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Commentluv Enabled Health and Fitness Blog?

Though not everyone who reads our blog are bloggers themselves, we try to provide useful blog tips particularly for health and fitness bloggers.  If you’ve ever tried starting your own blog, the only thing worse than not getting much traffic is getting zero comments.

Fortunately, there are solutions to this problem.  One common option is to add the Commentluv plugin by Andy Bailey.  It’s a free WordPress plugin that you can download from the WordPress Plugin repository (download link).

What does it do? It basically encourages other niche related bloggers to post comments on your site.  Why?  Because you’re bribing them with a dofollow backlink to their blog.  When you comment on blogs that are “Commentluv Enabled,” it helps you build links for your site.

I’m all for creating win-win situations and in my opinion, the Commentluv plugin does just that.  For bloggers, the benefits are obvious.  To start off with, it can bring your blog back to life with more interaction and discussion around topics.  Having comments also helps add content to your site which can help your site to be found by Google for things that may not have been written about in your posts themselves.

Normally, when you post a comment on a blog that’s not using this plugin, the comment link is tagged with a “no follow” link.  Basically, that’s some HTML that looks like this:  rel= “nofollow”

The nofollow attribute prevents the link from passing Google’s PageRank juice to your site.  Again, links that pass PageRank are referred to as “do follow.”  What’s more is that you can actually select which of your recent posts gets PageRank passed to it with your comment.  This is helpful for improving your blog’s visibility and rankings for search engines.

How to find Commentluv blogs:

Some people are fanatical about commenting on Commentluv enabled blogs to build links for their site.  If you’re looking for sites that have this plugin installed, you can typically just try searching by typing the following:

“commenluv enabled” your blog niche

Obviously, you would replace “your blog niche” with something like “health and fitness blogs” or whatever you’re looking for.

Or, you can also use the Commentluv search engine to find blogs that have the plugin enabled and have registered their site.

The above screenshot displays what Commentluv does after you post a comment on a site that has this plugin enabled.  If you click on the tiny heart, you can view information about the person who posted the comment.

After you install this plugin, make sure that visit the Commentluv site to complete your registration.  If you register on the site, it will provide a pop-up profile with more information about you when you leave comments.   You will also ensure that your blog shows up in the CommentLuv search engine too.

It’s easy for bloggers to get obsessed with building links particularly if they’re not having much success with their blogs.  As John Sullivan, the creator of  the BloggerLuv site (Not to be confused with Commentluv, BloggerLuv is a BuddyPress powered forum for bloggers) wrote something along the lines of when it comes to blogging, it’s the links that you create with other people who really matter.

On that note, Commentluv could be a great way to bring more social interaction, discussion, and life to your blog.

Have you tried Commentluv yet?

Update:  We’ve closed comments on this post since it generates too much spam.  We’ve also disabled Commentluv at our site here since we’re currently trying other forms of commenting including Facebook comments to improve reader engagement!

This post was written by a guest author and edited by Hive Health Media Staff. If you would like to submit health or fitness news, click here.

56 Comments

  1. Jennifer

    September 27, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    I agree with the benefits of commentluv. I have a DiGeorge syndrome blog that I would love to share with people and comment luv makes the comments real. Thank You

  2. Gail Gardner

    September 27, 2011 at 8:46 am

    Hi Jarrett,

    I popped in to make sure you know about the new CommentLuv Premium pre-launch. If you want to use it today through October 4 is the best time to buy it. After Oct 4 it will be unavailable until the launch and the price will be higher and I’m guessing (this is a TOTAL guess – I have no inside information) that it could even be a subscription based fee.

    I’m not seeing CommentLuv in your blog so either it is downlevel and doesn’t work any more or you decided to stop using it? I have published two posts about the new CommentLuv Premium in the past week.

    One is a roundup of 18 reviews by bloggers who beta tested it and the latest one has details about all the plugins CommentLuv Premium replaces and the benefits including enticements to get commenters to share your content on Twitter, Facebook and Google +.

  3. houston weightloss

    September 10, 2011 at 9:44 am

    I love commentluv. I hope that many bloggers will appreciate it.

  4. TheCurvyGoddess

    August 31, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    I installed CommentLuv on both of my websites but it took me this long to see how powerful it is for me and others. DUH…I guess I’m a little slow.

    I will definitely me taking advantage of this super powerful plug-in.

  5. Justin

    August 1, 2011 at 10:10 am

    CommentLuv is particularly good because the person actually needs to have a blog to make it work. It’s not just for any site, and a lot of spammers don’t have blogs, they have plain sites. It requires more. I like it a lot better than KeywordLuv but they’re all good plug-ins.

  6. Raymund

    July 31, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    Commentluv is a great way to reward commenters. I highly recommend the plug in, one of the best in the wordpress world.

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    April 22, 2011 at 5:10 am

    Thanks for the advice on Commentluv plugin. I am about to launch my blog site so tips like this are fantastic.

