CommentLuv Premium With Anti Backlinker And Free Give Away Licenses

Adrienne Smith
[note background=”#F0F0F0″]This is a guest post by my friend Adrienne Smith. She is a blogging coach admired by many and an expert at building relationships and blog commenting. Please feel free to connect with Adrienne on Facebook, Twitter or Google+
Don’t forget to enter the lucky draw at the end of this post, you might win a FREE Premium License![/note] CommentLuv Premium is the brain child of Andy Bailey and I am sure most of you either use this plugin or at least have heard of it.
CommentLuv Premium Guest Post by Adrienne Smith With A Free Giveaway Premium Licenses by Andy Bailey
Andy knew he could improve upon the free version but would need some beta testers to try out this new plugin before he released it to the public.  I immediately signed up since I loved the free one and I was eager to take it for a test drive.

Because I have been using this plugin for all these years and I still love it to death, Kumar asked me if I wouldn’t mind sharing with his readers why I think this is absolutely the best plugin around and what you might not know about what it can do.

Why Some People Don’t Like CommentLuv

If you have a WordPress blog and are using CommentLuv then people want to comment on your blog to get a dofollow link.

One of Google’s 200 requirements for ranking your site are building backlinks.

Way back in the good old days any backlink would do but Google wised up and those rules changed years ago.  It’s really sad that so many people obviously didn’t get the memo.

Google will quickly slap you if you link to low quality sites, too many outside your niche or have too many of those linking to you.

CommentLuv is like a magnet drawing people to us.  Most of us are so eager though for people to find us in this way so that we can get more comments, build up more social proof and make great connections with some awesome people.

Unfortunately though, those blogs that use this awesome plugin are quickly put on the CommentLuv bloggers list so people can easily find our blogs including the spammers.

Because of this Andy decided it was time to roll out a premium version to make our lives easier and to continue to fight the dreaded spam.

Why Is CommentLuv Premium So Awesome

WordPress is the best blogging platform and plugins were created to make our lives easier.  Unfortunately when you have too many it can slow down the load time and hurt our blogs in the long run.

With the premium version Andy included several plugins all in this one to help benefit us because of this.  As of today, this is what CommentLuv Premium includes:

1. CommentLuv

By leaving the links to your latest posts when you comment it encourages your readers to come back and comment again.  You get a choice from the last 10 posts plus five more of your choosing.  You also can set up your profile so that others can read more about you by hovering over the heart by your link.  It’s just a great way for your visitors to find other awesome content and connect with other bloggers in your niche.


An abbreviation for GrowMap Anti-Spambot Plug-in.  It stops spam bots from commenting on your posts because you have to check a box letting us know you are human.

3. Twitter Link Comments

Gives commenters a link to their Twitter account right next to the comment they left on your blog.

4. KeywordName

This is Andy’s updated version of KeywordLuv but Google really frowns upon using keywords in the name field now.  Back when he created it though this was a huge benefit.  The good news is that you can turn this feature off.

5. DoFollow

You have the choice of making any links in the comment field dofollow or nofollow.

6. TrackBack Validation

With this feature turned on you will be notified of all trackbacks to your blog.

7. Top Comment Widget

By adding this widget in your sidebar you can show off your top commenters.  It encourages more comments.

8. No Self-Ping

This prevents your blog from self-pinging each time you update your post so Google won’t penalize you.

9. ReplyMe

This gem was actually added upon my recommendation.  When you leave a comment here and Kumar or I reply you are sent an email with your comment and our reply.  You know that we responded and you can come back to chat more if you like.  It’s best used to ask more questions and keep the conversations going.

That’s a total of nine features and if you wanted all of these without purchasing CommentLuv Premium then you could download a plugin for each of these separately.  CommentLuv still has their free version but you only have the choice of the last 10 posts and nothing else.

But wait, Andy has created two more additional plugins to help us in a few other areas.

10. CommentLuv Link Cleaner

This plugin will help you clean up any broken links that were left from the posts that were pulled when they left their comment.  You have to run it each time and it can take a while.  It’s not always accurate but he’s continuing to improve it.

11. Anti Backlinker

This is the most recent addition but in the future will include it with the main plugin.  This is the most powerful spam protector to date and I’ll explain how this works.

Anti Backlinker Stops Spam In Its Tracks

We all hate spam…

The official definition of spam is irrelevant or inappropriate messages sent on the Internet to a large number of recipients, or unwanted or intrusive advertising.

GASP has taken care of the automated spam bots but what about the human spammers.  Were you aware that people are making money by blog commenting?  I know two bloggers that advertise this service on their blog and they’ve told me it’s great money.  Well I can imagine that it is.

Of course Kumar and I would hope you are serious about building relationships with other bloggers which would mean you are definitely here for the right reason.

To help cut down on human spammers Andy created the Anti Backlinker plugin.  The reason I love this addition is because you can configure it however you want to benefit your needs.

Let me share with you what this baby will do:

  • I have totally stopped all spam by using the setting of not allowing any comments from people who do not have their gravatar’s set up.  That is really 99.9% of the spammers out there today.  If someone without a gravatar wants to comment on your blog then they will immediately be hit with a message that informs them that unless they get that set up their comments won’t be accepted.  You can moderate it though to warn people that until they do set it up they’ll get no links but their comments will be accepted upon your approval of course.
  • You also have the option of only allowing so many comments per person because we all know spammers like to come in, comment like crazy on three, four, five different posts at a time and then move on to their next target.  You can set that number to whatever you want but mine is set at three.  They’re not getting a backlink anyway so they usually don’t come back.
  • You can set the criteria you want so that they will not get any dofollow links nor will they even show up on your blog until those have been met.  My settings are that you cannot leave any type of link other than your root domain and you have to have 10 approved comments before your links will show.  This way I know that they are commenting for the right reasons and not just for the backlinks.
  • If someone leaves a comment that you don’t particularly like you can email them directly from the comment itself and let them know that they have not met the required criteria you have set so their comment will not be accepted at this time.  They are more than welcome to come back only if they comment per your rules.
  • You can blacklist people directly from the comment which will put them on a list never to be able to comment on your blog again.
  • You can whitelist them which means they won’t go into moderation if you know they are legitimate commenters.
  • You can set their comments to go into moderation for those you still aren’t sure about.
  • You can either show or hide all their links.  For instance if you have a great commenter but you don’t like their site you can make sure none of their links ever show.
  • You can find all comments by a user by just clicking on that option without copying their email address or URL and doing a search.

Your Opportunity To Win FREE Premium License

If you are using the WordPress commenting system then I believe you cannot go wrong using CommentLuv Premium if you are eager to get more comments, show more social proof and build up a great blog community.  Oh and let’s not forget about having total control over your comments.

The good news is that if you don’t currently own this fabulous plugin then Andy has worked up a great deal with Kumar and will be giving away three free licenses for this awesome plugin.

To enter the draw, all you need to do is this:

  • Sign up for the draw using the form below.
  • Leave a thoughtful comment below in the comment section.
  • Share this blog post on two of your favorite social networking sites.

