Article Marketing

Strengthen Your Article Marketing With CommentLuv Links

Recently, I worked with a client who had articles that were published back in January on a variety of article marketing sites.

The client had taken a look at their articles, and noticed some were not cached. After some additional research, I found that, depending on the network, some articles were cached but not indexed, some came up in search results but were not cached, and some articles were neither cached nor indexed. I wondered, if the articles were not picked up by Google, what kind of value, if any, were their backlinks.

Top Reasons for Article Writing

In the case of this client, the reason they are writing articles is to build backlinks to their website. But there are many more reasons people write on article sites alone or in addition to their own personal blogs, including:

Why You Need to Build Links to Your Articles

No matter what reason you write articles on article directories or community sites, you should consider building backlinks to those articles. Why? Let’s look at how building backlinks can help you succeed at the above top reasons for article publishing.

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Link Building for Your Website

If you are using article marketing to build links to your website or blog, building backlinks to those articles will help ensure that they are cached and indexed. If you build enough links to an article, it may also gain some Google PageRank which will make it a more valuable backlink to your website.

Increasing Search Engine Traffic

If the goal of each article is to get traffic to your website or blog, then the goal for each article should be increased traffic for keywords that relate to your website or blog. Building backlinks to your articles will boost them in search results for particular terms, and you will eventually get more traffic from search engines to your articles which will hopefully convert to visitors to your website.

Earning Income

If you use sites such as HubPages as a way to earn income, then building backlinks to your articles will get more traffic to them. The more visitors to your article, the more chances they will click on ads which will help you earn more money off of them.

Direct Traffic from CommentLuv Links

For any goal that must be achieved from having more traffic directed to your content marketing articles, aside from just boosting the articles ranking in search engines results bringing in search engine traffic, you can also gain a significant amount of traffic simply from the CommentLuv links. Leaving great comments on blog posts enabled with CommentLuv that are related to the same topic of the article you leave behind as your CommentLuv link will likely result in people clicking on your article from the blog comment itself, as well as possibly sharing it on social networks and their blogs as well for even more traffic and links.

Setting Up Specific Article Profiles on ComLuv

As you know, to get the best benefits from CommentLuv blog commenting, you should setup your site on ComLuv. This goes for everything from blogs to article directories.

Here is some information about a few of the most popular article directories and communities, plus specific guides on how to setup your article site profile on ComLuv, including everything from registering for a new account, adding additional URL’s to existing accounts, and the advantages of using default links.

The statistics links gives information about the number of submissions to Digg, Twitter, Yahoo Answers, and other social sharing information about each article site, provided by Quarkbase.

NEW Associated Content

PageRank Alexa Links Income Approval Time Social Data
6 544 Nofollow Yes 1 – 2 weeks Statistics

Associated Content, like Bukisa, allows you to add links in the body of your article, but they are nofollow links. Income generation is based on the number of views on your articles, plus you can earn money upfront by completing articles that are most wanted. Featured contributors have the chance to make anywhere from $10 – $1,000 up front for Assignment Desk articles.

Learn how to promote Associated Content articles with CommentLuv.


PageRank Alexa Links Income Approval Time Social Data
5 5,146 Nofollow Yes Immediate Statistics

Bukisa allows you to add links in the body of your article, although they are nofollow links. Income generation is based on the number of views on your articles as well as members you refer to Bukisa (you get a share of their income).

Learn how to promote Bukisa articles with CommentLuv.


PageRank Alexa Links Income Approval Time Social Data
6 128 Dofollow No Avg. 1 Week Statistics

EzineArticles allows you to add two dofollow links with anchor text in the author bio field of each article. They have some of the strictest guidelines in terms of the number of times keywords can be mentioned, and they do not allow overly promotional articles mentioning specific sites / company names too often.

Learn how to promote EzineArticles with CommentLuv.


PageRank Alexa Links Income Approval Time Social Data
4 1,746 Dofollow No Immediate Statistics

GoArticles allows you to add dofollow links with anchor text within the article and in the author bio field of each article.

Learn how to promote GoArticles with CommenLuv.


PageRank Alexa Links Income Approval Time Social Data
6 214 Mix Yes Immediate Statistics

HubPages allows you earn income from your articles, or hubs, by linking to various affiliate and CPC sites such as Adsense, Kontera, Ebay, and Amazon, as well as earn a percentage of the income that your referrals make on their hubs.

HubPages allows links in the body of their article. To get dofollow links, you must increase your HubPages profile score to above 75 by doing a variety of things including publishing hubs, commenting on other hubs, posting in the HubPages forum, and building your HubPages karma.

Learn how to promote HubPages with CommentLuv. This article is probably the most detailed because I was able to add screenshots throughout the various steps.


