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Comment Kahuna Friend Or Foe?

Comment Kahuna

Comment Kahuna has been around a while but I only recently downloaded this free software following a friend’s recommendation.

I’ve got to admit, I’m often sceptical when it comes to free products.  From my experience, they’re often either not up to much or a sales funnel to another more expensive product.

But, there are some good freebies out there too though.

Does Comment Kahuna fall into that category?  Well, here’s what I think…

What does Comment Kahuna claim to be able to do for you?

  • Get PageRank Passing Links By Filtering for Blogs that Do NOT Use the “nofollow” Tag!
  • Dramatically Increases Traffic to Your Affiliate Products and Pages — Getting You High Converting FREE Traffic
  • Traffic to Your Affiliate Products and Pages — Getting You High Converting FREE Traffic
  • Helps Boost Your Natural Search Engine Rankings — Giving Google Exactly What it Wants
  • Delivers Dozens (if not hundreds) of High-Quality Backlinks to Your Websites
  • Instantly Attracts the Search Engine Bots — Gets Your Site Indexed Naturally
  • Takes Advantage of High Authority, High Traffic Niche Blogs That Will Help Skyrocket Your Efforts
  • NOT a Spam Tool!

Those bullet points are actually taken directly from the Comment Kahuna website.  But the big question is: could they possibly be true?

I’ve done some testing myself to judge whether there are any truth in those claims.

So, is Comment Kahuna any good then?

That all depends on how you use the software.

There have been some negative blog posts about certain aspects of Comment Kahuna.  Particularly about how easy it would be to make comments that are nothing more than spam.  But, for my mind, that is not what this software is about.

Used properly, it’s about identifying blogs in a particular niche that you can connect with.  Anyone can use the software, from newbie blogger to seasoned expert.  Set up a profile, add you keyword phrase and click the search button.  It’s as simple as that.

At the end of the day, we all want to generate traffic to our blogs.  It’s what keeps them alive.  This is where Comment Kahuna can actually help.  Within the search criteria you can specify a number of options.  These include:

  • blogs which use CommentLuv or KeywordLuv;
  • minimum and maximum search engine page ranks;
  • minimum number of comments;
  • pick out only blogs which do not use the ‘no follow’ tag.

The software is designed to make things as simple as possible with a built-in web browser.  You can check the blog posts which have been returned by your search and make comments.

I find Comment Kahuna really useful to find blogs in the internet marketing niche which I want to connect with.

What are the Pros and Cons?

Nothing is perfect, so what are the good and bad points about the software?

The Good Things:

  • it’s FREE;
  • easy to use;
  • helps you build quality backlinks to your website;
  • finds relevant blogs with high PR;
  • you can search for blogs with CommentLuv installed;
  • filters out blogs with the ‘nofollow’ tag;
  • will definitely help your page rankings if you use it;
  • works with the press of a button.

The Bad Things:

  • you have to opt-in to a mailing list to download the software;
  • need to put the hours in to make it work;
  • will take some time to make a difference to your page rank;
  • sometimes duplicate results are returned.

Who is the software For?

  • beginner to expert blog owners;
  • people who like results at the push of a button;
  • people who take action and get things done;

Who it’s not for:

  • people with no dedication;
  • people who want a quick fix to increase their page rank.

How has Comment Kahuna helped me?

I have targeted a number of keywords on my blog posts and Comment Kahuna has really helped me to find relevant blogs to connect with.

I’m beginning to see some results in my page rankings on these keywords which in part is down to using the software.  It’s pointed me in the right direction.

The Final Verdict

I really like Comment Kahuna.  There is other software on the market which does similar things but you will have to pay big bucks for that.  This software is FREE.

Yes, to download the software you have to opt-in to their email list but if that really bothers you, you can always opt out as soon as you download the software.  I wouldn’t advocate that though as you are after all getting the software at no other cost.

I really like the fact that you can search for high-ranking blogs to comment on, filter out any which use the ‘nofollow’ tag and find ones which use CommentLuv.  It really isn’t just about that though, Comment Kahuna allows you to do all this and more.  With its built-in web browser, you can also comment on any blogs using the software too saving your valuable time.  Any blogs that you find interesting and worth commenting on can then be added to your favorites for later retrieval.

Where can I get my hands on Comment Kahuna?

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Now, Over To You…

Have you downloaded Comment Kahuna?  Do you have it already?  What do you think?  How do you make use of it?

I’m looking forward to know what you think and if you agree with my verdict.

Please don’t forget to share and thanks for taking the time to read this if you got this far ;-)

Tim Bonner

Tim Bonner is a Stay At Home Dad, Blogger and Internet Marketer. Learn more about him here.

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  1. says

    I’ve never heard of this before now Tim. Thanks for sharing this with us and I appreciate the fact that you actually used it first and gave us your results before writing a review.