That’s all and you will be registered to win a free premium license of CommenLuv. There will be three winners randomly selected in a draw from the qualified participants.

Kumar will notify you if you’re a winner via email and then we’ll let you know in a future email just in case you’d like to grab this fabulous plugin if you didn’t get a free license.

[note background=”#F0F0F0″]This Contest Is Over. The Lucky Winners have already been Announced! Click Here to see names of The Winners![/note]

If you are already so excited that you can’t wait until the draw and want to purchase it now, then click this link and grab yours to get a $20 OFF when you purchase a unlimited sites license.

P.S.  Please know that Kumar and I are affiliates of CommentLuv Premium and we will make a commission should you choose to purchase this fabulous plugin through these links.

I love this plugin, I support what Andy is doing for the blogging community and I firmly believe that if you would like to build more of a solid foundation for your blog and treat your readers to some link love, you can’t go wrong with this plugin.

Your Turn To Share Your Thoughts Now

So what do you think?  Are you already using CommentLuv Premium?  Have you been sitting on the fence still not sure if this is right for you?

We would to hear from you and if you have any questions please feel free to ask and Kumar and I will do our best to answer those for you.

Be sure to share this post with your friends too unless you want to keep this a secret from them.  Just think what that would mean if they won a free license because you recommended it to them.  Oh wow, they’d be forever grateful I’m sure.

I LOVE CommentLuv Premium and I know you will too!

Adrienne Smith

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Adrienne Smith is an entrepreneur whose passion has always been to help others. She started having tremendous success with her blog so she shares her experiences in her posts. Over time she's built some wonderful relationships with her readers and was even named the "Engagement Superstar" in 2011. She shares all her tips in her free report.

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  1. Good morning Kumar,

    Well I’m SO excited about your giveaway and I appreciate you letting me share my love for this fabulous plugin.

    I know that so many people are up in the air with what’s the best direction for them to go regarding comments and fighting spam. That’s why Andy continues to improve this awesome plugin and I still love it to this day.

    If anyone has still been sitting on the fence about whether or not to purchase CommentLuv Premium then this is the perfect opportunity for them to enter this giveway.

    I’m here to answer any questions if they arise and thanks again for the opportunity.


    • Hi Adrienne,

      First of all THANK YOU for taking time to put together this incredibly educational post on CommentLuv Premium and it’s powerful features! This is definitely a must read for bloggers who have been on fence. Not only that, it answers many questions people have been raising lately about CommentLuv and its benefits. I think you’ve answered them very well with the benefit that come along with CommentLuv.

      And yes, regarding the giveaways, I am thankful to Andy who so graciously agreed to give away 3 premium CommentLuv licenses to the winners of this contest. I am looking forward to congratulating those winners 🙂

      Thank you again and I look forward to the comments and responses as well. I will be filling in wherever appropriate as well.


  2. Hi Adrienne, and welcome to Kumar’s blog as his guest this time 🙂

    Yes, Kumar did mention about your wonderful guest post and this giveaway last Monday, and this is surely a well written post about CommentLuv Premium.

    I already have this plugin, in fact brought it the moment I switched my blogs to WordPress, the time it was launched, and it is awesome indeed, especially for new bloggers and seasoned ones too.

    However, because of the little experimentation I’m currently carrying out, I removed it and would soon be writing about my finding about the same, in a few days time.

    I didn’t know all the details about the Anti-Backlinker, though I tried it just for a few days, but seems like it does stop the spam to quite an extent. There is nothing quite like CommentLuv, and I DO vouch for it for the various advantages and so many friends one’s made because those links drive us to various blogs we like, which otherwise doesn’t happen with anything else.

    May the best person win, and I wish the best to both of you with this giveaway 🙂

    Thanks for sharing. Have a nice weekend, both of you 🙂

    • Hi Harleena,

      Thank you for sharing about your experience and experiment and I really look forward to what you found through your experiment. I know it’s going to be worthwhile thing to learn.

      You are right. The kind of links, the kind of relationships I developed due to participating in CommentLuv community is absolutely priceless. This itself makes it the best choice for bloggers especially for those who are looking to develop an active online community around their own blogs.

      Thank you for your wishes. I am excited to host Adrienne today as well!


    • Hey Harleena,

      Why thank you so much and I was happy to write this post and educate people more. You know I’m still in love with this baby.

      I’m eager to learn about your experiment and your findings. Not exactly sure the purpose behind it but to try out different systems. I will be honest with you though and tell you that it really messed things up for those of us who you interviewed or wrote guest posts because you removed some of the features that notified us that we had comments to respond to after a period of time. I realize you’re doing what’s best for you but it just made it harder on us because you know me, I respond to all comments no matter when they’re made.

      As Andy had said in a comment on Lisa’s recent post, if you’re still getting spam then you just don’t have it set up correctly and you can’t blame the plugin on that. Now I know that broken links can still be an issue but anyone who abandons their blog will have broken links. Those that are just seeking backlinks, well for the most part those people are kind of obvious at least to me and I just don’t give them any link love in the first place so they’re just wasting their time with me. I know those were some of your issues with having CommentLuv Premium but again, I think we each have to do what’s best for us.

      Can’t wait to read your post Harleena and find out all the scoop you learned from this experiment. I sure hope it was worth all the time you’ve put into changing your systems so often.

      We appreciate your comment and thank you so very much. You’re the best!


      • Hi Adrienne,

        Okay, let me tell you the things in brief. When I had the Jetpack commenting, the “subscribe to comments” plugin that you had suggested, I installed for notifications of “all comments” to a post, stopped working, as no external plugins work in conjunction with Jetpack commenting. And basically, this was the reason I had to remove Jetpack commenting because commentators could not be notified for replies to their own comments only, and the “subscribe to comments” plugin would not work.

        But now, that plugin works as I’ve the native WP commenting system. I also substituted it with the “subscribe to comments reloaded” plugin, which transferred all the previous plugins settings to its own setup. So, probably, it was only for a period of 2 weeks that you could not be notified of comments to your interview post on my blog, and I’d say it was a bit of error on my part too to notify of them immediately to you because you always make sure to reply. So, I’m sorry for that if that did upset you.

        Frankly, now I’m no longer interested to have CommentLuv backlinks back on Aha!NOW because of the numerous broken links and other issues. I might have it on any new blog I set up because I believe CommentLuv is great to generate initial traffic to a site (to maintain and increase it also). I liked Jetpack but that didn’t serve all commentators and purposes well. I’m pretty okay with the native commenting system along with the CommentLuv Premium plugin for specifically two plugins – ReplyMe and G.A.S.P. I don’t use the other three features in it now.

        I think it was a great comment by Andy on Lisa’s post. He cleared a lot of confusion and misunderstandings about CommentLuv. I’ve no doubt that CommentLuv is great and would work well with the AntiBacklinker plugin if it is set properly. Yes, I did have an issue with broken links but I sorted them out and that is a thing of past now. You’re right that there can be many factors for having broken links. As for the link droppers, I’m happy not to have them on my blog, even if i have to compromise on the traffic to the site. But it’s better to have quality comments and people like you on the blog.

