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Poll: Apart from going platinum, what ProZ.com activity has boosted your profile views most?
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Nov 3, 2005

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Claudia Iglesias  Identity Verified
Chile
Local time: 01:03
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All the options Nov 3, 2005

Apart from going platinum, what ProZ.com activity has boosted your profile views most?
KudoZ - Participaing in forums - Other (please comment) - Getting featured - Submitting glossaries - Publishing an article - Organizing a powwow.


I've taken advantage of all of them except glossaries and articles.
I would add two more: changing the picture, the new one doesn't need to be naked, people are so curious! so they want to see more details of the new picture.
I remember a guy that was featured and his picture was on a bed, I'm sure he got plenty of visitors.

The other thing that generates visits to my profile is having a link to my profile in my signature.

Claudia




[Edited at 2005-11-03 16:14]


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Maria Diaconu  Identity Verified
Romania
Local time: 08:03
English to Romanian
Changing the picture Nov 3, 2005

I must agree with Claudia: changing the picture once in a while has boosted my profile views significantly.
Guess how I got the greatest traffic increase? By replacing the picture of myself with the picture of my cat!
A lot of people on this site love cats, or so it seems

[Edited at 2005-11-03 17:38]


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xxxBrandis
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multiple options have contributed Nov 3, 2005

It is not just contributing an article or participating in Kudoz, but all in their own way have contributed, I would have opted a multiple choice on this poll. Best regards, Brandis

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Marjon van den Bosch  Identity Verified
United States
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Member (2004)
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I don't have the foggiest idea! Nov 3, 2005

I've long felt guilty about not contributing to KUDz, but it has been an incredibly busy year...more 7 day workweeks than last year. I still have miles to go in maximizing my profile, like updating my website, linking it, changing my B/W fuzzy photo, redoing my resume and the list goes on. I thought the recent poll re how much time one spends on administrative tasks was interesting; I count the above activities as such,as well as learning new SW etc. but time has become so limited even for attending to the bare basics. Thanks to Proz and the regular clients I now have, I'm in this wonderful and strange place where I have to turn down business almost every day (and my primary language is only spoken by 22 million people!)

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Cristina Heraud-van Tol  Identity Verified
Peru
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Member (2005)
English to Spanish
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I don't know Nov 3, 2005

I really don't know if my profile has more or less views than before. The simple reason is that I haven't ever been able to see how many people have checked/check my profile. I also don't have/feel/see that I am getting more jobs.

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Parrot  Identity Verified
Spain
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Other Nov 3, 2005

Dunno... my Visitors' tab shows I got 21 visits today

And I thought I got my jobs from (would you believe) showing outsourcers how ProZ.com works

(I mean it, sometimes I think I could put up a side business with a 902 line for attending to the people who ask, "how do I find a translator in your directory?" Better than telling fortunes, anyway)


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Henry Dotterer
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Please consider becoming a platinum member. Nov 4, 2005

Cristina Heraud-van Tol wrote:

I really don't know if my profile has more or less views than before. The simple reason is that I haven't ever been able to see how many people have checked/check my profile. I also don't have/feel/see that I am getting more jobs.


Becoming a member could benefit you in both respects. Please consider it.


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