    Besides seeing how many comments are on a blog, the rest of that is pretty easy and simple to find out as well. The SEOQuake extension will do a good bit of this as well and then searching on Google for blogs with those keywords is of course the other thing you would need to do. I’ve found a lot of times though that Google may have them ranking high but they haven’t had fresh content in years. Wonder how they’re still able to rank like that.

    Neat little tool so thanks for giving us your opinion. I wish you the very best with that.

    Enjoy your weekend now.

    ~Adrienne

    • says

      Hi Adrienne

      I hadn’t heard of SEOQuake, so I’ll take a look at that as well. Thank you for letting me know.

      I like fact that with Comment Kahuna, you can do everything in one place. I’m all for saving time these days! ;-)

      I know what you mean about lifeless blogs and Google ranking. They need to do something about that in their next algorithm update! (No, not another one thanks Google I hear everyone saying!)

      Thank you for your comment Adrienne, I appreciate it.

      Have a great weekend.

      Tim

  2. Simmeon says

    Hey Tim,

    First time setting eyes on that plugin.

    I know in the video he does not encourage people to leave random comments on blog posts, but I don’t see any real way to stop people doing exactly that.

    I seems like a nice tool to utilise (if you are just looking for backlinks), but I personally like to manually discover new blogs, also I can network better as I know how everyone is connected and its easy to expanding my circle.

    • says

      Hey Simmeon

      I agree about the random comments thing. It could definitely be abused in the wrong hands (and I’m sure it has been) but you could quite easily do the same thing by searching on Google and adding a random comment to someone’s blog could you not?

      I see the backlinks as a bonus not as the main reason for using the software. I use the software as a way of connecting with other blogs. If someone has written a post on something I am interested in, I can search for it on Comment Kahuna and I can find their blog. Instant connection. I don’t have to trawl through endless Google pages to find it.

      I also like to discover new blogs manually too though. I think both ways are equally valid. Comment Kahuna just enables you to make the connection more quickly as you can search for related blog content.

      I’ve maybe not won you over but I really appreciate your comments.

      Tim

  3. says

    Hi Tim
    I have not heard of this software but after reading your review I am going to take a look at it further and see what I think.
    I usually find new blogs by commenting on blogs and looking through other comments and of course this month through the Ultimate Blog Challenge that I am taking part in, but this sounds like another option.
    Thanks for sharing, hope you have a great weekend.
    Pauline

    • says

      Hi Pauline

      Take a look and see what you think.

      I do also find new blogs by looking through other comments as you mentioned too.

      Comment Kahuna is just another tool to save time!

      Have a great weekend.

      Tim

  4. Merlin says

    Hello Tim,

    I’m a noob and i’m also skeptic about Comment Kahuna (CK). I’ve just did a google search on it and found negative feedback of it. Though the feedbacks are mostly dated 2008 to 2009, they boldly say that you’ll get your site banned for using it.

    I’d really like to use CK. But can tell me if what they claim are true?

    Thanks.
    –Merlin–

    • says

      Hi Merlin

      Used in the right way Comment Kahuna can be a really useful tool.

      I read the negative feedback as well about it but I think the people that wrote it have sadly missed the whole point of Comment Kahuna.

      Yes, if you use it to post spammy comments on people’s blogs then you’re going to get in trouble.

      But the whole point is NOT to do that. Find blogs, using the software, which have subjects relating to your blog and make useful comments on them. Build a relationship with those bloggers.

      It’s supposed to be a search tool to help you, not a spamming tool afterall! ;-)

      I hope this helps but if you need anything further, please let me know.

      Thanks

      Tim

    • says

      Hi Florin

      Thank you for visiting my blog; it’s great to see you here.

      Comment Kahuna is great for finding blogs in the niche you’re interested in so you can engage with their authors.

      I find blog commenting one of the most important parts of link-building and a really great way to drive traffic to your website.

      I appreciate your comments Florin and I hope to see you again soon.

      Tim

  5. Kyle says

    I just recently discovered Comment Kahuna, but I’ve noticed a problem, and I’m wondering if this is just my experience. Every time I perform a search, a “Google verification” box pops up asking me to fill in a series of 5 captcha boxes, but at the conclusion of this verification process (which takes a couple minutes), Comment Kahuna is no longer able to finish the search. I’m not sure if Google is placing the crackdown on CK or if there’s a problem with the software: it’s certainly not in my internet connection. Have you heard of this issue?

    • says

      Hi Kyle

      Welcome to my blog. I’m really glad to see you here.

      I haven’t come across this on Comment Kahuna Kyle, no. I used it this morning and didn’t get the Google verification boxes you mention.

      Do you use any other automated software which uses the Google search? It may be that you’ve made too many requests for information from Google in a short space of time.