        I think I wrote a lot of my experiment and findings in this comment and Lisa’s post that I’d rethink if I still need to write a post on this issue, Lol. But I can say that my experiment was worth it for me and I’m pretty much satisfied now as far as the comments and commenting system or plugin is concerned.

        Thanks so much for letting me know your feedback and your thoughts. You’re indeed the best of the best! 🙂

        • Hey Harleena,

          Ah aren’t you sweet for coming back, thank you. I know when you interviewed me that was in January and you had a plugin that I subscribed to all comments. When you deleted that commenting system and that plugin all those notifications stopped.

          I had then shared my thoughts about not receiving any notices that I had a replies to my comment so I guess that’s when you checked the JetPack system out.

          I’m glad to hear that things changed over with that plugin but I’m thinking there was a glitch because when I went back to that post after seeing a tweet there was one from April that I had no idea had come in. So it obviously hasn’t been working since. I’m not upset but I just hate not responding to people even if it’s a year or two after the interview because that’s just as important to me. I just can’t do that if I’m not notified, I can’t keep up with all of these.

          I’m so sorry you had so many issues with broken links on your blog. I’m seriously not having that issue, I have a few from time to time but unless someone takes their blogs down then it’s just a few here and there to deal with. That’s sad you’re over run with them. Did I hear you say new blog?

          I agree that quality over quantity is so much more important. We don’t time for the people who are not here for the right reasons.

          I appreciate you sharing this and I’m sure there is much more involved as well so I would love to get a post from you explaining why you did it, what you found out and the direction you’re headed. I think it would be a great lesson for us all. See, that just goes to show that what’s good for one person may not be good for all!

          Thank you again Harleena for taking the time and hope Kumar didn’t mind the chatting going on here. 😉 You’re the best too young lady!


          • Hi Adrienne,

            My hubby told me not to spoil their party and to keep my comments to the minimum here. 🙂

            First of all, I want to say this to everybody who reads this comment and our chats, that CommentLuv is great – if you are a newbie blogger or you don’t either get good traffic or get less comments on your blog – go for CommentLuv! Even otherwise, if you love it, go for it! I did and I enjoyed using it and its results. However, there’s a time to move on, and I did. But regardless of that, I completely endorse what Adrienne and Kumar are saying in this post.

            Now, I never had the plugin “subscribe to all comments”, but I installed it on your advice when I posted your interview on my blog. So, I thank you for the advice. My guest bloggers get the comment notifications automatically because I give them a Contributors account, so I don’t need any plugin for that. But the interviewee doesn’t get because he or she is not registered officially as a member of the blog. And I did not delete any commenting system – I had initially just de-activated CommentLuv plugin, which gives add-on facilities to the native WP commenting system.

            I had your suggested plugin before and after my “Jetpack” experiment, from the time of your interview, and it’s sad if it didn’t work properly. Yes, I know it’s bad if you don’t get notified of something that you want to be. I get notified of comments to my guest post on your blog, and I feel good about it, so I can understand your feelings. I’m again sorry for the incident.

            I’m so happy to hear that you did not have any issues regarding broken links and spam – I guess you’re one of the lucky ones and made for “CommentLuv”! 🙂 Ah.. when I said new blog, I meant that I’m not going to discard CommentLuv and will definitely have it on my new blog if I had it, and probably I will in the future.

            You’re right, people for the wrong reasons will be there whether you like it or not, and I’m amazed that I do get similar people without CommentLuv backlinks, so probably they can sniff the plugin from the background, Lol!

            I do plan to have a post on different aspects of blogging, including commenting, and I’d try my best to include all the questions that you suggested and the answers to them. Of course, what’s good for you may not be good for me, and vice-versa, so we’ve to chose our own path and goals and be happy doing that, isn’t it? 🙂

            Thank you and Kumar for this wonderful discussion. Again, I wish you both all the best for achieving the goals with this post. Have a great weekend ahead! 🙂

          • Hi Harleena,

            First of all, you sharing your experience and adding value to the whole discussion isn’t going to spoil the party. 🙂 I’m fine with that and I know you’re not here to spoil anything!

            I wanted to respond just to add a flavor to the discussion and here are some of my thoughts:

            1. I think that your experiment of other commenting systems began probably because you got too many broken links through commentLuv.

            While I agree that we have different choices and what is good for you may not be good for me and I understand all that. Yet, the reason for which you decided to switch is what Adrienne is trying to talk about. The point is, the activity commentluv isn’t going to ensure that you won’t have any broken links. Your commentators can still leave links to websites in the URL part and those links can still be broken over a period of time. The more people you have leaving comments, the more broken links you may still have.

            2. Although it’s a matter of preference, I do believe that commentluv is good for new bloggers and it is good for professionals alike. In fact, pro-bloggers are the ones who can really benefit from a plug-in like this if they really take time to configure this properly and use this plug-in to boost their online community.

            3. Just like yourself, I come from the world of DISQUS and I never want to go back there again although of the top bloggers, Michael Hyatt uses DISQUS. It is a great plug-in but creates JavaScript conflicts, creates problems for CloudFlare and slows down the page load because of the heavy mechanism it brings along.

            4. WordPress’s native commenting system is great, nothing wrong with it and people like Neil Patel use it. If you are happy with that and you do not want to give out CommentLuv things through your comments, you probably do not need CommentLuv premium anymore, I agree.

            You already have done your groundwork. You already have worked hard and leveraged CommentLuv’s power to build your community and now your community will keep coming to you whether or not you use CommentLuv 🙂

            I have tried WordPress’s default commenting system, DISQUS, Lifefire and CommentLuv and I tell you I will never try JetPack because it is slow and bulky. I don’t like WordPress’s default commenting and therefore, unless something better than CommentLuv comes along, I don’t see why I would ever make any change.

            Well, time will tell what happens and I am sure that Andy will be making more progress is for this plug-in and this is only going to get better and better and better with time. He did a marvelous job with the Anti Backlinker add-on and I am sure that Andy is taking all these feedbacks to make his baby even more powerful and attractive 🙂

            With that said, I am done with my two cents and maybe, Adrienne will share her thoughts and see comes around.

            Thank you for coming back for the third time and really clarifying you stand and reasoning behind the changes you are making on your website. I totally appreciate you and value you whether or not you use CommentLuv 🙂 and I am sure that Adrienne feels the same way 🙂


  3. Wow, I’ve been debating commentluv premium and not really done anything about upgrading, but if I don’t win this, I shall be getting off my backside to do so.

    I hadn’t realised it combined so many plugins in one. That’s 2 I’d immediately be able to knock off my list, as well as get the additional benefits.

    Being able to set your own spam filer sounds great – lots of different options to play with, and the whilelist is really handy. I only get a couple at the moment going through to spam who shouldn’t be, so hopefully CLP would sort that out for me.

    Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

    • Hi Emma,

      Welcome to my blog and congratulations on getting your entry for the draw. This is a plugin I love the most just as Adrienne does simply because of the flexibility and control it gives on comments management.

      SPAM used to be a problem. But, with Anti Backlinker, that is also a thing of past and you’ve got way better control on SPAM.

      I am glad that you also like CommentLuv and that you are looking forward to get one for yourself. I wish you all the best for the draw 🙂


    • Hey Emma,

      So happy to see you stop by and I do hope you’ll sign up for this giveaway. I’ve been in love with this plugin for years and Andy does everything in his power to continue to improve it.

      Yep, it’s got so many different plugins all added to this one so just think about all those you can get rid of but sounds like you already have two in mind.

      I like the options it gives you and I love being able to email them directly from the comment letting them know why it’s been rejected. Spammy comments beware! LOL…

      Unfortunately, CLP has nothing to do with why some of your loyal commenters end up in your spam box. I wrote a post about that some time back and it has to do with their browser or the way they put their URL link in the website field. It’s strange I know but after testing some things out that’s what we found. I wish CLP automatically knew to correct this but I think that’s beyond anyone’s scope.

      Thanks my dear for your comment and good luck to you.


  4. It will rock this time Gauraw Sir… now it’s going to be amazing… thanks allot…

  5. Hi Kumar and Adrienne,

    Wonderful post, I really enjoy the plugin on sites that I visit like Adrienne’s. It’s quick, easy, and it does a really nice job of connecting us all together.

    I have one question, a lot of the younger developers coming up do not use WordPress. I personally don’t use WordPress either. Is there a widget or code that we can use if we chose to use CommentLuv?

    Thanks much,
    Don Purdum

    • Hi Don,

      Good to hear from you. Welcome!

      Well, I am not sure if I fully understand your question. However, if understood from your comment that you do not use WordPress, then you can’t use CommentLuv.

      Let me know if this answers your question?


    • Hey Don,

      Glad you enjoyed this post and hope you learned more about CommentLuv Premium and it’s power! Yay!!!

      Sorry but Kumar is right, it’s only for WordPress users. Just another reason this is such an amazing platform with all the great things you can do with it. Maybe you need to hire a developer to create something like this for you for the program you use. It’s a thought.

      Thanks Don and enjoy your day. We appreciate your visit.


  6. Thanks Adrienne for bringing this to our notice, i am very grateful for your efforts, kindness and openness. Can this plugin work with blogger platform??

    • Hey Emebu,

      You’ve so very welcome.

      I’m sorry my friend, this is only for WordPress users. Blogger is a free platform and I think that what they use are totally different.

      Thanks though and hope you’ll spread the word about this giveaway with your friends. They’ll love you forever if they win.


  7. Yeah for CommentLuv! Great to see you hear Adrienne!

    I use CommentLuv premium and love it. I tried doing away with it on my site for a short period of time and had to go back. Not only is it great for having a quick link to your reader’s site but the anti-spam options and Twitter-Link are awesome imo. I recently installed the antibacklinker, not sure why I didn’t previously, but this is a fabulous addition to CommentLuv. I highly recommend using CommentLuv for all those who are blogging. I’m sure you won’t be disappointed!

    Fabulous post Adrienne! Will definitely be passing this along Kumar!

    • Hey Brenda,

      Why thank you my dear, I’m happy to here chatting about my all time favorite plugin.

      I know you’re a CommentLuv Premium user and supporter as well. I’m glad you tested it and decided to come back.

      The Anti Backlinker addition is the best I’ve seen so far. I was thrilled when Andy added the ReplyMe to the plugin, I was jumping for joy over that. Killing spam was an issue we all have so to hear someone still dealing with it just breaks my heart because there is an easy solution to that. Glad you have that installed and hope you’ve seen yours disappear too.

      Thank you for letting us know how much you love this one too Brenda. Just another testimonial of how awesome it is.

      We appreciate your comment and sharing this for us. Good luck to everyone who enters.


  8. Hi Kumar and Adrienne,
    I have been using CommentLuv Premium for a few weeks now – and have been enjoying many of the features mentioned in the article. There are a few I still need to explore.

    I just installed the Anti Backlink plugin today and even though I deny comments without Gravatar – they still end up in the spam folder. Not sure if the plugin is behaving properly or not.

    I was going to email support – but maybe you can tell me what typically happens to comments with this setting on. Do you see them in the spam folder or do you never see them at all?

    Nice article featuring CommentLuv’s highlights, I definitely prefer it to other commenting platforms.

    • Hi Neena,

      I’m thrilled that you purchased CommentLuv Premium and are happy with it.

      If you just installed the Anti Backlinker plugin today then after you set it up you’re still getting spam that don’t have a gravatar? There has to be something else happening because the people who comment without one can’t even hit your submit button to get through. They are given a message that pops up not allowing them to comment at all. Did you check out Andy’s video on how to set that up properly? If so and it’s all in place, do email support and have him check that out. There is something going on because that’s not suppose to happen at all. He’ll help you for sure.

      Thank you and for your comment. Glad you’re happy with it and I know you’ll get that all figured out.


      • Thanks Adrienne – I figured there’s something funky going on with it. I think I will try to reinstall the plugin and then shoot an email to support. Probably just something with the way I set it up. 🙂

        • You are welcome and hope you got that all in place. If you need further help then let me know. I’ll be more than happy to look at that for you. Want to get this working for you the way it’s suppose to.

          Good luck,


  9. Hello Kumar, What an Awesome post by Adrienne, she did a really good job explaining the benefits of the CommentLuv Plug-In.. I do use the free version and have thought about upgrading many times but just never got around to it..

    Well perhaps I will be one of your Lucky Winners here today and I wont have to worry about that any longer HEHE

    Thanks for sharing.. Chery :))

    • Hey Chery,

      Great to see you here my dear and I’m SO glad you entered the giveaway. I’m going to keep my fingers crossed for you girl, you are going to be blown away with the premium version. The free one rocks, don’t get me wrong but this one you just can’t beat.

      Thank you for your visit and comment, we appreciate that and wish you the very best.


  10. Hey madam Adrienne, and welcome to Kumar’s great log – it surely is nice to see you here.

    And if I am right, it seems this is gonna be the 2nd or the 3rd guest post from you that I will be reading. I’m not sure though.

    Speaking bout the giveaway, what better stuffs can be given away if not commentluv premium. Actually, I used to be a lover of giveaway but in recent times I just run away from any appearances of it but this time? I can’t just do without opting in for this one, moreover, it’s something genuine and one that’s organized by the two superstars I have come to love in this blogosphere.

