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Avatars

  1. Ohma profile image78
    Ohmaposted 7 years ago

    I was wondering if the use of an avatar rather than a personal pic. makes a difference in dollars and cents? That whole a face to trust thing. Has anyone ever tried to see if it does? If so would you share what you learned?

    1. Kapalbility02 profile image61
      Kapalbility02posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      An avatar is okay. Just upload one with personality (no a logo or something) and you'll be fine. Yours is good. wink

    2. coneybridget profile image60
      coneybridgetposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah most artists are fragment of their own imaginations anyway.....show ur self if you're on a dating site....

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    Denno66posted 7 years ago

    I actually found no difference in either. For a short while, I posted a pic of the real me, then went back to this one or one like it and found no change in the traffic flow.

  3. Ohma profile image78
    Ohmaposted 7 years ago

    cool thanks

  4. Kapalbility02 profile image61
    Kapalbility02posted 7 years ago

    Just do not leave at the default avatar (do we have one here? i dont remember). That will show you're too uncaring to upload a pic. smile

  5. darkside profile image80
    darksideposted 7 years ago

    Think outside the box (or at least outside HubPages). There are plenty of websites and blogs where people don't use their likeness and still manage to earn money.

  6. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    I have changed my avatar to multiple different things, including myself and not seen a change in traffic or anything else. smile

  7. Marisa Wright profile image93
    Marisa Wrightposted 7 years ago

    I've always felt pressure to use a real picture - I've been told it gives you more credibility, and if you want to be seen as a professional writer that's important.

    However I'm definitely getting mixed messages these days (just after I changed my picture to a portrait, LOL!).  I notice Sufidreamer has replaced his photo with an avatar, and Darkside's enigmatic eyes have been replaced with a Star Wars-type poster.  And Cagsil, who made it a condition of being in the "ladies" Hub that we had to have a real picture, now has an avatar as well!

  8. rebekahELLE profile image92
    rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago

    I used a real pic for a while. I don't see any difference. I think on these sites an appropriate avatar works. If someone is really interested and reads our hubs, the writing speaks more than any avatar or real pic.  I like a degree of privacy online, and the avatars are fun.  smile
    look at someone like relache, she has an artsy drawing and we all know she does very well here.

  9. Ohma profile image78
    Ohmaposted 7 years ago

    Thanks everyone. I really appreciate your willingness to share what you have learned.

  10. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    Btw- for those who haven't noticed, I bounce between my real picture and several other avatars. lol lol

  11. tantrum profile image60
    tantrumposted 7 years ago

    The only difference I noticed is when I had my bikini avatar. Lots of new fans and lots of e-mails.. My hub views increased as well.

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    lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago

    only my naked avatars effect traffic. It decreases.

  13. sunforged profile image64
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    Your avatar image is also used as your favicon for your profile pages

    My current avatar is actually just my old favicon for another site.

    I change my avatar all the time, cant really see any traffic change as a result.

    If you write about a variety of topics, especially some that may have more serious or heavy topics, you should probably consider the impact your avatar may have on your perceived authority

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    Justine76posted 7 years ago

    oh man.....did search function break again?...
    I get tons more traffic within HP with a sexy pic, that has nothing to do with $. Quality of keywords and all that SEO stuff earns money.

  15. Misha profile image77
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    HP traffic does not click on ads. But counts towards hubscore though smile

    1. profile image0
      Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      oh....
      forgot that...

    2. shazwellyn profile image83
      shazwellynposted 7 years ago in reply to this
  16. Misha profile image77
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    Which part exactly? wink

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      Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      hubscore

      1. Misha profile image77
        Mishaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        You got a surprise benefit then tongue

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          Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          lol I quit adsense
          so I forget sometimes, its all related. Nice to see ya! I gotta run in a sec....

  17. Misha profile image77
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    I hope you are back. Eventually lol

    1. profile image0
      Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      tonight or tomorrow

  18. Misha profile image77
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    Have fun smile

    1. shazwellyn profile image83
      shazwellynposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      behave yourself Misha! hehehe

  19. Misha profile image77
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    I can't sad

    As soon as I see a sexy back, I am hooked wink

    1. shazwellyn profile image83
      shazwellynposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Doh! lol

  20. Misha profile image77
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    He-he. smile

    Did you read the book yet?

 
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