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Mucho Junky in the Trunky Ways to use CommentLuv!

You know.. I love CommentLuv, especially after the last comment spam protection update, I love to spread the love, and I love you guys, but… there are things that I hate about CommentLuv “users”, I hate to see my blog posts get abused -in front of my eyes- and keep my mouth shut!

Everyday! I see people who are messing with their bright future just to get a backlink! They have no idea what they are doing, and they don’t realize the right way to use CommentLuv for marketing their articles.

Probably not everyone knows about the SEO value of comments, but it actually works, that’s why some people get paid to post comment on blogs. So, for those who are trying to make some bucks out of their clients’ pockets, I am going to share some of the awful ways of using CommentLuv that actually make you suck!

These are No Nos! (Don’t do them… OK?)

1- Leave a kitty comment on my Doggy blog

You see, some people who own a cat blog try leave comments on a dog blog, yes.. I know they are all lovely animals, but you are breaking the first law of commenting, the law of relevancy!

Leaving comments is Art!

Never do it unless you really have a good reason, or the dogs will hate you!

2- Leave a link to your recent a review in my review!

What? come on, I am trying to make a living here!

I do a lot of product reviews on the blog, I don’t like it when someone leave a link to her/his review post in my review post.

The other day, I published a review of Thesis Theme, and -because my review is ranked well- some people commented on that review post and left links to their own reviews or Thesis because it’s relevant :)

Do you think I will approve it and let you steal my efforts?

It doesn’t work this way my fellow internet marketer! So, don’t waste your time, find another way!

3- Add a link to an internal page on your blog

Some people try to get backlinks to their internet pages, this is good, but the problem is when they submit their comment, they their blog post URL instead of “blog URL”, (for example: www.myblog.com/mypost.html instead of www.myblog.com), I know you want to promote that post so badly, but the field you are filling says “Website”, not “Your Post URL”, so basically you are doing it wrong.

If I don’t know you, then I will consider you a spammer.

4- Try to get two links with one comment!

It’s cool to kill two birds with only one stone, it saves you time, right?! But you have to master that!

And, because it dos NOT work all the time, you have to save some stones for latter.

Don’t believe me? read what Wikipedia says about it:

Don’t worry, you are not alone. Well you are, but there’s not a lot I can do about that. What I mean to say is that we’ve all been there, even you. It’s only natural and human to want to kill as many birds with as few stones as possible. It’s nothing to be ashamed of, as long as you keep it to yourself and tell no one.

I see many people doing it everyday, and I thought it’s cool! But then I figure out that commenting on blogs has something to do with the first impression, so if you visit my blog for the first time and left a suspicious comment, you won’t have another chance!

Hold on here, you have once chance, don’t waste it!

5- Add your blog feed instead of blog URL

I don’t understand this one, seriously!

Some people use a link to their blog RSS feed instead of the website or blog link, I don’t get your point, but I assume that you are trying to push CommentLuv to grab your latest post from your RSS feed. I assure you that you don’t need to do that.

Don’t be silly! Just be normal and add your blog url.

Don’t let them get away with it!

You see, if I don’t know you, I won’t let you play freely in my blog’s backyard, blog comments in this case has something to do with relationship!

I see many of my fellow bloggers let spammers get away with it. Please don’t pretend you don’t know they are spammers! Don’t let them go with it just because you want to increase comment count on your blog posts, and to show the world that your blog is active. It’s spam active!

Ok, I am off to do some important business you too should kill some spammers today!

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  • Ivan March 19, 2013, 2:36 pm

    point number 5, I agree with you. Why put rss feed if you can just put your normal url blog?

    And why I comment on this blog last yer entry in 2013???? lol

  • Leevan August 30, 2012, 8:49 am

    I enjoyed reading your post. Yes thats true, some people would tend to leave their comments for the sake of backlinks and not paying any attention what they trying to leave something is no longer relevant that reflect oneself opinion. It’s funny though, but sometimes this really happens to many. I bet some of them do not really read the full context, as long as they leave a link that heads toward thier blog or sites are good enough. And they never consider it sometimes that the whole comment thing will be administer and filter out by the webmasters or admins.

  • Jessica Sideways August 27, 2012, 12:15 pm

    Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.

    I’m curious, do you know of any good ways to try to discourage people from making these kinds of comments so that we can have more people sharing relevant comments, helpful insights and good contributions that really add to the discussion?

