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Should Your Really Be Using Comment Kahuna?

I have just been looking at the video over at Comment Kahuna, and I must say that I am impressed with the software.

What it does is that it helps you find the top ranking (PR) blogs in whatever category or keyword niche you like. It searches the Internet, I am not sure, but I think it uses Google. And you can fill in your comments for the keywords first and save them, and then you find all the top blogs and it takes a few seconds on each blog to leave your comment.

This is a great way to build backlinks from blogs with high page rank, something you really should want because this will get you higher in the search engines and it will get you more traffic.

But, I am not going to be using Comment Kahuna, and I will tell you why.

With this software, you will most likely be publishing general comments, it seems that the software is based upon you writing the comments before you find the blogs and then you just click the button to leave the same comment on many blogs, if this is going to work and not be considered as spam, you need to leave general comments.

I don’t like general comments. I like my comments to be helpful, even though I realize that they might not be all the time. I leave comments that I think will be encouraging the writer to write more like the post I just left a comment on, or that the writer will learn something from my comment. With a general comment, I won’t be able to do that, at least not in the same way as I am doing at the moment.

With Comment Kahuna, I would probably be leaving identical comments on many blogs. That’s not who I am. I like to be different, and I like to read the story and leave a comment related to the story. I am not going to spread identical comments all over the blogosphere.

And finally, I like to follow up all my comments. What if the author of the post will reply to my comment? With Comment Kahuna, I will never see the reply. Most likely I will not be coming back to the blogs I am leaving comments on. I will never be able to follow up on the comments and I will not be enjoying the conversation.

Today, I am using co.mments to track all my comments and to help me be in the conversation. Hopefully, Comment Kahuna will add a feature like this in their next version, if they do, I will probably review my decision to not use it.

With Comment Kahuna I would only be leaving comments for the sake of traffic, but that being said, I believe that you can get a lot of traffic by using Comment Kahuna



37 responses to “Should Your Really Be Using Comment Kahuna?”

  1. Vicki Vannoy says:

    Hi Jens – I'm glad I read this post about Comment Kahuna; you saved me a lot of time. Someone suggested it to me and I was thinking of giving it a try.

    I agree with your outlook on leaving comments. Meaningless comments are worthless and besides, that sort of approach would probably be flagged as spam.

    I will look at co.mments. Thanks for this helpful info.

  2. Hi Vicki,

    As soon as you've tried it, please tell me about your experience with co.mments.

    Thanks a lot for your comment.

  3. Socrates says:

    I also own a blog and received some general comments, probably from comment kahuna. Some of them were the same from the same people. These guys who use this program have never visited my blog and so I find this program quite disturbing. I am not going to use it because every single comment is not genuine. It's fake! And also I am going to delete all these fake comments…

  4. ProSpirity says:

    Congrats on the integrity…that’s the right way to think..IMHO

  5. Trish Jones says:

    Ummm … I’ve actually used Comment Kahuna and unless I missed an element of how it works, it found the blog for me that I wanted to comment on and then I left completely unique comments on each.

  6. Bm says:

    You guys dont know what youre missing really. No one is forcing you to put general comments and post comments directly from the software. I dont even know why they added this function, they sure make them look like spammers. What you should with KH is just filtered searches, and im yet to find a better software for that. My favorite was to find comluv pages with at least pr3 and with dofollow. After that, just copy the links and paste them in browser so you can post normal, productive comments and not general spammy ones. Pitty, the software doesnt work anymore after the last google’s algorithm update but theyre saying theyre fixing it, and frankly, i cant wait to use it again.

    @Socrates, Im with you there. I get tons of spam and fake comments too but dont just reject all of them. If a comment is good and meaningful, even if you know its fake, it can help your post to rank better for your preferred keywords as well as for other long tail keywords you never thought about, and can bring more traffic to your blog.

