Since the first day Andy Bailey hinted that he was working on the release of CommentLuv Premium, I've literally been dying to get my hand on it. Well not exactly dying but you get the idea. As you can imagine I was quite pleased when I got the email announcing that I was approved as a beta tester for CommentLuv Premium.
What's in CommentLuv Premium
Bloggers who purchase this plugin (it's not for sale yet, but it will be soon) get 6 plugins in one. Watch this video as Andy describes how this one plugin will eliminate the need for 5 other popular WordPress plugins on top of a few additional perks.
Get six-plugins-in-one with CommentLuv Premium
- GASP – GrowMap Anti-Spambot Plugin the Akismet alternative
- Twitter Link Comments – gives commenters a link to their Twitter account next to their comment
- KeywordLuv (Andy's updated version is called Keyword Name)
- DoFollow – with the flexibility to switch back and forth to NoFollow as you wish!
- TrackBack validation
Most people would have been happy with the six-in-one deal, but Andy took things even further by adding “social enticements” for Twitter, Facebook and even a Google +1 button. He also set up a forum so we can report problems and give him feedback or make suggestions. More details about the specific settings for CommentLuv Premium are demonstrated in this follow-up video from Andy.
CommentLuv Premium puts a click tracking widget in your dashboard
Another new feature allows you to see how many times those links you leave on other blog comments are clicked. This will give you insights as to what post titles are attracting the most attention when you get CommentLuv from other blogs. In the image above you can see I got a click already from a comment I left over on Blog Engage (gotta love that place).
If you're ready to see it in action, go ahead and leave a comment, and give this post a Tweet, a Like or a +1 and get a choice to access to your last 10 posts to link to from CommentLuv Premium.