Have you ever made a comment and wondered why your picture is not there and other people’s pictures are?
Well almost every blog has a thing called gravatar assigned to their website.
It is very easy to set up and once it’s done you won’t be left in the dark as a mystery man or woman again.
What is a Gravatar?
Gravatar stands for Globally Recognized Avatar. It is globally recognized because millions of people and websites use them. Most popular applications like WordPress have built-in support for Gravatar. When a user leaves a comment (with email) on a site that supports Gravatar, it pulls their Globally Recognized Avatar from Gravatar servers. Then that picture is shown next to the comment. This allows each commenter to have their identity through out the world wide web.
Why Should I add Gravatar?
If you want to be identified on the web, then you should use a gravatar. If you are a blogger, non-profit, small business, or anyone who wants to build a brand, then you need to start using gravatar. Chances are that you read and comment on blogs. At first your gravatar might not get as much attention. But if the same person sees your comment at numerous sites they read, they will probably end up visiting your website. We as publishers find it really easy to identify our loyal users by their gravatar.
In our opinion, gravatar makes your comment stand out.
How can I get a Gravatar?
It’s simple and it’s free. Simply go to Gravatar’s website. Signup with the email that you use the most often to comment. Add an avatar of yourself. This could be a picture of yourself, your company’s logo, or something unique. You really have to do it one time. Chances are you won’t be changing your avatar a lot. So it’s more like set it and forget it.
To see the live demo of gravatar in action simply comment below. Don’t be shy we don’t bite. If you have a gravatar, then make a comment below. So we can recognize you.