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Get more readers with your Gravatar

October 30, 2016

I have been blogging for a few months on WordPress and I believe in learning by doing and that is why I like to experience new things on the platform and look at other blogs how they do things. I have noticed that many bloggers do not have a web page and only the standard avatar account.

This post is for everyone rookies as advanced users and therefor I want to start by explaining what Avatar is. An avatar is simply an image that represents you online which is a little picture that will be shown beside your name when you interact with web pages. This is a free service and it is included in every WordPress.com account. A Gravatar is a globally recognised avatar where you can create your profile.

However, getting a Gravatar doesn’t mean that you will also have a web page because this is something that you need to create yourself. I personally prefer to have a web page since it is easier for others to find my blog and visit it as well. The most of us who are involved in blogging want to be visible and that is where the web page comes in.

Everyone who has WordPress do also have a Gravatar but it is necessary to go into the Gravatar and edit it. I would like to walk you through the steps of how this is done.

When you enter your Gravatar from your WordPress page click on the picture on the top at the right then you will come to the picture below. Fill out all the information that is required. At your right you see everything that you can add on your Gravatar. You can add a lot there. Everything from instagram, Facebook etc, but I chose to only add my blog page because I have all the social media there.

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Click on websites and you will have the opportunity to write your web page. After you have done that you should click on save. Then your web page will show automatically and be visible for everyone who enters your Gravatar. This will help others to find your blog when you just like their posts. If you don’t have this page on your Gravatar it is impossible to find your page by likes. So if you want to be visible you need to go through the steps that I showed you above.

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This is how my Gravatar looks like when people enter my profile. If I don’t add a comment and only a like, people can still find my webpage because I have added my site on Gravatar. This was just an advice if you want to get more readers.

I have learned much since I started to blog here. I also try to find new ways to make my blog visible and webpages are the best way to do so. If you want more information please have a look at the link below.

https://en.gravatar.com/support/ 

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I hope that you appreciated my tips and if you have any question do not hesitate to ask. I will happily answer you.

Take care! ♥

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  • Reply Amitav Chowdhury July 4, 2016 at 8:52 pm

    Wonderful post, and a good step by step guide.

  • Reply donnamarie0503 July 4, 2016 at 9:03 pm

    Thank you so much for being off now I have to try this I think I have a gravatar butt I need to edit and make it better and I think those two mixed up things online and not sure how to figure it out but anyways thank you for this

  • Reply Aki July 4, 2016 at 9:07 pm

    Very informative. Now I’ll edit my gravatar and add more details. Thanks for sharing.♥

    • Reply Roberta Pimentel July 4, 2016 at 9:10 pm

      You are welcome! I’m glad that helps you in some way 🙂

      • Reply Aki July 4, 2016 at 9:26 pm

        Reblogged… I’m sure it’ll be very helpful for others..

  • Reply Aki July 4, 2016 at 9:25 pm

    Reblogged this on The Learnify.

  • Reply Lisa Meister July 4, 2016 at 9:32 pm

    I feel stupid, but how do I enter the gravatar from my wordpress page?

  • Reply Miracle :) July 4, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    Thank you for sharing. I had never thought about this before. Will do it soon 😇

  • Reply Lisa Meister July 4, 2016 at 10:00 pm

    I went to gravatar.com and found it. Thanks.

  • Reply Jim July 4, 2016 at 10:17 pm

    I like Gravatar. it lets me know who I’m following and conversing with.

  • Reply writingandalcohol July 5, 2016 at 12:22 am

    It’s good you share this. Sometimes I would like to connect to people who liked my post but will find no websites on their gravatar so I find it hard to know them. Thanks 🙂

  • Reply flyingcolours603 July 5, 2016 at 12:54 am

    wow helpful i did not know about this thanks

  • Reply Eric W. July 5, 2016 at 1:30 am

    Very useful blog. I have a gravatar account but never edit it. Reblogged, Thank you for posting.

    • Reply Roberta Pimentel July 5, 2016 at 9:30 pm

      Thank for sharing my post! I’m glad that helps you and I hope that can help your followers too 🙂
      Cheers!

