Get CommentLuv And KeywordLuv For Your Comments

I am a firm believer in showing love to my readers, bloggers and non-bloggers alike. I have been a ‘Do Follow‘ adopter from the very beginning of my blogging days.

ShanKri-la Loves You!


For those unaware, WordPress makes comments a ‘nofollow’ link to make it unattractive to spammers. But, there has been a movement to reward commentators with a linkback by removing the nofollow from comments. The DoFollow WordPress plugin makes this really easy to acheive.

So, anyone leaving a comment here will get a PR5 link back to their website helping them a little in their search engine ranking. Yes, ShanKri-la just went from PR4 to PR5 with the latest pagerank update!


CommentLuv is another awesome plugin in use in ShanKri-la. This is purely to highlight the commentator’s latest post automatically by parsing their blog’s feed. So, with every comment you leave, your latest post is automatically showcased in your comment giving you some exposure with my other readers.


Even though you get these benefits, the links to your site doesn’t carry much weight like a link with a targeted keyword as anchor text. That’s why we see comments with names like ‘Free iPod nano’, ‘Detroit Real Estate’. Although it looks spammy, some of these folks are well meaning and leave comments that contribute to their discussion. I can tell a spam comment most of the time and I delete them without hesitation. I do allow comments with keywords but I still don’t get to know the name of the person leaving the comment.

My friend Stephen Cronin has solved this problem with his new plugin, KeyWordLuv. Here is an excerpt:

KeywordLuv helps you reward your commentators by separating their name from their keywords in the link to their site. This gives them improved anchor text, which can help their site rank higher in the search engine results.

You can now leave a comment with your name as well as a keyword of your choice here and get a PR5 link back to your site! How cool is that? People pay big bucks for that and all you have to do is comment here.

Here is how you do it:

Leave a comment with the name field like this : (spaces are fine)

K-IntheHouse@Top Firefox Extensions

The name link in the comment will appear as:

K-IntheHouse from Top Firefox Extensions

If you are a registered user, make sure you logout to see this. Check out Stephen’s other useful WordPress plugins as well.

Words of Love

I have taken the time to make this blog friendly as well as rewarding to you should you participate in any discussion here. And I highly encourage you to do so as a blog’s real value most times lies in the discussions & comments.

But, please don’t abuse it by leaving meaningless comments like ‘Nice post’ just to get some keyword love. It doesn’t help anyone and I will delete it even though I appreciate the encouragement.

Are you ready for some loving?

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224 Responses to “Get CommentLuv And KeywordLuv For Your Comments”

  1. Andy@Granite Worktops August 26, 2008 at 2:47 pm #

    Hi πŸ˜‰

    Really helpful article!

    Thanks for posting it,


  2. K August 28, 2008 at 12:11 pm #

    Kermit, sorry I didn’t get back to you sooner. RT at UnTwisted Vortex maintains a list of such blogs and he does a great job of maintaining it.

  3. Peter Monroe@Peter Monroe's Website September 4, 2008 at 3:58 pm #

    Okay. I just want to see how it works. πŸ™‚

  4. Free iPhone 3G September 8, 2008 at 1:24 pm #

    I love these two plugins, thanks for sharing this great info on them =)

    Free iPhone 3Gs last blog post..Free iPhone 3G

  5. Nick@Best Free Insurance Quotes September 12, 2008 at 1:21 am #

    I totally dig how you incorporate flags and browser information in the comment section. Is this done with a plugin, or do you need to know certain code for this?

  6. K September 12, 2008 at 5:10 pm #

    Nick, Firestats WordPress plugin provides this. If you are looking for link, it’s in my Top WordPress Plugins, post.

  7. Nick@Best Free Insurance Quotes September 13, 2008 at 5:49 am #

    @ 105K: Thank you very much for the heads up on this. Highly appreciated.

  8. stan from discount faucets September 14, 2008 at 4:00 pm #

    thanks this is awesome. I would appreciate where I can find faucets niche sites to set up blogroll. commentluv and your wordpress plugin, learning something new everyday.

  9. Francis@150CC scooter September 16, 2008 at 12:34 pm #

    Like most everyone else, I would like to thank you for being part of the Do Follow movement…. It’s cliche, but, let’s fight spam, not blogs and not comments on blogs.

    That’s why I love CommentLuv and KeywordLuv… they encourage real posts, from real humans….

    Keep it up!

  10. Michael@3 way links September 17, 2008 at 6:08 pm #

    By the way – there is a new version of Commentluv That can use AJAX and has more features, the author, Andy Bailey is looking for help as he is taking part in the WordPress MU Plugin contest.
    Have a look at


    Michaels last blog post..Three way linking with

  11. expertzinc September 19, 2008 at 5:41 am #

    Really nice plugin, thanks for sharing with us..:)

    expertzincs last blog post..Episode 24 – Born To Kill

  12. WP@Product Liability Law September 19, 2008 at 6:16 am #

    Way to go with this plugin. I think you managed to attract a big amount of new readers because of this. I’m actually subscribed to your feed now because I love what you blog about. Thanks for everything.

