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Free Traffic From Blog Commenting

How Commenting Helps Your Blog Traffic

One way in which we are taught to increase backlinks to our blog is by leaving comments (with our link) on other people’s blogs. This is a way to get free traffic from blog commenting.

commentluv-wordpressBecause this can be time-consuming, many new marketers look to buy blog comments, or automate the process with a blog commenting service.

This is a very BAD thing to do! And if you see these comments on your blog, do not accept them.

The reasons it’s bad is that most comments generated automatically are identified as spam, either by plugins such as Akismet on the targeted sites, or – if they get through Akismet, by the blog authors.

Also Google is clever enough to look at comments and tell whether they are genuine comments made by interested readers, or rubbish produced by spam-bots. Letting these spam comments onto your blog is more likely to damage its reputation in the eyes of Google – and your readers. So it makes sense to avoid any automated commenting service. That’s the bad news.

The good news is that there is a fantastic WordPress plugin that not only protects your blog from spam comments, it also helps you get maximum value from your comments and gives you enhanced backlink features on thousands of active blogs already using it. Your readers are rewarded for commenting, so they come back time and again to give you more comments.

The plugin is called CommentLuv and I use the premium (paid for) version on all my blogs. I started with the free version, but very quickly upgraded to the premium when I saw the power it gave me. (Full details here.) It comes with a 30 day money back guarantee, so nothing to lose by trying it.

Another benefit is that when you start using CommentLuv you’ll very soon become part of a community of bloggers who understand the value of the free traffic from bog commenting and will go out of their way to leave comments on “CommentLuv” enabled blogs, because there’s a mutual understanding that if you get a comment from another CommentLuv blog, it’s good practice to pop over to their blog and leave a good comment.

What is a Good Comment?

It’s a comment that shows you have read the post you are commenting on, and one that contributes something to the discussion.

What is a Bad Comment?

Well – the opposite of the above. So don’t just say something like “Great post, thanks” and leave your link, hoping for a back-link. A post like that is just likely be marked as spam, either by Akismet (etc) or by the blogger whose post you are “spamming”. And it is spam, even if you comment manually, because it doesn’t follow the simple rules above.

So, if you’re looking for free traffic from blog commenting, play the game and leave good comments for other bloggers.

Learn more about CommentLuv here.

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Adrian Jock - June 19, 2014

Hi Joy,

CommentLuv enabled blogs are the only ones I comment on. Very rarely I comment on blogs that use other commenting systems.

I think that blog commenting should be a win-win case. Most of the bloggers want to get comments on their blogs, but they have to understand that they have to give something in exchange of commenter’s time.

To tell you honestly, even if you’re a marketing megastar and you write the best articles in the world, I won’t comment on your blog unless there’s a CL plugin installed 😉

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    Joy Healey - June 20, 2014

    Hi Adrian, I too tend to look for CommentLuv enabled blogs, because I have found that people who have taken the trouble to use it properly are, mostly, prepared to play the game and writing relevant comments.

    I don’t go quite as far as you describe, in that I will comment on blogs that have really helpful posts, but I far prefer CL blogs.

    What I really dislike are those where you have to register to some whole system that you don’t really want to be on!

    Thanks for your thoughts. Joy

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Celebrity News - July 7, 2014

Hi Joy,I agree that comment spam is horrible. OMG I used to get hundreds of that a day, but then I got commentluv premium, and using that in conjunction with GASP the spam stopped!

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    Joy Healey - July 7, 2014

    Hi, Yes I’m very pleased with CommentLuv which I’ve been using for quite some time now. It certainly helps.

    Joy

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Bilal Ahmad - November 2, 2014

A comment is not about promotion but really it is a way to saying thank you to the author of an article. It really feels sad when post a long informative article but no one bothers to post comments on it.

I am not say we should not use comments for just promotion but we should also care about the author and his views. After it is all about networking.

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    Joy Healey - November 2, 2014

    Hi Bilal,

    Welcome to my blog, I am so pleased you found me and I hope you will find plenty of helpful information here:-)

    You are absolutely correct – thanks for making that point. Also I’ve often found that I learn as much from the people who make informative comments on my articles (like yours!) as from researching the topic in the first place.

    Have a great weekend. Joy

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Bilal Ahmad - November 2, 2014

And look how many mistakes I have done in the comment. Actually I was a bit in hurry. Forgive me for that. 🙂

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    Joy Healey - November 2, 2014

    LOL – fear not…. I always spot mistakes in my comments just after I hit the submit button! But there were only a very few 🙂

    Joy

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Atish Ranjan - November 2, 2014

I love to read and post comment on commentluv enabled blogs because this helps me show my latest post to that blog’s admin and readers. It helps me to get more traffic and comments over my blog post as well.

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    Joy Healey - November 2, 2014

    Hi Atish

    Welcome to my blog, I am so pleased you found me and I hope you will find plenty of helpful information here:-)

    Yes, CommentLuv is my preferred strategy for commenting. I know there are other methods that some prefer, but for me CommentLuv wins out every time.

    Joy

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Edward Thorpe - November 16, 2014

Hi Joy,

From reading and commenting on this great blog of yours, I discovered, and now use, the free version of Comment Luv. Planning to look at your reasons for upgrading to pro version after this comment.

BTW, if I like a post, I usually get something interesting from the comments of other readers.
Edward

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    Joy Healey - November 16, 2014

    Hi Edward

    Really glad you found and like CommentLuv. I think you’ll see the benefits more and more as you use it.

    I like it so much more than the other different commenting systems – and I’ve tried a few others because some well-respected bloggers use them. But for me, CommentLuv wins every time.

    Yes, sometimes I’ve made a post about a topic and learned tons more about that topic from what other readers add in their comments.

    Best wishes, Joy

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Steve - March 7, 2016

Nice share Joy 😀

For me, I think fb comments do have less spam compared to others. And also, most blog commenters have fb accounts, unlike other comment plugins that are difficult to create account on.

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    Joy - March 7, 2016

    Hi Steve,

    I hadnt really thought about it, but yes, you’re right!

    Thanks for visitin, Joy – Blogging After Dark

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Steve- AOC - March 11, 2016

It also promotes relationship building with the visitors of your blog right?

Nice article Joy! I enjoyed reading your article. Keep up the good work 🙂

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    Joy - March 11, 2016

    Hi Steve,

    Yes, often some valuable discussions result – which is what builds the relationships.

    Joy – Blogging After Dark

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Elise Forsyth Mort - July 25, 2016

When we first start off it’s easy to think “just build it and the traffic will come”… it really is more important to create quality shareable content AND also network with people in your niche. I enjoy blog commenting but also participate in forums and blog communities to generate traffic, it’s a great way to learn from others and share your content with people who actually understand you and what you have to offer.

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    Joy - July 26, 2016

    Hi Elise,

    Yes, you’re right of course – there are many other ways to generate traffic than blog commenting. Forums are good, article marketing, videos, solo-ads amd guest blogging to name a few.

    I’m very much into blog post repurposing these days, to get the most value from the work in creating my posts.

    Joy – Blogging After Dark

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