Here’s one thing I noticed: when I get a comment on our blog, I check out to see how my commentator looks like.
Unless we know each other from before, this is probably the first time we meet, and I really want us to be properly introduced.
Why is the commentator’s face so important?
Because when I see his or her face for the first time, or a familiar face if I’ve met them online before, I make a better connection.
I may say to myself:
Yeah, I know who she is, that lady blogger I talked to on Twitter
Oh, I think we’ve met before in a Facebook group, she was asking about the best WordPress plugins
and so on.
Will I be more likely to want to know them better, by visiting and commenting on their blog?
Once gotten there, if I like what they write, will I check their social links and connect with them right there?
If we then get to interact a bit more on the social media platforms we both hang out, would you agree that both of us may be getting a loyal reader?
Will this loyal reader share my content with other people they know and this will bring more traffic to my blog?
So if your pretty face does not appear when you comment on a blog, you’ll want to fix it by setting up these 3 things:
1. Set up your gravatar.
To have your pretty face appearing next to your comment on a blog, set up your gravatar. This will work for all commenting systems on the majority of blogs.
A few exceptions are:
If you comment using your Google+ account (in general on Blogger blogs, but others too, if they’re using Google+ commenting system), then the profile pic from your Google+ account is used. Read below about setting up your Google+ profile pic.
And if you comment using your Facebook account (for blogs using Facebook commenting system), then the profile pic from your personal or business Facebook account is used.
2. Set up your Google+ profile pic.
This is important to have if you’re using your Google+ account when commenting (in general on Blogger blogs, but others too, if they’re using Google+ commenting system).
The benefit? More people will click and get to your blog and this will bring additional traffic to your blog.
3. Set up the profile pic on your (other) social media accounts.
Have the same profile pic everywhere, or a very similar one so people can see it’s the same person. This includes Facebook (business page and personal profile), Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Google+, Instagram, YouTube, Triberr, you name it.
It will make people remember you easily and it’s going to look as if you are popping out all over the place!
The result: makes you memorable, creates trust, and… that’s right… it brings more traffic to your blog!
Are you taking advantage by showing your profile pic when you comment on other blogs, so you can bring more traffic to your own website?
Leave us a comment (with your pretty face) and share this post so others can benefit!
Do you prefer to create your own images? Then grab our ebook with 55+ FREE image tools for your blog so you never run out of ideas for your blog photos and images.
Or would you like some awesome graphics created for you? Check out our graphics packages and let’s talk!