When was the last time you updated your Gravatar profile? Not sure if you have one? Well, if your website is powered by WordPress, then you do.
So what exactly is a Gravatar?
Simply put on the front page of en.gravatar.com:
Your Gravatar is an image that follows you from site to site appearing beside your name when you do things like comment or post on a blog. Avatars help identify your posts on blogs and web forums, so why not on any site?
If you are working on building your presence online, having a Gravatar profile is a good tool to have. Depending on how you plan to utilize it, your brand can take advantage of instant recognition just by filling out your profile.
When you fill out your Gravatar profile with links to your business website, personal blog, or even your social media profiles, you’re instantly increasing the odds of people wanting to learn more about you.
You do want traffic on your website, right? Even if you aren’t up to filling out every single field on your profile, just adding the link to profiles is a start.
Do you have a favorite website that you’ve been thinking about leaving a comment on at the end of a particular post? Are you looking for an easy way to build trust and recognition for your brand in addition to the time you put in over at various social media communities? Fill out your Gravatar profile and make life easier for someone that wants to find out more about the funny, super witty, or rather intriguing remark that you left behind.
One of my favorite blogs to read is by a fellow #RunChat community member, Hollie. Her blog, FueledbyLOL, is a great blend of inspiration, running tips, humor and the occasional Jersey Diner recommendation. I decided to show her some blog love over the summer and found myself checking out the Gravatar profiles of others that left comments and learning more about them and checking out some of their sites.
It’s always nice to see a face or recognizable logo attached to a comment, so remember to take a little time out to swap out the default image with your prefered picture.
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