  • Reply Eric W. July 5, 2016 at 1:30 am

    Reblogged this on Home Sweet Home and commented:
    Something all wordpress user might want to know

  • Reply Rhythm July 5, 2016 at 7:05 am

    Hey, thanks a lot for sharing it. it is really helpful. I updated mine and filled out all the missing information. 🙂 XOXO

  • Reply Amitav Chowdhury July 5, 2016 at 1:55 pm

    Reblogged this on Amitav Chowdhury and commented:
    A nice step by step guide to set up your Gravatar profile. Please do read it.

  • Reply Grandtrines July 5, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    Reblogged this on Still Another Writer's Blog and commented:
    I am the poster child for failing to do this. 🙂

    • Reply Roberta Pimentel July 5, 2016 at 9:32 pm

      Thank you for sharing my article 🙂 I’m happy that you found it out now!
      Cheers!

      • Reply Grandtrines July 5, 2016 at 10:16 pm

        Oh, I know about Gravatars. I do not have a pic because I choose to remain anonymous. Maybe I will put up a cartoon character. 🙂

        • Reply Roberta Pimentel July 5, 2016 at 10:21 pm

          Ah, I see 🙂 But you can put your webpages there too so when you like other posts they can find you 😉

          • Grandtrines July 5, 2016 at 10:25 pm

            Well, it is a good idea. I suppose I will have to put it on “the list.” (You know, THAT list. It is about a zillion lines long and it contains things you know you SHOULD do but just cannot seem to get to. Sigh. 🙂 )

          • Roberta Pimentel July 5, 2016 at 10:29 pm

            Haha, I understand . I can do that same sometimes 🙂

          • Grandtrines July 5, 2016 at 10:39 pm

            In a way, we are all like little factories. If it is part of our “assembly line,” then we can blast it. But, just a little out of the norm, and it/we “fall off the cliff.” I think this gets worse as you get older and your literal and metaphorical skeletal system becomes more rigid and brittle and less flexible. You really *DO* have a good idea with that, but I just do not know how I can carve out a window to do it. AND, at least in theory, I am “off” this summer. Yet there does not seem to be a minute to spare. (Maybe I should write a blog entry on this.) In fact, I think I WILL do just that, over on my blog at “Still Another Writer’s Blog.” (Or is it “Still Another Writers’ Blog”? Damnit, I am not sure myself!)

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  • Reply Roberta Pimentel July 7, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    Reblogged this on Roberta Pimentel and commented:

    Click on the original post and learn step by step 😉 https://robertapimentel.com/2016/07/04/get-more-readers-with-gravatar/

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  • Reply Wendy July 7, 2016 at 10:48 pm

    That is so helpful Roberta – thanks very much. I’d set up the Gravatar but hadn’t added a web page so hadn’t realised that when I ‘like’ a page there is no way back to my site! Very much appreciated. x

  • Reply aline angoustures July 8, 2016 at 9:38 am

    Fantastic ! Thank you I tried to do it and I’ll tell you…

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  • Reply Tony Burgess July 17, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    I think that the Gravatar system is great and it can help you with managing your comments and identity across platforms. People should use it more.

  • Reply Miriam July 18, 2016 at 1:28 am

    Great advice, thanks.

  • Reply alvarezgalloso August 8, 2016 at 12:15 am

    Thanks for posting. I have used Gravatar to get readers

  • Reply Geoff with a G August 8, 2016 at 1:52 am

    Great tip! Thank you so much Roberta!

  • Reply Don Massenzio August 8, 2016 at 1:01 pm

    Reblogged this on Don Massenzio's Blog.

  • Reply The Story Reading Ape August 8, 2016 at 1:40 pm

    Reblogged this on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog and commented:
    It’s Roberta’s turn to explain the importance of your Avatars / Gravatars 😀

  • Reply noelleg44 August 8, 2016 at 2:46 pm

    Really, really, helpful!

  • Reply Symphony E August 9, 2016 at 3:15 am

    Great tips!

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  • Reply hotelauditor August 24, 2016 at 7:27 am

    It’s a great know-how for the beginner bloggers. However the Gravatar is a little bit uncomfortable. You can’t make a setting on the photo size 🙁 The default setting is 400×400 and sometimes the 200×200 would be better. I do agree in the top most case the Gravatar photo is a photo about a person, but I’m sure there are many people who would prefer the logo instead of a bigger quality self photo.

