average Time on Page

Some bloggers believe that CommentLuv attracts drive-by commenters – those who type a few words, enter their link and leave without reading the post – which can hurt important search metrics such as average time on page. My site has an average time on page of just over 3 minutes, which I think disproves the idea that people are quickly commenting and exiting.

Does CommentLuv Lead to More Comments?

It’s impossible to tell for sure whether my blog would have more (or fewer) comments without CommentLuv, since I didn’t spend a lot of time not using it and don’t want to stop using it. Regardless, I feel better about making commenting as painless a process as possible. It’s important to me that readers can easily express their thoughts, feelings and questions.

Blogging isn’t a one-way street. It’s meant to be highly interactive, and I’m thrilled when a post receives tons of comments, like this one did. I still use the free version of CommentLuv, but I’ve talked with other bloggers who use the paid version and think it was worth every penny.

How About You?

Does CommentLuv make it any more or less likely that you’ll comment on a blog post?

Beth McIntire writes for LivingWithBeth.com, where she shares reviews, giveaways, sales, deals, how-to advice, tips, recipes and general lifestyle posts. She lives in Raleigh, NC with her husband, two daughters and cat. Read more of her blogging-related posts at this link.

Me again:

I thought Beth wrote a great article.  She gave the reasons you should be using CommentLuv, and then countered common objections against it.

We really appreciate Beth coming here today to explain what CommentLuv is and its value for bloggers.

If you would also like to guest blog for Mostly Blogging, here is the link explaining the criteria and the instructions for submission.

Before you go and install CommentLuv, please go show Beth some comment love and visit her blog.

I’d LOVE it if you shared this post, so other bloggers can learn about the value of CommentLuv.

Readers, what do you think?  Do you think CommentLuv is something you might try?  Have you already tried it?  What is your experience?  Do you think it helps get more comments and traffic? I look forward to your views.

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  1. Karl Kaulback

    I found this post very interesting. I would like to know more about this so I will be checking Beth’s site. Thank you for sharing. http:// rellickswritings.co

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Karl,
      Thank you for reading Beth’s post. I knew she could elaborate about CommentLuv, so I invited her here. You are right. She did a great job! Thank you for the kind words. It was my pleasure to share her article.
      Janice

    • Natasha Paul Kh

      Hello Karl, your provided link is not opening. can you please see that and guide what is wrong with it. thanks

  2. Bun Karyudo

    Yes, I started using it after I saw it being used by a number of bloggers I like. It works pretty well. Occasionally, it can fail to get information from a particular commenters site, so they can still comment but their latest blog post isn’t mentioned. One other little point is that if I ever reply to a comment from the site itself rather than from my dashboard, it also puts a link to my latest post, which is a little embarrassing, especially since it’s usually the page I’m already on.

    • Beth McIntire

      Thanks for your comment! I’ve seen that issue with not pulling posts occasionally on other blogs. I wonder if they have outdated versions of the CommentLuv plug-in or if something else is going on.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Bun Karyudo,
      Thank you for your comments regarding the potential problems with CommentLuv. I appreciate you mentioning it since sometimes people think the problems only relate to them. Thank you for letting everyone know.
      Janice

    • Janice Wald

      Thank YOU for reading the post and commenting on Beth’s article.
      Janice

  3. Melinda

    Janice, what an adorably appropriate picture! Beth does a great job promoting CommentLuv. Whenever I’ve used it on other sites, I’ve loved it. So, I guess I need to investigate adding it to mine.
    I’ll go over and visit her now.
    Your BBFF, Melinda

    • Beth McIntire

      Thanks so much for your kind words and for commenting on my site, too! I hope you found some helpful information.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Melinda,
      Are you as funny when you talk as you are when you write? You are so funny. Just the BBFF acronym made me smile. Thank you for supporting my guest blogger.
      Janice

      • Melinda

        Thanks, Janice! And no, my daughter says I am NOT funny. What does she know! 😉
        Welcome.
        BBFF, Me

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Melinda,
      I agree with you about Beth’s graphic. Amazing! I know she didn’t use Canva. I’m guessing PicMonkey? Beth?

      • Beth McIntire

        Hmm, I don’t recall where I got the stock graphic, but I added the text bubble myself using Paint.net. Glad you like it!

      • Melinda Mitchell

        Hi BBFFJ, Here it is 7 months later, and I STILL haven’t added CommentLuv.
        What’s wrong with me??
        (I know, you don’t have that kind of time to answer that! lol)
        Your BBFFM

  4. Jeanette

    Probably going to give the program a try, since it has the benefit of a FREE option!

    • Beth McIntire

      Thanks for commenting! The free version of CommentLuv serves my purposes for now, but I might consider upgrading at some point. I think the paid version costs about $89.

