Building A Closer Community With KeywordLuv Plugin

by derek on June 3, 2008 · 65 comments

The other day I had asked for your feedback on a new comment policy that would require commentators to supply their name along with their site name. More than 70% of you felt that requiring a name was a good idea and that it would help add to the community that we are building here.
There were a handful of comments (thanks Michael, Asia’h, Nicole, Ilia, and Jake) that suggested the use of the KeywordLuv plugin to facilitate this new policy. As of tonight, I have installed KeywordLuv and will be taking it for a test drive to see how it works and what all of you think about using it.
With the KeywordLuv plugin, you will be able to enter your name along with your site name and the plugin will separate your name from the link to your site, giving you improved anchor text on your links while also letting everyone know you by name.
In order to make use of the KeywordLuv plugin, you will need to include the “@” symbol between your name and your site name when entering the Name field on the comment form, like this: “Derek@The Best Blog Ever”
Using this syntax will result in your name and link being presented as:

Comment by Derek from The Best Blog Ever

If you don’t enter the “@” symbol, whatever you enter in the Name field will be displayed as the link to your site. The intent of this plugin is to allow you to receive maximum juice with relevant anchor text while also allowing all of us to know you by name, it really is a win-win situation.
You will find a brief message explaining the syntax right below the “Add Comment” button in the comment form but please let me know if you have any questions on how to properly use the plugin. For a live example of what your name/link will look like, see the first comment below.
All of the feedback that I have seen on this plugin has been positive so I hope all of you enjoy the flexibility. Thanks again and please let me know what you think of the plugin!

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Derek@Derek Semmler dot com June 3, 2008 at 9:47 pm

This is a sample comment using the KeywordLuv plugin. Hope you all like it!
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Ling@Triphow June 3, 2008 at 10:05 pm

Oh yeah. I like it. Now you need to make a post about all the WP plugins you have, and how they help you.
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derek June 4, 2008 at 10:24 pm

Sounds like an interesting idea, I have about 20-25 plugins so it might be best as a series of posts but I will add it to my list.

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Jeremy @ Discovering Dad June 3, 2008 at 10:39 pm

I’ve seen the CommentLuv before, but I never noticed the KeywordLuv. Seems pretty cool!
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derek June 4, 2008 at 10:26 pm

Yeah, I was not familiar with it either but like it so far. I’m a big fan of CommentLuv so hopefully KeywordLuv will be in the same category.

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Kelvin Kao@Puppet Kaos June 3, 2008 at 11:17 pm

Haha, let’s try this out. It’s a nice option to have, but I wonder how long I will keep up. Eventually I’d probably get lazy and just use my name again.
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Nick@romandock dot com June 4, 2008 at 4:34 pm

I’m not sure about your situation, but for me, once I leave a comment on a particular site, if I’m on the same computer, when I go back to that site, the name, email address, etc are automatically filled in ๐Ÿ™‚
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Kelvin Kao@Puppet Kaos June 5, 2008 at 1:24 am

Oh yeah, that’s true. Forgot about that, haha.
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psi guy@psiworld June 3, 2008 at 11:38 pm

Giving it a try. Thanks for the info.

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Cesar@Tech News Blog June 4, 2008 at 12:20 am

This is plugin is really great, maybe I am gonna install it in my blog too.
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derek June 4, 2008 at 10:27 pm

There are a few comment related plugins that I think are great and this is close to being added to the list. The others are the threaded comments, subscribe to comments, and CommentLuv.

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Cesar@Tech News Blog June 6, 2008 at 7:32 am

I know about subscribe to comments and CommentLuv but I don’t know what threaded comments is. I will check it. Thanks
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Fred @ Debt Relief Settlement June 4, 2008 at 3:53 am

Derek,
I absolutely love this plugin. Blogging is all about comments and this plugin helps add to the dialogue. Nothing seems more impersonal than someone leaving their keyword anchor text as their name in a comment. However, for SEO purposes without the Keywordluv plugin this was necessary.
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Andrea June 4, 2008 at 9:04 am

You know how i feel about plugins, Derek. Now why ya gotta make me all curious again???? LOL
*nervously looks up more info*

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derek June 4, 2008 at 10:28 pm

Before you go messing with more plugins, investigate the process for making a backup of your entire site to avoid any future problems. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Nick@romandock dot com June 4, 2008 at 12:58 pm

Hey, this looks like a pretty cool plugin….hmmm *contemplates implementing it*
Now we can finally learn the names of all those people that continuously make the top commentators each month ๐Ÿ™‚
Nick’s last blog post..This Week In Blogging – 012

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Steve@Free iPods June 6, 2008 at 2:27 pm

You already knew mine :}

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Mark June 4, 2008 at 1:16 pm

I like it great Idea. As I’ve mentioned I like the idea of knowing the names. I like the way it works. Thanks.
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Ilia@Exposed seo June 4, 2008 at 1:23 pm

Lets give this a try ๐Ÿ˜€ I’ll see how this works for you and maybe install this plugin myself.
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Jake @ Make More Money June 4, 2008 at 9:43 pm

I am glad to see you switch to this “real” name thing. Also I can’t wait to hear your review or thoughts on this plugin.
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derek June 4, 2008 at 10:30 pm

Glad you like it, after a few weeks I will try to publish a review on how it is working out.

