New: a profile image.
See previous posts on this
blog about how to ensure you peerwith.expert page is optimized for finding
clients: optimize your weblink, pick your keywords and subject
areas carefully and a good about
At Peerwith we feel strongly about empowering experts
which is why we created http://peerwith.expert/ where experts can receive
direct service requests.
Your profile image
A profile image is an important element of your expert
page. The Peerwith platform uses external authentication through providers like
Google, LinkedIn, ORCID and Mendeley. Up until now that meant that any profile
image was automatically retrieved from the provider used for authentication,
and featured on your Peerwith profile as well as your expert page. Most experts
are happy with this solution and therefore this will not be changed.
However, certainly when using a google account, many
experts prefer to upload a profile picture directly onto their Peerwith profile.
The request to upload a separate profile image has been a much-requested
feature for a long time. We did listen to that, so now we introduce to you that
new option: upload your own profile image.
In your profile
(accessible via the Profile tab on
peerwith.com), the top section called ‘Basic profile’, has several recently
introduced fields, like academic status and languages you offer expert services
in. The latest addition is the bottom option, that allows you to upload an
image. How does this work?
signup or login on Peerwith through for example Google, and you change your
profile image on Google, this is automatically transferred to the Peerwith
platform, including on your expert page.
if you prefer to use a different photo for your profile image, use the “Upload
image” option to overwrite the Google profile image with one that you upload
directly on Peerwith.
Tips: use a square picture
with a clear image of your face, as much as possible. Our system will size/crop
the image after upload, which might not be to your liking if the picture
contains more then you want to show on your profile. To prevent that from
happening, upload a square image that is not too large. We accept images in all
the usual formats, but best results will be with JPG, GIF or PNG. If you want
to prevent our system from messing with your original file, make sure to pick
any of these formats.
That concludes the
first 4 blog posts in this series. We will continue the series at a later phase
with tips for sharing your expert page and using it for promotion.