This week marks the first anniversary of CommentLuv Premium, the plugin that attracts comments and encourages interaction on WordPress blogs. Developed by Andy Bailey and promoted by influential business bloggers like Gail Gardner of Growmap, Ileane Smith of Basic Blog Tips and Anna Hoffman of Traffic Generation Cafe, CommentLuv Premium is in use on thousands of blogs and the number of satisfied users just keeps growing.
Andy Bailey is one developer who knows what his customers are looking for and what it means to “over deliver.” Knowing that the number one goal for most bloggers is to develop an active and engaged community, Bailey designed a plugin that benefits not only the blog owner but the comment author as well.
CommentLuv has been proven to help increase the interactions with your blog when combined with a basic comment strategy. The plugin provides the comment author with a link back to their blog or website. It also visits the site of the comment author while they type their comment and retrieves their last blog post, which they can choose to include at the bottom of their comment when they click submit.
If you’ve ever tried commenting on a blog that uses Disqus or IntenseDebate or LiveFyre then you know how frustrating it can be. You have to provide everything but your shoe size and then you have to allow the program to access your Facebook account so everyone you know can also see your comments. It’s too much work and, in some cases, it’s a little more information than you might want to share.
CommentLuv makes it easy for your readers to comment on your blog. If they choose to sign in all they have to supply is an email address and as a reward, they’ll be able to create valuable backlinks with their comments. If they don’t want to sign in they can still leave a comment, they just don’t get the links.
Once a commentor registers with CommentLuv they never have to register again. As long as whatever blog they’re on is also using the CommentLuv plugin they’ll enjoy the same comment and linking benefits.
Bailey has also designed several other WordPress plugins that can be used in conjunction with CommentLuv. TwitterLink allows comment authors to also include a link to their Twitter account so other commenters can easily follow, KeyWordName allows commentors to create an anchor text link next to their name, and G.A.S.P. provides spam protection that’s so robust most bloggers don’t even activate Akismet anymore.
The CommentLuv Premium plugin includes advanced features not available in the free version of the plugin. For example, bloggers have the ability to use dofollow or nofollow links, you can include special information in each of your comments on other blogs, you can see which of your last blog posts links are getting clicks and on what pages.
As a bonus, the CommentLuv Premium plugin also includes enhanced premium versions of TwitterLink, KeyWordName, and G.A.S.P. This package allows you to replace up to seven plugins with just one, which considerably improves your blog’s performance and load time.
To celebrate CommentLuv Premium’s first anniversary, Gail Gardner of Growmap.com and Deborah Anderson of SocialWebCafe.com are hosting a Twitter Party on August 29, 2012 to answer questions about CommentLuv’s features and benefits. During the party, Andy Baily will be giviging away a free download of CommentLuv Premium to one lucky winner. For more Twitter Party details see “CommentLuv Giveaway Party.”
Andy Bailey is currently celebrating CommentLuv Premium’s anniversary with a discount price and a Dime Sale.