  13. toldos September 20, 2008 at 9:11 am #

    They have had a really good idea creating this plugin. IΒ΄m sure it will increment your traffic, your readers, and your comments!!

  14. Senior Guy September 25, 2008 at 11:17 am #

    What an idea-now the internet is doing what it’s forbears considered-an open interchange community-thanks for the heads up.

  15. Norhafidz@Bali Holidays September 30, 2008 at 8:23 am #

    ah, now I know how keywordluv works. Thanks for sharing the info and gonna installed it on my blog soon. πŸ™‚

    Norhafidzs last blog post..Bali Holidays – Surfing Paradise

  16. ankit@economy September 30, 2008 at 3:31 pm #

    You have done wonders with your comments section.This is probably the only place where you get so much comment luv,not withstanding the amazing content you put here.
    But,the only sad part is that i have my current blog on blogger and not on wordpress.Wish i could move it with ease and then make use of all wordpress plugins

    ankits last blog post..A Tounge-In-Mouth take on US Economy by Mark Faber

  17. Jeff@Warrior Custom Golf October 7, 2008 at 10:52 am #

    KeywordLuv is a nice plugin, but I suspect it will encourage spam. That’s the main reason why I have not added it to my blog, which receives over 300 spam submissions per day. πŸ™

  18. Steve@alternative music chart October 8, 2008 at 8:46 am #

    It’s a nice way to reward people. Thanks for your thoughts on this plugin

  19. Tony@Computer Cabinets October 15, 2008 at 9:51 am #

    What a fantastic post you have here, I stumbled on it by chance! I have noticed though, that you were PR5 now you are PR2, so with a little social bookmarking we will get you back up there.


  20. JJ@SpyWare Blog October 26, 2008 at 5:59 pm #

    Thank you! I wonder if it’s possible to combine the plugins into one? It would help avoid conflicts and the number of plugins to install?

    JJs last blog post..Why You Need a Spyware Scan Remover

  21. guinness clothing October 27, 2008 at 11:47 am #

    I just found out about keyword luv! I love it! It is such a great plugin! THanks sooo much for the info!

  22. Tech Bargains November 6, 2008 at 6:29 am #

    keywordluv great plugin, i install it in several my blogs πŸ™‚

    Tech Bargainss last blog post..Black Friday 2008 CorelDRAW X4

  23. Master Travel November 9, 2008 at 10:21 am #

    hello to all.
    Nice comments but it become difficult to read because there are to many comments.Couldn’t you paginate?

  24. sora November 22, 2008 at 6:06 pm #

    CommentLuv is absolutly great but the problem with it is it improve blog comments and also it leverage the average of spam comments.
    so you can give your self more time to delete those junk comments

    soras last blog post..get traffic by old Fashioned Business Networking method

  25. Michael @ 3waylinks November 23, 2008 at 5:18 am #

    I use Commentluv and even Keywordluv on almost all of my sites – And people who are actively searching for those plugins do make better quality comments than the others most of the time! I use Akismet against spam and it works very well for me.


    Michaels last blog post..Recurring traffic is in the list

  26. Andung bayu November 26, 2008 at 11:27 am #

    keywordluv is so great. Did you know, I add do follow plugin in my blog, and people starts commenting. Amazing!

  27. this is a great decision, but this generosity on the webmaster’s part can result in lots of spam on the website. But as Michael (comment #124) states correctly, many people make an effort to post quality comments instead of spamming the sites.

  28. tony@High yield savings account December 7, 2008 at 12:06 pm #

    The combination of keyword luv and comment luv has to be one of the best things that has happened. People finaly can get a link to post on blogs easy and control terms for main page at same time.

    tonys last blog post..Hsbc online banking.

  29. Tina@Atlanta Real Estate December 10, 2008 at 11:53 am #

    keywordluv is great, thanks for the tip!

    Tinas last blog post..Featured Subdivision: Atlanta Country Club

  30. indonesian food December 15, 2008 at 5:29 pm #

    when I start knowing this plugin, it sounds great, I tried on my first blog and gain a good impact and increase my PR. but you know since Google and other Search Engine always change their algorithm rapidly. I think it would be better to find some topical blog to niche. just to get long run impact. not just up and down again..

