I read the newest book by a very prolific author. Each time I read one of her books, I turn it over to the back cover and see the same picture. She hasn’t updated her photo in at least the past 20 years.
I checked her Facebook page. Both her picture and bio haven’t been updated there, either.
I had to laugh though, when I realized I hadn’t changed my picture in the last 7 years.
Whether it is just pure laziness or if it’s because I like seeing a younger version of myself, I had to laugh at myself for doing the same thing.
Clearly, I have updated my information in About Myself on my website, www.brendapoulosauthor.com, but the picture remains the same one I’ve always used.
I’m told that when you make changes on your website or Facebook page, the little internet crawlers get more interested in visiting you. Then ever-so-slightly, your ranking is improved. The changes don’t have to be huge. A change as small as a new profile picture is all that’s necessary.
So, take a few selfies, upload, and wait to see if you’ve become more visible.