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Michael Kwan@Freelance Writing Services June 5, 2008 at 2:53 am

Glad to have helped, Derek. I should probably practice what I preach and install this on my blog too.

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Rob@Best CD Rates June 5, 2008 at 6:43 am

I’m new to blogging, but this plugin seems to be a very good thing — encouraging comments and allowing commenters to keep their anchor text relevant. Thanks for this info!
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Nick@romandock dot com June 5, 2008 at 9:55 am

I just noticed that this plugin does interesting things to the Top Commentators list…maybe it just looks funny because I’m not used to seeing it that way.
As a side note to myself and anyone else who may be considering installing this plugin, with the top commentators list in mind, it would be a good idea to install it right at the end/beginning of a month (ideally, in between months, like at that time between 11:59:59 and 12:00:00) ๐Ÿ˜€
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derek June 5, 2008 at 10:00 am

Thanks for mentioning that issue, it has to do with how that plugin is constructing the url. The Recent Comments works okay as it is but I might have to look into the Top Commentator plugin.

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derek June 5, 2008 at 2:25 pm

Okay, I hacked up the Show Top Commentator plugin a little bit to properly parse the format of the comments ala the KeywordLuv plugin.
Please let me know if you see any problems.

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Kelvin Kao@Puppet Kaos June 5, 2008 at 7:05 pm

Wow, hacking your plug-in. Now that’s a true programmer!
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Nick@romandock dot com June 6, 2008 at 12:25 am

That works, if nothing else it looks better and more ‘normal’ than having the ‘@’ in there ๐Ÿ™‚
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derek June 6, 2008 at 8:51 am

I thought about pulling the name out completely and only showing the keywords/site as the link.
What do you think?

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Nick@romandock dot com June 6, 2008 at 9:50 am

I would say leave the name…it’s part of the community building. The link still gives benefit to the site/keywords but the name is there so it’s easily identifiable who that site belongs to ๐Ÿ™‚
Nick’s last blog post..Devices I Bring With Me – Part 1

JohnWalters@FreeiPodTouch June 5, 2008 at 10:57 am

Great idea Derek. Got introduced to this blog by someone else who comments on here regularly. Shame the last few posts have been regarding comment spam though!
I would implement something like this on my blog but with 6 readers and 0 comments I think it’s already easily under control!
John
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Nick@romandock dot com June 6, 2008 at 12:27 am

John, you might not have a lot of activity on your site yet, but that is the best time to get a handle on things like this. It’s best to do it and have it ready to go rather than try to play catch-up later. Besides, if you were to inadvertently screw something up, there is less chance of anyone noticing and less data to lose. Play with it now and get some good practice/experience.
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Ramana@Home Recording Studio June 6, 2008 at 11:06 am

That sounds rather sad. Add another visitor who will visit you shortly!

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Ramana@Home Recording Studio June 6, 2008 at 11:09 am

I am terribly sorry. This was meant for freeipodtouch and got replied to your comments by oversight. My sincere apologies.

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Steve@Free iPods June 6, 2008 at 2:33 pm

Hey “John”, seen you around a bit!!

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John Walters@Free iPod Touch June 5, 2008 at 10:58 am

Bugger, they were meant to be spaces between the keywords there ๐Ÿ™
John
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Ramana@Home Recording Studio June 6, 2008 at 11:05 am

Here goes the first one Derek. Let us hope that we will see a lot of banter here from now on. Thank you for going for this option.

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Daisy@baby shower food ideas June 7, 2008 at 7:10 am

The plugin is a cool idea and I also like the creator’s blog. And he has made a few other great plugins like the local currency plugin.

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Asia'h Epperson June 8, 2008 at 6:59 pm

Derek,
Thanks for the mentioned.
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Susan@New Wordpress Themes June 8, 2008 at 8:22 pm

I love the new wordpress plugin, Keyword Luv.
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pauletet@mp3aim.com June 8, 2008 at 9:50 pm

Thanks for the info. This is kinda interesting plugins.

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pauletet June 8, 2008 at 9:53 pm

One thing i have noticed. Isnt it carrying over all the number of comments from your single nick without @ sign?