      Tim

    • says

      Hey there

      Welcome to my blog.

      Comment Kahuna certainly helps me find some interesting blogs on which to connect with and it has been a useful tool to find blogs which use CommentLuv.

      I hope you find it useful too and thank you for your comments.

      I hope to see you again soon.

      Tim

  6. says

    Thanks Tim for the review on this software. I’ll definitely give this a try. I just have one question though. Is this a plugin for WordPress?

    Thanks!
    Alex

    • says

      Hi Alex

      Welcome to my blog and thank you for your comments.

      Comment Kahuna is actually desktop software for a PC rather than a WordPress plugin.

      I find it useful to discover new blogs which I might not necessarily find using a search engine.

      I hope you have a great day Alex and I hope you’re come back again soon.

      Tim
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  7. rosa says

    I am surprised that you have a lot of blog comments from people who haven’t heard of Comment Kahuna. I started blogging back in 2006 on a blog that I finally let go of when I joined the service and Comment Kahuna was a big hit then as it seems like it still is. Back in 2006 was right when the social networking craze really started happening and everyone and their mommas was trying to figure out a way to get more people talking about their blogs so they used this to get more backlinks which in return created more page visits and more people posting up the links onto their social networking sites like Twitter. Now though, we have automatic share buttons that are freaking great but it still is no cake walk when it comes to getting backlinks. Oh, by the way, what comment plugin are you using because I really like this one and am curious?

    • says

      Hi there Rosa

      Thank you for visiting my blog. It’s great to see you.

      Comment Kahuna has been around for a long time, hasn’t it? I only started blogging back in May last year though and I guess people who are similarly only just starting out may be in the same situation of never hearing about it.

      The comment plugin I have loaded is CommentLuv Premium (aff link). It’s one of the best purchases I’ve ever made as it really gives your readers the incentive to make a comment and get a backlink to their blog.

      The premium version of the plugin combines eight plugins into one; including an updated version of the ReplyMe plugin.

      There is a also a free version of the plugin and you can download it CommentLuv Free Version. It doesn’t do everything that the premium version can do as you’d expect but it’s still a darn good plugin!

      Thank you for your comments Rosa and I hope to see you again soon.

      Tim

      • rosa says

        I guess this would be new to you then since you haven’t been in the blogging world for long. There is money to be made with blogging and I can’t believe that you just recently started blogging, your articles are spectacular and very informative. I had seven blogs going at once but since I came back, I have started a new one and this time I am keeping this one blog for now. Also, I am going to look into Comment Luv Premium and I am saving your link to it. I might be purchasing it after I come back from the weekend. I appreciate your blog more than you know and I have been on here a few times but this is the first time that I have actually commented on it and now I am sorry that I didn’t do it sooner.

        • says

          Thank you for your kind words Rosa.

          Seven blogs must have been hard work to keep going. I struggle with two most of the time with looking after the kids as well.

          Definitely take a look at CommentLuv. It’s my favourite plugin :-).

          I’m glad that you commented and I really appreciate your visit.

          I hope you have a great weekend Rosa.

          Tim

  8. mike says

    I’ve used this software before and it worked at first and then it got me banned from google, probaly because i was using the software every single day. But if you use it right you will probaly be alright, nice blog by the way friend.

    • says

      Hi Mike

      I’m surprised that Comment Kahuna got you banned from Google!

      I’ve used both Comment Kahuna and Fast Blog Finder many times over the past few months, usually on a daily basis and haven’t had any issues.

      Did Google give you any warning as to why they banned you?

  9. says

    Hi Tim

    I have used Comment Kahuna on and off for a few years and have come across the captcha problem from time to time but it (in the past anyway) seems to resolve itself over time – maybe upgrading helps?

    Cheers

    Keith

    • Tim Bonner says

      Hi Keith

      The captcha happens if you’re searching too often because Google then thinks you’re not human.

      I’m not sure that upgrading would help.

  10. says

    Hi Tim
    I just stumbled here by accident. I have used Comment Kahuna before. Yes it is a good free software to use. It has helped me in the past for other websites that I was promoting. Your very right though; it is for beginners, but any which way you see it, there are no shortcuts for traffic solutions. Oh you may pay someone, but there are too many scams out there.The only draw back to this software it is time consuming. But its well worth the time to get back links to your site. I also use another free software which I promote for free on my website. Its great for grabbing emails on the internet with no spam. Its great for list building.

    Thanks I enjoyed your input.

    Fabian Defoin

    • says

      Hi Fabian

      Welcome to my blog and thank you for your comments.

      I agree that Comment Kahuna can be quite time consuming.

      It’s a great way to start out with getting traffic from blog commenting though.

      That’s what I started out doing and it’s paid off in the long run :-).

      Have a great weekend

      Tim

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