      • Janice Wald

        Hi Beth,
        Why would you consider upgrading if it costs money? What are the advantages of the upgrade?
        Thanks!
        Janice

        • Beth McIntire

          The paid feature I like best is its ability to encourage social sharing. You can set it so that commenters get more blog posts to choose from if they share the post on Google Plus, Facebook or Twitter.

    • Janice Wald

      You still haven’t told me how self-hosting is going for you. Well, I hope.
      Janice

  5. Antionette Blake

    I enjoy reading many blogs but there are some that I prefer not leaving a comment – depends on the topic.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Antionette,
      Thank you so much for reading my guest author’s post and commenting. I have read different philosophies regarding commenting.
      Previously, if I had to sign in and I was rushing, which was most of the time, I did not comment.
      Then, I found if I commented even if it meant signing in, I received traffic from those blogs. People read my comment and clicked my link. I like traffic, so now I try to take the time to comment which helps the blogger and potentially myself.
      Janice

    • Tessa

      I hate going through all the sign ins in order to comment. I am signed into WordPress at all times and don’t have to sign in to most blogs I read. It is mostly the self-hosters. I prefer to just click and comment if I am interested in even leaving a comment. I don’t think all blogs need a comment. The like button is great for WP blogs because then at least they know I was there and read it.

      • Janice Wald

        Hi Tessa!
        Great to hear from you! Thanks for writing me! I am a self-hosted blogger now. Several people report that they repeatedly have to type in all their information; it doesn’t stay in the memory. I always think it’s just my blog that has that problem. Are you saying others make you sign in all your info repeatedly? I assumed something was wrong with my CommenLuv. Thanks,
        Janice

        • Tessa

          No it seems to be I always have to fill in the blocks, so a lot of times I simply just leave. Too much trouble when you have huge amounts of follows. Don’t have time for it.

          • Janice Wald

            Relieved it’s not just me. When you returned today, was your information in the memory, or did you have to put it in all over again?

          • Tessa

            I have to fill it in each and every time.

  6. Kathy

    Hi Janice AND Beth! I have been using Comment Luv Premium for over a year now and am happy to do so. I feel that it is something small that I can do for other bloggers to help them build links and show them that I really appreciate them coming by and leaving a comment. There are so many blogs out there that it is nice to work together and help one another. I will also admit that if I see another blogger has Comment Luv on her/his site I will make a special effort to leave a comment–but if they don’t, sometimes it is way to time consuming. I will definitely go to Beth’s site and I’m looking forward to checking out her lists of other blogs that use it. Thanks for the great info! ~Kathy

    • Beth McIntire

      Hi Kathy,
      I feel the same way – I’m more likely to leave a comment on a CommentLuv blog to show support for the plug-in and also because I know it’ll be an easy process.
      Thanks for reading my guest post!
      Beth

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Kathy!
      Great to hear from you! You are right. Using CommentLuv is a way to support bloggers. It gives their headlines exposure while they are on other people’s blogs. As you know, I came to your blog because I saw your headline at my site and found it so intriguing.
      What is the advantage to CommentLuv Premium? If there is a cost, why would you recommend it?
      Thank you for your articulate comments and supporting my guest blogger.
      Janice

  7. Haralee

    I like comment Luv because it shows me who has commented and I can return the favor easily. I am guilty of a quick, “great post”, not that I am looking for the return but I am acknowledging I read the post and I thought indeed it was great! I will try and be more wordy in my comments so I am not considered a drive by commenter.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Haralee,
      Too funny–a drive by commenter! I heard eight words or more is a “meaty” comment. I appreciate the comment no matter how small, but I can’t speak for everyone.
      Janice

  8. Debby Gies

    Thanks for explaining the difference between all these comment plugins. I was wondering what comment luv was. I’m not sure about changing from jetpack though, as I’m a ‘ if it aint broken, don’t fix’ kind of girl. I will say again though, every time I comment here (which is a lot) I’m forced to sign in my credentials every time, whereas, with other comment plugins, after the first time, commenters are recognized and don’t have to keep filling in. 🙂

    • Beth McIntire

      Hi Debby,
      If you have autocomplete turned on in your browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, etc.), you shouldn’t have to re-enter your name, email address and so forth every time for CommentLuv. Hope this helps.
      Beth

      • Janice Wald

        Beth,
        I want to see if I have it turned on. Where would I find “autocomplete” in the browser?
        Thanks for giving Debby some guidance. She is generous with her comments. She shouldn’t have frustration if it can be avoided.
        Janice

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Debby,
      1. Merri is checking my site this week. Tomorrow and/or Friday. I sent her your comments. She said she’s 95% sure I have a plug-in conflict causing it.
      2. On the off chance, that’s not the culprit, check the autocomplete in your browser Beth mentioned. Thanks!
      Janice

      • Beth McIntire

        Debby – If you let me know what browser you’re using, I can tell you how to turn on autocomplete.
        Beth

  9. Kay Dougherty

    I don’t use it but I like it when I comment on other people’s sites. I should look into installing it; maybe it would improve my links and make other bloggers more apt to comment. Thanks for the info. (I have a passionate dislike for Disgus!)

