This WarriorForum behaviour shocked me

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I looked at my stats and noticed that about 130 people had viewed my profile page. That's about 1 in 12 people who visit any of my threads/posts.

I was shocked that it would be such a high number. I have not looked at a profile page yet.

Why would people visit profile pages?

What benefit if any would I get by visiting other profile pages?

What can we do on our profile pages that would make people feel more comfortable to buy from us if we are selling things?
#behaviour #shocked #warriorforum
  • Profile picture of the author Mynt
    Get ready for 1,000+ views by posting this thread lol.
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    • Profile picture of the author hamburglar
      Originally Posted by Mynt View Post

      Get ready for 1,000+ views by posting this thread lol.


      hahahah
      could be funneling traffic to his profile to market something else
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  • Profile picture of the author hangtimenino
    Well, i visit profile pages to check on other posts done by that person, if im interested on a thread that he started. :-) no other shady reason.
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    • Profile picture of the author Martin Luxton
      I think it's shocking if you DON'T check out people's profile pages.

      Martin
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  • Profile picture of the author warrior2008
    I remember: Someone here with 10,000+ posts once told me... you have to give before you receive. Give back a bit more to this forum before you ask for any sale and you will do well. What comes to mind is give something viable away for FREE in your profile for a while then put a small price on it down the road

    Word of mouth does well here if you are giving back... Just a thought.

    *** Anyone care to guess who that person with 10,000+ posts was?


    Stay Golden,

    Warrior2008
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    • Profile picture of the author tommygadget
      Originally Posted by warrior2008 View Post

      I remember: Someone here with 10,000+ posts once told me... you have to give before you receive. Give back a bit more to this forum before you ask for any sale and you will do well. What comes to mind is give something viable away for FREE in your profile for a while then put a small price on it down the road

      Word of mouth does well here if you are giving back... Just a thought.

      *** Anyone care to guess who that person with 10,000+ posts was?


      Stay Golden,

      Warrior2008
      Is he the subject of a temporary ban? If so, I know who it is Yes, a lot of people look at my profile. Also, over at EZA, I get TONS of profile views.

      TomG.
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  • Profile picture of the author xenergy
    You can put your main website that has portfolio / good customer testimony. People usualy wants to check your credibility before buying anything from you.
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  • Profile picture of the author CmdrStidd
    I check the profile to see what the occupation is. This way I can see if they have listed anything of value to me that I might be able to use. Then I can pm them with an offer or contract for services. It helps narrow the field a bit when I am thinking of doing business with a Warrior, is all.
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  • Profile picture of the author traxmaker
    Who wouldn't look in profiles? Especially if considering purchasing something. I always look in the profiles on forums. I've only just joined here, though I have read many profiles thus far already!
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  • Profile picture of the author JustinK
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    • Profile picture of the author Lisa Gergets
      I look at profiles just to get a feel for the person or get to know them a bit. That's really all...no ulterior motive!
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    • Profile picture of the author Muhammad Hassan
      Originally Posted by JustinK View Post

      Soooo whats the shocking behavior? Im pretty lost here..
      I was shocked that people looked at profiles as I didn't. I suppose a better word to use was surprised.

      Thanks for all the replies - seems like I'm in a very small minority.

      A couple of people have assumed that I thought it was something I was worried about. I am not.

      I suppose that's with using shocked which can have negative feelings associated with it. I actually meant to use shocked just to mean very surprised.

      To try and summarize what I have learn from the replies is this: people use it to get to know more about you and to see if you can be trusted if they are thinking of doing business with you.


      For people who are interested I've had 50 more views in the last 20 hours.
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  • Profile picture of the author embrown
    I just recently found the blogs and user groups(this site has freaking everything!) as well as a few other profile features. Now I usually go and check up on other Warriors because I'm nosy.
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  • Profile picture of the author TiffanyLambert
    I look.

    #1 I'm nosy

    #2 see #1 (j/k)

    Seriously, I look - especially if the poster had something good to say - I go look up their website URL, I also look to see what other posts they've made to see if I can get more out of it, and I might PM them and say it was a great post or something.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ken Strong
    Originally Posted by Muhammad Hassan View Post

    Why would people visit profile pages?
    To find out where you live... MWA HA HA HA HA HA
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  • Profile picture of the author Randy Bheites
    OP: I saw your profile. Your fly is open.
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    • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
      Originally Posted by Randy Bheites View Post

      OP: I saw your profile. Your fly is open.
      If you can tell that from his PROFILE...
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  • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
    Many different reasons why people check profiles, I thought this would be normal and not shocking...

    James
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  • Profile picture of the author Marc Jager
    I don't think that's shocking *L*

    I think having a post deleted because you happened to critisise one of the forum's 'golden boys' (mind you it was simply constructive critisism nothing more) is shocking...
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  • Profile picture of the author Lindsay Brynn
    Profiles views aren't strange.... random friend requests sometimes are
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    • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
      Originally Posted by Lindsay Brynn View Post

      Profiles views aren't strange.... random friend requests sometimes are
      Watch it Lin you might get a bunch of friends request now ...

      James
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  • Profile picture of the author Gabe77
    Nothing shocking if you ask me. People are naturally curious. I think that's fine unless the person starts stalking you.
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    • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
      Originally Posted by Gabe77 View Post

      Nothing shocking if you ask me. People are naturally curious. I think that's fine unless the person starts stalking you.
      Steve Fullman stalks me, so should I be worried ....

      James
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  • Profile picture of the author The Copy Nazi
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    Originally Posted by Muhammad Hassan View Post

    I looked at my stats and noticed that about 130 people had viewed my profile page. That's about 1 in 12 people who visit any of my threads/posts.

