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Is CommentLuv Bad For SEO

I have noticed of late that a few bloggers have removed CommentLuv from their blogs. That’s fine except that it irks me a teensy weeny little bit when they do so for the wrong reasons. Especially when they post about it on their blog spreading the wrong information about a great plugin. I’ve read several posts that say that CommentLuv is bad for SEO! You don’t believe me, check out this post titled Goodbye CommentLiuv where the 5th point definitely states CommentLuv is bad for SEO. He’s not the only one that states this either.

Firstly, CommentLuv was not developed to be a SEO plugin as was stated by one of his commenters. Read the rest of this entry

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Spam Alert! How Many Emails Does It Take?

The other day I happened upon an interesting post written by Dan Sumner titled 8 Product Promotion Tips You Won’t Want To Miss. As I am want to do with interesting posts I left a comment, one that disagreed with one of the points that Dan made in his post. I got to give it to Dan, unlike some other posts where I disagreed with the blogger, Dan was most professional and we had pleasant discussion about it and by the end of it we both gave in a little saying that we were both partly right.

The discussion was about the the following point in Dan’s post.

Importance of the product – As I mentioned above. Your subscribers need to know how important this product is to them. One email just isn’t going to cut it. You need to email every day to get the message across. Drill it into your subscribers that they need this product. Many people need convincing that they need something that works!

How Many Emails Before The Spam Alarm Sounds?

In my comment I said to Dan that I thought an email a day promoting the same product was a bit over the top. Perhaps it would work with some people but if anyone was to do that to me I would jump ship and ditch that sucker.

According to Dan, “I have read a lot of research in one of the mastermind groups I am in and the numbers point to more sales after at least two emails on the same product. It does work. Some don’t open the first email due to title and time etc so you it’s always worth shooting a few email in a big promo”

OK, so maybe a second email wouldn’t go astray because not everyone will open the first one and so a second one may be needed, but how about a second, third, fourth or even more? Exactly how many emails promoting the same product are you willing to get before it pisses you off and you consider unsubscribing from the list?

Perhaps you wouldn’t unsubscribe at all? Perhaps you love getting these emails so much that you wouldn’t buy anything unless you get at least a half dozen emails, anything less just shows the guy on the other end isn’t really interested in selling his product?

I thought the best way to find out exactly how people feel about it would be to run a little poll.  :happy_tb:

How Many Emails Before It's Considered Spam

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Naturally, the more people who take part in the poll the better the results are going to be, so in order to get a great result now would be a great time to share this post by giving it a Stumble, Tweet or any of the other social sites that you’re a member of.

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Where Has All The Spam Gone?

Spam is a blight on blogs. I like to think of spammers as vultures or seagulls hovering above the blogs looking for a tasty morsel that they can descend on and devour. In our case those tasty morsels are dofollow blogs as well as those using CommentLuv and KeyWordLuv. If you’re one of those bloggers who are being inundated with spam you should read on because you’re going to find this post really interesting.

It’s because spam has always been a pain is the ass that I’m always on the lookout to find stuff that will help me to control it. Heck, you ask almost any blogger and they’ll tell you how monitoring and deleting spam will take up a good portion of their blogging time.

In Search Of The Spam Busters

Akismet would have to be the first ever plugin I used to combat spamming and it is so good I have it in my spam busting arsenal. Unfortunately as good as it is, it’s not quite enough. That’s when I installed GASP, to put a stop to all the Robot Spam. And yet it still wasn’t enough and it’s one of the reasons I put my hand into my cyberspace pocket, i.e. PayPal to purchase CommentLuv Premium which had an updated, more powerful version of GASP installed

Enter ComentLuv Premium Spam Buster

It’s because spammers are always on the lookout to circumvent whatever plugin you’re using that we have to thank people like Andy who are keeping track of their shenanigans by updating their plugins, speaking of which you should see what Andy has done to make CommentLuv Premium even better.

  • Minimum amount of keyups on comment?: Let’s face it, spammers know that you’re not going to accept those “Great post” type comments anymore and so now preparing their comments before hand so they can copy and paste them directly into your comment form. I’m sure you’ve seen similar comments posted those blogs you’ve been reading? Well, the new updates have nipped that in the bud!
  • Banned search terms: The updated version of CommentLuv Premium now lets you nominate those search terms that you want to ban so that users get notified before entering your blog that you will not tolerate crappy spammy comments

Just watch the video to see how it works.

Did you notice the clickable banner on the top left of the video? How about the cover image I used? Notice how it’s the same image I used in the post.  The cover image is a great way to promote your brand or to overcome the random image that YouTube’s uses when displaying your video. Well, rather than going into all that here why don’t you read my Review Of Easy Video Press!

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You all know how important comments are to me and how much I value them, and I’m sure a lot of you feel the same way. We instal plugins to help us delete spam and we moderate the ones that get through deleting them if they don’t come up to scratch. The problem is that I’ve now discovered some of those commentators who leave comments on our blogs are not who they say they are.

You may recall the post I did on My Experience With Real Writing Jobs where I mentioned joining Freelancer. As it happens they offer a wide range of jobs and some of them are from people who will pay others to leave comments on blogs. The obvious reason for getting someone else to comment in their place would be they don’t have the time, or couldn’t be bothered to do it themselves, That or perhaps their English isn’t all that crash hot. Here is a copy of one such task found on Freelancer.

We need 100 high PR (PR3+) blog commenting for 7 of our sites, the comments with our anchor text backlinks must be coming from PR3+ sites from the pages it self and not the domain name. Heres what to follow:

1) Must have your own list with 100 sites – All must be dofollow blog.
2) No Spam comment – quality only so the post/comment sticks
3) No blackhat method.
4) Must have the page rank of 3 plus
5) the page’s outbound link can’t be more than 25
6) spread sheet report is a must
7) Send 2 example links of where you will be posting

If you don’t have any experience in blog posting please DO NOT BID.

So what you will be doing is posting 7 comments with 7 of our different sites linking back to our sites via anchor text. We need 100 blog comments per each site so in total of 700 blog comments done manually on high PR sites.

Paying $70 for this whole project, must have your own list, please provide 2 sample links! Thank yoU!

So basically you’re getting 10 cents per comment which doesn’t seem worthwhile considering all the work that’s involved. First you have to find dofollow blogs, that alone isn’t too hard, but then the actual post you choose has to have a PR3 ranking, which could be a little more difficult. Now you tell me, if you’re getting paid peanuts, how much time are you going to spend on a comment?

I think its these very comments, that are of a very low quality, that are getting past the GASP plugin. I know there’s probably a lot that wouldn’t disapprove of this saying it’s a legitimate form of outsourcing. That may be true but as far as I’m concerned I wouldn’t take the chance of ruining all the hard work I’ve put into building my brand by letting someone comment in my place, and if you have to take the time of checking every comment individually you may as well do it yourself.

What say you good readers, would you outsource someone to comment in your name? Do you like the idea of someone commenting on your blog in the guise of someone else? Personally I’m not in favour of it and I liken it to be almost as bad as those robotic scripts that spam our blogs on a daily basis.

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