  31. hidden wall safes December 16, 2008 at 11:36 pm #

    My only worry about going do follow is that it will lower the value of my site. I’ve read that the more links leaving your site reduces it’s cache with google making it harder to move up in rank. Does anyone know if this is the case?

    gun fire safe

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  32. Brad Hart@Local News and Newspapers December 24, 2008 at 6:55 am #

    I too am a big fan of of these plugins and dofollow blogging in general, but to be honest I have had to implement a dofollow policy to combat how many spammers comment. If you only run one blog this might not a be big chore to clean up, but when you have 12 blogs of your own and are paid to manage others comment spam can take up a lot of time better spent blogging or napping. I would recommend it for anyone though, not just full time bloggers.

    I use nofollow free and give commentaters nofollow of their website at between 1 and 4 approved posts depending on the blog’s PR, but context links links are still nofollow. For registered users who can use my site forums, get author profiles with more dofollow links, submit material for guest posts etc, they all get immediate dofollow on all links contextual and otherwise.

    Brad Harts last blog post..Popular Tips

  33. Jeff@T1 line prices. December 31, 2008 at 7:19 pm #

    Keyword luv and now comment luv have to be the 2 most popular plugins around right now. they seem to help both the blog owner and commentor. The blog owner gets new comments and the comentor gets a link to latest post or site.

  34. jane@Cheap phone service January 1, 2009 at 12:13 pm #

    Some of the sites only use keyword luv or comment luv. The ones that use both and are follow help alot. I have seen some blogs load slow or have problems with both plugins but i love both of them.

    janes last blog post..georgia local phone service provider

  35. Tiffany@Life on the Road January 6, 2009 at 10:22 am #

    Thank you for this post… I’m still trying to figure out how to take advantage of all these things on my site, and it is very overwhelming. I have CommentLuv installed, now I guess I ought to track down KeywordLuv, too!

    Tiffanys last blog post..CPSIA Gets Closer to Home…

  36. Jack Clarke@Techno Blog January 6, 2009 at 9:32 pm #

    Great plugin! I activated this and dofollow on my blogs as well πŸ™‚

    Jack Clarkes last blog post..Free article submission software gets you quality one way links

  37. rajeev@top b schools of india January 22, 2009 at 2:45 pm #

    I have read on some website that making your blog dofollow can badly effect your pagerank due to many outbound links to low pr blogs and site.
    And also linking to badly design low quality content websites can downgrade the pagerank of your blog
    so if it is true than how a blog with dofollow plugins can maintain their healthy pagerank?

  38. Shashank@SEO Consultant India January 24, 2009 at 5:32 pm #

    Thats grt, Thanks for the info. This will really help us.

    Thanks again.
    Good Luck πŸ™‚

    Shashanks last blog post..Driving Market Through Web | SEO Expert Consultants Help it.

  39. Enok@Celebrity photos and gossip January 29, 2009 at 3:06 pm #

    Thanks for sharing this, I’m not all that familiar with Social media, networking and participating on blogs for backlinks as thus backlinks now a days are so week in googles algorithms, and I also believe comment links will be even weaker soon as it is not all that much different from paid links. But with this plug-in one is not buying links for money but rather a nice comment. one can take advantage of it while it lasts and commenting her and there is just nice.

  40. Bob Maiocco@Denver Real Estate February 6, 2009 at 7:05 pm #

    I began my blog using commentluv but then stumbled onto Disqus do you have any opinion on Disqus? It seems to be more of a social feature rather than a pagerank sharing/commenting reward system. I’m curious to hear your thoughts on the two…


    Bob Maioccos last blog post..Denver Luxury Homes in the Mountains of Golden

  41. Free loans February 14, 2009 at 3:35 pm #

    The 2 pluggins make a big difference in comments. It lest you have 2 links for one post. I like the fact the perosn gets to decide what post they can add and terms for link.

    Free loanss last blog post..paidsurveys

  42. Gina February 21, 2009 at 12:54 am #

    I wasn’t familiar before now with keywordluv, but I’d like to check this out, and possibly add this feature to my site as well. Thanks for the information.

    Ginas last blog post..NJ Shore Vacation – Small Apartment Rentals and Summer Homes

  43. Aleks@Star Wars Saga February 27, 2009 at 7:22 am #

    I used KeywordLuv on some of my blogs but unfortunately I din’t see explosive comments…

  44. Perry February 28, 2009 at 2:37 pm #

    Very nice information. Thanks for this.

  45. Paul March 2, 2009 at 5:36 pm #

    Very nice info, Thank you

  46. Graham@ LCD enclosure March 5, 2009 at 6:24 am #

    Im looking to add a blog to my site and comment luv seems the best bet, it looks easy to use and monitor, so it’s a good all rounder.

    Thank you for sharing this excellent and easy to understand post.

  47. john@Texas Debt Relief March 17, 2009 at 1:35 pm #

    keyword luv is such a nice plugin really helps both parties involved with the post.

  48. Afiliate Funnel System March 30, 2009 at 2:08 am #

    KeywordLuv and CommentLuv are very helpful plugins. We believe that all bloggers should give them a try.


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