We regularly get asked how to get added to the featured directory, or shared to our Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr feeds. Below is generally what we are looking for as well as a few tips!
Have a complete page.
First, we want to see all about you, not about our default options. A custom background, biography and apps are the basics here. Consider tags, links, work, education and location to round it out. You don’t have to have every single option maxed out, but we are looking for pages taking advantage of the features we offer.
On backgrounds: show your face or get creative!
We love seeing great background photos. If you have a headshot, use it. Not happy with the photos you have? Have quick photo shoot with a photographic friend.
As an alternative, use a scenic shot, one in action, a still life, interesting pattern or graphic design. There are lots of options here! The goal is to have it fill the space available and reflect who you are or what you are passionate about.
Show it off.
Regularly we hear requests for getting featured, without any reference to a page URL. If you write in, have it in your email signature. If you mention us on Twitter, make sure it’s in your bio there. We’re happy to take requests, just be sure you are doing your part putting your page out there.
Look good big and small.
Featured pages are similar in size to thumbnails, so ensure that your page looks good in search results. Make sure your name is readable, and the text isn’t covering your face. Use varieties of colors and fonts sparingly.
Of course pages are clicked through to when shared, so also be sure the page looks great at full size. Same tips as above, and check that there’s no pixelation in your background.
Got it? Great! If you think you have these covered, share your page here in the comments and let us know what makes it unique, to be considered for featuring. Or, if you are looking for feedback, we’re happy to offer it.