    Now, your post just break everything down and if I didn’t know you or Andy, I will say the two of you or perhaps you made this plugin has you know almost everything about the plugin. What a fantastic review!

    truth is this plugin alone if well harnessed can ease ones life as a blogger. I have never used the premium version even though I always dream of having used it on my blog and who knows – maybe I will be among the 3 winners of the licenses. 😀

    I have only used the free version and I must say Andy is a big deal as I so much love that plugin. It 1) help me to build quality relationship with my readers as I’m able to visit there blog and learn about them from the comments left on my blog. 2) It’s another great way of driving traffic to my blog which is cool. 3) It helped me in getting over 2k comments on a 3months old blog with just 40 posts. I mean I can continue to list some of the benefits I got from using this free version.

    Now, that made me start wondering what it will be like using the premium version. Ma’am, you’ve here listed about 11 other things the premium version does and I bet that will save one from downloading and installing the plugins since this is all-in-one.

    Again Adrienne, I should commend you for a job well done. And Sir Kumar thanks for bringing on the “Engagement Superstar” right here on Gauraw dot Com! I should also thank the both of you for deciding to organize a giveaway such as this one.

    BTW, I have shared this post on Kingged, Klinkk and too, not to talk of sharing it on reddit, delicious, digg, stumbleupon, G+, Justretweet, easyretweet, tweetlow and several other social networks and bookmarking sites. That’s the extent to wish I loved it!!! 😀

    Thanks so much Adrienne and Kumar for sharing this post with this amazing community, it’s much appreciated! 🙂 – You should have a magical time yonder.


    • Hey Sam,

      Well thank you so much and I’m glad you’ve read a few of my other guests posts. Gosh I don’t know how many I’ve done now, maybe around 15 or 20 tops! I’ll have to go back and check. LOL!!!

      Giveaways are usually for freebie seekers but anyone with a WordPress blog that uses the standard commenting system would be silly not to enter this one. You can’t go wrong with CommentLuv Premium in my book.

      Well as I mentioned in this post, I was a beta tester for Andy so although I might not know a lot of the technical stuff behind it, I know how it works and I love it dearly as well as Andy. He’s just a stand up guy looking out for the blogging community.

      I’m glad you’ve used the free version and had such great results Sam. I think this plugin has so many benefits to it but you have more control over who gets the link love and stopping spammers in their tracks with the paid version.

      I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you since you entered this as well and thank you for sharing this post. We so appreciate your support.


      • Really? And that’s approximately 20 guest posts. that’s cool. I think I’ve only done 16 myself.

        Ma’am, you should try and fetch’em out. The last time I was on Jane Sheeba’s personal blog, I had loved the way she introduced her guest posts to her readers so that they can keep in touch with her on other blogs. I think they were about 70 and I’d visited and read all of them and only commented on I think 26 of them as I was still very busy with Pro Motivator then.

        Hmmm………Andy Bailey. That’s a wonderful dude. I met him officially the first time I tried to guest post on his famous blog – – trust me he is such a nice guy, always willing to help.

        Yeah the free version is also very magical but obvious right what the premium version will wrought. I think it’s just silly like you said if you someone is using a wordpress blog and the normal commenting system and not jump into this giveaway.

        I should be factual, one of the things I liked about this premium version is the “Reply Me” that’s integrated with it.

        You know I love it when I comment on blogs and I get a mail that my comment has been responded to – there’s a feeling I get, I can really explain it but I know I’m always excited.

        Hehehe…….I guess I will also here cross my legs as the promotions I did today should help in the next 2days when I will be back @ the cafe to share again.

        Thanks once more ma’am for opening our eyes to the huge and needed benefits of commentluv premium. You’re a big deal ma’am! 🙂


        • Hey Sam,

          My first guest post was in 2011 so it’s been a number of years but I haven’t done a bunch of them. If people ask me and I have the time I will.

          Now my guests on my blog are different. I have over three years of guest posts on my blog but luckily for me it’s only been once a month.

          Andy is a really great guy, I definitely agree with you.

          I agree, people should sign up for this giveaway and really enjoy this plugin. There are three up for grabs here, not just one now.

          I was so excited when Andy agreed to incorporate the ReplyMe plugin. I agree, I’m very spoiled receiving email notices when a comment has been responded to so without it I never go back to see if they’ve answered me or not. Who has the time.

          Well good luck to you Sam and I wish you the best.


          • 2011? Wow! I bet I haven’t even heard or known what it is to blog or something. I actually discovered blogging late in 2011, think around November or so. And I didn’t understand how it works until September, 2013. And my first guest post was in November 3.

            She (Jane) actually created a page and named it “Guest Post by Jane”, which I thought was cool.

            Like you if I don’t get a reply note telling me that my comment has been replied to, I don’t ever go back to that blog again.

            Thanks and I’m very sure I’m among the 3 lucky winners, maybe on the 1st spot. 🙂


  11. Hi Adrienne, and Kumar,

    Well, I have Commentluv Premium for a while now from its beginning, and I’m like you, Adrienne, I love it.

    Recently I’ve noticed several bloggers that we both know who have stopped using Commentluv and I really don’t get it. You can sill refuse to follow or link to anyone you want. Not a big deal.

    A while back I was getting 50-100 spam comments a day, but it’s because I was omitting a little detail I had to take care of in order to get rid of them. Then, you told me what I needed to do, I did it right away, and have not gotten a single spam since, or maybe just a little handful that managed to get an avatar, but that’s very rare and I still can spot them easily.

    In one of Lisa Buden’s last posts she was comparing Commentluv to Disqus, and I said that I feel that disqus gives to the blogger more than the commentor as per Commentluv gives back to the commentor more.

    Even if commentluv didn’t provide a link to your blog it’s still better to me because you do not have to login anywhere to be able to comment.

    So, I’m like you, I really like this plugin and have no intention to change anytime soon.

    Great guest post and great challenge!

    • Hey Sylviane,

      I’m not 100% sure but from what I’ve heard the majority have stopped using CommentLuv Premium because of 1) spammers and 2) broken links. You’re right, set this baby up correctly and the spammers will stop accept an occasional crappy comment that will try it’s best to slide by. The broken links can be an issue if you let any Tom, Dick or Harry comment and you’re not concerned with their links.

      That’s just my opinion because I get a lot of comments and although still not as many as some of these blogs I’m not overwhelmed with this issue unless someone let’s their blog go. Either way they’re going to have to deal with broken links.

      I left my comment about Disqus on Lisa’s site so I’ll leave my thoughts there too. I’m all for CommentLuv Premium and I hope that people who still want it will sign up and eager to win this gem.

      I’m glad you still love this plugin too Sylviane and we appreciate your comment. Thank you so much.


  12. I can tell how much you love CommentLuv Premium Adrienne. I used to use it but all my comments were going to spam.

    I started using Jet Pack and it seems to have stopped my spam issue. I know this means my blogging friends can’t leave a link but the goal is to connect with the non-blogger audience. Thankfully I have social media to stay connected with my blogging friends :).

    The good thing is I haven’t deleted CommentLuv Premium so I can always go back if I need to.

    Great post as usual lady!


    • Hey Cori,

      I do really love this plugin Cori as you can tell.

