Just found a fabulous list of blogs that have CommentLuv Enabled
For the hepcats who know what CommentLuv is . . . hey, where did everybody go? Oh, they’re off to the gold mine.
But for the rest of you . . .
What is CommentLuv and why should I care?
Search engines rank your blog based on several factors, one being how many sites link back to your site. These are called “linkbacks” and are a measure of your blog’s “authority.” (I think that’s where authority comes from; will let you know for sure if I get any.)
My original plan: To gain “authority” I would write clever and useful articles and soon feature articles about me would appear, of course, including a link to my blog. . . .
(CRICKET SOUNDS GO HERE)
Linkback Plan B
I discovered, quite innocently, that when you comment on another blog, and include your website’s URL, the blog where you commented sends back a link! (Use the URL box provided. Don’t put your URL in the comment text – it’s considered bad form and spammy.)
Linkbacks to your site are known as “link juice” or “love” as in “sharing the love.”
Also quite innocently, but indicative of my excellent taste, I discovered I had been leaving comments on sites with high Page Ranking (PR) which means they also have a lot of authority (I think).
Leaving comments on other blogs, especially those with high PR, makes a huge difference in your blog’s own Page Ranking.
CommentLuv is a WordPress plugin that lets your commenters include a link to a specific post. Also, depending on the settings, CommentLuv lets them add a “keyword” they wish to have associated with their blog’s address. Sites with this setting “on” allow you to type “YourName@squirrel jackets” in the Name box. This example search keyword, “squirrel jackets” will be most beneficial if your site sells or tailors jackets for squirrels. Otherwise you should pick a different @keyword.
Sites with CommentLuv enabled are very good for backlinks.
What’s cool about the CommentLuv Enabled goldmine from Ana’s fabulous Traffic Generation Cafe?
Ana has painstakingly organized the list of CommentLuv enabled sites based on their Page Rank.
And she has done more than that.
No Follow, Do Follow, and why did they let Tarzan write the Internet?
There’s another important setting for sites where you leave comments: whether or not the site is set to “No Follow” or “Do Follow.” No Follow means that search engines don’t follow the links from comments.
Leaving comments on No Follow sites brings less “link juice” back to your blog. WordPress defaults to No Follow. Why? Well, sending search engines off to other sites actually lowers your own “authority” (I think that’s the word for it.)
Of course, humans reading your comment can manually click on your name and come to your site, and if they click the CommentLuv article you selected, they will go directly to that post. So “No Follow” only refers to robot search engines.
Leave an awesome comment or a tantalizing post title and people may click on it, even if the site is No Follow!
But some crazy sites, like this one, have Do Follow on (for now, anyway – if I start to get authority I may start to care about losing it). Ana, has listed high ranking sites with that rare and amazing Do Follow setting on! She also has listed only active sites. No fool’s gold here!
My prediction: Traffic Generation Cafe’s list of CommentLuv enabled sites will become a popular reference.
Okay, non-hep cats, or I should say nouveau hep cats since you read all the way down here, check out that CommentLuv Enabled goldmine now that you know what it’s for.
And if you are a blogger who would like the super duper premium version of CommentLuv check out this giveaway on Ana’s site:
There is a great giveaway going on at the Traffic
Generation Cafe Blog where you can win your own copy of Thesis
Theme, as well as a 30-minute consultation with Ana Hoffman.
Participating is very easy! Visit target=”_blank”>Thesis Theme giveaway page for more
Please don’t be shy about trying out or practicing commenting on random Do Follow, CommentLuv enabled sites like (hint, hint) this one! Just don’t leave spam because I have a plugin that will tell Google not only about your links you leave, but the links of Your Entire Family.