The Top 10 Sphinn Avatars, and why

Posted by in Social Media & Online PR on August 30th, 2007 34 Comments

Because harnesting the power of Sphinn is a useful thing in this industry, I have compiled a top 10 of the best avatars on the social media network. Just like brands are given identities that you can (and must) adapt & optimize, avatars give your blogs and submits a touch of personality which is always a bonus in this virtual world.

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Avatars that are successful eye catchers tend to be 2 dimensional. Despite technological improvements, I find that a graphic or comedy avatar will arouse curiosity much more than a simple mugshot from the webcam above your screen. Here are the Top 10 Sphinn avatars:

incrediblehelp 50 The Top 10 Sphinn Avatars, and why 1: IncredibleHelp.The combination of the colour (which really pops out), name and connotations associated with the avatar make it irresistible for me to click incrediblehelp’s posts!

 Sebastian 50 The Top 10 Sphinn Avatars, and why 2: Sebastian.The little mermaid’ s crab (not lobster!) also has a colour that gets noticed on the Sphinn background. Again, the fact that everybody else’s avatar is a photo makes this familiar crab stick out from other Sphinn crustaceans. On top of that, he writes good posts…

Lyndon 50 The Top 10 Sphinn Avatars, and why 3: Lyndon. The combination of 30% of red of the picture, and the serious look on his face makes it hard to not take Lyndon seriously, associating his blog posts with authoritative information.

 fantomaster 50 The Top 10 Sphinn Avatars, and why4: Fantomaster. Again, the link between the avatar graphic and the blogger’s name reinforces his identity. Who wouldn’t want to get information from a spy?

ViperChill 50 The Top 10 Sphinn Avatars, and why 5: ViperChill.Simply because everytime I see it, I wonder if Viper is (a) someone that looks incredibly young, or (b) a really funny guy! That made me go to his website a lot, where I found out that Viper writes some really, really good posts.

GotanRaider 50 The Top 10 Sphinn Avatars, and why 6: GotanRaider.The black hat on the avatar will make it hard for any black hat SEO not to read Gotan’s post. He might also get a Sphinn just because other black hats want to associate with him.

thegyppo 50 The Top 10 Sphinn Avatars, and why 7: TheGyppo. I do not have any solid data about this, but in this industry where there are much more men than women, I am sure an avatar where a female SEO looks semi-nude will get a few more clicks than usually.

bartimus 50 The Top 10 Sphinn Avatars, and why 8: Bartimus.I have no idea what this avatar is, either a sock puppet or a Labyrinth character, but it makes me laugh everytime!

qwerty 50 The Top 10 Sphinn Avatars, and why 9: Qwerty. Just because that hair is amazing!

melissaf 50 The Top 10 Sphinn Avatars, and why 10: MelissaF. Who doesn’t like Yoda??

skinner 50 The Top 10 Sphinn Avatars, and why Apologies to Skinner who would have been number 11 if this had been a top 11 !

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