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We love Credly – it’s an awesome service to create and manage reputational badges across the digital web.

Today we partnered with them to offer badges via Leaderboarded.

You can now distribute great looking badges to your players based on Rank, Score or any metric on your leaderboard.

This powerful additional feature is included in all leaderboards today and can be found under the Releases section.

It’s all part of our lightweight approach to gamification.

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Showing the leaderboard at the conference

Katie Piatt a leaderboarder from the University of Brighton has written an excellent case study with some valuable lessons and tips on how she gamified her recent event using Leaderboarded. It’s well worth a read!

In particular her intelligent use of  anticipation around the leaderboard and use of mid-campaign scoring changes to the metrics  to counter cheating – that’s really using Leaderboarded’s flexible scoring system to the max!

If you’re more of a micro-blogging type of person you can also track the story via Katie’s storify of the event.

Happy reading!

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We’ve moved connectors and player source into their own category called ‘Data Inputs’ in the navigation. This reflects the two key ways in which we suck data in for your leaderboard – the rows (the list of players) and the columns (the metrics provided by the various connectors).

A policy change to note too: for Manual and API connectors – there is now a new scoring method called ‘Total – Ignore Period’ – essentially this lets you store points for as long as you like and total them up for a player’s score.

For leaderboarders wanting to implement such gamification stalwarts as experience points and currencies, the Ignore Period scoring methods let you do this. On paying leaderboards score entries for metrics with this scoring method will be kept permanently and won’t be deleted after the 3 month data window expires.

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We’ve added a new metric to the Yammer connector – user CCs.

Now you can award your players points each time a player cc’s another player in a Yammer post.

Scores are given for each unique person you invite.  This can be set to unique per player or unique to the whole leaderboard.  i.e. Player X can invite Player A and Player B and Player Y could invite Player A and Player C. In the first case both players will get two points while in the second Player Y would only get 1 point.

Give feedback on the disciplines your players want to adopt

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Under the lightweight gamification model framework we focus on the intrinsic motivation of our players and offer them regular feedback on their progress towards their goal.

So, in the planning stage of our gamification program we need to uncover what feedback we can give that our players will actually value.

A great way to discover this is to ask them! A series of interviews should do the trick – how you do those interviews is up to you.

Here’s a few questions I would want to ask my prospective players, why not ask yours and see what response you get. It will help you laser target your  program on what really matters.

Epic Win

1. In this context, what does success look like for you?

2. What are the key goals you want to achieve this year?


3. What are the various baby steps you need to take to get to that goal?

4. What disciplines do you need to adopt?



5. What personalised feedback do you need to see how you are progressing?

6. What social feedback (comparison with others) would you find useful?

7. How often would you to receive feedback on your progress (daily, weekly or monthly?) Any particular day / time that suits best?

8. How would you like to receive the feedback? Email, Social Media, Via Web, Mobile phone notification?

9. Would you find knowing how your  team / club / community as a whole is performing valuable?


10. Are there any  milestones you’d like to mark and keep a record of along the way?


I’ve structured the questions in line with lightweight gamification principles of giving players great feedback only as often as they need it, against a goal they themselves want to achieve. For example with the Zoopla Property Power 100, Zoopla provides estate agents feedback on their progress to becoming great social media marketers.

I’ve used an annual epic win goal but you can use different time periods – thinking about a program lasting a year at a time will give it a natural fit with the typical, more formal, annual appraisal system used in most businesses.

With the results of your interviews, you then need to filter them by what you can track digitally for the players. You may need to be creative in what you use for signals! Then plan to start your program with just a subset of commonly required feedback. It’s all about getting started!

What key questions would you ask? Suggest them in the comments.


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Leaderboarded’s formula feature allows creation of sophisticated scoring systems by combining metrics and embedding your own scoring rules.

Today we are adopting the OASIS OpenFormula standard to ensure our formula language will develop in line with the community standard.

Our first functions are rounding functions – ROUND, ROUNDUP and ROUNDDOWN.

If you have any formula you’d like to see accelerated on the road map then please suggest it

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Leaderboarded.com launched a new product today designed for event managers to drive pre-event buzz around their event hashtag.


