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.
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:
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!
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…
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.
4: 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?
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.
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.
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.
8: Bartimus.I have no idea what this avatar is, either a sock puppet or a Labyrinth character, but it makes me laugh everytime!
9: Qwerty. Just because that hair is amazing!
10: MelissaF. Who doesn’t like Yoda??
Apologies to Skinner who would have been number 11 if this had been a top 11 !