“Purple Stars are fairy dust. They’re magic. They’re surprises. They’re trophies celebrating authentic, original, fantastic content on Squidoo.”
Purple Stars were created to reward some of Squidoo’s best lenses.
Everyone loves receiving a Purple Star for a remarkable lens they’ve made.
More from the official The Purple Star Program on Squidoo lens:
“The best way to get picked is to get yourself noticed for your incredible content, for trying new ideas and modules, for running conversations on your lenses, for standing out from the crowd. Do that enough, and the purple star fairy will find you.”
On lenses that have received one, you’ll find them located in the Bio section of the lens, underneath the lensmasters name and other accomplishments. Along with the recognition, a Purple Star will give the lens a one time lensrank boost.
What does that mean?
That means after receiving one, and after the next lensrank update, your lens will see a small uptick in lensrank. The boost never fades but it also doesn’t guarantee that your lens will become more popular or even successful. That part is up to you. Purple Star lenses need to be promoted and periodically updated the same way that all of your other lenses do. They can also still get caught in our filters.
How Do I Get a Purple Star?
To get a Purple Star, your lens needs to be incredible in some way. (See above) BUT… it also needs to be brought to our attention. It’s simply impossible for us to find all of the really incredible lenses that are out there. We try… but unfortunately, we miss out on seeing some of the really great lenses that truly deserve Purple Stars. That’s why we need your help finding them.
How do I give a Purple Star?
Whenever you receive a Purple Star, we send out an email to congratulate you. In that email you’ll find a link that allows you to nominate another lensmaster’s lens for a pretty purple trophy. When you get one, please use that link to pay it forward because trust me, it feels just as good to give one as it does to get one.
And that’s the real magic behind the Purple Stars. They make us feel good.
Please share the link to one of your favorite Purple Star lenses here in the comments section so we can show off some great examples of incredible lenses: You can choose to show off one of your own lenses, or a Purplicious lens that was created by someone else.