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How to use Lensroll .com

Posted on Jul 27 2007

I’ve had a few questions sent to me after the last post about about some basic things about navigating the site, so I thought I’d post a few things I noticed about during beta testing.

There are the basic things, like ‘Submit a New Story’ is how you add a lens once you’re logged in, and other things like how to use it for best exposure.

So here they are:

  1. Make sure you add a Bio picture! Log in and go to There you can upload your image. Make it unique, interesting, and most of all… memorable! As you go through the pages of the site you’ll start noticing the same bio images where the person has submitted more than 1 lens. You’ll start recognising people, liking their lenses, and people will start recognising you. the bio image is important.
  2. ‘Roll’ other lenses you like, because not only will this help other lenses on, it will also help you because anyone looking at the lens you’ve ‘rolled’ will see a link to a page where you will be linked to. But don’t go wild because nobody will take kindly to spamming and Glen will quickly ban you.
  3. Post useful, informative, funny, imaginative, quality, GENIUNE comments on other listings you see saying what you liked about it.  Be geniune. Not only will you make more friends, but there will be more internal links to your profile page and your lenses. And this will help you and your listings on the search engines.
  4. When you list your lens on the site, write a description that ISN’T on your lens. Writing words that aren’t on your lens already will help your lens with search engines and will help readers because you are able to give a summary of what they can find at your lens.
  5. Submit cool lenses you find around the site, even if they’re not yours. If you want you could then even write in the guestbook on the lens telling them you liked it so much you submitted it to  Make more friends, do nice things, and make your lensroll profile page a great place to find brilliant lenses!

If you spam Lensroll, Glen will ban you. This is a site for the best of the best. If you spam it or do anything other than promote quality Squidoo lenses Glen will have no hesitation in banning you from the site.

– Lewis 🙂

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  1. Margaret MacGillivray says:

    Thanks for this – I have an “upcoming” lens on – but hadn’t quite figured out what to do next.


  2. Tina says:

    Thanks so much…I just signed up for Logroll and hadn’t even found thta I had a profile…let alone modify it! So this really helped.
    I’m a Lewis fan now!

  3. Paul says:

    That Glen Guy sounds like a weight lifter !

  4. Jeff C. says:

    This is a great source. I really love I just wish they had a help section or help file. I have been searching in vain to find out what it means by “Published News” and how I get my stories/lenses “Published”.

    ~Jeff C.

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  6. Greg Ray says:

    Jeff C.,

    I guess Glen and I need to work on a tutorial of how to use Lensroll and the advantages of the site. The process of getting Published to the front page is simple. Everything on Lensroll is submitted by our community (that would be you). Once something is submitted, other people see it and Roll what they like best. If your submission rocks and receives enough Rolls, it is promoted to the front page for our visitors to see.

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  8. Evelyn Saenz says:

    Help! I submitted some lenses to lensroll yesterday and now they have disappeared. What happened? I tried to get into lensroll forum but I can’t figure out what my password is and I can’t find any way to have it emailed to me.

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