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Ryse@Ryse's Product Reviews June 22, 2008 at 8:34 pm

Gotta say I’m luvin the KeywordLuv plugin. I’m gonna be busy installing that one across my network.
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Yemek Tarifleri July 1, 2008 at 4:30 pm

Thanks about this for this reason it is so important for me. Thanks again ๐Ÿ™‚

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David Kam@Deviant July 8, 2008 at 8:24 pm

This is a cool plugin! Great for maximum juice!

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Susan@New Wordpress Themes July 14, 2008 at 8:00 am

How is the plugin working out for you so far?
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derek July 14, 2008 at 8:11 am

I’m really enjoying the use of the plugin so far, although it might be more important to hear how everyone else is liking it. It has helped me with the administration of comments and people that follow the rules are still receiving their link love.

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jason@best internet casino July 17, 2008 at 12:17 am

installing luv comment and keywordluv is the two greatest things i’ve done to my blog. It helped increase traffic my blog and traffic increased 3folds! Amazing isn it. I’m sure you’ll be a great success!

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EJ@Busby SEO Challenge July 28, 2008 at 5:22 pm

Thanks for the useful post, and debate in the comments. There are pros and cons to KeywordLuv and CommentLuv. For me, CommentLuv has a slight advantage as it provides a deep-link to a blog post, as well as a general link to the homepage. Assuming you have keywords in your post-titles, you get the best of both.
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JS@BusbySEOChallenge August 15, 2008 at 4:17 pm

nteresting conversations in here!
Comments are a wonderful thing to receive on your blog, adding the dofollow plugin is one way to reward but why not place a link to their last post under their comment, with CommentLuv, you can do that automatically! This is an excellent way to promote comments from your readers.

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latif@Addicting Games August 19, 2008 at 2:12 am

This is a great development, answering concerns of both. Blog owner who won’t like only keyword as “Your Name” and commentator who wants to push their keywords. Thanks for making it.

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Derek Clark@Conservative Books February 25, 2009 at 11:23 pm

I just found this plugin recently as well. I am thinking of installing it. Has it worked out well for you?
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derek February 26, 2009 at 9:58 am

For the most part I would say it has worked well. The one problematic area has been with the process I used for giving monthly recognition to top commentators, as if they used different keywords it was tracking them as individual commentators.
But overall I think it has been worth having.

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Katie @ Ergo Baby Carrier March 12, 2009 at 8:27 pm

It is great to hear a positive report now that you have been using keyword luv for awhile. I have been wanting to install the plugin, but was a little worried about extra spam.

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Charles @ Mattress Maven June 21, 2009 at 7:01 pm

Great idea installing the KeywordLuv plugin. With DoFollow blogs it’s always tricky deciding how to link to your blog as you want to use keywords but keywords alone come across as very impersonal.
I’d agree with you in that it’s definitely worth it – it’ll hopefully help to build the community.
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justin@used turnining centers July 30, 2009 at 2:01 pm

This is a great tool for bloggersรขโ‚ฌยฆall thou it gets difficult to find such blogs that have keywordluv or commentluv enabled. I installed this on my blog and I ended up getting a lot more spam then I wanted. But it is a great way to generate backlinks!
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Angie@Kitchen Faucets Reviews January 15, 2010 at 7:31 pm

Great blog post on the CommentLuv plug-in and why it can be a great addition for blogs. Link building is definitely a huge part of building up your blog online, and Iรขโ‚ฌโ„ขm personally of the opinion that Google tends to show a little bit more favor to blogs that have comments and conversations going on. Thanks for this list.
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Paula@ Baby Shower Planning January 17, 2010 at 10:32 pm

Is there a way to use this plugin for blogspot Or is it just for worpress. Anyway thanks for the info.
PS…thats a good one Andrea ๐Ÿ™‚
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John Paul@Make Money Every Day February 3, 2010 at 12:48 pm

Nice plugin. Looking into it myself.
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Dustin @ Baby Mattress Pad April 19, 2010 at 4:53 pm

Thanks for adding this awesome plugin to your site. It’s always good to share the luuuv. I’ve added it to a few of my sites and so far it’s worked out pretty well, benefiting both myself and the poster. You just have to keep an eye out for spam, but Askimet usually does a pretty good job with that on WP from my experience. Thanks again!
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Eric @ Foam Mattress Topper April 24, 2011 at 8:05 pm

So I guess after three years, we can assume your Comment Luv test drive was a success? How do you like it after all this time? Would you recommend it to other wordpress users?

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derek April 26, 2011 at 8:58 am

I would most definitely recommend CommentLuv as well as KeywordLuv for use on your Wordpress sites.

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Eric @ Foam Mattress Topper May 8, 2011 at 3:04 am

Hey cool. I have been using Disqus, but I think I like the way Comment Love brings the blog community together instead of the social community like disqus does. Does that make sense?

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Julie@howtoplanforababygirl July 1, 2011 at 1:54 pm

I am liking this plugin ๐Ÿ™‚
Thanks for sharing good information on it!

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