      All of your legitimate comments were going to spam? Is that what you meant? Some of mine still do but I have since learned it has nothing to do with the plugin. It’s a browser or URL issue. It’s weird, you might remember the post I wrote about it because it drove me nuts but I even uninstalled CommentLuv Premium to test it out since EVERYONE loves to blame it on the plugins. Nope, wasn’t their fault.

      That’s a shame that you can’t find something that helps them both. But if you’re happy with what you have then you need to do what’s best for you.

      Thanks though for your comment Cori and hope you’ll spread the word about this giveaway. I think it’s a really great deal.


  13. Hi Kumar and Adrienne!

    It is so good to see you here Adrienne on Kumar’s place! What a team!

    With all the talk around the blogging town, I have been seeing a lot of people leave CommentLuv and go to Disqus. I’ve been reading blog after blog, that I even questioned it.

    But I am a user of CommentLuv Premium and I just love it! Even though I did have my doubts after reading those posts, I made up my mind that I’m sticking to what works for me.

    I think this is so great that you are doing this contest! I know you work closely with Andy and I wish him well these days.


    • Hi Donna,

      Ah, thanks my friend and I was happy to write about something I love so much.

      Spam gets blamed a lot but we both know that can definitely be controlled. The broken links is another issue people have but in my honest opinion Donna, if you really pay attention to the links you allow unless someone just quits blogging which just can’t be helped no matter what commenting system you’re using, you can definitely keep in control of the broken link situation. Stay on top of it and it’s not an issue. Let it go and it’s a huge issue. I think some people just don’t want to deal with it period so they go to what’s easiest for them.

      That’s my honest opinion but to blame it on a plugin is just ridiculous. Once more though, I say everyone has to do what’s best for them.

      Thank you for your comment my dear and we definitely appreciate it. Can’t wait to announce the winner of this fabulous giveaway.


  14. Hello Adrienne,

    Welcome to Kumar’s blog.

    Comment Luv is one of my best plugins – and commenting systems. Each time I come across it, it reminds me of how the genius of one man can change a whole industry…thanks Andy.

    Going premium is definitely a great option that no one should ever regret especially with the addition of such cool tools such as the anti backlinker and link cleaner. Comment luv is way ahead of the spammers – a great idea that certainly gives peace of mind.

    Finally, the traffic – and engagement. Most readers who would not bother with a comment are persuaded to leave one because of the increased traffic it will send them. This means that a site with comment luv installed naturally gets more engagement than those without…and yes, I’ve carried out the experiment myself.

    Make the day great.


    • Hey Akaahan,

      Why thank you and I’m pleased to be here.

      It’s still my #1 favorite plugin for my blog. Andy has done such a fabulous job with this one and I couldn’t be happier. He continues to improve it for us so I’m thrilled about that.

      The Anti Backlinker addition was just brilliant and it’s seriously stopped all of my spam. I know that we’ll have to deal with that all the time but this is a fabulous start.

      I agree, it was created for the purpose of helping you get more comments but I know that it’s also an attraction for more backlink seekers. I think that’s still up to each individual blogger to respect their blogs and stop that in their tracks. I hope your experiment with this brought you good results.

      Thank you Akaahan for your comment and I do hope you’ll pass the word for those eager to enter this contest. We definitely would appreciate that.

      Enjoy your weekend.


  15. Very nice explanation of the CommentLuv benefits. I love this plug in and am getting to the point where I am not too happy about blogs that don’t use it. I wrote an enthusiastic blog post about it a while back. Sounds like its time for me to use the premium so I am happy for this opportunity to win an upgrade. Thank you.

    • Hi Mary,

      Thank you and so glad that you’ve been happy with the free version it sounds like. I know the feeling about not enjoying visiting a blog without it. It’s the way I started finding other blogs to comment on in the first place. Now when I visit a blog without it I’m not very happy because I can’t follow the blogger back to their blogs.

      I wish you the best of luck and glad you joined the giveaway.

      Have a wonderful weekend and thank you for your comment.


  16. Hey Adrienne and Kumar,

    Good to see you here Adrienne.:)

    Here you are with another amazing article about CommentLuv premium. I always try to figure out why some people don’t like this amazing plugin? There may be some reasons but can anybody let me know?

    In my opinion CommentLuv is a wonderful plugin and bloggers must use it. In previous days people were so afriad to get broken links but the launch of this plugin with anti-backlinker bloggers can feel free from their fear because fully safe to use and there will be no spam comments.

    As most of CommentLuv users say that they get more traffic after the installation of this plugin for their comment section as some people may have greed to get backlinks or may there are loyla readers too have just want to visit the blog.
    But the main thing is that CommentLuv premium is the combination of many plugins.
    It allows commenters to place their Twitter handle, link their latest posts and much more.

    It provides a safe environment with GASP in it so that spam bots can’t put spam comments.

    You have mentioned about this plugin in detail.

    Thanks for this remarkable article.

    Hope you both are having a great weekend.:)


    • Hi Ravi,

      Thank you so much and I’m thrilled to be here sharing a topic I’m truly madly in love with. I know, a plugin but let’s face it as bloggers this one is the best.

      Broken links are a big issue with a lot of bloggers that either don’t want to deal with them period or don’t have the time. Because you are giving extra link love to bloggers then there is more of a chance those links will be broken in their posts but if a blogger abandons their blogs then they’re going to have broken links anyway. I’ve learned myself that if you stay on top of it then it’s not an issue but some people just don’t want to be bothered.

      The spam can totally be controlled with the right settings and I think as bloggers we need to be more aware of how we treat our blogs and prevent spammers from ever having an opportunity to hit our sites.

      True, CommentLuv was made for the soul reason to help you get more comments but there will always be “those” people here for the wrong reasons whether you have this plugin or not. They are ignorant of the fact that we are in control of who gets dofollow links and who doesn’t. So if they were to do more research before setting out to comment we wouldn’t have this issue as much as we do. I do love the fact that it has so many plugins all in one and we all know how we need to keep that under control.

      I appreciate your comment and thank you Ravi for sharing your opinion with us about CommentLuv Premium. You have a super duper weekend and hope you’ll be sure to spread this post around so that those who are still eager to get this plugin will join the giveaway.


  17. Hi Adrienne and Hello Kumar

    Much amazed to see the list of benefits of using CommentLuv plugin and they are not simply benefits but are in shape of secondary plugins themselves.

    In think after interactive quality post the second most effective tool to increase number of comments at your blog is this plugin.

    In struggling phase of blogging one must avail it to be familiar with more and more people and get feedback on his each post to improve further. Yes once he establishes as blogger then it ups to him either he wants to continue it or not. It also depends upon his niche to decide if he needs more commentators or more visitors or simply more buyers. News niche is glaring example of my argument.

    Thanks a lot for sharing this very informative post.

    • Hi Mi Muba,

      This plugin was initially created to help bring in more comments to your blog. Unfortunately the good and the bad can be interested but it’s always up to the blogger to be sure not to allow the people only here for backlinks. It’s purpose is to reward the commenter.

