For those of you who haven’t heard yet, Andy Bailey is having a special 75% off anniversary sale on CommentLuv Premium (CLP). If you don’t already have a copy, you may want to hop over and take advantage of this sale while it lasts. (My affiliate link is below.) The regular price is $97 and the price right now is about $24. In this kind of sale, the price goes up after every 5 sales and this sale will only last for about 5 more days.
Here’s the short version of why I recommend CommentLuv:
#1 – CommentLuv Premium Plugin 75% Off Anniversary Sale
This is your chance to grab your copy of CommentLuv Premium at 75% off. (Yes, that is my affiliate link. Personally, I don’t make much money with affiliate programs but every little bit helps.) As I mentioned in the opening paragraph, this sale will end soon. Actually, I’m late to the game writing this post. Most of you probably already have this plugin or know about the sale. IMHO, it’s a great deal.
#2 – Awesome Bonuses
This version includes several bonuses that you can download for free: the “15 Ways to Generate Traffic eBook”, the “WP Dealpon” plugin (offer Groupon type deals), the “WP Mail Ads” plugin, the “Dashboard Widget”, the “WP Auto Links” plugin and the “Premium Headers” pack (in Photoshop’s PSD format along with an instructional video.
#3 A Commenting Strategy Tool
A while back, I wrote the post “Commenting on Blogs – What Strategy Works for You?” (At the time I’m writing this, there are 175 comments. People feel strongly about commenting.) The main reason that people install the CLP plugin is to drive traffic to their blog by engaging with their readers. CLP is a too. Alone, it won’t perform magic for your site but used wisely as part of an overall strategy, it can be very effective.
#4 – DoFollow Control
The feature that I appreciate the most in the premium version of CLP is the ability to control the do-follow attribute at an individual comment level. Let’s face it, there are people who will leave a number of acceptable comments on your blog and then start sneaking in links to sites that you’d rather not be associated with. In CLP, you have the option of setting the number of comments someone needs to have before their links have the dofollow attribute. You also can go into individual comments and remove the link or the dofollow attribute if you’d like.
#5 – GASP Pro Anti-Spam Plugin is Included
Of the eight different plugins included in the premium version of CommentLuv, the GrowMap Anti-Spam Plugin (G.A.S.P) is my favorite. The biggest issue that I see in CLP is that you will get more spam. Why? For the same reason that you’ll get more valid comments: do-follow links are an incentive that bloggers look for when they comment.
Why Use CommentLuv Premium?
Why Install the CommentLuv Premium WordPress Plugin? In previous posts, I’ve talked about the benefits of installing the CommentLuv Premium. There’s also a guest post by Randy Pickard asking the question Does CommentLuv Leak Link Juice?
Kimberly Castleberry has written a great post about GASP Pro – Your First and Best Choice For Controlling Spam On WordPress Blogs. Kim includes a video where she talks about this awesome anti-spam plugin and shows you how to configure it.
Ileane Smith has also written an excellent article, The Ultimate Collection of CommentLuv Blog Lists. Check out some of the CommentLuv enabled blogs that she’s listed to find other bloggers to engage with. If your blog is CommentLuv enabled and you’re not listed on any of these, now may be the time to see if you can get included.
Do you have tips for other CommentLuv Premium users? What would your advice be to someone who is considering installing it? I’ll leave you with one more tip. If you have CL on your blog, make sure to submit it to the “DoFollow Blog Directory & Compendium”. I get a surprising amount of traffic from there.