PageRank Alexa Links Income Approval Time Social Data
8 241 Mix Yes Immediate Statistics

Squidoo allows you earn income from your articles, or lenses, by getting a percentage of the clicks on your lenses’ Adsense, Amazon, and eBay items.

Squidoo allows links in the body of their lenses. To get dofollow links, you must give your lens a fair amount of content by adding additional modules to it. So instead of just having one chunk of text, it would be a good idea to add an Amazon module with some books related to your topic, a guestbook, and maybe an image or two.

Learn how to promote Squidoo Lenses with CommentLuv. This article also includes screenshots and how to create a RSS feed for your Squidoo lenses (not as easy to find as other article sites).

Using CommentLuv for Other Article Directories

These are certainly not the only article networks out there, just some of the ones I have seen most often used. Using similar directions as the ones for the above listed sites, you should be able to add other article sites and directories to your ComLuv profile as well, providing that the article site gives you a member profile URL and a RSS or XML feed URL for your articles.

Your Article Marketing Promotion Strategies

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Do you build backlinks for your articles on article directories or networks? Let us know your experiences and the benefits, especially if you use CommentLuv to promote your articles! Also, if there is an article network you use that you would like to see the guide for, let me know in the comments and I will create it for you! And if you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me directly through my website – I’ll be happy to help!

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Kristi Hines is freelance writer, professional blogger, and social media enthusiast. Be sure to check out her eBook on effective blog post promotion strategies.


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  • Jack May 2, 2016, 7:58 am

    Really helpful article & promotion techniques. I usually didn’t know about comment luv option and I use to disable it. Thank you for the article.

  • Dipra Sen February 22, 2013, 5:20 am

    Great post helping people looking for backlinks. Associated Content is not available now and it has been merged into Yahoo contributor network.
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  • Manisha Singh February 8, 2013, 11:43 pm

    nice post!!
    Building backlinks can help you succeed at the above top reasons for article publishing. awesome technique you shared here.

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  • Andrei November 30, 2012, 5:18 pm

    Well, i usually write articles in order to build backlinks to them, but i could use this strategy also

  • Alok Tiwari
    October 21, 2012, 4:49 pm

    Hello Kristi Hines
    Please accept my appreciation about the nice posts you use to write.
    Well Rest regarding this post:
    Comment love is Indeed a nice plug-in 🙂
    What you suggest If someone wants to get both worlds benefits. Jetpack & Comment love ?
    Do this need to be coded or any plug-in is available.Means I can trace what plug-in is available.But Just wish to know your recommendation.
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  • Harsh Bhatt September 4, 2012, 2:09 am

    Impressive, I really loved your blot alot.
    Easy to understand every steps, Great ways know why article writing is good for blog.
    Thanks for sharing & giving valuable things.

  • Ryan
    August 28, 2012, 9:02 am

    Personally, I love to join the conversations that happens between blog posts and comments. I know that when comments are engaging, it adds more “personality” in the article.

    It’s fairly easy to find blogs that uses the Comment luv plugin.

    But it takes time to build relationships with other bloggers and website owners.

  • Manoj August 8, 2012, 10:18 am

    Comment luv is a very innovative product and helps bloggers increase conversation on their sites,,bloggers normally tend to give their opinions on sites that use commentluv,,i also use it

  • LIanne-carla Savage
    July 25, 2012, 4:42 am

    I’ve seen comment Luv a few times, I think I might need to add it to my site. great article, definitely one I’ve bookmarked to come back and read again

  • Sumit Jha
    May 26, 2012, 1:23 pm

    Thanks for sharing this awesome post. Commentluv is one of the best plugin to build high quality backlinks. As I am working on blogger platform I have enabled it through intensedebate.
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  • Anton Koekemoer
    May 11, 2012, 3:09 am

    Comment luv is a innovative idea for pushing out the spammers in the Online Blogging Community. I dont actually use the plugin for my Blog, But do use it for commenting on others blogs, And it does help. Especially with the commentluv premium members – They can target keywords in their comments and comments made on their posts.
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  • Sara
    April 27, 2012, 7:18 am

    Great post indeed! All these informations about article directories are very useful and new for me. Commentluv gives good results and can promote articles in a very good way if it’s done constantly and repeatedly.Although these article directories need time to be done in a proper way in order to bring out results, so when I will have more time I’ll try it.Thank you for sharing.
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  • Rashmi Sinha April 24, 2012, 5:32 pm

    I use commentluv everywhere i can. Creating links for your posts are a great way to make your blog get a higher rank and commentluv is very easy to use.
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  • Rashmi Sinha April 17, 2012, 9:11 am

    Commentluv is an awesome idea and really helpful. Everyone make sure you are taking advance from it! Most of the times the best bet is to use it with your most recent post..

  • Azam April 7, 2012, 11:02 am

    Thanks for sharing such productive knowledge that is very helpful for us to use these resource for SEO purposes. We can easily distinguish from this article which one article directory can benefit us a lot.

