I feel like a kid in a candy shop. I’ve been blogging with WordPress now for approximately three months and am just beginning to see the possibilities. WordPress has so many plugins that can enhance my blog and give back to my loyal readers that my head is spinning.
The latest plugin I came across is one called Commentluv . With Commentluv installed, folks who leave approved comments on this blog receive a link back to the latest comment on their blog. Commentluv accesses the commenter’s RSS feed and displays, beneath the post, the latest comment from the blog.
In conjunction with Commentluv, I’ve also installed Lucia’s Linky Love . What Lucia’s Linky Love does is it makes the comment author’s link ‘do follow.’ For you newbies out there, ‘do follow’ links means that No Job For Mom will share it’s link juice to qualified and approved commenter’s.
In the internet world, page rank, popularity, and good SERP placement is important. (SERP means search engine results placement). The higher your page rank and popularity, the better the SERP and the better the traffic. Getting backlinks from decent sites, especially those with a good page ranking helps to boost your blog’s popularity and ranking.
Sharing the Love
Although as of this writing No Job for Mom’s home page has a ranking of 3 (which may change because Google gives and takes away), I’m willing to share my tiny pitcher of link juice with my supportive commenter’s. It’s my way of giving back to those who help my blog to become successful.
Lucia’s Linky-Love has a feature that sets a minimum number of blog comments a visitor must comment on before the commenter’s author can partake of the link juice. This helps to prevent a flurry of comment spam.
No Spam Love
In a perfect world, these two plugins are a great way to thank my readers. In this imperfect world, however, I’ll see how it works. If No Job For Mom is suddenly bombarded with spammy comments, I’ll have to reconsider this move. In the meanwhile, Commentluv and Lucia’s Linky Love is fully activated. Linky Love becomes enabled after 5 approved posts.