Many of you know CommentLuv is my all time favorite plugin.
With CommentLuv a blogger gets to let those who comment share a link back to their site which often results in more traffic for both bloggers.
It’s a great reward for those who take the time to comment on our blogs; a way to thank others for sharing their thoughts.
CommentLuv definitely spreads the love.
You may have noticed when a blog has CommentLuv enabled, at the end of the link to your blog post is a small red heart. By hovering over the heart with your cursor, it can tell more about you, your blog, where you visited last as well as more of your posts. It’s also clickable.
While going through the comments on recent posts, I noticed many of you are not using this feature. Instead, if I hover over the heart, I’m either seeing,
When your CommentLuv link is labeled as a Feedburner link, Feedburner is getting the link love, instead of you.
In other words, your CommentLuv heart is broken.
When I signed up at ComLuv.com, I wanted to make sure my heart was working. After several tweaks and the Feedburner “fix”, here’s what you will see if you hover over the heart after a link to one of my posts:
Although some of you may prefer not to have additional information about yourself and where you visit available, for those of you who are trying to get noticed in blogosphere, by using this feature, you’re giving readers a chance to learn more about you as well as what other posts you have on your blog AND they can click directly on them.
The fix for your broken CommentLuv heart is easy.
You MUST register your blog.
1) Go to ComLuv.com
2) If you have the plugin installed and want to register your site(s*), click on the gray “Register Your Sites” bar and follow the instructions. Be careful when entering your feed address. It must be accurate for the CommentLuv links to work.
3) If you do not have the plugin installed, click on the orange “Download the plugin” bar. After activating the plugin, return to ComLuv.com and register your site.
If the CommentLuv links shows your site as a feedburner link, the fix can be found on the ComLuv blog at How To Turn Off Feedburner Redirects
It’s that simple.
What say you?
Are you taking advantage of all the CommentLuv plugin has to offer?
Do you see any disadvantages to using the plugin?
Or, is this just one too many plugins to worry about?
P.S. For more information on how CommentLuv was born, you can read my interview with the plugin author, Andy Bailey.
*For a small fee, you can register more than one URL or add static links.