Link Building With Comment Luv

You may have heard of a Plugin for WordPress called CommentLuv.  It’s a plugin designed to allow people to comment on your blog and leave a link back to their blog.  So as a blog owner, you are sharing the love to users who comment on your blog posts by giving them a link back to theirs.


bannerbg3You will find a lot of different information online about CommentLuv, from people praising it’s existence, to others who say they’ve stopped using it for various reasons.  Blog comments have and will always be magnets for spam, and when you use something like CommentLuv, you entice people to post who may not have anything constructive to say, they’re in it for the link.   I still believe its a nice gesture, everyone still has the opportunity to moderate their comments, the same tools exist for detecting spammy comments, so if it’s too much work to moderate, outsource that part if you have to.

How it works

When you find a WordPress blog with CommentLuv enabled, when you post a comment you are asked to input your website url.  When you begin typing, the plugin will fetch the first of a few blogs, the title will be the anchor text and you now have a link to your blog.  This now provides you with a nice link back to your blog, and links are good, we want more in the search index.  It is only going to show you about 2 of your recent blog posts.

If you would like to be able to select from upto 10 of your blog titles rather than the first two, you must register for an account at (it’s free, just register your blog).  By doing so, you will be able to select from a larger list of posts not just the first two.

How to find Comment Luv enabled blogs

Google can help you with this, though it’s not an exact science, simply perform the following:

“title=”CommentLuv Enabled”” KEYPHRASE

Simply replace KEYPHRASE for blogs you are interested in finding and commenting on within your niche.

nofollow Commentluv Blogs

Not every CommentLuv blog will get you link juice.  “nofollow”  means that a search engine will not follow the links on that particular page and will also not allow PR to flow out of it.  Some blogs may have it set to ‘nofollow‘.   There is a handy firefox plugin called NoDoFollow when enabled it color codes all your links, (using two different colors) to identity dofollow and nofollow links.  So when trying to find blogs to comment on, this is a helpful tool if you’re trying to get some inbound links to raise your page rank.

Whether you find ones that pass link juice or they have nofollow on them, they also serve another purpose and that’s to get traffic.  People see your comments and are interested in that related topic, and may be interested in hearing more from you based on your comment.  They can now click through to your blog and read more.  So there are two valuable pieces to using CommentLuv, if you can get both, that’s great, but don’t discredit nofollow links, they’re still links and people still click them.

I’ve started using it, and yes I am going with the intention of getting links back, but I am also providing valuable comments.  I don’t comment on everything, I only comment when I have something further to add to the already existing post and conversation.  Be sincere and honest and this is exactly what CommentLuv was designed to solicit.

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  1. Kristy says:

    Thanks for providing the firefox tool to find dofollow blogs, that is really helpful. Great article!
    .-= Kristy´s last blog ..Breeder’s Choice: Rebate for FREE dog or cat food! =-.

  2. Google has declared that in the end of march they will recalculate PR…and they will not consider NoFollow..(a google invention by itself)…so i think u r safe…any ways just add rel=dofollow to the search…it will do the trick :D
    .-= Riju@Search Engine Marketing´s last blog ..Search Engine Marketing by Social Search =-.

  3. Alphabetix says:

    Nice article about CommentLuv.

  4. Thanks for providing the firefox too
    .-= Veto Corleone´s last blog ..Sacramento SEO =-.

  5. Hello outside of the SFR forum :)

    I’ve used the searching technique that you describe many times. It’s very handy! I’ve been very pleased with the quality of the blogs that are using CommentLuv, like this one. :)
    .-= Lillea Woodlyns´s last blog ..WordPress eStore, Affiliate and Membership Site Plugins =-.

  6. Kevin says:

    Hey Lillea,

    CommentLuv blogs have been pretty good, there is also another similar one called Keyword Luv, where you provide a link and the anchor text for the link when you leave a post. Similar I guess, but CommentLuv just takes the title of the link and uses that as the anchor text. Either way, both work well. :)

  7. Yes I think both are great and do provide you with good comments and traffic to your site either way I’m happy to see more and more dofollow blogs such as this.
    .-= Jenna@ Tampa SEO´s last blog ..Global SEO vs Local SEO – Which Does Your Business Website – Blog Need =-.

  8. Alex Sysoef says:

    Nice write up. I have been using CommentLuv probably since its inception and was one of the early promoters of the plugin and possibilities it provides. Nice to see community is picking it up!
    .-= Alex Sysoef´s last blog ..Beware Of HostICan Hosting Fraud And Consumer Scam =-.