    Love is the Law, Love under Will.
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  • sosbook July 5, 2012, 3:52 pm

    commentluv will gain users interactions,
    I think this good tool to installed in the blog, and this plugin also loves of many poeples.
    :-)
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  • Jake July 5, 2012, 2:05 pm

    Hi Hesham Zebida,

    Great advice here for novice webmasters. I think that the commentluv service would benefit from adding in these content quality filters, making it significantly easier for the layman webmaster to filter out spam.

    I realize that there are several existing services such as Akamai that reduce/block spam comments. However, as you eluded to, a savvy spammer would create a pertinent comment and then try to stuff in “bad” links such as feeds or inner-pages.

    Does anyone know of a comment quality filter tool for Wordpress that implements these fixes without a monthly subscription cost?

  • Rahman July 5, 2012, 5:48 am

    I agree with all the points you’ve mentioned here, but I have something different to say about the point No.3. Some websites, including mine, have divided their sites into several sections and those sections are not simply a subdomain with a short URL. Therefore, the structure of websites are different from one another.

    The policy I would suggest to be implemented is to check out the page a URL points to and see if it’s the homepage of a main section of the website,for instance the blog section. If that’s the case, there shouldn’t be any problem. That’s the homepage of the blog. It’s just the way it is. But if it tries to promote a single blog post, it’s going to be a different story and I’m with you on that situation.

    At the end, it’s your blog and you decide. I’m a bit concerned as I like to be more involved in your blog and still have a long URL to my blog, but it’s the homepage of the blog :)

    Rahman Mehraby
    TraveList Marketing Blog

  • Nishadha July 5, 2012, 5:31 am

    I think this will always be a problem if you are using CommentLuv, especially the relevancy part. For examples someone might find an article about SEO in this blog really good and might have something useful to add to the conversation. But maybe her blog is about cats. So in this case he or she leaves a valuable comment and links to a blog post about cats. So do you reward the user with a link or delete the comment as spam ? A dilemma faced by most commentluv users I guess.
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  • Chadrack July 4, 2012, 9:39 am

    Hi Hesham,

    Just laughed reading this post. I’ve been having these problems so much that I was wondering what is really happening around the blogosphere.

    Only a few weeks ago I discovered that someone posted my blogs links with other dofollow blogs using the commentluv plugin on one of the popular internet marketing forums online informing the members of the benefit of posting comments on these blogs. I immediately knew there was trouble because many of those persons will be only be coming around with link building in mind. And if you know what internet marketers can do, you will understand.

    Unfortunately, I’m prepared for them. I’ve decided to delete anything that is vague and appeals to have not bearing on the post.
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  • Abhi Balani July 4, 2012, 5:16 am

    Hey Hesham,

    I really hate those spammers who do comments like this. Would you believe, I am getting comments on my subdomain where I have nothing. The commenters comment on “Hello World” post and say something like this., “this was the information I was looking for”, “You have really worthy information here”. What the hell is that?

    I remember, few months ago you asked me why am I using feedburner feed while commenting on the article on FamousBloggers or other blogs. Actually, I was in a contest, on PBS (I did win second prize there). So, I had to create some backlinks to my entry to get some more readers to it. :) That is why I was using my feedburner url. Maybe, I told you!

    You may like the link I have in the commentluv below. aah don’t worry it’s not any feed url, it’s my blog. :)
    :)
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  • Andrew Bailey July 4, 2012, 2:11 am

    ah yes, the internet worse-than-noob-beginner-seo-junko

    whenever you give away something of value like a link then you’ll always attract the idiots who think they can ‘game’ the system!

    luckily the premium GASP functions catch a lot of them and a good comment policy with no mercy on junk comments can do well. If you let through a few bad comments then other commenters think they can leave bad comments too.

    I use a strict policy on my comluv.com site and that gets HUGE traffic and I don’t see to have a problem with spam comments. it takes me 5 minutes a day to go through and do the approve/delete dance in the comments admin page.

    funny post Hesham!
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  • Ileane July 3, 2012, 11:17 pm

    Hi Hesham, I think I played some role in encouraging some of the CommentLuv abuse. I did a tutorial a while back about promoting guest posts with CommentLuv and people have just taken that suggestion and turned it into all kinds of slop! Sometimes I wish I never shared that little trick because at the time I forgot how desperate people are to abuse any system that is intended to reward good behavior. For this apologize. I’m starting to feel like Lady Gaga since I created a bunch of little “monsters”. lol
    My bad….
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