Keyword Luv is a neat little WordPress plugin you can add to reward your commenters.
This plugin rewards commenters by improving the quality of link they receive attached to their name. Currently your name is a clean or unspecified link to your particular blog, and is nofollow, so you get no SEO credit. (Different than commentluv) With this, you will be able to select some keywords (in my blogs case 2 keywords or short phrases) that you would like to attach to that name link as anchors. Google loves this sort of stuff.
In fact, Google loving this sort of stuff is why many established blogs can not keep it turned on… spam bots find your blog in a QUICK hurry. However, for the newer blog, its a GREAT way to give link love and the pros often outweigh the spammy cons!
How to use Keywordluv!
(Example taken from the plugin homepage)
If you enter “Steve@the best bank” in the Name field (without quotes), their comment will have:
Steve from the best bank Says:
Steve@the best bank Says:
If they don’t enter the @ symbol, the anchor text will simply display as normal.
(PS: If you don’t leave your name, I send your comment to the trashcan! I also delete comments that do not add value, such as “Great post, hope to see more.” etc)
Installing & Configuring KeywordLuv and DoFollow:
1. Download KeywordLuv. (This one is not in the search currently)
2. Upload & Install KeywordLuv. Settings are fine by default for most themes, although I edited the information box.
3. For KeywordLuv to work, you have to enable DoFollow on your blog (wordpress has it set to NO by default).Here’s the link, but you can find it in search. Author is Denis de Bernardy. No configuration needed.
4. Want to solve the spam issue? The block-spam-by-math plugin (which I use with Akismet and Bad Behavior) does a WONDERFUL job. I suggest getting my updated copy here as the current version available had a bug.
Change Your Mind?
At any point in the future, if you decide to disable commentluv and keywordluv due to spam volume, then the plugin “Comment Warning” is highly recommended. I hope to keep KeywordLuv enabled as long as possible for you guys and gals. I have my doubts I will be able to keep it forever, but I want to try.
Does it affect Top Commenter?
Keywordluv stores the keywords separate from the commenter name. I am fairly certain this will not disrupt the Top Commenter plugin. However, I won’t know for sure for a few days. I will edit this post as soon if I find out there is an issue. When I commented with it here, I noted that it found the correct number of comments, so its separate field usage should mean it will play nice. You guys and gals should definitely rush out and post a bunch of comments to find out! LOL
I hope you find this addition one more reason to comment! This essentially means that, coupled with commentluv, you now get TWO dofollow valuable links as a bonus for leaving a high-value reply. (You also get another if you make my top commenter list!) I’m doing my best to give you absolute every bit of sexy link juice I can squeeze out of this blog without dying from the spammers! I appreciate your support in sharing my blog links, tweeting me, and leaving comments! You guys and gals are the absolute best! Leave a comment and test out the new toy! Let me know your thoughts, feedback and success or struggles with my new toy!
Looking for blogs in the community or have yours fully set up and ready to go? Come get listed! Listing of Community DoFollow, Commentluv, KeywordLov blogs!