  9. This is interesting! I am also using the Nodofollow thing in Firefox & it is indeed helpful to easily recognized dofollow and nofollow links & have the possibilities that your page rank may enhance.

  10. Hey Kevin, you’re onto it with commentluv link building strategies. In regards to the dofollow/nofollow debate, I have found in some cases that when i have left a comment on a blog that has the nofollow tag, it was still counted as a backlink.

    p.s. Local video method kicks ass, (slick product)

  11. Andy Eaton says:

    Great guide, I have just discovered it and added the plugin to my blog. I agree that the comments should be moderated otherwise its too spammy. thanks

  12. linkbuilder says:

    this blog also is no follow so whats the point of taking up link building and commentluv in your blog when it was itself is no-follow? please set an example

  13. mitch says:

    Hey kevin,

    I just found this commentluv post on James’s blog and it lead me to your blog!! Is there still a buzz out there about commentluv or has something else come along that is better. I am not sure wether to install it on my blog or not?



  14. Kevin says:

    I ended up taking it off, I didn’t find it to help out a whole lot after testing it for a while. People just go searching for commentluv enabled blogs, drop a fairly useless comment and never return. I’d say don’t worry about it.

  15. Kevin says:

    It is nofollow, as I just found people leaving comments that provided no real input or value, they dropped a comment just for a link. I’ve removed comment luv from the blog for this reason.

  16. Chris says:

    I agree Kevin. On my blogs where I enabled commentluv, people would place a fairly useless comment and not come back.

    So Mitch, I guess you have to decide if more comments are better for your blog even if they are not “useful”.

    That’s my two cents at least.

  17. Sam says:

    So do commentluv comments only work if your linking back to a blog? If I have a static website and use the URL will that not work?


  18. I can honestly say I’d never heard of commentluv before now. This seems like an excellent tool to use, and something I’ve been looking for without knowing it.

  19. Kevin says:

    Hey Sam,

    It will work for any link, not just blogs. I have taken it off this blog though, because in all honesty, it still just promotes junk comments which don’t add to the conversation.

  20. ipraxa says:

    Thanks for the nice option to find the sites for blog commenting .i have tried the keyword and searched for the comment luv enalbled blogs . Is their any keyword in which we cans search these blogs on category basis

  21. Jan Smith says:

    I lost this fabulous little plug-in helper when my computer crashed after a click-bombing attack (unrelated to this plug-in) I never got around to reloading it but you can bet I have now. Thanks for the link and the reminder.

  22. Kpop Flash says:

    Thanks For The Tips And Information.. I love your blog…

    Follow Your BLog Ya

    I love commenting on blog have Commentluv Plugin :)

  23. cliff says:

    Hey Kevin,

    I luv the comment luv plugin as it not only provides an additional backlink (nofollow or dofollow) but it also indicates to the reader that whoever left the comment has an active blog which can encourage the reader to “hop over”



  24. Maggie says:

    Hi Kevin,

    Great article! I’m trying to search about Comment Luv and find this page.

    Thanks for the search string: “title=”CommentLuv Enabled”” KEYPHRASE

    It really helps me to create backlinks. Thanks.

    Best Regards,

  25. I never knew this was possible. I really appreciate this great info!

  26. Phil Victor says:

    I have only discovered this awesome plugin. Will be giving it a spin soon.

  27. robertpowell says:

    Link building with commentLuv is really the best ways for such linking. I appreciate this thing in CommentLuv.

  28. Justin says:

    Hey Kevin,
    I just did a Google search to find out why many blogs are dropping commentluv.

    Many of the sites that previously had comment luv all of a sudden dropped it. I thought that it had something to do with the new version being introduced.

    I guess that too many drive by commenters was the reason.

  29. Kilovars says:

    I will try this. I can say the best thing I ever did was to use the add-on for Firefox, SEOQuake It’s awesome. Thanks so much for this other very important piece of information.

  30. Kevin says:

    Yup, just makes people post bad comments for the sake of getting a link back, and they’re not even related to the post!

  31. Wayne Jordan says:

    I’ve been using Comment Luv for a couple of weeks now and found that although I am getting backlinks, I’m not getting them in proportion to the comments I’m leaving. I make it a point to read every post and comment “on topic”. Since backlinks are a necessary component of SEO, CL seems to be an effective way to get them.

  32. Hi Wayne, I have also found the same. You comment on so many blogs and get just a few backlinks. I also make comments relevant to the topic only. However, even with commenting on topic I find a low acceptance… Just need accept the fact and keep commenting.

  33. Nice to see so many like minded people here.. I also had the same experience. I thought of quitting. Now, after reading this post and your comments I am starting again.

