This group is a step toward creating an expansive network of CUUSOO users to increase visibility of our projects. There are two important ways that we can acquire more views. 1.) Let CUUSOO know that they need to change the Discover page - you can do that by using their feedback system. I have posted 2 topics about views and supports at https://getsatisfaction.com/lego_cuusoo/topics/equality_for_all_projects and https://getsatisfaction.com/lego_cuusoo/topics/normalize_review_criteria. If you go there and agree with those topics, then it will raise visibility to CUUSOO staff. 2.) We must collaborate to form an extensive online network and draw more people to support our projects. If we form a CUUSOO community on every networking site possible, then we will draw more people. Permalink
FYI, there is a CUUSOO group on flickr at http://www.flickr.com/groups/1754526@N25/ . Additionally, I have been seeing advertisements online for $75 of free Google AdWords advertising. To get more visibility, I am leveraging this opportunity. The customer service is excellent. They will even help you set up an effective ad campaign. No additional expense to you is required, as you can deactivate your account prior to the $75.00 limit. Permalink
All, let's brainstorm about ways to gather more supports. We have developed quality products and we want to see them reach LEGO review. We're going to have to work together to surmount the shortcomings of CUUSOO.
I have been using google adwords since following up on the $75 discount, but I haven't seen any impact on supports. Have any of you tried adwords?
Thus far, the most effective way to gather support is to harness the power of a huge online community. I contacted the webmaster of brickset.com about advertising on his site and he is now in negotiations with CUUSOO for syndicating CUUSOO projects on his site. Does anyone have any other ideas to leverage existing online lego communities?
Posting videos to youtube is also highly effective. Does anyone know a quick way to make animated LEGO vids?
I just joined MOC pages today so hello everybody! Anyway, there does not seem to be much members here to be honest. The ones that are here seem to be fairly inactive also. Are there any ways we can get more people on here and get more members active? If we can create a network of CUUSOO users we can develop our projects to new hights and support projects that are deemed of high enough quality. If we can get just a few select projects on the top ten board that should be enough to get the ball rolling and get the mass of many users to support. We need to gather more CUUSOO members on here first to achieve such a feat. Any suggestions on how to achieve this? Permalink
Welcome, Reptiman! It's great to see your motivation and share the vision of creating a collaborative of CUUSOO members :) If we each invite 3 CUUSOO members to join this group over the next 3 days, then that would certainly boost our mocpages presence. I will do this starting today.
Concerning brain storming and supporting each other, this group is designed exactly for that. One way we can keep it active is to post new ideas here and have others comment on improvements and outstanding features.
We all need to reach out to other communities as well. I've spent time this week posting updates to flickr, eurobricks and facebook. Evangelizing our work is the best way to let the world know that we're here.
What do all you think of compiling a group collage or montage of CUUSOO member work and posting a group video on youtube? Permalink
I think a group montage would be great! I don't have a youtube account however and don't plan on making one anytime soon so somebody else would have to upload it. It also don't do facebook or eurobricks, but I can help you on a Flickr campaign. Do we have a group there that I can join? Permalink
I have a youtube account, so I can post the video, but I don't have any video editing software. If we could find someone in the group with some technical expertise and software, then we could all contribute our content to be immortalized in youtube history. Are there any volunteers or people who would want to be involved in some other capacity? Permalink
Alright so you can post it on the account. I have no video ediing software and to be honest I am completely oblivious to the all the things you can do with the internet. What I can help achieve is getting more members on Flikcr and MOC pages. I know I can get at least three members to join. Permalink
One thing I have begun doing is placing links to other projects that i like within my project page to help others gain support for projects I really like. Some have placed mine on their's in return.
I also saw on the LEGO message boards that a group of people pick a project every week and vote on it. We could do something similar but pick a project and promote it on all of our sites and networks. Permalink
Hi guys, just wanted to say I joint the Cuusoo group with my MegaMan project. Hope you think it's worthy of being part of it:-D Think I'll join the Flickr group too (I already have my project on there). Not sure which one is more active? I think the most successful projects so far had either a celebrity tweeting and facebooking it or were previously well-known moccers... It also seems to help if your creations are real (which mine are not). I'm considering ordering pieces to build some real stuff. Permalink
Creating a Facebook page for this group will help gain more visibility from people outside of the LEGO community which is pretty important. Successful projects cater to the interests of a wider variety of fans. We should gain as much support from LEGO fans but also reach out to communities that our projects focus on. Facebook will allow us to connect with these other communities. Lets be honest the only people that really come to this site are LEGO fans and we need to change that. Permalink