      Each individual blogger has to decide why they’re here. If they feel this plugin will help them then I would hope they would sign up for this giveaway or go ahead and purchase it. If it can’t help them then of course there is no reason to even consider it.

      Appreciate your visit and thanks for dropping by.


  18. Hello Ms. Adrienne and Mr. Kumar

    What an incredible article.
    You did excellent in the explanation of the importance of Commentluv.

    Currently I use the free version, so do you think that’s enough for me at this time.

    Maybe I will win the prize, since I signed up.

    • Hi Gladys,

      Glad you enjoyed this post and learning more about CommentLuv Premium.

      If you’re currently using the free version then I’m glad you signed up in the giveaway. You can definitely benefit so much more and control so much more with the paid version. I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you too.

      Good luck Gladys and thank you.


  19. I tried to link this to Pinterest but there is no image, only a message that the image does not have a URL format. I haven’t finished my new website yet, so i listed an older one that I haven’t updated in quite a while. It still gets quite a few comments, though, as well as its share of spam. I remember when CommentLuv was new and Andy was promoting it. I attended one or two of the promo events. It has come a long way, just keeps getting better. Would be great to win it to start my new website out right!

    • Hi Lois,

      Thank you for your visit and if you’re interested in this fabulous plugin then I do hope you entered the giveaway. She both with you the best of luck.


  20. I have been on the fence about commentluv for a few of the reasons talked about in this great article! From spam concern , to people who posted just for backlinks and not value – I’ve thought that commentluv would increase those issues.

    Thank you Adrienne for clarifying so well and Andy for creating the premium version that makes it so simple. It now make complete sense and is certainly worth the money to now have to add multiple plugins. I also love the contest you set up, both for the chance to win and for the brilliant example of how to engage your readers and capture their email a that same time! I will think positively about WINNING and if not, will certainly be taking advantage of this plugin and the offer!

    Thanks for this education!

    • Hi Deborah,

      I’m glad that what I shared answered some questions that you had about CommentLuv Premium. It was created originally to help get more comments and yes, there will always be people coming to your blog for the wrong reasons but we just have to stay on top of that and make sure they never want to come back. With this plugin, it makes is easier.

      I’m happy to hear that you’ve signed up for the giveaway and I’ll wish you the very best. I’m rooting for you!


  21. Hi Adrienne and Kumar,

    What a wonderful breakdown. I wasn’t aware of the no ping deal.

    That’s a biggie for most of us bloggers, as when we’re adding videos, or images, or spot typos, or wish to expound on a topic after publishing the post we need to do an update.

    Google’s not keen on seeing too many updates; they’ve probably put rules in place to prevent people who tried to game the system by updating their “new, fresh” content many times each day. Per usual, if Google has some rule in place rest assured too many bloggers were abusing their powers.

    So that’s a biggie, and all of the other strong points are a strong argument too.

    Not sure if I’ll upgrade today but I’m definitely going to think it through.

    Thanks so much for the share guys; wonderful post Adrienne, and thanks Kumar for sharing the spotlight with here.

    Tweeting in a bit.

    Enjoy your week K and A 😉


    • Hi Ryan,

      Thank you and glad you enjoyed this review.

      You didn’t know about the pinging? One less plugin you’ll need then. Google will penalize you if you ping your site too many times through updates. You’ll actually get banned but it won’t take long to get back on their good graces if you don’t keep doing this.

      You of all people should upgrade. You can really have so much more control over who gets dofollow links plus if someone is there for the wrong reasons you can stop them in their tracks. I love these additions myself. Just signup for the giveaway at least and you might win the free license. Now who wouldn’t want that right!

      Thanks Ryan and good luck. You have a great week as well.


  22. Hello Andrienne,

    Wonderful post. Thanks for sharing your experience with commentluv premium. I have entered on this giveaway. Let’s see I win or not. If not, will buy it.

    Also like your fantastic discussion and great experience with Harleena.

    Thanks for you too Harleena, for sharing your great feedback and experience.

    • Hi Nisha,

      Glad you enjoyed the post and also entered the giveaway. I wish everyone the best of luck and am excited to see who the luck winners will be. I know you’ll all be very pleased to have this in your arsenal.

      Ah thanks and we do love to support each other so healthy conversations are always welcome.

      Thank you again for your comment and good luck to you.


  23. Hi Adrienne and Kumar,

    You both know that I am a big fan of CommentLuv Premium. I was a beta tester too and I’ve written my share of posts advocating for it. While I always suggest trying out the free version of CommentLuv, it pales in comparison to the premium version. There are just so many options to configure it and Andy’s Anti Backlinker plugin is amazing. It can virtually eliminate spam if you’re willing to be a little aggressive.

    At first, I was reluctant to configure the Anti Backlinker plugin to not allow comments from visitors without Gravatars but doing that was the key to saving me hours monitoring spam. As you mentioned above, they get a message (that we can modify) explaining why their comment wasn’t appproved. Actually, it’s an opportunity to explain to legitimate bloggers why they need a Gravatar in the first place.

    This is a wonderfully detailed post. Even though I already own a license, I’m entering your contest. If I win, I’ll give the license away on my blog. 🙂

    See you two online!


    • Hi Sherryl,

      Long live beta testers right! It was a wonderful opportunity to help Andy tweak and improve this fabulous plugin and I’m honored to have been among those in the beginning of this paid version as well.

      I do know you’re a long supporter as well Sherryl and thank you for sticking by it although so many people love to blame their spam on this gem. I think the gravatar option is necessary but as you said, an opportunity to educate people that if you don’t get it set up you’re going to be considered spam. No one wants that so I think it’s important.

      Thank you for your comment and I think that’s a great idea to be able to give a license away should you win too. Good luck to you my friend.


  24. Hi Adrienne,

    Really good post here. I believe that this is my first time on Kumar’s site. So it’s a pleasure to be here.

    You know what’s really interesting about CommentLuv that I really love, the interaction that it could bring. I was on another commenting system a few months ago and it seemed good in the beginning but then it started to become worse and worse. On top of that, I didn’t enjoy the fact that my readers had to login to leave a comment. That goes against the whole purpose or blog commenting, doesn’t it? Making it as easy as possible for your readers to interact with you?

    Luckily I decided upon CommentLuv and it’s been pretty good.

    The opt commenters widget is a very nice addition to showcase those who are active on your blog but probably the best feature, from what I gather from this post, is the anti backlinker. The features and the benefits you explained are all great and most likely, the plugin is worth it for that alone. Lord knows that we all need the best of the best to fight off spam.

    Thanks for this detailed post. I was seriously thinking about upgrading to commentluv premium for a while now. I’ll just enter this contest to test my luck. Even if I don’t win, I’m still going to get it because it seems that it’s well worth it.

    Thank you again for this post and thanks Kumar for having Adrienne on here. Hope to be back on here checking out other content soon.

    – Andrew

    • Hey Andrew,

      Well welcome to Kumar’s blog and glad you decided to stop by and check out my post.

