CommentLuv Premium Goes Back on Sale

Drawing of a heart for CommentLuv Premium SaleCommentLuv Premium Dime Sale begins August 23!

Did you miss out on the launch sale of CommentLuv Premium?

Andy Bailey of CommentLuv Premium is giving you a second chance during the one year anniversary Dime Sale.

One year later, CommentLuv Premium is just as popular, just as relevant, and just as desirable to blog commenters.

For a short time, you can get CommentLuv and turbocharge your site for commenters.

What you get with CommentLuv Premium:

  • A powerful tool to let your commenters select their own “anchor texts” to flag search engines of their content
  • A method to shape how commenters promote your blog – rewards for Tweeting, Liking, registering, it’s up to you
  • A clear message that your site is platinum level for commenters
  • Full control over the rewards you offer commenters — number of keywords, how many comments required to get the Do Follow “juice” for comments, and many, many more controls
  • A world-recognized “welcome mat” that your site is comment friendly!
The effect of consistently using CommentLuv Premium to comment can be an amazing increase in your traffic.  Just as importantly for SEO, CLP tells Google your customized “anchor texts” that brand your articles and point to YOUR content.

The downside:  You have to pay for premium “membership” in the CommentLuv club.  But now, with the Dime Sale, you have the opportunity to get CommentLuv for cheap.  Includes unlimited use on ALL YOUR SITES.

If you missed out on the first sale, don’t kick yourself for missing out twice. By the way,  Premium CommentLuv comes with amazing support.  Andy sends out his Tasty Tuesday free tools, offers, and news to members and supports a great site to trade tips and instructions.

And here’s a valuable bonus.  With CommentLuv Premium on your site, it becomes eligible for the amazing Search Engine JUST for CommentLuv enabled sites.

Still not convinced?

You can get on the Dime Sale list, with no obligation, just by clicking here ♥.

Free Plugin Tattles on Your Other Plugins — P3 (Plugin Performance Profiler)

Free plug in tattles on other plug ins   

Free plugins are my weakness, I admit it.

My second big weakness after free plugins? Paid plugins!

I love plugins because I don’t have to code.

I love plugins because you can try them out, turn them on and off, update them, delete them.

I love plugins because they do amazing stuff!

Currently, this site, which uses the Twenty Ten theme, also has more than 50 plugins.  Some are active all the time.  Some plugins I turn on to make tests, and then turn them off.

Plugins are like Lego blocks for my blog, and I get a kick out of building on new functions that have modded the standard issue Twenty Ten into the site you are reading.

But free plugins (and the ones you pay for) have a downside.  Each one slows down your site’s loading speed.

Not all plugins are created equal — some are slow or “heavy” users of resources and some are fast and “light.”

I just bought an interesting plugin called WP HypnoLinks.  

I wanted to know whether WP HypnoLinks is heavy or light.

To find out the performance speed of WP Hypnolinks I used yet another free plugin called P3 (Plugin Performance Profiler) from GoDaddy.  

P3 is one of those plugins you activate for testing and then deactivate.

P3 (Plugin Performance Profiler) tells you how much time each active plugin takes to load.  You simply run a scan and look at the load time data for each plugin.

P3 tattles on your free plugins and paid plugins, beloved and marginal, with icy objectivity.

Free Plugin P3 Plugin Performance Profiler Pie Chart

The pie chart above shows the relative slowness of plugins as reported by P3.  

Remember, I am checking the loading speed of WP HypnoLinks.  

The good news: WP HypnoLinks doesn’t even show up among the heavier, slower plugins!  

But how light is light?

P3 let’s us look deeper and give the exact cost of each plugin.  

Here we discover that WP HypnoLinks is super light.

Free Plugin P3 Plugin Profiler WP show WP HypnoLinks is light

Notice that none of my current plugins takes more than half a second to load.  

Total load time is 1.58 seconds.  I can live with that.  

I once had other free plugins that I removed because they were too heavy.

P3 told on those slow plugins and I fired them!

By the way, P3 is the kind of plugin that you deactivate once testing is done.

Have you tried P3?  How about WP HypnoLinks?  What’s your favorite free plugin and how fast does it load?  Leave a comment!

Update 2013 — See the improvements in load time

P3 Plugin Profiler ‹ Blogs News Reviews 2013

How to Make Money Blogging

How much money can you make as a beginning blogger?  Well, I run an AdSense ad on every per page.  If I get 100 views, I make a penny.

Now if someone takes an interest in an ad, that can increase the revenue.  (I have to choose my words carefully so as not to violate the terms of my agreement with Google AdSense.)  

A penny a day is a treasure beyond my wildest dreams.

Does that sound insane?

Well, it probably is.

When you begin blogging you have to cross a wide, dry desert of neglect.  People and search engines don’t find you.  Without taking some action you could stay in this desert of obscurity for many moons.

What I did:

1.) I wrote articles intended to be useful and interesting.  This began my trek across the desert.  A tortoise whizzed by me.

2) I installed plugins designed to increase SEO.  These helped link my articles internally.  HeadSpace 2, the plugin, offered me ways to lengthen titles and add relevant text to lure search engines.  The tortoise disappeared over the horizon.

3) I learned about SEO.  It’s not that hard.  You put words that searchers seek in your title, your first line, headlines that use the H2 and H3 headings, bold.  What words do people want?  Get a Google AdSense account and go to Keyword Tool.  Put in a word.  If people aren’t searching for it, find another.  I began getting some views.  

4) Comment on other sites.  Say something moderately intelligent.  These comments will link back to you site.  I got lucky and commented on some high ranking sites.  This made a huge difference.

5) Get on Facebook and Twitter.  This helped me a little.  It showed me the faces of potentially eager readers.  Be Careful Who You Friend because you may become distracted from your mission.  You may also make some good friends.  The desert is a lonely place.  Friends will buoy your spirit.  Some will come to your blog.  Some are extremely special.

6) I started a campaign of commenting.  There are two reasons.  People will see you and search engines will see backlinks.  I took this very seriously and it made a big difference.  I passed a tortoise one day.  I was still not making a penny a day.

7) Keep interacting with people.  Set up an RSS feed.  Set up a Facebook fan page.  Put share buttons on your articles.  I use Sexy Bookmarks, a free plugin.

8) Get older.  Search engines like older sites.  

9) Keep writing articles, then go around and promote them on other sites.

10) I got Premium CommentLuv.  This attracted a lot of commenters.  People comment because you commented on their blogs, and also to create a backlink to their site (or specific article.  I use CommentLuv on other people’s sites.  This is a fun way to make links.

11) Get other types of ads and affiliate accounts, such as Amazon.  For me, these have done better than Adsense.

After a year of blogging, I have begun to cross the desert and making a little money.