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In my last post I told everyone how you have to be prepared to Be Prepared To Spend Money To Make Money. Most of you would agree that the best way to make money pushing any particular affiliate is if you actually own or have tried the product. This is because people are more likely to believe what you have to say if they see you suing the product. There is no point me trying to sell a MacBook Air to someone if they see me using a PC! If on the other hand they see me using a MacBook Air and I can demonstrate to them all the features it has they are more likely to buy one from me.

The products that I actively promote on this blog are products that I use, such as my theme, Market Samurai as well as other products. The fact that people actually see me using the products that I recommend is their greatest selling point. That is one of the reasons that I have decided to purchase CommentLuv Premium. I don’t think that anyone would argue with me when I say that commentluv is one of the best WordPress plugins out there. Yet as good as it is Andy has added many features that make this a plugin people would be willing to purchase, and as owners the ability to promote it to other bloggers.

What Makes CommentLuv Premium So Great

That’s right, CommentLuv Premium is great and I believe adding it to your plugin arsenal will lead to sales because people will want the features it has to offer. Things like;

  • It has 5 plugins in one: These include KeyWord Name, Andy’s version of KeyWord Luv, Twitter Link, Gasp, DoFollow and of course, commentluv
  • Added SEO Benefit: Premium members are able to add their top 5 favorite posts/pages to their list of 10 latest posts. This is important because now when I go to comment on a CommentLuv enabled blog I can choose between 15 posts instead of 10! Apparently this will work even on a normal blog that has commentluv. Can’t wait to try that out. :thumbup_tb:
  • Stats Feature: With the premium version you can now track from your dashboard how many times the comments you left on other blogs are being clicked. This will show you which titles are working helping you to use better titles in your posts.
  • Who Gets The Luv: This is by far my favourite. With this option enabled a commentator will only be able to choose from their 10 previous posts if they fulfil certain criteria that I set in the options. This could be anything from having already commented X amount of times to requiring them to promote the post by selecting on of the included Social Media links.
I know that this may cheese off some commentators. Mitch said as much in his post I’m Not Registering, And Other Missives. You may be included amongst those who are not happy with this particular feature, but before you go off in a huff just consider the following.
  • This is and always will remain a DoFollow blog and you won’t have to do anything extra to get a DoFollow link
  • KeyWord Name is still enabled without having to do anything extra to use it

So, you see, the only thing that has changed is you can’t choose from your last 10 posts anymore as it will only display your last post. However, if you feel that any post is good enough for a Tweet or something, selecting that option will free up all 10 posts. I know that a lot of the time people mean to give the post a tweet but forget to do so, I’ve done that myself on many an occasion. This will act as a little reminder. If you don’t feel it is good enough then don’t! You still get all the other benefits.

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  1. When Andy announced that he was finishing up CLP I went in and signed up to be a beta tester because CLP sounded awesome and I was eager to see it for myself. I wasn’t selected, but oh-well. If he’s got the fully functional version available now I’ll go see what his terms are. Thanks for the run-down on this version.

    1. Hey Allan, don’t feel so bad mate, I missed out on the Beta version as well. It didn’t really matter because I always had full intention of purchasing it because I saw the potential right from the start.
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  2. It does seem to have potential but I’m hesitant about spending money on yet another internet marketing product – the costs soon start building up, esp when you have recurring subscriptions.

    I like the plugin but not totally convinced – will wait to hear about the actual price…

    1. The good thing about this one it doesn’t have recurring subscriptions. The other good thing is that there is the benefit that you can get your money back and more as an affiliate.

      The price can be a factor but one always has to look at the big picture before making a decision.

      1. Fair points – will have a think about all the features it offers, the chances of them being utlized properly on my blog and the cost – hmmmm that’d be nice if it has a healthy affiliate program too :)

    1. Yes, but one has to remember that commentluv isn’t a discussion platform, it’s an excellent add on to an existing platform that makes it even better and that platform is the WordPress default one.

  3. I’m loving the deep integration of a number of plugins most of us already depend on with a way to custom tailor the reward system. For example, on the surface KeywordName is KeywordLuv, but it’s actually handled correctly in the database and that means that every time you email someone with a followup comment or such their keywords are no longer glued to their name (which looks tacky). There’s tons of these subtle changes combined with the big social incentives that make this a “I love it!” plug in!