      I can understand why some people feel the need to go with another commenting system. They’re tired of the spam and broken links but you said it perfectly. I hate having to log into something to leave a comment. I have created accounts in those systems just so I could comment on the blogs I like but I have not gone to the trouble to set up the account because that’s one more thing I have to learn that I’m not personally using. I hate that I don’t get replies to my comments delivered to me and although I’ve been told it’s just a setting, again, it’s one more thing I have to learn that I don’t personally use. You’re asking me to jump through hoops and I’m just not interested.

      I use to use the widget to let the commenters know who is doing the most on my blog. But I decided some time back to remove all the things I didn’t really need to have draining more juice from my load time. The Anti Backlinker addition is the bomb. It’s literally stopped ALL spam and I mean ALL Andrew. I love that plugin addition and you can’t get it unless you have the premium version.

      You definitely need to upgrade my friend. You have so much more control over your comments and the links. So glad you entered and I wish you the best of luck with the contest.


  25. Hi Adrienne
    Yes I love very much Commenting Luv Plugin.
    I love to comment on those site that have commenting Luv enable plugin. and I think still this plugin is working fine.
    Wow premium version have great feature.
    and I like to win this giveaway. I like to participate in this type of Giveaway.
    Thanks for sharing.

    • Hi Areesha,

      We are always thrilled to hear when someone loves this plugin. Glad you enjoyed what I shared about it and I wish you the best of luck with the giveaway. It won’t be long now.

      Good luck!


      • Hello Adrienne,
        Though I am not winner of this Giveaway but I am happy to learn something new from you and Gauraw sir. really it’s great blog. I learnt a lot from here.
        Thanks for appreciate me and other people. Love you.

        • It was our pleasure Areesha and I wish you the best of luck in another giveaway. I’m sure there will be plenty more in the future.


  26. OOohh..This has come just in time! I was just researching the CommnetLuv plugin and it’s capabilities.

    It was difficult to wrap my head around all that CommentLuv can do — especially for someone like me who has little knowledge of backlinks and do and nofollow.

    I think my biggest reason for wanting the plugin is to be able to stay in communication with the people who comment on my blog. I want to initiate a conversation with them through the email feature. I know that Adrienne has this on her website, and I absolutely love it! Building that community is extremely important to me. In addition, I’m trying to think of other ways to increase the community — I’m toying with the ideas of having a monthly call or spotlighting my readers on the blog more often! I want people to enjoy coming to my blog — I want them to feel like they are at a friend’s home.

    Thanks for this post and contest! My fingers (and toes) are crossed.

    • Hi Jennifer!

      Welcome to my blog and all the best for the giveaway. Just a few days and we will know who wins a license 🙂

      Well, Adrienne will respond when she comes around. However, I wanted to fill in for her meanwhile.

      CommentLuv is an incredible addition to the WordPress community and it has made blog commenting and building relationships with other bloggers so much more fun. That is the reason why I switched from DISQUS to CommentLuv about a couple of years ago and I couldn’t be happier.

      The plugin does a great job of fighting spam and rewarding real genuine commentators and community members. Isn’t that such a great achievement for a small little plugin?

      I really wish that I could give away one license for everyone who has shown interest. But Andy authorized only 3 licenses. So, we are going to stick to 3 🙂

      Have a wonderful weekend and I look forward to hearing from you next week as we announce the winners!


    • Hey Jennifer,

      Sorry I’m just showing up, it’s been one of those days! LOL!!!

      Glad you’ve been thinking about this plugin and I’m glad you were able to sign up for the giveaway before it ends. I wish you the best and good luck with that.

      CommentLuv Premium really is an awesome plugin and I just had someone tell me on my blog in a comment that they had bloggers coming to their blog from mine. That’s because I made it easy for them to follow them where people with other commenting systems aren’t making it very easy for us.

      I love the ReplyMe addition so that you are notified that I responded to your comment so you can come back over and say more if you want. I don’t like not knowing if they responded to my comment or not.

      CommentLuv was created to help get more comments and it’s up to us to only allow the ones we want and we both know that they can definitely help build your community. I think it would be an exceptional addition to your blog Jennifer.

      Good luck my friend.


  27. Kumar,
    This is my first time on your blog. I found you through Adrienne. She is a wonderful blogger and I’ve followed her now for about 6 months.

    I do love CommentLuv but do not have the Premium version. So I joined your contest. 🙂

    I think using this plugin is a great way to build a community around your blog and give back to those that take the time to comment on my blog.

    I really like your blog and I’ll be back to point around some more.

    Great review of the CommentLuv plugin. I appreciate all your posts (guest and otherwise) and always take away a golden nugget or two. If I don’t win one of the free premium packages I just may have to break down and buy it myself.

    Thanks for your insights.


    • Hi Leslie,

      Well we’re very pleased that you enjoyed what I had to share about this amazing plugin. I love it and I will keep my fingers crossed for all the winners.

      I know I have enjoyed using this one from the beginning and still love it today.

      Good luck Leslie and I so appreciate your kind words. That means the world to me.

      Hope your week got off to a great start.


  28. Hello,
    This is an awesome giveaway, every blogger want to implement commentluv premium on their blogs and this giveaway will really help me to increase my readership.

    Thanks to both of you for organising this wonderful giveaway.Hope to win 🙂

    • Hi Himanshu,

      I wish you the best of luck with this giveaway and I know that having CommentLuv Premium will be a huge asset for any blogger.

      Thank you Himanshu and good luck to you.


  29. Hi Adrienne and Kumar, So sorry I’m late to the party here but I wanted to add my whole-hearted endorsement of CommentLuv Premium. I’m a huge fan of both the traffic it brings to my blog and the ability for me to link to my blog elsewhere.

    I haven’t tried Anti-Backlinker yet but perhaps now I should wait until it gets incorporated into CLP? My spam is manageable and I don’t want to block those without gravatars from commenting because I have a lot of readers who aren’t bloggers.

    Great article I will be sharing even though the giveaway is probably over.

  30. Hi Carolyn,

    We appreciate your support Carolyn and thank you for letting us know how pleased you are with this plugin.

    I’m not sure when Andy will get around to this with all he has going on business and health wise but it’s always been on the agenda to incorporate the Anti-Backlinker plugin into the main one. If your spam is manageable then maybe it’s not that important to you but you can blacklist certain people and just send those without gravatars to moderation. Either way it’s a fabulous addition.

    Thank you so much and I’m anxious to see who will win these.


  31. Thank you for this article. For a long time, I have never understood what comment luv is and what is it’s use. Now I am having an understanding of it.

  32. Great piece of Content,
    With the help of this article now i completely aware about comment luv plugin and how it’s work.
    Thank-you so much for sharing.

  33. Very thankful to your grate and useful ideas. I am a new webiee here. Recently lanunched a news website. So i thought of enabling this commentluv plugin for my website. Hope its helpful to me. I hope language target is not a problem for this. Right now i have disques plugin i have. want to migrate.

    Thank You.

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