    • Beth McIntire

      Hi Kay,

      I dislike Disqus as well! I guess it must have some redeeming value since it’s so widely used. It’s caused me to give up leaving comments many times.

      Beth

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Kay,
      Thanks for reading and for the comments.
      1. I have a passionate dislike for Disquis too.
      2. I have clicked on links I saw when comments were made due to CommentLuv being installed. I got to see the headlines which I found intriguing, so I clicked on the post. Therefore, I know it results in traffic. Thanks for the visit!
      Janice

  10. Hil

    Well you sold me! I am totally going to install it now. Thanks for all the blogging support, love the updates from your blog, super practical and helpful .

  11. Rebecca

    I started using CommentLuv a while back after stumbling across it on another blog too. I love it. Comments are like candy (and chocolate no less) to a blogger so any way that we can interact more is a plus. Thanks for the review on this. Cheers !!!

  12. Gail Gardner

    It is easy to prove that CommentLuv does indeed increase your comments. Simply go out and comment on active CommentLuv using blogs like AdrienneSmith.net or any of the others you can find in the post I’ll put in CommentLuv. When I can make time to comment my traffic increases by 50-70% immediately and over time it doubles.

    Compare your traffic before and after and also count your average comments before and then again once you start being active in the CommentLuv community. I assure you it works. But remember, you must go out and comment – not just wait for others to discover you. They probably won’t. It is your commenting on active blogs that pulls them in.

    The CommentLuv community is very friendly and makes it easy to connect with others. Comment for a while, follow them on social media, share their content – and then ask if you can guest post. That is how you can go from a new blog with really low numbers to being well known with a thriving community.

    • Beth McIntire

      Gail,
      Thank you so much for your very thoughtful tips! I do need to make more time to comment on other CommentLuv blogs. Which are your favorites?
      Beth

  13. Vineta

    Great rundown of the benefits of CommentLuv. I just installed it on my blog the other day, so I can’t say if it has increased comments yet or not. But I know I’m a bit more likely to comment if I see a blog has it, so I’m sure it’s working for a lot of people.

    • Beth McIntire

      Thanks for taking the time to comment, Vineta! I’m more likely to comment on a CommentLuv blog, too, to support use of the plug-in.
      –Beth

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  16. Darrin

    I’m new to blogging but this is great information and really given me food for thought.

    Thanks!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Darrin,
      Nice to meet you. Thank you so much for checking out Beth’s CommentLuv article and my site.
      Janice

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Darrin once again,
      I wanted you to know I tried to visit your site, but I couldn’t leave a comment. I got a 404 error. This was my comment:
      Hi Darrin,
      Thank you for visiting my site recently and commenting on my CommentLuv post. You indicated you were a new blogger. I help new bloggers at my site. I have over 200 articles on how to increase traffic and engage readers. I am having a Meet and Greet this Saturday where you could meet other bloggers. I hope you will consider becoming a permanent subscriber.
      Janice

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      Janice

  18. Mark

    Janice thanks so much for featuring Beth.

    She really did an awesome job of both explaining
    the many benefits of using (either) the free or paid
    versions of the CommentLuv software.

    As well as debunking several of the misleading myth.

    Like so many others, I initially started off with the free version, but
    quickly upgraded to the full blown paid version.

    And like Beth shared, it offers so many positive benefits to
    the users.

    Thanks for sharing some extremely helpful information Beth! And
    thanks so much for showcasing her Janice!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Mark,
      I know what a fan of CommentLuv you are. I am glad you enjoyed her article. Thanks to your influence (and Beth’s), I try to be more cognizant about commenting on CommtLuv blogs. Thanks for writing.
      Janice

  19. Akshat

    Commentluv is a great way to increase user interaction on your blog but i have heard that it can break your blog and leave a lot of garbage behind if you uninstall it for any reason. Is it true?

    • Beth McIntire

      Hi Akshat, I’ve never heard of uninstalling CommentLuv breaking someone’s blog, but I guess anything is possible. It’s a good idea to either backup your blog regularly or make sure your hosting provider does regular backups that are easy to restore from. That way, you can recover if any plug-in causes problems. Hope this helps.
      –Beth

  20. Leide

    Really very good this post from Beth, I am also an admirer of CommentLuv. And this reading only came to confirm my admiration for this plugin.

