Sure, you might be thinking CommentLuv only works on WordPress, so how can there be CommentLuv enabled forums?
The answer is there are not, not official ones anyway. But vBulletin-powered forums have the option for a third-party add-on that allows members to place an RSS feed in their forum profile. Then, when they post in the forum, their latest blog post comes up with their forum post. You can see what I mean in the following example.
Thus far, I have found three popular forums that use this add-on.
- Bloggeries – Bloggeries Blog Forum is a place for bloggers to discuss blogging. Also includes blogs for sale, free wordpress themes and blogging jobs. Latest blog post links are dofollow. Edit your profile and add your RSS feed in the Blog Feed field.
- V7N – Friendliest webmaster forum on the Internet! Discuss graphic design, scripting, web hosting issues or search engine optimization. Latest blog post links are dofollow. Edit your profile and add your RSS feed in the External Blog Feed field.
- Digital Point – Search engine optimization and marketing forum. Latest blog post links are nofollow. Edit your general settings and add your RSS feed in the Blog XML Feed URL field.
Now while I note that some of these forums will make your latest blog post link dofollow, it doesn’t mean that SEO is the only reason you should post in these forums. As Kharim points out in his article on 5 reasons to be active on forums if you own a blog, one great reason is traffic.
When I used to be active in several forums, I noticed a steady stream of traffic from those forums. And as you know from CommentLuv enabled blogs, you’ll get even more traffic directly to your posts than you will to your main website link when you leave valuable comments.
So be sure to try posting on “CommentLuv” enabled forums today. And if you know of others, please share them in the comments! Happy forum posting!