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Does the sexy profile pictures get more followers?

  1. Laurinzo Scott profile image59
    Laurinzo Scottposted 4 years ago

    Has any one noticed a large amount of followers to profile pictures that are the sexiest?

    1. lorddraven2000 profile image87
      lorddraven2000posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I noticed this a few days ago. I guess in some ways it does attract more followers but probably not the kind that will return and read your hubs.

      1. Laurinzo Scott profile image59
        Laurinzo Scottposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        You may be right Lord, and that I think would be a good thing for all around!   
        Thanks for your comment.

  2. WriteAngled profile image92
    WriteAngledposted 4 years ago

    I just assume that any such picture means the actual person behind the account is probably very lacking in looks and intellect and is hiding behind a false image.

    1. Laurinzo Scott profile image59
      Laurinzo Scottposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      What a brave statement, and in following in your footsteps; I will further say that i think that some less than incredible creators use their pics to garner support from certain followers.

  3. lyndre profile image80
    lyndreposted 4 years ago

    Disagree My sexy toes don't attract a lot of followers.

    lol

    1. Laurinzo Scott profile image59
      Laurinzo Scottposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Lol...
      I can't see why????    I really can't!

  4. WriteAngled profile image92
    WriteAngledposted 4 years ago

    A further observation is that I find many of the people classed as "sexy" these days to be positively ugly.

    Men, who were never taught the importance of well-fitting clothes or how to shave themselves properly, and sluttish-looking women with moronic pouts actually make me leave a page even before I read what is written there.

    1. Laurinzo Scott profile image59
      Laurinzo Scottposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Moronic pouts.... lol
      That is funny and so very true, in many cases.

  5. prettydarkhorse profile image64
    prettydarkhorseposted 4 years ago

    it could get you in trouble, sp. if you opt to be contacted many disgusting emails.. smile

    1. Laurinzo Scott profile image59
      Laurinzo Scottposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Yes it is unfortunate I am sure for women to get such unappealing contact at times... sad
      thank you for responding

      1. prettydarkhorse profile image64
        prettydarkhorseposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        You're welcome and have a good day! :-)

    2. EmpressFelicity profile image83
      EmpressFelicityposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      My avatar's a bloody cat and I still get emails asking me for a relationship!

      1. paradigmsearch profile image85
        paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        That's because cats are cute and fuzzy.
        http://www.nps.gov/wica/naturescience/images/Porcupine-1968.jpg
        This should solve the problem...

        1. EmpressFelicity profile image83
          EmpressFelicityposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Well, I did think of this, which is in keeping with the black & white motif:

          http://animal.discovery.com/mammals/skunk/pictures/skunk-picture.jpg

          1. paradigmsearch profile image85
            paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            That'll work! lol

      2. Laurinzo Scott profile image59
        Laurinzo Scottposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Lol... I think it's the stylish name Empress... (bowing...)

      3. prettydarkhorse profile image64
        prettydarkhorseposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        but then you are an Empress :-)

  6. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    I'm too sexy for my love too sexy for my love
    Love's going to leave me

    I'm too sexy for my shirt too sexy for my shirt
    So sexy it hurts
    And I'm too sexy for Milan too sexy for Milan
    New York and Japan

    And I'm too sexy for your party
    Too sexy for your party
    No way I'm disco dancing

    I'm a model you know what I mean
    And I do my little turn on the catwalk
    Yeah on the catwalk on the catwalk yeah
    I do my little turn on the catwalk

    I'm too sexy for my car too sexy for my car
    Too sexy by far
    And I'm too sexy for my hat
    Too sexy for my hat what do you think about that

    I'm a model you know what I mean
    And I do my little turn on the catwalk
    Yeah on the catwalk on the catwalk yeah
    I shake my little touche on the catwalk

    I'm too sexy for my too sexy for my too sexy for my

    'Cos I'm a model you know what I mean
    And I do my little turn on the catwalk
    Yeah on the catwalk on the catwalk yeah
    I shake my little touche on the catwalk

    I'm too sexy for my cat too sexy for my cat
    Poor pussy poor pussy cat
    I'm too sexy for my love too sexy for my love
    Love's going to leave me

    And I'm too sexy for this song


    -------


    Right Said Fred

    I'm Too Sexy Lyrics


    Paradigmsearch contemplates new avatar...

