Check out the review of CommentLuv plugin and reasons Why is it must have WordPress plugin.
\r\n\r\n\r\nWith the changing Google Algorithms, way of blogging is changing gradually. There was a time, when users used to give so much time in building links pointing to their web property just to rank better in search engines as well as to gain some PageRank.\r\n\r\nTime changed, the way of blogging changed and then came a term called Google Algo update. This term changed the whole equation how the links were built because Google penalized a large number of blogs as well as websites because of the quality of links pointing to them. Google and Matt Cutts gave many explanations to justify their decision of penalizing blogs with low quality incoming links and asked users to build links in a more organized way, that is when a revolutionary plugin named as CommentLuv came into existence.\r\n
\r\n\r\n\r\nA WordPress plugin, developed by Andy Bailey has got to a great popularity in recent times because of many great features. This plugin works as a complete comment management system for WordPress blog which includes spam protection, auto approval of comment etc.\r\n\r\nCommentLuv got popular in no time because of some of the unique features, according to which the webmaster can choose to give 1 extra backlink to the visitor who leaves a comment on a blog post. The link(s) can be nofollow or dofollow. This property of CommentLuv resulted in a great increase of the engagement on the websites where this plugin was installed. People started following the trend and within no time thousands of big websites had this plugin installed to make sure they get maximum user engagement.\r\n\r\nBut again in very recent time, there has been a drop in the number of big blogs who use CommentLuv plugin. No big blogger will ever unveil why he stopped using a plugin which once resulted in a great amount of traffic and user engagement on the blog, so I thought to do a bit of research and find out the reason behind the decreasing popularity of this plugin.\r\n\r\nThe reasons I got are listed below\r\n\r\nCommentLuv attracts spam comments\r\n\r\nBecause of the fact that most of the blog owners prefer to provide dofollow link to the visitors, in some cases people also prefer to authorize CommentLuv to auto approve the comments. It is a win win situation for the spammers. That is one of the biggest issue faced by the webmasters. Even after using the best spam protection plugins, there are some techniques which bypass all the plugins and leave auto generated comments which get published in some cases. That is one of the reason people tend to leave this plugin.\r\n\r\nNumber of dofollow links from each page\r\n\r\nIncrease in number of dofollow links from each post page is also an issue from the SEO prospective. Webmasters generally concentrate on having least number of dofollow backlinks on a page so that the PR juice is passed to the links (Homepage and other internal links). Having countless dofollow backlinks results in very low PR juice passing to the homepage which finally results in a low PageRank .\r\n\r\nCommentLuv increases bounce rate\r\n\r\nMore number of comments result in more number of outgoing links. The number is almost doubled because of the fact that almost 95% of webmasters using CommentLuv prefer to give that extra backlink to the recent post on the blog of commentator. This increased number of links increases the probability of people clicking them and migrating away from your blog. That ultimately increases the bounce rate of your blog.\r\n\r\nIf you are a blogger, then you would have realized by now that all the things I listed against CommentLuv plugin are true. But there is a saying, everything has some positive as well as some negative aspects. So later in this post, I will be writing about all the positive aspects of CommentLuv plugin for WordPress which make it a must have WordPress plugin.\r\n
Reasons why CommentLuv is best plugin for WordPress comments
\r\nMore comments\r\n\r\nAs I mentioned before too, installing CommentLuv always results in more number of comments on your blog. This makes sure the user engagement on your blog is very much high and the posts are always active. This blog is currently a CommentLuv premium powered blog and I have seen a great increase in the number of comments after installing CommentLuv premium.\r\n\r\nMore traffic\r\n\r\nThere are many webmasters and bloggers who visit CommentLuv enabled websites, leave their link with a comment and migrate away. This is a source of traffic generation and it has been proved. This might not be great, but just because people want a backlink, they do read your blog post and provide a valuable feedback, so this increases your traffic as well as the average time spent by the visitors, making it a great situation for you.\r\n\r\nCommentLuv premium increases social share\r\n\r\nIf you are using CommentLuv premium, then you must have experienced that CommentLuv asks people to +1, share or tweet your blog post to give them option to choose from 10 recent posts on their blog. This is a great situation for you as a webmaster because indirectly you are the one who is getting benefited the most. Presence on social media is one of the best SEO aspect as of today and social share option by CommentLuv premium makes sure that your blog posts are always active in social media.\r\n\r\nIntegrated reply notification\r\n\r\nBefore I installed CommentLuv premium, I had installed a plugin named as “Comment Reply Notification” which send the email to the visitor if his comment gets a reply. Once I installed CommentLuv premium, I found out that this feature was inbuilt in CommentLuv so now I do not need to worry about managing the reply notification because CommentLuv takes great care of it.\r\n\r\nAnti Spam features\r\n\r\nCommentLuv premium has some great anti spam features which include inbuilt captcha. All these features are very helpful in order to make sure that the number of spam comment you get is minimized. This might turn out to e a big headache for the webmaster if the number of spam comments is so much.\r\n\r\nThese were some of the features which I like about CommentLuv. There are many more cool features of this plugin which make it a must have WordPress plugin. I hope you liked this post. If you have any doubt related to anything about blogging, you can always leave a comment and I will make sure that doubt is cleared in the shortest possible time span.