Ok we are going to start this wordpress fun post with a little lesson that some of may already know but bear with me please for those that are just starting.
One of the better was to improve your sites ranking is to have other sites link to you and one of the easiest ways to get links is by blog commenting. When you make your comments the blog typically asks for your name email and website. Your name will be used as your anchor text for the link to your website. The best link is if you can use your keywords or site name as your anchor text, but sometimes this isn’t appropriate and can be considered spammy. Be sure your comment also pertains to the topic of the post or you may not get it approved. If you are new to blogging Im sure you have been getting some confusing comments now and then. Those people are trying to get links to their site but most of it is coming from software and they never even read your post, don’t be one of those tools.
Another thing to look at is the PR ranking of the blog you comment on. Higher PR ranked sites can give you more juice for your rankings in google. Like So Over Debt who is such a good writer she is currently a PR3! So be sure to make friends with her and make relevant comments on her wonderful posts 🙂 To be honest though most of those automatic links are no follow and supposedly no follow does not share the juice.
You also want to get some variety in your back links. You don’t want all of them to go to your home page but spread some out to some of your posts. It helps your overall site PR and search rankings. Thats were todays plugin in comes along, at least for you to help commenters (and thus get more comments on your blog)
Comment Luv allows your commenters to have 2 links back to their site for the price of one. First of course is the link back to their site (typically the home page) that is standard on all blogs. If you have Comment Luv installed it will then go to that site and grab their latest post and automatically provide a link to it.
In the settings you can also give the option for your commenter to be able to choose from their last 10 posts if you wish. If you allow visitors to register to your site for whatever reason this can also be set as a bonus only to those that register.
Another setting is the follow/no follow. Mentioned above about nofollow links not being fully effective as they can be. Well if you want to reward your commenters you can set this second link to be a do-follow for everyone or again like the last setting, a bonus for those that register for your site.
There is a premium paid version as well with other features. Im not here to sell you on that version, haven’t used it so not gonna throw up an affiliate link to it. It is there on their site if you want to check it out
So whats in it for your blog?
Well you are rewarding your comenters with a bonus second link that some other blogs don’t have, in a non spamming way. As serious bloggers go looking for blogs to comment on they will want to comment on yours for that extra link. More comments on your blog shows more activity to google and can help you in search rankings, as well as comments being indexed as well. So its a win win for everybody.
You can do a search in your plug-ins install or download the plug-in off the site here
So next time you are commenting be sure to look for the luv for some extra back link juice 🙂