CEO Toby Beresford explains “many event managers let social media fend for itself, often creating an event hashtag but minimally promoting it. They are missing a trick. The huge advantage of a hashtag being used in the run up to event is that it builds digital buzz – that sense of excitement is often the signal people look at when whether to attend in person or not. Driving up digital buzz pre-event can increase attendance, ticket sales and community engagement at the event itself. “


To work the tool all you need is an event hashtag and a name for your ‘ambassadors’, then you publish the results weekly as a news bulletin, gradually warming up your audience week by week.  The Leaderboarded tool tracks all Twitter activity around the hashtag for you and gives the ambassadors points when they are tweeted, mentioned or retweeted by others.


Events guru William Thomson of Gallus events recommends giving your ambassadors a name that is in keeping with your event theme – for example with his “Who Stole My Audience” event the ambassadors would be named “The Usual Suspects”.


While some event managers like to incentivise their ambassador programs, it’s not a pre-requisite. “Generally speaking event ambassadors don’t need additional incentives” says Beresford “a good ambassador program is all about being seen to belong to a cadre of core supporters rather than doing it for some extrinsic prize.”


Social media expert Nat Schooler (@natschooler) used Leaderboarded to promote the Dentistry Show earlier this year with stunning results – “Our event ambassador board created so many interactions that our weekly twitter feed has gone from 85,000 impresssions per week to an average of around 500,000” he said.


The tool is priced per ambassador with pricing started at £9.99 per month for a small event up to around £100 per month for a larger event. To try it out free for 7 days, visit http://www.leaderboarded.com/genie/hashtag and sign up with your event Twitter account and enter your hashtag.


Leaderboarded is a previous winner of the Event Technology Awards Best Use of Social Media category.

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A new feature released this morning gives you the ability to name your players.

We’re looking to forward to some really good names – stars, heroes, suspects, consultants, gurus. The opportunities are endless.

For example on the Social MPs leaderboard instead of calling the MPs players we’ve called them MPs.

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You can change the names for players in the Dashboard | Options menu.

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We’ve been tracking the stats for the top players, coaches and commentators at Wimbledon this year and the results are in.

Here are the movers and shakers who’ve had a great first week on social media. Check out the Wimbledon2014 leaderboard.

Who's Who at Wimbledon 2014 by Leaderboarded Media - Leaderboarded.com

Who's Who at Wimbledon 2014
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Rank Player Power Score