  • Peter Lawlor
    April 6, 2012, 7:28 pm

    Great article. Second tier backlinking is definitely a sound strategy.
    A word about Squidoo. I like Squidoo, but these days you need to create a killer lens to get the dofollow links as well as to get it published. I think this is a great development because lenses will gain in authority.

    My preferred lens method is a block of text followed by a YouTube video I made followed by another block of text and a YouTube video. I add other modules, but the text/video formula works well.
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  • Frank Martin February 22, 2012, 11:50 pm

    thanks for sharing a beautiful post i think great a idea provide your article and many people take benefits these site are good page rank and alexa rank and use these site to get more traffic nice job keep it up

  • Alex Sysoef
    February 21, 2012, 3:09 pm

    This is a very nice and details guide to using article marketing. Although I personally prefer to keep content on my own site and use articles only as links building, a few years back I have used AC quite extensively and if your content is good – it can be exceptionally benefitial
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  • yazılı December 25, 2011, 10:33 am

    Actually even nofollow links may help you in some way. From nofollow links you will not get the link juice or PR but you do get more authoritative web site.

  • Catherine December 10, 2011, 6:06 pm

    Hi Kristi,
    Yes, keyword luv is great! It’s a pity more internet businesses don’t use it more to spread their links across a variety of related properties.
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  • Adam Clarke November 29, 2011, 4:57 am

    Associated Content sounds like an excellent idea. I wish I could add nofollow links to my posts on my blog and generate income from traffic. Does something like that exist?
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  • Abel Pardo
    November 27, 2011, 10:58 am

    Very helpful because of we have not just the links, but useful info about everything. Now, the hard work of trying much of them.

  • Bev November 18, 2011, 5:58 am

    Thanks Kristi for this very informative post. Some great information on how to strengthen article marketing with commentluv links.

    I have used some of the article directories that you have mentioned, but have not yet tries Associated Content or Bukisa, so they will both be on my to-do list next week.

    Looks like I might need to “up my game” a bit. Thanks again!!

  • Kara November 3, 2011, 12:41 am

    Glad I came across your blog explaining ComLuv – very valuable information that I’ll be using to strengthen our blog marketing efforts. Keep the info coming!

  • Chad October 25, 2011, 7:56 am

    I use commentluv religiously and I think these tips will help me get even more value out of it! I think a lot of marketers don’t use commentluv as much as they should be cause it takes time. Guess what folks, you get out what you put in! Great article.
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  • Laura Christine October 20, 2011, 1:25 am

    Marvelous blog posting! It’s a very informative post! You have given very useful facts about increasing traffic with commentluv links. Thanks for reminding me of the importance of social media.
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  • Samantha October 14, 2011, 7:32 am

    I love commentluv. I’ve met many very cool people through the network, and it’s just neat everyone can “connect” helping each other in the process.
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  • john September 27, 2011, 5:11 am

    Great tips on how to get article direcotry sites indexed and cached. There are many seo-ers out there that only do backlinks on 1 tier and leave it like that. They think that google will finally index there backlinks. This is not true most of the time. Start pinging and adding backlinks to your backlinks by using commentluv, pingfarm. I see also many use profiles backlinks to their article directory and web 2.0 sites but i don’t think this is any good for long term serps.
    See my article about how to find do follow commentluv blogs
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  • wanda August 15, 2011, 7:43 am

    thanks for the great hints provided above, there are really useful. keep it up.

  • Dave August 4, 2011, 3:30 am

    Some really useful tips. Squidoo and Hubpages are great links to have. Pres releases can also make a big impact!

  • Shah Alam August 3, 2011, 11:42 am

    Great article. Comment luv does bring in traffic especially if your post title is ‘inviting’.

  • Ken July 27, 2011, 11:33 am

    Thanks Kristi, great stuff as usual!

    I have to admit, CommentLuv is curling my toes 🙂

    The people who created it are geniuses, because since I started using it, I’ve seen a huge increase in traffic, even though I haven’t implemented all your suggestions yet. Imagine the possibilities!

    On another note . . .

    I noticed a lot of comments are mentioning concern over the value article marketing brings these days. While some directories have taken a hit from the new algorithms like Panda, most are still holding their own, and can still give you a rather weighty back link.

    Just make sure your article is well written (no spinning), is within the recommended word count, and definitely placed in the best possible category, and you’ll get love from them.
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  • Hayley July 21, 2011, 8:05 pm

    wow, these are some really awesome promotion techniques!

    If these comments are made in a moderate way, it’s a really great idea! Otherwise, it’s just gonna be more spam.

    Anyway, thank you for the this marketing technique!

  • mauricio July 4, 2011, 11:16 am

    Great messages of helping people to want backlink.

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