  21. Hursh

    Actually, getting visitors to comment on your blog is often difficult. The CommentLuv plug in helps encourage active commenting by providing a valuable back link to the posters blog, helping raise their standing in the search engines.

    Must say @ Janice! You have covered great things in your article. I love your post. Absolutely worth to share!!

  22. Kevin Young

    Great share!!

    Niche relevancy is really important while making comments on blogs as Google gives more value to those blog comments which are more niche relevant.

    Your little efforts can do a lot in terms of driving traffic to your website.

  23. Melinda Mitchell

    Hi again, BBFFJ,
    When I went to commentluv, I didn’t see a free option. All I could see was “Add to cart”.
    Did I miss it somewhere?? Thanks!
    BBFFM

  24. Karthik

    Janice, is the plugin upgrade really worth it? I don’t see what the point is since the free version + akismet basically give me all the features that I would desire. Nonetheless, thanks for breaking down the pros/cons of a commentluv enabled blog.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Karthik,
      Thank you for writing me. I don’t know if you noticed, but I did not write the article. It was guest authored. I will contact the author and have her answer your question.
      Janice

      • Beth McIntire

        I have heard from others who use the paid version and say that it’s worth it. It really depends on whether there are features you want that are only available in the paid version. Upgrading also supports the software programmers in their endeavors.

  25. Fred

    Recently learned about the Commentluv feature, doesn’t seem like a whole lot of blogs are using it but I feel like it can be a useful tool to encourage more commenting about bloggers (which is a good thing!) I don’t see any reason why it would have a negative effect on SEO,

    I suppose some people may think it could encourage spam but that seems unlikely, and it’s good to hear that confirmed in Beth’s blog post here. Interesting post!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Abdelilah,
      Thank you for reading my guest author’s article and writing us. I am glad you appreciated the tips. Nice to meet you.
      Janice

  26. dhanunjai

    thank you so much for telling more about commentluv plugin,as a blogger i am looking for this kind of info.

    • Janice Wald

      Hello!
      Thank you so much for writing. I’m glad you enjoyed the CommentLuv article. I would love to encourage you to subscribe since I often have posts like this.
      Janice

  27. Ashley Jones

    I have been blogging for almost 5 years, but it wasn’t until about a year ago that I truly saw the power of commenting. As soon as I started commenting on different blogs, I noticed the traffic to my site increased. By utilizing the commentluv plugin on those blogs, I also notice traffic from the commentluv links.

    Usually posts that provide a list of items, I will usually mention a few items that I thought were the most important aspect of the topic. Or I like to add my own item to the list ;).

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Ashley,
      I’m sorry I didn’t reply to your comments on my CommentLuv article sooner. I’m on a cruise ship paying for Internet minutes. Your comments are a true testimonial to both the value of commenting on blogs (so many people say they don’t have time) and the value of the CommentLuv plugin. Thanks for writing and sharing them.
      Janice

  28. Elise Forsyth Mort

    Thankyou for a useful list, I’m sure you have saved us all a lot of time by providing this resource.
    This is not a criticism but I would like to point out to you though, the way the list is formatted on the page here is not great, the reason being when copied and pasted into a txt file, Word doc or spreadsheet it is transposed as one big block with all the URLs following on from each other rather than each one on a separate line.
    You may also want to update the text on the page regarding Google PR or Page rank. as you may know public PR has not been updated for almost two years and is no longer a very useful or reliable metric, based on Penguins and Panda updates.
    Google still uses PR internally though.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Elise,
      1. As far as the URL’s on top of each other, I don’t understand. Where are you referencing? Do you mean in Beth’s blogroll on her site? She was the guest author of the CommentLuv article.
      2. I have a question for you regarding what you wrote about Google page rank. I am aware Google does not use PR anymore. However, you said it still uses it internally? What does that mean? I would appreciate your answer since I am planning a post that says Google PR is obsolete.
      Thanks,
      Janice

  29. Stacey Loring

    I’m migrating over to WordPress and I’m currently using Disqius on blogger. I like Disquis but sometimes it doesn’t seem to work and my readers were leaving comments on the horrible blogger commenting platform, which left me not able to respond. That totally turned me off from using Disquis. I love the look of Commentluv, and like how you can find some new blogs to read buy seeing others comments. Regardless what system you use, we will always get spammed. This was a great article because it answered a lot of the cons I hear from other people. We all need to do research and figure out what works best for our own needs.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Stacey,
      I can relate to the stress you are reporting. I started on blogger. People were unable to comment unless they had a Google accounts. I have been extremely happy on word press. I heard mixed about using discus, but after reading what you wrote, I am glad I never tried it. Thank you for reaching out and sharing your experience. I’m glad you found the article helpful. I agree with what you wrote about the advantages of CommentLuv. I feel people are more likely to comment on a blog, if they see CommentLuv is there.
      Janice

  30. Someone's Mum (Danielle)

    I am currently trying to get commentluv to work on my site but it won’t at all. Can you use it with jetpack?