Serena Williams Profile Image Serena Williams 90


Novak Djokovic Profile Image Novak Djokovic 89


Andy   Murray Profile Image Andy Murray 89


Bob Bryan Profile Image Bob Bryan 88


Venus Williams Profile Image Venus Williams 87


Boris Becker Profile Image Boris Becker 86


Caroline Wozniacki Profile Image Caroline Wozniacki 86


Kim Clijsters Profile Image Kim Clijsters 86


Victoria Azarenka Profile Image Victoria Azarenka 86


Stanislas Wawrinka Profile Image Stanislas Wawrinka 86


Chris Evert Profile Image Chris Evert 86


Mike Bryan Profile Image Mike Bryan 85


Lindsay Davenport Profile Image Lindsay Davenport 85


Milos Raonic Profile Image Milos Raonic 84


Svetlana Kuznetsova Profile Image Svetlana Kuznetsova 84


Daniela Hantuchová Profile Image Daniela Hantuchová 84


Laura   Robson Profile Image Laura Robson 84


Patrick McEnroe Profile Image Patrick McEnroe 84


Sabine Lisicki Profile Image Sabine Lisicki 84


Andrea Petkovic Profile Image Andrea Petkovic 83


Mardy Fish Profile Image Mardy Fish 83


Vera Zvonareva Profile Image Vera Zvonareva 83


Lisa Raymond Profile Image Lisa Raymond 83


Rafael Nadal Profile Image Rafael Nadal 83


Kei Nishikori Profile Image Kei Nishikori 83


Justine Henin Profile Image Justine Henin 83


Elena Vesnina Profile Image Elena Vesnina 83


Gisela Dulko Profile Image Gisela Dulko 83


Jamie   Murray Profile Image Jamie Murray 82


Heather   Watson Profile Image Heather Watson 82


Anne   Keothavong Profile Image Anne Keothavong 81


Yaroslava Shvedova Profile Image Yaroslava Shvedova 81


Vania King Profile Image Vania King 81


Sofia Arvidsson Profile Image Sofia Arvidsson 80


Elena Profile Image Elena 80


Roger Federer Profile Image Roger Federer 80


Gael Monfils Profile Image Gael Monfils 80


Juan Monaco Profile Image Juan Monaco 80


Nick Bollettieri Profile Image Nick Bollettieri 80


Alisa Kleybanova Profile Image Alisa Kleybanova 79


Aga Radwanska Profile Image Aga Radwanska 79


Carlos Moya Profile Image Carlos Moya 78


Jule Goerges Profile Image Jule Goerges 78


Jelena Jankovic Profile Image Jelena Jankovic 77


Janko Tipsarevic Profile Image Janko Tipsarevic 77


Dominika Cibulkova Profile Image Dominika Cibulkova 75


Shahar Peer Profile Image Shahar Peer 75


Andyroddick Profile Image Andyroddick 73


Ipek Senoglu Profile Image Ipek Senoglu 73


Juan M. Del Potro Profile Image Juan M. Del Potro 72


Jarmila Gajdosova Profile Image Jarmila Gajdosova 72


Pat Cash Profile Image Pat Cash 70


John Isner Profile Image John Isner 68


Maria Kirilenko Profile Image Maria Kirilenko 66


Sloane Stephens Profile Image Sloane Stephens 66


Jack Sock Profile Image Jack Sock 66


AmelieMauresmo Profile Image AmelieMauresmo 64


Rennae Stubbs Profile Image Rennae Stubbs 63


Caseydellacqua Profile Image Caseydellacqua 63


Jurgen Melzer Profile Image Jurgen Melzer 63


Aleksandr Dolgopolov Profile Image Aleksandr Dolgopolov 62


Ryan Harrison Profile Image Ryan Harrison 62


Anna-Lena Groenefeld Profile Image Anna-Lena Groenefeld 62


Ross   Hutchins Profile Image Ross Hutchins 61


James Ward Profile Image James Ward 61


Rohan Bopanna Profile Image Rohan Bopanna 61


Michaella Krajicek Profile Image Michaella Krajicek 58


David Nalbandian Profile Image David Nalbandian 58


Paul Annacone Profile Image Paul Annacone 57


Ken Skupski Profile Image Ken Skupski 57


Robin Söderling Profile Image Robin Söderling 57


Colin   Fleming Profile Image Colin Fleming 57


Somdev Devvarman Profile Image Somdev Devvarman 56


Bethanie MattekSands Profile Image Bethanie MattekSands 55


Esther Vergeer Profile Image Esther Vergeer 55


Marat_safin Profile Image Marat_safin 53


Rajeev Ram Profile Image Rajeev Ram 53


Marcos Baghdatis Profile Image Marcos Baghdatis 51


Leander Paes Profile Image Leander Paes 43


Alicia Molik Profile Image Alicia Molik 42


Frank Dancevic Profile Image Frank Dancevic 42


Gisela Y Flavia Profile Image Gisela Y Flavia 40
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We’ve got a few interesting new features for you for July:

Export Past Performance

– you can now export the past performance of any of your players to a CSV format for processing in Excel. This allows you to offer a detailed monitoring service and reporting to your players.

Join leaderboard

– you can now configure a ‘Join this leaderboard’ button for your leaderboards. Players can join your leaderboard simply by using their Leaderboarded accounts. New players are automatically added to the Included player list and will be included in future polls and releases of your leaderboard.

Release Reports

– each release now has its own dedicated report. This shows email stats so if you’re using leaderboarded to build an email channel to players and followers you can track the success of that approach.

Email sponsors

– you can now configure sponsor logos and links to be included in every release email. This ensures your leaderboard sponsor has their brand wherever the leaderboard is seen.