  7. Grandmastermicochero says:

    hi there,, just a little comment, as a new user to the software, you can place very precise comments and edit each one of your posts individually.. hope this helps,, thanks for sharing your thoughts,, gregg

  8. Grandmastermicochero says:

    one of their comment,, i noticed that Kahuna also has some paid software they offer, does anyone know or have tried them yet? IF they are offering Comment Kahuna for free, im wondering maybe the paid stuff is great.. let me know ok,, thanks gregg at http://www.hotsexytattoos.com

  9. Steven James says:

    Great to hear a difference in opinion, all I seem to hear are pro’s towards the spam posting of identical comments across the web (as with kahuna), however I do think as a software developer myself that ‘Comment Kahuna’ is a very nice piece of work and I greatly admire the developers piece of ingenuity.

  10. Markpelleymounter says:

    I have only recently started using Comment Kahuna and have already found it very useful.

    The trick is to only only the “auto fill” for your name, email and backlink url. You can tailor each comment post individualy as you see fit have have a look at the blog you are commenting on.

    It does, however, seem to bring up a few “spurious” blogs that are in no way related or relvent to your keyword search.

  11. Beer Kits says:

    I really like Comment Kahuna but it keeps coming up with the same sites over and over again.

  12. Fayaz says:

    Interesting.

    I was just checking out the video of comment-kahuna and thinking whether it’s a good think or not. Some say it’s good, others say it’s not.

    But I was thinking, (since I really care about quality of comments) if I really want to post relevant and meaningful comment, then why not simply use Google blog search and comment on the posts I like?

    Thanks for sharing your thought.

    • I don’t use Comment Kahuna, what I do is I only comment on the blogs I read on a daily basis (or as soon as they publish a new blog post). This way it’s a lot easier to connect with the author and the readers of the blog. I believe that relations is the best kept secret of commenting on blogs (and not find high PR blogs, or niche blogs etc..).

      It’s been a long time since I tried Comment Kahuna, lots of change, I guess whether you want to use it or not depends on your strategy for commenting.

      Thanks a lot for your comment.

  13. Pente says:

    I just spent some time with the latest version of CommentKahuna and you are correct in that it doesn’t allow you to read the blog and write a specific comment. The idea sucks, but there is a second major problem with it. The program is constantly hanging up and/or crashing on me.

    • jens says:

      I haven’t tried the latest version, but to me, it’s a lot better to do everything manually. I keep an excel sheet open with the name of the blogs that I comment on on a regular basis. I try to comment on between 10 and 20 blogs every single day.

      Thanks a lot for your comment.

  14. Kim says:

    Thank you Jens for a great post. I was just researching blog commenting and appreciate your honesty.
    I notice that you stated lately that you prefer to comment manually on between 10-20 blogs every day. Could you tell me how you find your blogs?
    Thank you for your time and consideration.
    Kim

    • Hi Kim,

      I find the blogs via the blogs I read on a regular basis. For instance, I read Adrienne Smiths’ blog, and she gets at least 20 comments on each new blog post. I just look at the people commenting, and start to follow them and comment on their blogs. The reason I do this is because the people who are commenting on her blog are most likely also interested in what I do, since we have similar interests and we’re both blogging about marketing etc..

      And, I usually don’t comment on a lot of different blogs, I comment on 30 blogs or so, and I keep coming back to comment on them. Because to me it’s more important to create long lasting relationships than to get lots of backlinks via comments. The relationships I’ve created using only blog comments are just amazing. I highly recommend that you do it this way 🙂

      Thanks a lot for stopping by and leaving a comment.

      Jens

  15. Jenny says:

    I totally agree with your point, I rather to post a “human” comment rather then a “bot” comment to other people blog, it can increase quality return to our site. btw thanks for your article for reviewing comment Kahuna.

  16. Manish khanna says:

    I have downloaded & used comment Kahuna but I think yes we can always use Google & maintain an excel sheet for the blogs & comments but with help of this software we can eliminate the step of keeping record thru excel as this software provides a complete record of the comments posted when you save the file after posting comments, moreover it also givers you details on nofollow sites which itself is a helpful tool, so why not use this, it filters relevant sites, allow to post comment after reading the blog & also allows to skip even if the blog you read is not relevant to your keyword/interest. so can not be taken as a spammer if the user is not actually using it for spamming.

