I have to throw this post in as a follow up on my previous post on how to get backlinks to your site or blog. I have to admit, I have been a little sneaky. I knew what I am about to reveal already before and could have posted it straight away, I just thought it would do nice in a second post! 😉
Anyway, apart from commenting on do-follow blogs, there are blogs out there that actually have CommentLuv and KeywordLuv enabled. I will explain that in a minute. But I can tell you right away, if you can find a blog that has all 3 parts enabled (do-follow, CommentLuv and KeywordLuv), plus it is related to your niche, you have found absolute GOLD!
Now, what actually are CommentLuv and KeywordLuv? And how are they used to get backlinks to your site?
CommentLuv is a plugin (for WordPress, Blogger, Typepad and Godaddy) that, when installed on a blog, will reward the readers of that blog with a backlink to their latest blog post if they leave a comment. It is actually encouraging people to comment as they are getting another valuable backlink to their own site by doing so. Plus it is worth thinking about installing it on your own blog, as it is most likely to increase traffic and comments, thus making up for any “linkjuice” loss you might experience by the extra backlinks to other sites.
KeywordLuv is another plugin (this one, as far as I know, only for WordPress, but correct me if I am wrong) which rewards commenters (does this word even exist? “Commentator” can’t be right, though, can it?) by allowing them to place their keywords as an anchor text to their website when commenting, therefore giving them improved anchor text! Having your keywords as anchor text linking back to your site helps your site to rank better for these keywords with the Search Engines, and has therefore the potential of generating more traffic. There is a great explanation of it on this KeywordLuv Plugin site.
Now, to get CommentLuv you don’t have to do anything special when commenting on other blogs. It happens automatically.
This is different for KeywordLuv. To get KeywordLuv and get this fantastic opportunity to use your keywords as anchor text linking back to your site (glee!), all you need to do is comment on a blog that has KeywordLuv enabled and then where you have to fill in your name, you do it the following way: [email protected]. This will then ensure that your site’s address – which you will have to provide as well – will be linked to your keyword! It’s as easy as that. Let’s say I would enter “[email protected] Diet Weight Loss” that would then display as “Petra from Healthy Diet Weight Loss”, and “Healthy Diet Weight Loss” would be linked to my blog (no, not this blog, my other blog about weight loss 😉 !)
Pretty cool tools, hey?
Now, to finish up here, I have to supply you with a list of blogs that have those nifty plugins, don’t I? Well, I have come across a few sites that have gone through tremendous trouble to provide us with just that, and we all can be very grateful for it! Here are a couple of lists to get you started, but all you have to do is do a Google search on “KeywordLuv blog list” or “CommentLuv blog list” or something similar, and they will show up!
[UPDATE – 23 August 2009 – It looks like Untwisted Vortex has reverted back to no-follow and has also taken the blog list down. ]
SEO Traffic Guide – will give you a list of DoFollow and KeywordLuv blogs
Please remember though: Do leave meaningful comments ( not just “great post” or something similar …) , don’t spam, and like I told you before, the best blogs will be the one’s that have to do with your niche. Keep commenting on “normal” blogs as well, it all helps in the long run
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