For those of you who have not seen my Squidoo page update, I want to let you know about the Squidoo Monsters that are seriously becoming a major obsession of mine! Either love them or hate them, they are here and are now playing a major part at Squidoo. So what do they mean for your Squidoo marketing?
To be honest, this is probably one of the biggest updates at Squidoo that I have seen. So how does it all work?
The new monster system has been running for a few weeks now and I’ve been taking a good look around before I decided to comment. The whole idea is that Squidoo now has a new ‘experience points’ system in place which is better explained by Megan Casey on her lens Monster FAQ.
It comes down to participating more, publishing more lenses and interacting with other lensmasters more. In return for doing so, you will be rewarded with trophies along the way. You get these rewards for milestones that you achieve, quests that you complete and for lenses that are top quality. The trophies that you can unlock along the way (SquidMonsters) are for completing these things and interacting with others.
Some people hate the new system and feel that the monsters are nothing more than childs play. Others think that have come in like a breath of fresh air and invigorated lensmasters once again.
For me, I love it. It has invigorated my lenses and my interest alike! I’ve already had a few level increases, had a few of my lenses blessed and even created a few new lenses (around 15) this week! Remember not to get confused that Squidoo Queen is my only account, I have several – which is perfectly ok so long as you don’t do it for fraudulant reasons like voting your own lenses etc.
So what is the best way to level up and receive the benefits that go with it? For me there is only one way that is worth doing – creating great lenses and letting everyone know about it!
Get your lenses built now and if you have not signed up yet – do it now and get started. If you are already a member of Squidoo remember that everyone can see who is being active on their lenses now and most lensmasters will recipricate – why not join my fan club to keep updated?
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