    • Janice Wald

      Hi,
      I use it with Jetpack. Do you pay for premium? I opened up a ticket and they were helpful. I think I found their contact info in the plugin settings. Thanks for reaching out.
      Janice

  31. rybmarketing

    I love the post because its gives you accurate information and all are free! Their are tons of people who say the best way to achieve traffic is buying backlinks and traffic. You have to becareful not to get punished by Google because your building so many backlinks so quickly it looks unnatural.

  32. Vicky

    Great post, recently started using the free version of commentluv and it’s awesome, thinking of getting the premium version, great post!

  33. Crafty Sprout

    Commentluv is a very powerful commenting plugin everyone must have in his or her blog.

    Because it pulls comment lovers to leave valuable comment on a new or older blogs.

    I have purchased the business premium plan of commentluv plugin on my blog.

    I hope you guys come and comment on my blog, I will definitely reciprocate a reasonable comment on your blog post.

    Thank You

    Crafty Sprout

  34. Minuca Elena

    Hi Janice and Beth,

    Great post. I think that comment luv has a beautiful look, comparative with Disqus. Also, I like that is easy to leave the feedback. I hate when I have to add a captcha code for a comment or even worse to select images with palm trees or stuff like that. I don’t believe it’s a bad thing the fact that readers are attracted by the do follow backlink as long as that visitors at least scans the post and writes a good comment. Bloggers comment on sites from the same niche as they are so they could come on your blog for the “wrong reason” and come back because they like your blog.

    Thanks for sharing,
    Minuca

  35. Trisha

    Thanks for this post. I read about Comment Luv some time ago, but never really dug into it much.
    After reading your article…I may just have to put it on my blog.

  36. Sumit

    Hello Beth,
    I have been using disqus on one of my sites and I had this impression that CommentLuv leads to more spam. Your article has made me rethink my position. I will give Commentluv a shot.
    Also, are there any benefits for taking the premium version?

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Sumit,
      I have taken the premium version. I’m not sure of the difference since I’ve only ever used premium. I will ask the author since it was a guest post.
      Janice

    • Beth - LivingWithBeth.com

      I recommend visiting commentluv.com to find out the differences as there are quite a few, plus they give you some free additional plug-ins when you buy the premium version. Among the benefits are more click statistics and the ability to let commenters list more more of their posts (instead of just one) by sharing on social media.

      • Janice Wald

        Thanks Beth. I think I get to list 10 headlines! I pay for premium.
        Janice

  37. Panks007

    I used to think that using CommentLuv can actually hurt your rankings. But looking at your blog’s authority, not anymore. Thanks for the useful post.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Panks,
      Did I mention earlier I love your cute avatar? Did you look at my Domain Authority? I feel complimented by your comment. Thank you! People tell me I have a decent Domain Authority, so I guess I’m proud of it. Thanks for making my ego feel good and your interest in my CommentLuv article.
      Seriously, I’m so happy about CommentLuv, I have paid for the premium version. Thanks for writing.
      Janice

  38. Jack helmen

    Thanks for sharing………….. I just installed it on my blog the other day, so I can’t say if it has increased comments yet or not. But I know I’m a bit more likely to comment if I see a blog has it, so I’m sure it’s working for a lot of people.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Jack,
      I’m glad you found the CommentLuv article valuable. Thanks for writing to tell me. I’m with you. People are more likely to comment since their headlines show up thanks to CommentLuv. I know I am when I see it.
      Janice

  39. rybmarketing

    Appreciate your sharing………….. I just installed it on my blog the other day, and so i can’t say if it has grown comments yet or not. But I actually know I’m a lttle bit more likely to comment if I get a blog has it, so I’m certain is actually working for a whole lot of people.

    • Janice Wald

      It’s true. We don’t know how many we’d get if we didn’t have it. Thanks for writing. Good luck. Let me know how it goes.
      Janice

  40. The Travel Ninjas

    Wow thank you so much for posting this! I have been on the fence for a while about installing Commentluv on my site due to all of the info out there stating that it would negatively impact my site. After reading your post it has made me rethink my position and I am getting ready to go install it now. Out of curiosity, how do you find blogs that are using Commentluv? Thanks again! 🙂

  41. The Travel Ninjas

    Sorry, another question… What rules do you have in place to decide which to make “dofollow”? Do you let your users know? I’m looking into buying the premium version and you mentioned that you can create rules with it so I was wondering if you would mind sharing which “rules” have worked out the best for you.

