It’s been interesting when you just listen to people through out TE land and one of the things that I have heard talked about is the Login Spotlight – love them or hate them.
Until recently, I have not really paid alot of attention to them as this is not a mod that I have on my site yet and wanted to weigh the pros and cons first. So I have been listening and testing some things.
The first thing that I have heard is all the emails that you get talking about claiming your login spotlight reward. Some say that it’s annoying especially if you are already getting many emails and some say that they just delete them and I have to admit that I did for awhile also until I started really looking into this feature.
One of the first things that I have discovered is that these pages can be bought at a very, very reasonable price – I was actually amazed at some of the deals that site owners have on these pages. – looking for a bargain – this would be one.
Another thing is that members get credits to looking at your page – and that can vary depending on the site – so are you leaving free credits on the table by not waiting for that timer to run out.
AND are you leaving more credits on the table by not taking the time to rate the page that you viewed. After running a few of these login spotlights, I am finding the feedback that you get very helpful – hints on improvements, new ideas and suggestions. To me this is a very inexpensive way to get your page critiqued. And do you know that you get bonus credits for giving your opinion about the page – so I personally feel this is a win-win for both parties – the viewer and the one submitting the page.
So the next time that you get one of those spotlight emails and before you delete it – think about this – if that was YOUR ad would you want someone to take a few minutes to look at your page and give you their honest opinion on that page or site – OR would you want them to just delete the email.
Also before you think it is a PITA to login and look at the page – think about this – for taking a few minutes of YOUR time you are rewarded with credits so that your site can be seen more and gives you a chance to check to make sure that you have credits assigned at least and you might be surprised you may needed those credits you just earned.
So kudos to all that take advantage of this awesome feature and if you haven’t tried them yet – take the time to check them out – I really think you will come to the same conclusion that I did – it’s a good business decision to use Login Spotlight pages.