I was introduced to the CommentLuv plugin years ago. I first installed the free version and realized I wanted to upgrade. Here are a few reasons I love using CommentLuv on my blog.
#1: It encourages engagement
When you comments on our blog posts, you are given the option of sharing a link to one of your most recent blog posts. You can also enter your Twitter profile link. This gives you exposure to your website/blog and social media platform by simply leaving one comment.
Having a link back to your blog can help drive traffic to your post and can also help boost your blog in the search engines.
Therefore, using CommentLuv can encourage engagement and comments on our blog.
#2: It helps weed out spam
CommentLuv premium also comes with the plugin GASP premium. GASP helps keep your spam to a minimum. There will still be a few spammers that slip through the cracks occasionally, but between GASP and Askimet, it does a great job for us.
It comes with….
- Anti-Bot Defense
- Trackback Validation
- Captcha Free
- Human Anti-Spam
- Deny Spam Hunters
- Trackback Log
Watch a video tutorial Heather recorded about decreasing spam comments on your blog using GASP below.
#3: It helps me promote the most popular posts on my blog
The other things I like about this plugin is that when I’m commenting on other sites with CommentLuv, I can choose 5 of my most popular posts to always show up as an option. Otherwise, you only get to choose from your most recent posts.
This helps drive traffic back to my site because I’m able to choose posts I know are popular and more likely to get the click.
For example, these are the 5 posts I have chosen to show up (in addition to my 10 most recent posts):
I can also see the statistics on who clicked on my links and from where. As you can see from the screenshot below, I got 30 visits to pages on my site from just these four links that were visible in a comment I made. Pretty cool.
See all the features of the premium version here: http://www.commentluv.com
Share what WordPress plugins you recommend below. And remember when you comment on our blog, you can leave a link to a recent post as well as your Twitter profile.
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