Website Review features Squidoo.com and creates our own Squidoo lens
There is so much one can do at www.squidoo.com! This site is a powerful publishing platform that offers users an opportunity to build “lenses”, otherwise known as pages, on any topic that interests them. Users can also earn money for themselves or their favorite charity’ all for free. Like all website reviews, the first impression starts with the home page. Accommodating Internet users who like to jump right in and those who like to poke around to gather information is key to getting an initial thumbs up. A cute friendly “squidmonster” smiles with delight ready to lead the way to get signed up while a list of sample lenses are available to those looking to do a little research first. Browsing for information is easy, creating lenses is simple, and earning money, points and trophies is fun and rewarding!
Gathering information for this website review was a easy as clicking the link at the top of the page labeled “What’s Squidoo?”. The squid team’s short and to the point explanations of what Squidoo is all about is a refreshing approach. There are tabs at the top of the lens guiding uses to more detailed information. A convenient tool bar appears at the bottom of every lens. Exploring more of what Squidoo has to offer is conveniently suggested in the fun stuff to do button. Because so many Internet users have more than just one favorite social networking site or ways they like to share information, the tool bar also includes direct links to some of those most popular among Internet users. Making it simple for users to share lenses on a variety of networked media is key to getting the word out there about Squidoo. This feature is clearly created by a king squid that knows how to become successful on the Internet!
When first time users start the process of creating their very own lens on this site, they will be pleasantly surprised to find out it is not just simple but super simple! Entering a user name, email address and creating a password is all that is required to start the process of building a lens. SquidU and Squidblog offer discussion boards, tips on how to make a stunning lens, become a successful lensmaster, answers to the most commonly asked questions and provide updates on the latest and greatest news from squid headquarters. The head squids running the show know that making the whole process of building successful lenses easy as can be is the key to encouraging users to build even more lenses and gain new users.
Offering the opportunity to make money without having to spend money is a big attraction for those looking to raise funds for their favorite charity or just to make some extra cash. Relevant advertisement and product placement options allow lensmasters to monetize their lenses raising money for their favorite charity or cash for themselves. When users log onto www.squidoo.com, they are directed right to their dashboard. There they will find the options to allocate royalties from each one of their lenses however they wish. Earning points for simple tasks such as logging on daily along with completing quests earn additional rewards and trophies encouraging users to have fun! Lensmasters do not actually make money on this rewards system however it does increases the probability to earn more money by encouraging users to remain active on the site.
As a result of this website review, Squidoo now has one more new user! We are excited to be a new lensmaster. You can see our first lense by searching for “website design planning” at Squidoo.com