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  9. CombatSportsNews

    March 10, 2011 at 2:01 am

    Thanks for the info on commentluv. Will check it out.

  10. 4 Hour Body

    February 22, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    Thanks for sharing. In addition to “commenluv enabled” your blog niche search, others are also using the search string: intitle:outlook express “commentluv”

    I haven’t personally used this search string yet but others say that it works ;)

  11. Head Coach

    January 2, 2011 at 12:20 am

    As long as you have a content rich site (not just a co-brand to sell something), please feel free to comment or debate on our website. I’m still working to get the Commentluv properly enabled so it may not be ready by the time you read this :-P

  12. Head Coach

    January 2, 2011 at 12:15 am

    Thanks for the insight about how we can network using CommentLuv. I’ve just reworked our gyms website and I’m trying to get all of these WordPress plugins to function properly but this specific plugin is a must have to create a robust community of like-minded individuals.

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    December 2, 2010 at 1:52 am

    I’ve been to this business for quite some time. All my sites were uploaded with this plug ins.Using plug ins such as commentluv and keywordluv is a big help in gaining a few backlinks…thank you for using this plug ins.

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    November 25, 2010 at 3:32 am

    CommentLuv is definitely a good thing to use on your blog. I installed the keywordLuv to use as an example on my next post. Hope you stop by for that one too.

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  16. Personal Fitness Fan

    November 12, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    CommentLuv is definitely a great tool for any blogger to get the message out there. I have it on some of my sites and enjoy it.

  17. Jeff

    November 7, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    Well, I am now just finding commentluv so I am new to SEO, blogs,…you name it, I’m a rookie!! Of course I’m no rookie in Health and Fitness and P90X!!! I think I’m going to enjoy this community:)

  18. Personal Training Vancouver BC

    November 4, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    Im New and I want to tranfer my website to word press, what is the best plug in for beginner wordpress user for link love ?

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    October 26, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    this will boost your site’s traffic..

  20. Pradeep

    October 20, 2010 at 10:45 am

    I chanced upon this post while looking for some general tips to make my phlebotomy website more visitor friendly. The site is really new with a few visits a day. Should I try commentLuv? I am excited the idea but worried about spammers.

  21. sports nutrition diet

    September 24, 2010 at 4:20 am

    It’s very nice i just going to try commentluv.

  22. Meri Walker

    September 21, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    I looks like registering my site at CommentLuv is allowing me to make posts here that have the little heart on them and link back to my last post. Is this the most I can do to participate here, Jarret? I’d love to be able to contribute guest posts and to invite others here to do some guest posts on my blog. Can we do that HERE or just in Amplify? This is such a great idea, your HIVE network!

    • Jarret Morrow

      September 21, 2010 at 1:45 pm

      Meri, first that’s a great point. Even for those who don’t have Commentluv installed on their blogs, they can still register at the Commentluv site.

      Sure, we’d like to hear what you have to say. Hive Health Media is a multi-author blog.

      Follow this link to find out about guest posting here. Basically, it involves registering for an account, telling us your username so that we can upgrade your account to author status, then you can submit guest posts.

      Here’s more info:

      How to guest post at Hive Health Media

  23. Meri Walker

    September 21, 2010 at 11:19 am

    Jarret, it looks like I’m not going to be able to install CommentLuv on my Posterous blog. Rats! I’d like very much to help you build up the conversation in Amplify, though. It looks like you’ve just set up a solo site there. Have you considered creating a HiveHealth GROUP on Amplify? I’d join in a heartbeat.

    • Jarret

      September 21, 2010 at 12:06 pm

      Hi Meri, that’s unfortunate that Commentluv won’t work with Posterous. I was aware that you can set up groups on Amplify. I’ll get one setup when I get a chance and let you know. thanks!

  24. jonny

    September 19, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    I just installed commentluv on my site http://www.waterfiltrationpro.com Although its a new site i’m hoping to generate lots of traffic to it, so feel free to go comment there if your into your health.

  25. sachin

    September 18, 2010 at 8:07 am

    As usual I am not getting dofollow blogs. Can anyone share with me.

  26. Jim Karter

    September 16, 2010 at 1:29 am

    I just love commentluv. They are just great. I will add this lovely plugin to my blog :)

  27. Jarret Morrow

    September 13, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    Hey Project Swole,

    I had a few reservations prior to trying out Commentluv.

    One of my concerns was that we can’t check everyone’s links since it takes too much time. Google can penalize websites that link to ‘bad neighborhoods.’

    It’s possible too that it could cause your website to leak PR or ruin a site’s link profile.

    It’s hard to say whether or not it’s affected the ranking of individual posts in Google. This domain is relatively new–we started this site after the last Google PageRank update in April of this year as well. So there isn’t much to compare it to prior to when we installed it.

    I did do some informal comparisons with my other blog on similar posts and it didn’t seem to have any adverse effects on this site’s ranking.