  42. gadgetssai

    HI
    in my words commentluv plugin is the best way to express our bloggers opinion with reference see this blog also using this plugin which means it is most useful and userfriendly for all our blogggers.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi,
      Yes, the reference is to your previous headlines which bring you and your readers blog traffic.
      Janice

  43. Joseph

    Very good post. I read about Comment Luv some time ago, but never truly dug into it much.
    After reading your article… I might just have to put it on my blog.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Joseph,
      I pay for CommentLuv Premium. I feel CommentLuv is that valuable. People see each other’s headlines which motivates them to comment.
      Janice

  44. estria

    Out of curiosity, how do you find blogs that are using Commentluv? Thanks again! ?

  45. Elton Bonfim

    I just installed it on my blog the other day, so I can’t say if it has increased comments yet or not

  46. resina sublimatica

    I’m going to start using commentluv now. Thank you for your information. I took some doubts.

    • Janice Wald

      I am so happy with CommentLuv I pay to use the premium version. Thanks for reading my article and telling me you appreciated the information.
      Janice

  47. Curso de Corel Draw

    Hi Janice, how are you? How is your experience with Commentluv? I am thinking of buying the premium version.

  48. Janice Wald

    Hi,
    Thanks for reaching out. I am extremely happy with CommentLuv Premium. I am glad I paid for it. People get notified when others leave comments, so it increases my traffic as well as my comments.
    Janice

  49. Jefferson

    Congratulation for article. It’s very good. Really comment luv is an exceptional tool

  50. Donna

    Hi, Janice – Your blog is becoming a great reference for me to search back posts when I have a blogging question or dilemma. I was happily using CommentLuv (and found that it helped to significantly reduce spam on my site). I then heard from a regular reader that she was not able to comment from some of her devices (e.g. Ipad — blocked as spam). I also heard back from another regular reader who said that since I switched to CommentLuv, she does not receive notification when I reply to her comment (and she had assumed that I wasn’t replying). She does not want to receive notification of all comments on my site – just the ones in response to her comments. Do you know if there is a way around this (I use self-hosted WordPress)? Thanks for your help.

  51. Biplab Acharjee

    I never know the actual way to use commentluv. thank you so much for teaching me through your awesome post. Learn a new thing to improve blog seo performance

  52. Radha

    Yes I agree commentluv supports seo be it paid or for free.It support bloggers and various sites to promote their business .Hats Off for supporting other blogs .Well done keep it up.

  53. Abhishek kumar

    it’s a good and well written article to make all user understand that what is commentluv and how to use..

    thanks for the sharing this knowledge!!

    Good work!! thanks

  54. Zubi

    So I Guess That I Finally got The Way To Use Commentluv.
    And Thanks For The Incredible Post On Commentluv Tutorial.

  55. Dudu Nobre

    I really like the commentluv. After I started using it, I got a lot of improvements on my blogs.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Dudu,
      I agree. CommentLuv helped my engagement as well and still does. Thanks for your comments.
      Janice

  56. Milla Pádua

    Hi, Janice. Many thanks for sharing about the commentluv, I really enjoyed it. 🙂

  57. Charles Onwugbene

    Hi Janice,
    Thanks for this educative post on the benefits of using CommentLuv. I need to try it out and see how it helps my blog. I am actually getting to understand it better with your post. If it helps to support bloggers get more comments and exposure then it is a good way to go. Thank you all the same.

    • Janice Wald

      It definitely does those things. Thank you for writing. Good luck with it.
      Janice

    • Janice Wald

      Yes, totally. Sorry for my late reply. I was away for two months.
      Janice

    • Janice Wald

      I like it too, That’s why I pay for it. Sorry for my late reply. I was traveling all summer.
      Janice

  58. Virtual Edge

    I will visit your website and anything read I am interested. Thank you.

    • Janice Wald

      Why, thank you. Sorry for my late reply. I was cruising all summer.
      Janice

  59. Yasar Ali

    Thank you.
    Commentluv has many other features such as it attracts new visitors that is awesome.