    I was shocked that it would be such a high number. I have not looked at a profile page yet.

    Why would people visit profile pages?

    What benefit if any would I get by visiting other profile pages?

    What can we do on our profile pages that would make people feel more comfortable to buy from us if we are selling things?
    Forgetting about profiles for the minute - you need to get a headshot up if you want to improve your credibility and get noticed. And yeah...I check out profiles all the time. Oh BTW don't use a blond wig in your headshot - you'll just look like an idiot. Mal.
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  • Profile picture of the author Oosha
    Nothing shocking about checking out profiles. When I find an informative or interesting post, I check out the profile and look at the other posts by that warrior.
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  • Profile picture of the author Josh Anderson
    I have had over 2000 people visit my profile since the new forum was put up.

    People will visit it to find out more about you, check your latest tweets, send you a PM, check out your other posts if they hate or love what you post, see if you are a troll or a spammer, stalk you, or to check out who has accepted you as friends on this forum.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Taylor
    Why do I look at someone's profile?

    There are several reasons..

    1. To see if they have real contact information
    2. To look at their post history
    3. To check if they been given any infractions
    4. To send them a PM
    5. To evaluate if I'm willing to do business with them
    6. To check out feedback from others in visitor messages
    7. To review their Warrior blog

    Mostly #2 to see if it's just a single one line post or if they
    are on a mission to get to 30 posts in a short period of time.

    I've no idea why over 4,000 people have visited my profile.

    John
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    • Profile picture of the author Martin Luxton
      Originally Posted by John Taylor View Post


      I've no idea why over 4,000 people have visited my profile.

      John
      They're all women looking to marry a rich Scottish laird with a castle and butler.

      Martin
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    • Profile picture of the author Elmer Hurlstone
      Originally Posted by John Taylor View Post


      I've no idea why over 4,000 people have visited my profile.

      John
      John,

      I just glanced at your profile. I, too, have no idea why anyone would visit it.

      Elmer
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  • Profile picture of the author Richard Tunnah
    I'm actually shocked how many people leave their profile blank including some warriors that have been around for a while!
    To me a profile can tell me as much about you as your posts.

    Rich
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    • Profile picture of the author JB
      I haven't filled out my profile for business reasons - I'm redeveloping a big niche site at the moment and don't want word getting out to my competitors about it until it's all done!
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      • Profile picture of the author Alminc
        I check the profile page only if it is female warrior
        with picture that looks good.
        Chances are there will be a larger picture on her
        profile page to rest my eyes on
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  • Profile picture of the author jabby
    I view profile pages to figure out how reputable a poster is. Sometimes, I do it by accident as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kael41
    You're from Bolton...that's reason enough! lol, no seriously, i have no idea.
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  • Profile picture of the author runfast
    I look at profiles to rate credibility and posts. Paul Myers, John Taylor, Josh Anderson, Martin Luxton have asnwered a lot of my questions by just viewing their threads.

    I did a researched and noticed that profiles with photos of pleasant looking ladies had way more profile visits then with men or those with no photos.

    Personally, if I post my photo, my rating would go down...I was blessed with a double cleft lip and pallette. However after over 12 surgeries I am able to go on...I even got married to a beautiful lady and have 2 little girls that don't have birth defects. (maybe I should post their photos;-)

    My $0.02
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  • Profile picture of the author Poglia
    It's not shocking at all to me, people love to view profiles.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ryan700
    Originally Posted by Muhammad Hassan View Post

    Why would people visit profile pages?

    What benefit if any would I get by visiting other profile pages?
    When I joined the WF I used to look at profile pages ... a lot! When I first started here I was looking for mentors. If you posted something useful or interesting I went to find your other posts to see if there were other gems that you've shared before. No big deal, nothing to be shocked about.
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  • Profile picture of the author WinsonYeung
    Interesting, I check people profile to see what WSO he/she is offering.
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  • Profile picture of the author dndoseller
    Very interesting, I just saw that my profile has been visited 250 times... I had no idea since I also do not look at profiles.
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  • Profile picture of the author jestershaw
    Profile checking is fun!!! I sometimes go on to see what other posts they have done and sometime to get to know them a little better, if I like them I ask them to be a friend.
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  • Profile picture of the author BigBlueSky
    A profile is just like a regular website, if you don't like what you see the back button is right there....and gone.
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    • Profile picture of the author big steve
      I usually like to check out profiles of people who I feel I can learn alot from, and that's coming from their posts I've read. Being a newbie aswell I am trying to find a mentor so viewing the profile is a way of doing that. I also view people who are from the same country and state as me so maybe I can build a relationship with them (1 on 1 meetings) to try and make it in the online business world. To be honest I also just look if the female is hot..lol..nothing wrong with that is there??? hahaha
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    • Profile picture of the author rhj12345
      We are all a little paranoid after 9/11
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    • Profile picture of the author alanm88
      I think it might be the same reason you might click on someones facebook or myspace profile you don't know. You see a funny or witty comment left on your friends page and you wonder how this person is like. Just like when you see a helpful reply here you wonder how they are like....or if they have more helpful information.
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  • Profile picture of the author morwanneg
    Personally, I visit interesting profile pages to know the content made by other people. To know something helpful.
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  • Profile picture of the author InternetM39482
    Well, I visit someone's profile when I find something interesting about them, if they are being talked about, if they send me a PM, if they send me a friend's request... etc.

    I've customized my profile page.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fernando Veloso
    People usually check profiles to get to know you better, see if you have your own picture, own site url... check latest posts... you know the drill.

    Nothing shocking unless you have a weird profile pic.

    P.S.: Brand building anyone?
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