  • Reply Theo Herbots September 10, 2016 at 2:38 am

    Dear Roberta
    Once again well done
    Sincerely
    Theo Herbots
    I rerblog it on my site
    https://wieistheoherbots.wordpress.com/2016/09/09/theo-herbots-tv/

  • Reply Theo Herbots September 10, 2016 at 2:39 am

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  • Reply humourstuff September 10, 2016 at 3:12 am

    Hey thanks this was quite helpful I didn’t even knew about gravatar

  • Reply vermontbookworks September 10, 2016 at 4:53 am

    Excellent thanks

    Vermont book Works

  • Reply Sumith Babu September 10, 2016 at 10:07 am

    Wonderful post!! Was really helpful. Thank you Roberta.

  • Reply watchingthedaisies September 10, 2016 at 6:35 pm

    Very helpful post. I must check this out…

  • Reply SweatpantsandPumps September 20, 2016 at 7:01 am

    I just got done updating my gravatar! Thank you for this post! <333

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  • Reply Heartafire September 23, 2016 at 1:32 am

    Great post and advice. Bloggers, be sure to put your blog address with your Avatar…otherwise we can’t find you!

  • Reply consciousoftheheart September 23, 2016 at 4:01 am

    Good information, thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Woman On Rampage October 3, 2016 at 9:49 am

    Loving your posts! And great tips ❤

    Check out mine too? Thanks 💕

  • Reply randomthoughtsofmine2016 October 3, 2016 at 12:05 pm

    Thank you! This was very helpful and useful information. Will try to use it soon.

  • Reply Simply-Me October 3, 2016 at 12:48 pm

    Thank you for sharing 👍

  • Reply wps15 October 3, 2016 at 3:40 pm

    Nice!

  • Reply wysiwyg October 3, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    I don’t like to use gravatar 😉

  • Reply sasha October 3, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    You are such a kind blogger roberta!You help other bloggers to grow as a successful blogger.Keep going like this and i love yout blog and posts🙂

    • Reply Roberta Pimentel October 3, 2016 at 7:21 pm

      Thank you so much Sasha! I’m glad that my blog can inspires you positively 🙂

      • Reply sasha October 3, 2016 at 7:22 pm

        Pleasure is all mine roberta🙂i just wana reblog this so that people can know about this.can i if you don’t mind?

        • Reply Roberta Pimentel October 3, 2016 at 7:26 pm

          Feel free to reblog any of my posts 🙂

          • sasha October 3, 2016 at 7:27 pm

            Well thanks for that🙂

  • Reply sasha October 3, 2016 at 7:29 pm

    Reblogged this on Sasha's Writings and commented:
    Well very informative thing which was originally posted by one of my friendly bloggers roberta..

  • Reply Belle Papillon 24/7 October 8, 2016 at 7:02 am

    Reblogged this on Belle Papillon 24/7 and commented:
    I decided to reblog this because I noticed that some of my blogger friends, reader, followers have no gravatar or may have a gravatar but it does not link to their blog.

    This is a a very helpful post that I think would bring traffic to their blogs if that is their goal.
    Thanks, Roberta for sharing this very informative post.

    More power to you!

  • Reply pamelascanepa October 15, 2016 at 3:18 am

    This is awesome! Thanks for sharing!

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  • Reply prior.. October 15, 2016 at 4:29 am

    I. HOPe more people read this and add their site because sometimes I want to follow up with someone and reach a dead end because they do not have anything linked – so this is not only about getting more readers – it is about efficiency and connectivity – good tip!

  • Reply kelleysdiy October 15, 2016 at 6:02 am

    Great Info….thank you!!!!

  • Reply Miss B Blogz Thingz Over.. October 31, 2016 at 12:58 pm

    Hey Girllllll!

    Yess! I Agree! 💯 That is really something that you have to do. I did it to.
    Sometimes a wanna follow soms people but because they didn’t add their blog on their avatar i can’t follow them.
    Great Post As Always Girl! Have a wonderfull week! Let’s make it a Good one!

    Hugz & Kisses,

    Miss B.💋

  • Reply Son of a Sailor November 23, 2016 at 9:25 pm

    Reblogged this on Live Free 2 Sail Fast and commented:
    Another great article from someone who knows what she’s talking about-

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