    1. prettydarkhorse profile image64
      prettydarkhorseposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      :-) smile

    2. Laurinzo Scott profile image59
      Laurinzo Scottposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Paradigmsearch... you are incredible!!!!   No please leave your image, you are perfect the way you are, and you can't improve perfection, and I couldn't be laughing harder!!!
      thanks

  7. peeples profile image88
    peeplesposted 4 years ago

    I recently started following someone whos pic is in a bikini. My only reason for this is to see how often they put new stuff up and what quality it is since she seems to have thousands of followers. I guess whatever works. Isn't that what making money is about?

    1. Laurinzo Scott profile image59
      Laurinzo Scottposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Yes peeples, but I think it is ad when, with the exception of those who have been on the hub since the stoneages; we know money isn't going to be flowing through our fingers. You mean even here on a forum for writer's and a community of said does sexploitation have to be a factor???

      1. peeples profile image88
        peeplesposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Attractivness plays a role everywhere. For those that can't bring in google traffic, at least they know they'll get hub traffic and get their few pennies a day! Personally it doesn't bother me. What some would consider sexy is just a real pic to others. Prettydarkhorse is an attractive female who uses her natural picture quite well without even trying. It's those that are trying too hard that become funny to me.

        1. Laurinzo Scott profile image59
          Laurinzo Scottposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          I like that attitude peeples: it is obvious for anyone that they can't control who folows their pics or not, or for what reasons. we would like to think it is the quality content of the work, but hey!!!!

        2. paradigmsearch profile image85
          paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          She makes my pulse rate quicken... big_smile

          1. prettydarkhorse profile image64
            prettydarkhorseposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Why, grrrrrr??? You must be scared Para.. Good day, :-)

            1. paradigmsearch profile image85
              paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              That must be it... big_smile

  8. Lisa HW profile image83
    Lisa HWposted 4 years ago

    Followers are one thing.  Traffic is another.  Awhile back there was someone who posted a very provocative picture and had an intentionally suggestive name.  That person was on here about two days, and I discovered that she (if it was really even a "she") had a big following of male Hubbers.  These guys were people who wrote half-decent Hubs and seemed fairly intelligent.  I couldn't believe they'd even give what was most likely a sockpuppet (or whatever) the time of day.  Yet, they apparently weren't embarrassed to follow this user and engage in really stupid forum talk.

    On the other hand, i once went through about 70 pages of "top Hubbers" (when those pages were on here), just to do a check to try to answer this question (because someone asked it).  Of all those pages of top Hubbers, I ran into about four pictures that looked real and were of particularly attractive people (so someone might think they were "sexy looking").  Then I ran into, I think, a couple of ridiculous ones (provocative ones or else pictures that were obviously aimed to be sexy).  On the other hand, the bottom of the list had far higher numbers of sexy pictures   So, it sure looks to me as if sexy pictures don't do a whole lot for one's profile.

    I really never got posting pictures of actresses or models on here.  What the heck was that all about????!   There's far less of that going on now, and the people who once did it seem to have disappeared.  Maybe they decided to sign up with new names and as "non-morons".   lol

    1. Laurinzo Scott profile image59
      Laurinzo Scottposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Vey well said Lisa, and thank you so much for you honest and informative answer. It is just thst I was wondering, as per my own observations. It is somewhat sad I thought that some very good writers may be past up in favor of the "flavor" of the minute.
      Being I man I must admit probably falling into this trap as well,
      oh and by the way Lisa , nice keys...

      1. Lisa HW profile image83
        Lisa HWposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Those are my very special laptop keys, which I usually keep tucked away safely and like new.  I suppose I could have added some character if I took a picture of my beaten up "regular" keyboard; but as you can see, I'm in my anonymous, boring-and- lacking-in-personality phase.  The way I see it, it takes a certain amount guts to actually aim to create THAT boring an image.   smile

  9. Greekgeek profile image95
    Greekgeekposted 4 years ago

    I don't know about "sexy," but an appealing, professional, visually eye-catching, yet authentic-looking profile picture is one of the most important ways to grab readers' attention.

    Web content can seem like an anonymous computer talking to you. A profile photo at the top right of an article helps to simulate the effect of a real person speaking, making eye contact with the reader. Trust is a big issue on the web, and we're primed to feel some connection to human faces.

    A profile photo is even more vital now that we can establish authorship so that Google will display our author icon above our articles in search results. That icon can repel or attract clicks.

    See this SEOmoz article showing real-world results from changing one's profile photo:
    How Optimizing My Ugly Google+ Pic Increased Free Traffic 35%

    Or see my Making Search Results Sexy blog post for examples.

    1. Laurinzo Scott profile image59
      Laurinzo Scottposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you very much Greekgeek for the comment, and the tips... I will definitely look at those ideas...
      Laurinzo

  10. jponiato profile image83
    jponiatoposted 4 years ago

    To be honest, I might be more inclined to look at the profile if the picture is sexy, but I won't follow the writer unless they are fairly accomplished at writing on topics that interest me.

