How to Make Better User Profile Pages

Oct 16th
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I am not sure if many readers here know about it, but this site has profile pages. Here is my profile, for example.

A few updates worth making:

  • allow you to insert your RSS feed of your blog on the page
  • track all comments from a user
  • allow adding additional widgets / gadgets to profile pages
  • layout improvements, but I am not sure how as of yet

What updates would you like to see made? Should any of the fields be expanded? Should any of them be killed?

You can edit your profile page under the my account section of the right sidebar.

Published: October 16, 2007

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VivanTech
October 16, 2007 - 10:55pm

Hi Aaron,

I just joined the profile community online. I hope this will be a good networking opportunity for me since I am new to SEO and graduating from San Diego State University in spring into the real world.

Also, a comment about the web site part. I work on two web sites (ecollectionletters.com and vivantech.com) for two different companies currently. We should add an option of listing more than one web site on the profile.

Just a thought.

October 17, 2007 - 2:54pm

Great idea... I'd only thought of adding profiles for my writers however I now think that it just may be beneficial to readers as well.

Cheers.

October 22, 2007 - 6:19pm

Funny, I was hoping there would be at least one dofollow link in there somewhere (I mean life is a joke in an of itself for SEO readers). Why bother commenting on others' blogs when you can add content to your own blogs about the review of your post or such. You are not the only one of course, Aaron. SEOMoz does the same thing. As if comments are any less valuable or your hard written youmoz blog is worth nothing, your profile page gets no link love and the only nonanchored links gets a nofollow. But hey it is a cool feature either way. We all fear Google nofollow gods at the end of the day. What a world of fear we live in.

October 22, 2007 - 7:26pm

I don't use nofollow because of Google. That doesn't provide direct links because if it did I would have about 50 new members a day with about 48 of them being spammers interested in abusing my site without any intention of offering anything but pollution.

I would spend all my day policing the fact that I set up a blog that attracted the wrong people. When you have a widely read blog about SEO you get more spam than just about anyone outside of search engineers.

October 23, 2007 - 3:51pm

Sorry Aaron,

I am not trying to be a spammer. Actually I was more frustrated in SEOMoz system. I will continue to be a faithful reader and commenter. I have to admit that your profile is one of the most extensive selection giving profiles out there. As always, my hat is off to you.

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