    • Janice Wald

      I believe it boosts the number of comments I receive.
      Thank you for commenting.
      Janice

  60. Sunny Kumar

    Actually blogging is good way to exposed your knowledge. Commentluv is good tool for commenting and i like it

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Sunny,
      I believe it’s helped encourage people to comment on my blog. Thank you for your comments today.
      Janice

  61. mani

    Thank you for this! I was completely out of ideas on how to reengage my current subscribers. Adding this page to my favorites so I don’t forget.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Mani,
      Thanks for bookmarking. I’m glad you found my post helpful. Thanks for writing to tell me.
      Janice

  62. David Anderson

    You shared a very good article about how to get backlinks from commenting a blog. I think this is a very good technique. But Directory Submission is also a very good technique to get a quality dofollow backlink for your website. Web Directories also provide good quality of traffic as well as increase in DA. I know some directories personally, those are doing well. I submit my websites in these directories and i got good traffic from these directories. These directories are human reviewed and don’t approve all listings. Here is the list below…

    Leading Link Directory
    SEF Directory

    • Janice Wald

      I am grateful. I had not heard of either. I will submit to them. So far I have not had any traffic to speak of from directories.
      Janice

    • Janice Wald

      Hi,
      I clicked Link #1 and it’s not a free directory.
      I clicked Link #2 but it asked for a registration code and there wasn’t one on the screen or sent to my email.
      Janice

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    • Janice Wald

      Hi,
      I apologize for my slow loading time. My tech guy has plans in September to try to speed it up. I appreciate you adding my site to your RSS feed.
      Janice

  64. Lea

    I just found your blog. Thank you for this information. I don’t have a blog but plan to later this year. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate the information you are sharing.

    To answer your question as a non-blogger I find that I am more comfortable commenting on blogs that have commentluv. It’s easier and faster for me as a reader. As a future blogger I want it to be easier for my readers to comment.

  65. affpub

    Thank you for sharing your post. i suspect it’s much more common than you think.

  66. WMG

    I have read so many case studies regarding ranking using comments, although many people think that commenting only bring only traffic but it has been proved it also contribute in SEO for your website or blog.

  67. JoeHx

    I’ve believe CommentLuv uses your site’s RSS feed… Which is nice, because then commenters don’t have to subscribe to CommentLuv or use anything more complicated than a properly formatted RSS file to use it. For instance, my blog is not a WordPress blog, and I don’t use CommentLuv on my blog (I don’t know if I can), but the option is still available to me on blogs that have CommentLuv, and it properly shows my blog posts.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Joe,
      I installed Grammarly (which I pay for) years ago. I don’t remember beyond that. When I read you don’t use WordPress, I clicked your link (which I can see due to my having CommentLuv =)). You blog at GitHub? I never heard of it. Is it new? What are the advantages over WordPress? Thanks for writing.
      Janice

      • JoeHx

        I don’t think GitHub is new, but I think it is newer than WordPress. (Wikipedia says WordPress was first released May 27, 2003, where GitHub was founded February 8, 2008). It’s more aimed at programmers as the main Github site (https://github.com/) hosts a lot of open source software.

  68. Natural Herbal Shampoo

    Very informative post written by you thanks for sharing this informative post keep writing us very nice

  69. Pravin Kharade

    Many thanks for sharing about the commentluv, I really enjoyed it. Thank you vey much

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Pravin,
      I’m glad you enjoyed my article and found it helpful. Thanks for writing to tell me.
      Janice

  70. Hardeep Singh

    Great Article! Thanks for sharing about commentluv, Commentluv is very useful and informative.

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  72. Matt

    Awesome article.
    Thanks for the valuable insights.
    I started blogging last year and I’m loving it but trying to get some traction with organic traffic.
    Any more tips are greatly appreciated!
    Keep up the good work.

  73. nini

    Thank you for the post! I just downloaded commentluv but I don’t know how to use it but your post helped me!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Nini,
      CommentLuv is in transition. Currently, no one is supporting it. I heard someone was going to take it over but I don’t think he has yet. In the meantime, try to follow the instructions you can. Thanks for writing.
      Janice

  74. trending Blog

    One of the best article i read about commentluv as commenting tool. Till now i am using either jetpack or fb comments.

  75. Ankush

    Thank you for sharing this helpful information. I was searching for this information for a long time because I don’t know about the CommentLuv. I also want to add this on my blog.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Ankush,
      Glad my post could be of help to you. Thanks for coming by to tell me.
      Janice

  76. Divesh Diggiwal

    Awesome content Janice, I’m your big fan since I strart blogging

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Divesh,
      Thank you! I appreciate your compliments! What kind words! Thanks as well for commenting on my post.
      Janice

  77. Luis M. Toth

    Hi, Janice Wald,

    Well said: it allows more and more experienced people to share their worthy info via commenting options, along with discussions…

  78. vibodha

    It’s a good and well written article to make all user understand that what is comment luv and how to use.

  79. Dami

    Thank you for clarifying the myths regarding commentluv. I was not sure if i should use it but i will give it a try.

  80. Tellthebell

    It’s a good and well-written article to make all user understand about commentLuv. Recently my friend suggested me this fabulous platform and my experience so far is good.