    1. Laurinzo Scott profile image59
      Laurinzo Scottposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you brother jponiato for your very honest answer. That is the truth of it.

  11. Lisa HW profile image83
    Lisa HWposted 4 years ago

    I was kind of taken aback when I went to YouTube earlier today, only to run into the thing, "Do you want to use your whole name and picture?"  (The Google authorship picture and name.)  I clicked "No" (for whatever reason - no real one, I guess, just habit  smile ).  Then it came back with (essentially), "What?  No?  How about at least trying your real picture and name.  You can always switch back if you don't like it."  So, robot-zombie that I am, I clicked (essentially) "Oh, OK.  Go ahead.  Use my name and picture."  Up came, of course, the picture that I a) hate and b) am pretty sick of seeing show up everywhere at this point.   I'll see how long that lasts.  (A few hours I'm guessing.  lol )

    1. Laurinzo Scott profile image59
      Laurinzo Scottposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Now I am curious to see the "real you" Lisa HW. This smiling picture of you shows too many teeth!  lol

  12. Mark Ewbie profile image82
    Mark Ewbieposted 4 years ago

    Ah, what the hell.  Nothing else works.

    1. Laurinzo Scott profile image59
      Laurinzo Scottposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Nice pecs... I mean "pic" Mark. What gymn do you attend???

      1. Mark Ewbie profile image82
        Mark Ewbieposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        "Work Those Buns" - half price senior citizens on Thursdays.

  13. Wayne Brown profile image87
    Wayne Brownposted 4 years ago

    It depends on what one is here for.  The crowd has changed greatly from my early days two years ago.  Beauty and charm will only get one some minor curiosity for those sincerely interested in writing and reading good writing by others.  It is not so much the size of the fan base as it is the traffic count that works to longevity.  ~WB

    1. Laurinzo Scott profile image59
      Laurinzo Scottposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you so much Wayne for your response.
      You have been here a lot longer, and I appreciate some wisdom from not only a male perspective; but a long time hubber!

      Laurinzo

  14. maxoxam41 profile image77
    maxoxam41posted 4 years ago

    Who would read or follow a sexy profile? Only a superficial hubber. Why would we need such a follower?

    1. Laurinzo Scott profile image59
      Laurinzo Scottposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I agree wholeheartedly but it is just an observation, ans subsequent question!
      Thanks!!!

  15. CrisSp profile image81
    CrisSpposted 4 years ago

    I thought photos like that are not allowed and will not be accepted by the HP moderators? This is in the HP rules for hubbing, if I'm not mistaken. Shouldn't it be applicable for hubbers' profile picture as well?

    1. Laurinzo Scott profile image59
      Laurinzo Scottposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      It seems as that is true, but that has no reflection upon anyone who puts a rather provacative (intentional, or not) photo on. I guess that term is like rather the words, cold or hot... totally subjective terms. It is more a commentary on those who would blindly follow such a image... with what expectation?
      Just an observation

  16. HowardBThiname profile image89
    HowardBThinameposted 4 years ago

    That must be why I can't get many followers.

    <heading out to the gym>

    1. Laurinzo Scott profile image59
      Laurinzo Scottposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Lol...

      I don't think that is it brother, and obviously from your answer you are not as shallow as some others in the community may be.

      Thanks for responding...

      Laurinzo

  17. emeliarae profile image61
    emeliaraeposted 4 years ago

    I don't understand the need for sexy profile pictures. Shouldn't your content and writing be enough? Those who rely on their avatar for page views are most likely lacking in other areas.

    1. Laurinzo Scott profile image59
      Laurinzo Scottposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Amen to that my sister... I agree totally.

      look at some content of some of our fellows, and think about it for a moment. But then in a perfect world, even perfection would be bland!


      thanks for responding to the question

      Laurinzo

  18. tussin profile image61
    tussinposted 4 years ago

    I'm wearing nothing but a red tie, but I can't say that it has attracted more followers.  Perhaps I should have left more to the imagination.

    1. Laurinzo Scott profile image59
      Laurinzo Scottposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Maybe so my friend... maybe so...

  19. Kangaroo_Jase profile image82
    Kangaroo_Jaseposted 4 years ago

    I am extremely ridiculously good looking - but for some reason my profile picture does not reflect that fact!!!

    1. Laurinzo Scott profile image59
      Laurinzo Scottposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Hey Kanga I have that same problem...  it is uncanny, and scary!!!   lol

      thanks for commenting to the question

 
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