CommentLuv plugin is one of the standard plugins I use on most of my blogs. I recommend it also to other bloggers.
If you don’t know the plugin yet, it is one of the best plugins to reward your readers for leaving comments. To find out more about it watch how David Maddux shows the backend and benefits of CommentLuv plugin in a 5-minute easy to follow video.
What he didn’t mention in the video is that the deep link to one of your blog posts left in the comment section after you make a comment, receives a dofollow attribute. Well…. it used to be by default a dofollow attribute but it has changed after the recent plugin’s update.
Now, the nofollow attribute is the default setting of the plugin.
What does it mean?
When a link is nofollowed you don’t receive any link love from it. In other words, if you want to reward your readers giving them a dofollow link generated by the CommentLuv plugin, you need to change the default plugin’s settings.
To do that, go to Settings >>>> CommentLuv and then scroll down to the bottom of the plugin’s admin panel to >>>>>>>>>>>Technical Settings.
The first picture below shows the default settings of CommentLuv. You can easily see that the links are set to nofollow.
The next picture below shows what you need to change to get back to dofollow attribute for the comments links. That’s what I chose in my CL settings.
How to check if a link is dofollow or nofollow?
Whenever you want to check if a certain link on a certain blog has a dofollow/nofollow attribute, use an excellent free Firefox plugin SEO for Firefox.
What I’ve noticed is that not many bloggers changed the new default CommentLuv plugin settings.
If you are a CommentLuv blogger will you switch the plugin back to dofollow or just leave it nofollow?
Important Update: I stopped using CommentLuv due to huge amount of spam I was getting.