  81. Adelina Adell

    Your blog is an inspiration for guys like me who are trying to (learn and) succeed in the world of SEO. Thanks for sharing

  82. Cannon Law

    Why many people think Disqus is more effective than Commentluv? Is it true?

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Cannon,
      Thanks for writing me. I don’t know. I’ve heard negative things about Disqus and I wasn’t too impressed by it. I am a huge fan of CommentLuv, as you read in my post. CommentLuv encourages comments since we can see each other’s headlines. Thanks for commenting.
      Janice

  83. roda

    Bravo!!!!….thanks for this well written article….its as made me to understand comment luv in depths….thanks again

  84. mobilepackages

    Hi Janice
    Such a Great post and a well-written article for SEO too. Comment luv has a clean and great look, comparative with Disqus. Also, I like to say that its very easy to leave the feedback. I hate when I have to add a captcha code for a comment or even worse to select images with palm trees or other blurry things. If I say that it’s a bad thing the fact that readers are attracted by the do follow backlink as long as that visitors at least scan the post and writes a good comment. Bloggers comment on sites from the same niche as they are so they could come on your blog for the “wrong reason” and come back because they like your blog.

    Thanks and keep sharing

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Mobile Packages,
      Thanks for your comments on my CommenLuv article and your compliments. I agree with you. I also prefer CommentLuv to Disquis. I’ve had trouble commenting on Disquis blogs but never on CommentLuv blogs. I also don’t like to leave a captcha code. I don’t think anyone does. I appreciate your in-depth thoughtful comments.
      Janice

    • Janice Wald

      My pleasure! I’m glad I could give you the information. Thanks for writing to tell me.
      Janice

  85. stephen micheal

    Bravo!!!! Your blog is an inspiration for guys like me who are trying to succeed in the world of SEO. Thanks for sharing, I know this will really be if big help to we guys here. keep on with the good work

  86. Ruby

    Thanks so much! We have just recently installed commentluv and are looking forward to using this plugin!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Ruby,
      Thanks for commenting. You should get more comments as a result of using the plugin. You may get more traffic as well since people will also be able to see your headlines.
      Janice

  87. Jitender Sharma

    Nice post! I personally like to read marketing blogs, watch inspirational videos on YouTube and talk to fellow marketing professionals to keep myself inspired to create marketing content.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Jitender,
      I like to do these things too. However, I’m not sure how this relates to CommentLuv. Can you explain?
      Janice

  88. shristi patni

    Hello, thanks for the information you gave this is very useful for gyus like me who want to build up carrier in seo world.
    Thanks.

  89. Sachin Prajapati

    Awesome content Janice, I have learned many things from your blog.

  90. ANUSHAKRI

    This is really great article. Thanks for sharing such a great article. Keep writing this kind of article.

  91. Jaz

    Well I just learned about commentluv on another site and started researching the pros and cons. You’re right in that there’s a lot of bashing about it so it was very refreshing to read such a well written positive piece on it. Thank you

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Jaz,
      I have also heard criticisms of CommentLuv. I believe that’s due to the fact that the tool was unsupported, not maintained, for a long time.
      However, there is now a CommentLuv Facebook group for people with questions and the tool is now supported by new developers.
      Thanks for writing. I appreciate your compliments on my CommentLuv review.
      Janice

  92. Andy Cole

    Thank you Janice for this article! I had the same thoughts about CommentLuv as mentioned in your article, but you did a great job demystifying those myths!

  93. Vishi

    Didn’t have any idea about CommentLuv. Need to check it out. Thanks for a wonderful article. The article appears to be old. But I am sure the content is still relevant.
    Regards.

  94. James Scholes

    Hi Janice,

    I was looking up what others were saying about CommentLuv and stumbled across your post.

    I used it years ago but kinda drifted away from using it for various reasons.

    That said, I’ve been looking into using it again as it looks like it’s been revived and becoming popular again.

    Anyway, thanks for your insight…

    I might give CommentLuv another whirl and see how it goes this time around.

    James Scholes

    • Janice Wald

      Hi,
      It’s popular. New developers took it over and have a Facebook group for users.
      Janice

  95. James Scholes

    Thanks for this, Janice.

    I used this plugin years ago but I noticed it was no longer supported so I deactivated due to security concerns.

    However, after reading your post, I may update to the latest version and give it another bash as it did help with engagement on my posts.

    Thanks for sharing your insight anyway.

  96. Jason Moody

    The only worry I can see, is at what point does Google decide it doesn’t like comment luv and start marking links down that use it?

  97. Dividend Power

    I have been debating whether to use CommentLuv or not. I think based not his article I will at least try it out for a month or two. I still don’t know whether to make everyone register or not.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi,
      I don’t remember why I ultimately took it off. Perhaps it was slowing my site.
      Janice

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