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Every blogger wants people to visit, read, and comment.
Visiting is the easy part. Type in a URL or click a link and voila.
Reading is also easy, especially if the content flows smoothly and is not long.
Commenting has a stigma of being hard. While it’s easy for you to comment, studies show you would rather tweet a link to the article or share it on your Facebook profile than taking time out of your day to type in a name, email address, website, and whatever words inspired you to leave that comment.
But commenting can be very rewarding — especially if the blogger provides ways for other readers to interact with you.
I want my readers to interact with you.
Most commenting systems provide a reply button for anyone to reply to your comment. You’ve historically been able to do that here. You can do it today by clicking the black button that screams, REPLY!
But I want you to do more than reply.
Metrics indicate many of my blog readers are also bloggers and tweeters. I want to help you attract more eyeballs to your blogs and enable other readers to follow your tweets. Additionally, I want to tell search engines that crawl my blog every day to see your links, and, further, contextually link up to three keywords that describe what your blog or website is about. That latter part is what search engine optimization means.
I used to do this for you. I wrote articles explaining the benefits of Commentluv and Keywordluv, two exceptional wordpress plugins that build community. I also set up rules to moderate new commentators to help eliminate spam, and I used a wonderful anti-spam plugin with the G.A.S.P. acronym to clean everything up.
Commentluv Premium is what?
Commentluv Premium is many plugins and features for the price of one.
You get the Commentluv plugin, a KeywordName plugin (similar to Keywordluv), the G.A.S.P. plugin, a trackback validation plugin (to confirm the other site allegedly linking to you is truly doing it), a DoFollow feature to tell search engines to follow readers’ links, the ability to add a Twitter field to the comment form, a feature to eliminate self pings (when you link to another link of yours and you get notified of a new trackback), and a widget sharing the top plugin users.
But I don’t want to sound like a salesman.
Commentluv Premium costs $67 for a license that works on a single website, and for cheap money beyond that you can get a developer’s license for unlimited installations.
I installed it here yesterday.
Try it out below.
Any questions before you buy the plugin yourself?