    It doesn’t seem to hurt traffic though. Comments do get indexed by Google, so they do increase the crawlable content of a blog. Overall though, we would rather encourage people to comment and interact with our site than not.

    • Jarret

      September 13, 2010 at 10:41 pm

      Project Swole,

      I actually was just thinking about whether or not Commentluv can hurt SEO… I don’t think it should be a factor provided that the blog doesn’t allow spammy links.

      PageRank is sort of like water to use my old analogy. Having 50 outbound comment links, for example, won’t hurt a site more than having 5. A given webpage can only ‘bleed out’ so much PageRank.

      Imagine a water balloon hanging from the ceiling. Balloon A has 5 holes in the bottom while balloon B has 50 holes.

      Each outbound link just has less PageRank value on a web page that has 50 dofollow comments instead of 5 dofollow comments in the same manner that less water would flow out of the individual holes in a balloon with 50 holes in it than one with 5 holes. There’s only so much water or PageRank in either case.

      Even with nofollow comments, the same effect now occurs anyway. Even if links have the nofollow attribute, they still diminish the PageRank value on the other links on a given website.

      In either case, blog comments would diminish the pagerank of the other links on the page that could link to internal pages or the homepage.

  28. Project Swole

    September 13, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    Comment Luv is sweet, but is anyone afraid that it will absolutely kill the Google Page Rank of your pages? Of course now a days I suppose no one really cares about PR, it is more important for us to get our links out there no matter what and more important for you to get more traffic, even if it means 0 PR on your internal pages. Thanks guys.

    • Editor

      September 12, 2010 at 7:08 pm

      We’ve stuck to just Commentluv for now on our site. Overall, it doesn’t seem quite as useful yet for the health and fitness blog niche, but we expect that to improve.

      Thanks again for sharing your thoughts, Patricia.

  29. Seb

    September 10, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    Hi thanks for an interesting article. I am very new to all this internet stuff and appreciate any information i can get on helping me to get my site ranked.

    • Jarret Morrow

      September 19, 2010 at 3:25 pm

      Commenting on other niche related blogs is always a good start–not just for the value of the comment link, but to get to know people with similar interests.

  30. Health

    September 9, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    Thanks for this great info, before i knew this i used something like this ” Health “commentluv” ” but it seem not work.

    • Jarret Morrow

      September 10, 2010 at 7:07 pm

      You can either try the Commentluv search engine or you can try searching for “commentluv enabled” along with “health.”

  31. Anna

    September 8, 2010 at 9:06 am

    Yes, I agree with Jarret. KeywordLuv is the effect you are looking for. Both work great.

  32. Dennis

    September 8, 2010 at 8:08 am

    Nice i am going to try commentluv right now!

  33. Bishwajeet

    September 8, 2010 at 7:38 am

    I will definately register on the site and try and find out which blogger of my niche is trying out the same

    • Jarret Morrow

      September 19, 2010 at 3:24 pm

      Bishwajeet, it looks like you’ve recently added Commentluv to your blog! It works pretty well for trying to tie a blogging community together. Cheers

  34. Jarret Morrow

    September 7, 2010 at 9:43 am

    Sam, the followed link is to your last blog post. I think we’d need to add Keywordluv to add a followed link to the person’s name.

  35. Sam

    September 7, 2010 at 8:56 am

    so does this give a followed link to the persons name when they comment? or just a followed link to “blah blah blah’s latest blog” when they comment?

  36. SubmitYOURArticle.com

    September 2, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    Installing commentluv on wordpress is really a good way to motivate readers to interact with others and post relevant and useful comments. Still, other bloggers would rather prefer manually link sculpting comments for their blogs. But it’s nice that you enabled commentluv on your blogs. More power pal!

  37. Valerie Sage

    August 27, 2010 at 1:35 am

    Hi Jarret,

    I’ll be commenting for BetterWomanNow and BetterManNow in blogs related to health and aging. I wanted to let you know it was me.

    I’ve emailed you too. What would think about me writing a blog post about them for Hive Health Media?

    Gail from GrowMap

  38. Sean

    August 21, 2010 at 8:44 am

    Best of luck with CommentLuv on the blog. I didn’t find it very useful for my personal blog, I tried it many moons ago.
    I found Disqus worked/works well for my small personal blog.

    • Jarret Morrow

      August 21, 2010 at 11:32 am

      Hey Sean, your blog has a nice Google PageRank of 4 on your homepage, so I’m surprised that Commentluv didn’t work well for you. Did you make sure to register your blog with their site? It’s mostly just meant to encourage people to comment more.

      I tried Disqus on another site about four months ago. There was some glitch and it crashed my website, so I haven’t used it since. I think Commenluv and Disqus can work together.

  39. Jake

    August 20, 2010 at 8:58 am

    Thanks for the great advice on finding CommentLuv blogs. It’s a great plugin to get people leaving relevant comments rather than spam.