    1. It is a great plugin Kimberly, which is what you would expect from Andy. I do have one suggestion for Andy, one that I believe would be a minor alteration to the code. I want to be able to reward my loyal readers who have consistently come back over time. At the moment Andy has that you can reward them if they have left between 1 – 9 comments. I believe that is too low and I would like him to raise it a lot higher, at least 100.

      1. Sire, explain to me what you’re thinking here please? (And once we hash this out be sure you get into the beta forum and share the idea with Andy.)

        You mentioned prior you intend to keep ALL links DoFollow, so this sounds like your thinking about rewarding the long time commentors with ten links? So perhaps, someone could not access ten links unless they had commented here 100 times? I’m not actually sure that the reward matches the work in that case since by running CLP on their own blog they’ll get 10 regardless.

        The fact that running CLP on our own blog, opens up the links on all other blogs, whether they are CLL or CLP regardless, minimizes how hard we can push a person with that reward.

        I’m a little curious what you’re thinking here as I may be missing something!

        1. OK, this is how I’m hoping I have things set up.

          • All comments are dofollow, because this is a dofollow blog after all.
          • That they haven to share the post so that they can have access to their last 10 posts 2

          Unfortunately by doing this I am penalizing my loyal readers who should not have to be coerced to share the post to have that access. Andy does have the “Number of approved comments” feature but I think the range is too low and want it lifted a lot higher.

          I know my regulars have left a lot more than 100 comments, they are my true followers and I think they should be allowed to access their 10 posts regardless of whether they share the post or not. I hope that makes sense.

          I have raised it in the forums and I have also mentioned a bug that I have found.

          As to CLP members having access to all the features regardless of what blog they are on I think that is an excellent selling point. :drunk_tb:
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          1. Sire, if you set it so that 10 links is enabled for tweet/like/g+ … and also enabled after, say 5 comments approved, then only one of those requirements need to be met…

            So the minute someone has 5 comments approved, by what I wrote above, they would begin getting 10 links on every visit indefinitely. They would never be locked out again.

            Do you really want them to not get 10 links until they’ve left 100 comments?

            1. Isn’t that the point of offering them the incentive of sharing your post to get the 10 links? If everyone who has left five comments gets that privilege then I feel the share feature becomes useless.

              I feel that once people know all they have to do to get access to the 10 links is to leave 5 comments then it will lead to spam commenting. I found that to be the case with the top commentators plugin. They will get to pick their link and then I won’t see them again until they’re ready to promote something else.

              If on the other hand I can set it to 50-100 then I know I am rewarding my true followers who comment regularly and not just to get the link. These are the one that should be rewarded.
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            2. LOL, we replied so much it won’t let me reply under your last one so hopefully this works.

              Okay I definitely see what you’re thinking here and that’s a great point. Andy has really closed the feature development on the beta preparing for release but he’s still taking requests for ongoing and I would wager he’d willingly add a 50 or 100 variable.

              The only thing I worry about is whether a query of the wp_posts table to count that, because it would take 10x as long to run that query as a 5 comment would, could be sluggish in returning the result. It’s not a php process, its a db query, so it shouldn’t drive system resource use up but it could be a lot slower than we’d expect – is that an acceptable situation?

              I agree that CLP users having access to the 10 links (plus 5 static links) always is a great selling point for the plugin and it works really well (although I’ve seen it hiccup a time or two myself, it does usually work). Its one of those things that the free plugin just cant touch!

      2. Twitter:
        This is an interesting conversation. I was wondering about an additional feature and after reading this exchange if it was possible it might satisfy that need to reward great commentors like me. :)

        What if everything remained the same as it is now but an additional reward was given to those that comment 50 or 100 times? Here’s what I had in mind…

        Top commentors with over 50 comments, for example, could choose links from other blogs. By that I mean if Sire commented on my blog using as the main site, he would have the same 15 choices he has now PLUS you/he would also have a choice of, lets say, three outside links. So now he can have a link pointing back here but a second link pointing to Too me, this three-way cross linking technique would be much more valuable for leaving 50 or 100 comments than offering the same options other blogs are giving after just 5 comments.

        I hope that makes since, I just woke up. I know absolutely nothing about programming so that may be too involved. It still runs into the script going over a lot more data that it is now so it’s probably not a viable option. I just wanted to toss that into the mix. lol

        1. You can do that now Brian, even with the old plugin. What you do is you enter the url of the other blog first and then leave a comment pointing to the post of your choice. Then before submitting your comment you enter the url of your normal blog and click submit.

