Gravatar.com – Makes Comments More Personal

December 9th, 2009 | 4 Comments |

From time to time I like to give little tutorials about how I set things up right here on my blog. I get a ton of questions asking how to do something on their own blog, so this is a great way to:

  1. gravatar logoAvoid questions. Time preservation!!
  2. Assist people with questions.

So it works out pretty well.

Now, anyone who is anyone know that if you are serious about blogging, then you must also be serious about commenting. Not only getting comments on your own blog posts, but also commenting on other blogs in your niche as well. Commenting does a few things for you and your blog:

  1. It increases your traffic as you link your name to your blog. Along with the owner of that blog, others will click on your name, leading them to your blog.
  2. It also increases your rankings in the search engines of you leave a keyword in place of your name. (Be careful though. You don’t want to be considered a spammer. Leave value in your comment. Look for a future post, this week, on how to include your name AND a keyword linked to your site!)
  3. You start to be recognized as a frequent visitor to your favorite blogs and will eventually be rewarded for it in some way, shape or form.

I had a pet peeve about comments on my blog. They didn’t have a picture attached to them like everyone elses blogs did. So I fixed that through a site called Gravatar.com. It’s very simple to set up and it associates your email address with your picture. So as you leave a comment on another blog, use the email with the picture you want posted on that site. Simple…..and it’s completely free!

And as you can see below, that is if anyone has commented, there are pictures next to comments. It’s nice to know who is following your blogs and makes things a bit more personal. So, before you leave a comment, make sure you have a gravatar at Gravatar.com.

David Allred is the author and creator of CFW. David has been teaching entrepreneur minded people how to earn a full time income working from the comfort of home for nearly a decade.

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