Taking Game Design to the Next Level

Game design requires skill, intuition, and especially a knowledge of your audience.

You have to know who your target users are so that you can present them with challenges and rewards that they will both want, and respond to.

Captain Up offers you a working, optimized setup, right out of the box. This is the experience users will get if you leave Captain Up untouched and never customize it. It works great in most cases.

But wait. Captain Up is not only super powerful – he’s super flexible too, and for him to really give you the best possible boost, you may want to fully customize your setup.

We’ve collected a few pointers on how to approach Game Design and take it to next level.Read more

Captain Up Announces Online Course With Gamification Expert Yu-kai Chou

Hey Guys,

This is your Captain speaking.

We are incredibly excited to announce the launch of our Gamification Academy!

Start your free, online Gamification course with #1 Gamification Guru Yu-kai Chou – Arguably one of the most influential Gamification experts of our time, as well as a TED speaker and Stanford lecturer.

The academy is made up of 10 classes and covers everything you need to know when it comes to Gamification.

You will learn how to find a suitable Gamification platform, how to use motivation symbols as motivation, and how to build a strong community of loyal users.

Together let’s convert you into a Gamification master and increase engagement on your site today.Read more

How To Create A Community On Your Website

There is a huge difference between audience and community.

Building a community takes time, it takes patience, and it definitely doesn’t happen overnight.

Getting to know the users on your website will give you the foundation you need to grow a strong, engaged, and interesting community.

Give love to get love is the motto to go by. This means as the community manager of your website, you must be present. Engaging is caring – reach out to your users, help them, let them know that you are there for them whatever they might need.Read more

How To Boost Your WordPress Site’s Engagement

All site owners will understand that engaging users is possibly one of the biggest challenges.

You may write awesome content, promote it on every social platform, and get thousands of views a day. But that dreaded question that we all hate being asked is “Are your users engaging with your content?”

Let’s go over some quick, actionable steps that you can take to boost your WordPress site’s engagement.Read more

How We Used Gamification to Make $250,000 in Just 6 Days (Case Study)

Yifat Cohen is a Google Plus expert and founder of Yifat Cohen Network.

YCN decided to launch the first ever hangout-a-thon. This was 10 days of consecutive ‘hangouts’ to promote Jon Benson’s Sellerator software.

Using gamification, YCN used reduced marketing costs, lowered affiliate commission payouts, increased viral reach and made $250,000 in just 6 days.

Pretty impressive!

Wait, how did they do it? Read more

3 Ways to Nurture Loyal Engaged Users

Have you ever thought to yourself “What makes people press the Back button shortly after visiting my website?”

Engaging with users and creating long-term loyalty is a real challenge.

We have to work hard at it. Have you ever thought about giving your users something that is beneficial to them if they engage with your content?

Have you ever thought about building a relationship with your users so they feel obliged to return?Read more