I’d like to announce the release of KeywordLuv, my new WordPress plugin, but RT from Untwisted Vortex beat me to it, announcing it several days ago. I need to be quicker with this sort of thing! I don’t mind, as KeywordLuv was partially inspired by RT’s post on building backlinks via DoFollow blogs.
KeywordLuv helps you reward your commentators by separating their name from their keywords in the link to their site. This gives them improved anchor text, which can help their site rank higher in the search engine results.
Example Of KeywordLuv
If a commentator enters: "Stephen@Custom WordPress Plugins" in the Name field, their comment will have:
Stephen from Custom WordPress Plugins Says:
If they don’t enter the @ symbol, the anchor text will simply display as normal. For a live example, see the first comment below. Feel free to leave a comment to try it out!
What Are The Benefits?
Most commentators enter their name in the Name field. This helps them rank well for searches on their name, but little else!
Some commentators enter their chosen keywords instead of their name. This helps them rank well for searches on their keywords, but many blog owners will mark them as spam! Even if you don’t mark them as spam, you probably get a little tired of talking to Miami Hotels!
KeywordLuv lets them enter their name, so you can feel as though you are talking with a real person, while at the same time helping their blog rank well for their chosen keywords. It’s the best of both worlds!
The Fine Print
There are a couple of things you need to be aware of:
- For your commentators to really benefit from this, you will need a separate Dofollow plugin, to remove the nofollow tag.
- KeywordLuv may not work with all themes. For more information and workarounds, see KeywordLuv – Theme Compatibility Issue.
Where Do I Get KeywordLuv?
The plugin is available for download via the KeywordLuv plugin home page. More information about how KeywordLuv works and how to use it is also available on the plugin home page.
Last updated on June 13th, 2012