  34. Kyle says:

    Hi, I am in agreement with Wayne Jordan as well. I also only leave a relative comment to the post or topic. We all know that natural and good link building is an important part of our SEO. We just need to keep at it and eventually the links and link juice will follow as well as the traffic.


  35. I am curious – does anyone use the RSS Feeds for comments with any success?

  36. Colin says:


    I search string I also use is:
    intext:”comment luv enabled”intext:recent comments”"KEYPHRASE”

    as this will pick up sites that are still active.

    Good Luck

  37. When a blog owner uses commentluv, he know what he is getting into. It will definitely attracts lots of comments and that’s what he wanted. He wants his blog to be active with lots of comments. But the good thing is he can also moderate the comments before allowing them to be published.

  38. Very useful. Thanks for sharing!

  39. Farrell John says:

    Commentluv enabled blogs is indeed a good way to build links. However, one should remember to contribute to the current discussion of a blog when making comments. It is an etiquette that should be observed by everyone when leaving their comments.

  40. Helpful post. thanks.

  41. Irfan Rehman says:

    I’m so glad I just read this post. I received a phone call last week from Yell and their proposition seemed quite good. They said that they had changed their policy recently and would be completely open and transparent …..what were they before then?

    Manchester Handyman

  42. Commluv seems like a good method… I’m actually thinking of using it on my weight loss and fitness blog since it seems to foster a nice community. And I think no-follow links are still useful…

  43. Blog says:

    Thanks for the effort you took to expand upon this post. I look forward to your future posts.

  44. aisha says:

    a great posting ..i will do that

  45. Jeff says:

    I’ve been noticing these comment luv things and have wondered what they were. Thanks for the info.

  46. not too sure about if it is worth the time and effort to post comments just for links
    I think i will give it a try for a short time to see if i get any results

  47. edji says:

    I use the CommentLuv plugin still confused because I was using did not go well. then I decided to uninstall

  48. commentluv is very helpful, I think it is good for building links. The only thing I have found is that it tends to get hit by spammers.

  49. Nicky says:

    I love the commentluv plugin and it shows us tons of useful abilities. This plugin has great benefits in developing a beautiful blog and its optimization. In my opinion, it should be a must-have tool for bloggers these days because of its benefits :)

    Have a nice day,
    Nicky @

  50. brendy says:

    He started with an already brilliant idea of CommentLuv and masterfully turned it into CommentLuv 2.9 – with an official launch and all! Whoever heard of going into so much trouble of releasing a new FREE version of an already popular plugin, right?

  51. Commentluv is very helpful, i have tried the keyword and searched for the comment luv enalbled blogs

  52. wendy says:

    Great idea for comment luv

  53. its a nice idea for commentluv. should be applicated ASAP …thanks

  54. I love the commentluv plugin and it shows us tons of useful abilities. This plugin has great benefits in developing a beautiful blog and its optimization. In my opinion, it should be a must-have tool for bloggers these days because of its benefits

  55. cari jodoh says:

    i like this comentluve, thanks for your post..

  56. I completely agree that this is used by spammers and link building and that marketing changes overnight and when the rules change the marketers have already figured a new way around the rules. jmo

  57. I’m impressed, I must say. Really rarely do I encounter a weblog that’s both educative and entertaining, and let me let you know, you could have hit the nail on the head.

  58. Angry Birds says:

    Right here is the perfect webpage for anyone who wants to find out about this topic. You know a whole lot its almost tough to argue with you (not that I personally would want to…HaHa). You certainly put a fresh spin on a subject that’s been discussed for years. Wonderful stuff, just excellent!

  59. I have just started using commentluv so can’t judge

  60. It’s actually a great and helpful piece of info. I am satisfied that you simply shared this helpful info with us. Please stay us up to date like this. Thank you for sharing.

  61. kenzoo says:

    This is good info for me. Yesterday I got an email from someone to follow step by step in building a good blog. because until recently I was still confused and need to learn more about blogs and the web. How should I look for pagerank and backlinks. at least after reading your article I knew less. Thanks the information. if you do not mind. I will leave my link URL. perhaps you want to visit to help me in building a blog and find a lot of backlinks. thank you

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  62. This is most hard to justify the matter that you have written but it is more helpful to all.

  63. I have never used comment luv. Doe anyone have any good experiences that they can share?

  64. fadli says:

    comment LUV , i must comment on comment Luv for backlink on my blog

  65. How effective was whether to link building using CommentLuv?

  66. Fany says:

    can I use this comment luv on blogger with my own domain?