          1. Twitter:
            I knew it could be done Sire because I’ve seen it with comments on my blog. I assumed they were using some kind of software since most of them are borderline spam. I appreciate that tip, I think I’ll share that with subscribers if you don’t mind.

            1. I don’t mind at all Brian. You go for it mate.

  4. On our blog, we have a lot of comment spam. We currently use keywordluv by Andy to make sure that we can safely delete all keyword names.

    With the 15 choices of trackbacks, does that mean that we would be able to choose any of those articles, or is it that 15 links would be generated. If it is the latter, I fear this might cause as much spam as we currently get.

    Could you clear that up please?

    1. Rich, the KeywordName fork of the keywordluv code brings several unique features that keywordluv has needed for a long time and it has deep integration into the commentluv settings now giving you more granular control over your blog.

      Regarding the 15 links, its not that a commenter gets 15 backlinks but that if YOU are the commentor and you run the CLP plugin on your blog, it unlocks not only the access to pick one of your TEN most recent blog posts – but also pins an extra (optional) five of your favorite blog posts (configured in your blogs commentluv settings) that you can chose to leave a link to. So if you’d visit my blog, because you use CLP on YOUR blog, you’d be able to access any one of those 10 dynamic and 5 static links to chose to create a backlink too when you comment. This is powerful for those of us building backlinks to a specific post or posts that is not always our most recent.

      I hope that makes sense!

      1. I though I had explained that in the post but apparently I made a poor effort of it :confused_ee: Thanks for clearing that up for us Kimberly. :thumbup_tb:

  5. I was lucky enough to be a beta tester for the CL Premium plugin. I have to admit that I am very satisfied with it and probably the only plugin that I have seen being “tested” live by real bloggers before it is finally released to the public. This is what makes all the difference.. Aside form truly a must have, anyone who uses it will know that it has been tested and proven to work the way it is suppose to :) Congrats for being one of the early adopters..
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  6. No wonder I see some criterias where you need to like the posted article or must have commented a number of posts before you can choose from a number of your previous posts–cuz that’s a premium commentluv.

    I think there are things to consider here like would your visitors like to do these criterias such as liking the post even if they don’t like it just to choose from your previous posts? they are forced to do some more comments and like the post even if they don’t like it? That would be a disadvantage.

    The advantage though would be you’d get your visitors to stay longer and read some more posts which can be great if they like it.

    1. You have it all wrong Jess, the advantage is they get to choose from their last 10 posts not mine.

      They don’t have to like it if they don’t want to. This feature acts a reminder. Many commentators tell me what a great post I’ve written but forget to Tweet it, with this option they get the choice and the reward if they so choose to go that way.

      If they don’t they are still rewarded with a dofollow to their site and a link to their last post, which is a hell of a lot more than they get on other blogs.

      BTW, what Social Slider are you using on your blog?
      Sire recently posted…Learning How To Save Money Can Make You RichMy Profile

  7. When you installed this enhanced version of CommentLuv, did all the comments associated with the previous version get lost? Because underneath the listed criteria for getting more of my recent posts to show, I’m getting the message, “You have made 0 approved comments on this site so far.” That can’t be right. I’ve actually verified in the past that (at least) one comment of mine was posted after moderation.

    And I was looking for your blog feed to manually look up all the articles I remember commenting on here, and I can’t find that either…

    1. I’m not sure about that one Sonny. I actually haven’t enabled the comment count part of it. For the moment the only way you get to choose from your last 10 posts is if you choose one of the ‘like’ options.
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  8. I didn’t intend to double post. But after I made my previous comment, I moused over the little heart icon next to my CommentLuv link. And only then did it display my previously-approved comments here.


  9. This plugin seems to be working great for you. You are getting a lot of great comments. I always have trouble with junk comments that have nothing to do with my blog. I like the fact that you can give more options to people that comment more often. I believe that will increase your comments dramatically.