  17. jo says:

    I tried it today and did not like it. It was slow and while it does give you a chance to read the article and type in unique comments on each one, the built in browser didn’t work very well. It took 3 tries before I shut it down and deleted it. Not once was I able to leave a post, and this was on blogs that were running a plugin called commentluv which is supposed to auto accept comments from kahuna.

  18. Clint Rowley says:

    I’ve used Comment Kahuna for several months and personally I’ve never set it to use the same comment on every blog post. I agree with what you and others are saying and that it’s important to post unique content. I would say, however, that some of the comments on this blog are incorrect. Never I have been unable to read a blog or post unique content so I’m not sure where people are getting that from. Perhaps they’re using an older version? The software 1. finds the potential blogs that match the search criteria, and 2. fills in the boxes with what you’ve provided. I personally just use it to remember the “name”, “mail”, and “website” fields so that I don’t have to spend time filling those in.

  19. Jennifer Corner says:

    I agree with you about posting general comment without visiting the blog is not contributive. Obviously that the blog owner doesn’t like this. It’s just that they came only for backlink.

    However, @Bm was right. You don’t need to spread the general comment everywhere. With comment kahuna, you can find blogs and manually add useful comment in some blogs. That way the blogs owner feel good and you get backlinks. Totally win-win situation.

  20. Steve says:

    Awesome advice. I was looking on google for comment kahuna reviews and came upon this site. There are some good and bad points. I’m thinking in the long run Google will ban for spamming.

  21. geekmom says:

    Your comments about commentkahuna are wrong. It will load a page and suggest that you read the article and you make a comment on the comment page. It’s not an auto comment program.

    The only thing that scares me is that I don’t know if I allow comment kahuna access from mccafee if it will allow the site to post malicious software. Now that bothers me and I’ll have to research it.

  22. Jeff Patterson says:

    Comment Kahuna is just another tool to your SEO arsenal if you use it wisely it will work very well. I use it manually to pick through different blogs.

  23. Me too 🙂

    Thanks a lot for the comment.

  24. shena says:

    Thanks for your writing…”human comment” are great, but like BM suggested, one can use comment kahuna to search blogs tat are relevant and comment humanly, seems sensible to save time. But, this is a personal preference I imagine.

  25. Patrick says:

    Comment Kahuna is nice to atleast get to know which blogs are connected to which keywords and then one can take it from there.

  26. Kaz says:

    I really like Comment Kahuna but it keeps coming up with the same sites over and over again.

  27. Merlin says:

    I am a noob and i want to use comment kahuna. But i am skeptic about it. Your review was dated 2008. Now is 2012 already. Has there been improvements to this commenting software? Has the its owners addressed the issues?

    Please let me know.
    Thanks.

    –merlin–

    • I haven’t received any news about updates from Comment Kahuna, but my best guess is that they’ve updated it. It’s been four years since I wrote the article, I don’t imagine that they’re using the exact same product.

      Unfortunately I have no idea what they’ve done with the prodcut 🙂

  28. Nathan says:

    I downloaded the software. The issue that I’ve had is that it keeps asking for captcha; however, it never shows the captcha. So, I really don’t have a clue as to how it really works. At first I was exited about the software, but right now not so much.

  29. When I first started out as an SEO specialist a number of years ago the methods of Link Building where completely manual and it took trawling the internet through blogs, article sites and forums to create the links in which the likes of Comment Kahuna offer. So as the original article / blog states, on first glance Comment Kahuna looks like a dream for anyone looking to improve Google rankings. When you become familiar with how Comment Kahuma works it becomes clear that bespoke posts per site are possible but the likes of replies and responses to your posts never come through to you for you to be able to continue the conversation. I personally now use various alternative methods to find the individual blogs and then visit them naturally and post manually. There are also various methods of posting through a blog or social media site that uploads that post to several different places at the same time which are basically Comment Kahuna esc without the spam appearance.

    Altogether great, informative post!!

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