I have added two new plugins to my comment section!
- Comment Luv
- Keyword Luv
I really appreciate those that take the time to comment on my posts.
It lets me know if I am writing in a way that make sense. It also lets me know a bit more about my readers. These plugins are a way to thank you.
What do they do?
Comment Luv checks your blog to see what the last post you made was. It then adds a link to that post using the title as anchor text. This provides an exceptional way for you to get deep links to posts on your blog. I hope you use keywords in your blog post titles.
I really like this plugin when I comment on other blogs. I think it may be one of the best ways to reward commentators.
I came across this plugin and thought it sounded very interesting. After reading the author’s thoughts about it, I like it even more.
Keyword Luv is designed to help make conversations in comments more natural. One reason for commenting is to get backlinks to your blog. Let’s face it, even if it’s not your main purpose for commenting, it is sitting there in the back of your mind. However, to make these backlinks work best the link should have keywords in it. This is why you see so many commentator’s names that look like makemoneyonline.
I don’t mind on my blog, but others consider this spam. I look at the quality of the comment and the blog being linked to. The only problem is that it is not much fun to reply to a commentator whose name is makemoneyonline or webmasterinternet. ðŸ™‚
Enter Keyword Luv.
Keyword Luv allows you to specify your name and make the anchor text in the link from keywords. This way, we can use names when we want to address someone in the comments and they can still use keywords in the link back to the home page of their website or blog. Use a name for yourself and use a few decent keywords for your link. I think this will allow more readable anchor text too.
How to use Keyword Luv when you comment.
Use the following format:
The part after the @symbol will become the anchor text. If you want your name as the anchor text simple don’t use the @ symbol. Unless your John Chow, you probably already rank very well for your own name so take advantage and use it for the subject or subjects of your blog or site.
What makes this all useful to you is the Do Follow plugin.
I use the one that comes with Semiologic Pro created by Denis de Bernardy This removes the no follow tag from the links.
I am also considering two more options.
I may remove the Top Commentator widget and plugin. I like it, but I feel Comment Luv and Keyword Luv more than compensate for it. Everytime you make a comment, you will get a link to your latest post, so I hope you can comment for every post you make. I will keep a widget showing the latest comments made on the page and probably nearer the top.
I am also looking into using Brian’s Threaded posts. This is more of a WordPress modification and I kind of want to check if other using this theme have had luck with it. If it looks like it will work I will try to add it also after the next them update.