    1. Darren, it takes more than just a few plugins to get good comments. You also need a good comment policy that you have to follow through on. In time, as long as you provide good content, people learn that they have to leave a good comment if they want it to be accepted.
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  10. Twitter:
    Well, let’s see what happens here with me and my comment this time around. I actually hope the plugin brings everyone the kind of success they’re hoping for. And maybe I’m being curmudgeonly this time around, but hey, I have my reasons. lol

    Nope, I still only have access to the one last post. And I see you removed the top commenter plugin as well.
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    1. I think there are still a couple of bugs in it Mitch. At the moment I have that feature turned off as it’s conflicting with my comments. Andy is working on a setting that will allow anyone who has left more than 50 comments access to all the features.

      As to the top commentators plugin, I’ve removed that and a lot more in an effort to speed up the sites loading time.
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  11. Twitter:
    I cant wait for the premium version Sire. For me too the best part is being able to add 5 extra posts/pages. That can help a lot as far as seo and link building is concerned. You could add your top 5 pages that are targeting your main big keywords and build backlinks to them over every time you comment.
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    1. Exactly, and the fact that you can target pages as well as posts has great SEO benefits, especially if those pages are squeeze pages.

  12. Twitter:
    Hi Sire, I was fortunate enough to be one of the bloggers Andy selected to test the purchasing aspect and affiliate program so I’m very excited to have it up and running right now on Hot Blog Tips. It was actually very simple to install replacing the old version. There’s been so much talk about it over the last couple of weeks I was expecting something very complicated but Andy did an awesome job of keeping all of the admin options clean and easy to use.

    One of the features I luv :) about CLP in the Top Comment Luvvers widget. For whatever reason I couldn’t get the old Top Commenters Widget to work with my current theme and this version looks great. BTW Sire, you are at the top of the list. Thanks Man!

    1. I haven’t tried the widget yet Brian so I may have a look at that at a later date.

  13. First rule of business is spend money to make money, which is why the rich get richer. I don’t have the funds available now but will get it together and hopefully purchase that soon enough. Thanks for another great post.

    1. You have to remember Dave that the rich weren’t always rich. Many of them started with nothing and got to where they are today with a lot of hard work and smart investing.

  14. Sire, you have explained about the commentluv premium nicely and I hope that more and more people will go for it so that it is not only useful for them but for their commentors as well.

    1. Yes, but did I explain it well enough that people will want to get a copy of their own? :wink_ee:

  15. It sounds like this is a great plugin with a lot of awesome features. I am curious how Commentluv premium is adding to your revenue stream. I understand how it can increase the amount of comments, likes, and tweets but how does it help bloggers to make money?
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    1. I can actually do it in two ways Justin. The first is you can profit by selling it as an affiliate and second you can now use it to link to your squeeze or sales pages, if your blog supports it, thereby also increasing your sales.

  16. Sire – I haven’t searched extensively, but I have not been able to find an anticipated release date for when it is out of beta. Do you happen to know when the premium version is going to be made available?

    1. Tracy, it will be soon. I will be doing a special post when it happens.

  17. I’m a newbie blogger that just installed CommentLuv to my blog but from what I’m reading, it looks like I will need to go with the premium version once it’s released. Thanks for the helpful information!
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    1. Hey Cheryl, welcome to Wassupblog. You won’t regret getting the premium version. It’s not far away either. I’ll be doing a post about it soon.

  18. The last one may chase away the commentators but only for a while. It’s a great feature and everybody will be using it soon, so there will be no way around it and people will get used to it. I love it.

    1. I don’t think so, they will still want their link back.

    1. It’s more than interesting Janis. You should read my latest post on commentluv.

  19. I’ve been reading about the Commentluv Premium, and from what I understand, it sounds pretty good. I intend to purchase it as soon as its released, and see what it can do for my site. I used to think that giving do-follow links to all commenters gave away too much link juice, but that’s just not the case.

    1. Well you had better read my latest post Marc because it has information that is absolutely essential if you want to buy it.

  20. Hi Sire,
    Everyone that I know has been raving about this plugin. I’ve been seriously thinking about using it.
    I’m very slow to add new plugins because many times they giveme error files … and I’m not so geeky to know how to solve them ~ lol.
    But this plugin looks like something that would be a good idea.
    Thanks for giving us the review.
    All the best,
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    1. Glad you liked the review Eren and even if you did have problems with the plugin you can rest assured that Andy will resolve any issues for you.

      I’ll be doing a post soon and Andy’s next release. The price will be higher but for a limited time he’s offering the unlimited licence for the same price.

  21. 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 :)/

    1. So that means you will stop using livefyre and adopt this plugin instead Joel :lol_ee:

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