One of the most powerful aspects of GetGlue is the ability to recognize users who are extremely influential. We call these influencers ‘Gurus.’ The Guru title is awarded to the individual who has the richest level of interaction for the given item, and the positions are exclusive: there can only one Guru per book, movie, album or tv show. To be the Guru, you have to actively participate in the conversation, be helpful and unlock the secrets of the bonus points.
Today, we are excited to launch special powers and rewards for our Gurus.
As a Guru you now can:
Can you provide a better image for your item or write a more compelling description?
As the Guru, you are now empowered to edit your pages for the better!
RECOMMEND related items:
Gurus: do you know a book, movie, album, topic or TV show that goes with your item like peanut butter goes with jelly? Leave your mark on GetGlue by making permanent recommendations for your items.
Get REWARDED with free books, movie tickets, music and more:
We have great giveaways lined up from our partners: Universal Pictures, Random House, Harper, Hachette, Macmillan, HMHco, Wiley, Chelsea Green and more!
1. Your Guru items, points and Guru Leaderboard
The number of your Guru points appears in right top box on your profile. Clicking on that box takes you to the page that lists all the items you are Guru of. Here is a sample Guru page for Jenna Marie who is our top Guru this week.
To qualify to be the Guru you need to like, comment and reply on an object. Once you qualify you enter the competition with other users to be the guru of this books, movie, album, etc. The competition is based on points, where you get points for Replying to other users. You also get bonus points for being the first to comment, first to reply in a thread and also for joining new threads. You can see your current number of Guru points in the sidebar on each object page.
We also added new Leaderboard section, showing top Guru’s this week. Here is what it looks like:
2. Revise pages and add recommendations
When you become a guru of a book, a movie or an album Glue grants you a set of special powers. As a guru you can change the cover image and edit the description. You will see the edit links appearing above the image and above the description. Also, as a Guru you can recommend related books, movies, music, topics, etc. to expand Glue recommendations and to benefit community by sharing your tastes.
For example, as a guru of Lost Symbol, I added a bunch of other suggestions, which I thought were relevant. Now, even if I loose the Guruship of this contested book, my recommendations will still appear on the page. So by recommending related items, as a Guru you are able to leave a permanent mark on the object you love.
3. Win FREE Stuff!
In addition to the special powers as of today, Glue Gurus will be eligible to win movie tickets, books and more. We have partnered with Universal Studios, Random House, Hachette, Harper Collins, Willey and others to bring exciting rewards to our Gurus. Here is how the giveaways work:
When the new release comes out, FREE stuff is available for gurus of related objects. For example, Wolfman Tickets are available to the Gurus of other horror films about vampires and werewolves, books by Stephen King, video games with monsters and also related topics like Silver Bullet on Full moon.
We have dozens of books and movie tickets available immediately. Multiple giveaways will run every weekday and the new winners will be announced daily. Each giveaway will appear on the object page and also on pages of all related objects. If you become a Guru of one of the objects during the giveaway, you will have a chance to win, but you should know that each object can only win.
So there you have it - special powers for Glue Gurus, creating even more reasons for you to engage around your favorite things, to become the influencers and earn rewards. For more questions about Guru and Giveaways, please visit our FAQ.
As always, we look forward to hearing what you think about this!