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Post Posted: Sat Apr 09, 2005 7:18 am
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Hello everyone ,,

Is it just myth or reality that using girls(models ) pictures ( either in back ground or front ) makes websites more attractive ?
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Post Posted: Sat Apr 09, 2005 9:11 am
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It depends on the type of website and the people visiting.

If you are running a general website where your target visitors are males from 18+ then you might get a good response.

However if you are running ANY type of Business oriented (professional) website, stay away from that sort of thing... it could offend someone or even worse, make you look unprofessional. This is sure to kill business.

If you really want to experiment, put a picture of a good looking Man AND Woman, well dressed and in some sort of office environment... assuming that you are running some sort of professional services website?

If you have "adult" content then show what you want! Smile
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Post Posted: Sat Apr 09, 2005 9:51 am
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Now lets assume we are not talking about girls in bikinis here...

I run a software business oriented website and I am using mostly female models (not girls, women). They seem the have better response then the male models.

It looks like males are more happy with nice women "talking" to them, and women are more neutral in that respect.

So, if I have the choice (which I have Smile ) I would use the female models... as long as its not a chick parade.

Hmm, you triggered a nice idea for a test.... I will get back to that in a while.

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Post Posted: Sat Apr 09, 2005 10:38 am
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I did not mean Adult etc ... i just mean a well dressed cute lady picture at back of website ... as women have natural power of attraction ... if you have really Gorgeous ladies pictures on your website .. it can make website more attractive ...
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Post Posted: Sat Apr 09, 2005 10:57 am
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I already guessed that Laughing

It is not perfect to determine this, but I am just curious about the results...

I run a test with Adsense ads... a picture of a nice woman next to it, and I will run the same ad/same page with a male picture later on, just to see if it makes any differences.

Results will be in over a week or two (to give it some proper time).

Keep y'all posted.

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Post Posted: Sat Apr 09, 2005 11:07 am
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Thats Great .. I already did it on my site ....

but i am planning to Add a Pop-up with a Gorgeous Lady picture requesting my website traffic to send my website to all of there friends. i will post resulths here too ....

btw anyone on this forum tried it already ?? does anyone thing that adding Gorgeous ladies pictures increase website traffic Laughing
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As a woman, I would have to say that it depends on what type of site you have, but for professionalism's-sake, I would say that an equal representation of women and men is probably your best bet.

Women-owned small businesses are the fastest growing segment of the businesses that are started each year. Women-owned businesses also tend to have as much or more available funding, liquid assets, and buying power.

Putting a picture of a professional looking woman on a site does help...putting a picture of any woman just for the sake of putting a woman on a site could do more harm than good. I like seeing business-oriented sites with a fair representation of women and men as long as the depictions of women aren't gratuitous. Trust me, offending women, especially women business owners will cost you both in the short term and long term financially. There are businesses and sites I still refuse to go to after one or two bad experiences.

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Post Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2005 6:50 am
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What Jen said. Smile

This is the 21st century. Let's try to grow beyond using the female chest to market everything from domain name registrations to casinos to hosting.
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Post Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2005 8:03 am
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Hello Jen ,

If you look at my site ... there is nothing wrong about women in my site ... infact i m trying to say women have ability to attract peoples ,... and its probably i m saying very good about women community ? why would it offend any women ..
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businessguide, I'm guessing that you're not from Britain or North America. Seriously, dude, you need to check out some cultural issues here. Specifically attitudes between men and women in Anglo-American post-feminist society. If you start putting up pictures of women on your site because you think they are attractive, appealing objects, you're going to find yourself in hot water very quickly.

I accept that it's not easy to tackle the idea that, as a man, you're supposed to treat women as equal to but not the same as men - but trust me, if you treat women the same as you treat men, in a short time you won't be very popular because you're not taking into account the fact that they're women and they're different... and if you don't treat women in an equal way to the way you treat men, you also won't be very popular because your behaviour insinuates that you perceive a difference between men and women and there's a good chance that will be taken the wrong way.

Your website is not a pickup tool. I think it's relatively safe to treat women as *** equals there.

However, just as an off-topic aside, you also want to be careful about how often and in which environments you treat women as *** equals, even if it seems like the obvious and easiest approach to avoid causing offence given the two points above. Because if you underexercise your Y chromosome, you will seriously limit your popularity in other areas and women will see you as a eunuch (sometimes referred to as "a nice guy").

Basically putting femininity on a pedestal is a crime and ignoring it is also a crime. Geddit?

Do you see now why putting pictures of women on your site might cause offence?
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Businessguide,

I think the reason your question has stirred up so much discussion is because you aren't asking if women on your site will make it better, more on-topic, more relevant to the public...you're simply asking if it will make your site more attractive. That's the part that concerns me.

Clearly, your site is meant to attract women to post their information to become models...I'm not sure what happens once someone sends you their information, because it would seem that someone promoting modeling opportunities to women would know a bit more about the market. So having attractive pictures of women is somewhat relevant. But you are asking a whole other question...does the addition of women to your site do something in itself, irregardless of the context of the pictures.

I agree with some of what warbuton said....as women, we are aware of our differences from men and we embrace them. This means that we see ourselves as a distinct group within a group. We are simply different in some ways and that's more than ok. Marketing to us is different than marketing to men. That larger group we are a part of, that of the general population, also influences us in that we want to be treated equally and not seen as objects or as marketing tools.

For example, the GoDaddy commercial with the woman in the tank top....totally ridiculous from a professional marketing standpoint, but not totally unexpected coming from some ad adgencies who still think that the Internet is a "guy place" and only men are building websites and running online businesses. Needless to say, when a domain came up for renewal this Spring, I took it off GoDaddy and moved it to another registrar...I'm sure I'm not the only woman to do this, and I have six others registered with them that are on their way out too.

In my case, and I won't speak for all women, I have a long memory...if a company is disrespectful to women, it takes a lot to make me forget and make nice. I should also mention that I feel the same way about companies that disrespect men in their advertising (for example, commercials where men are seen as bumbling idiots who need to be helped along in life by their exasperated wives...I hate that!).

So tread that fine line, but if you want to help ensure that you are respecting both genders and marketing effectively, think how you can make your sites relevant, engaging, and useful.

Hope this helps,

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Post Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2005 11:04 pm
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I'm just going to sidestep the gender issue and talk about marketing.

Marketing studies have shown that people will look at a face (male or female). If you have a picture of someone's face on your site people will look at it. This can be to your advantage if you have something you would like to draw their attention to (like your sales offer, or an e-mail sign-up). Your visitors will read text directly next to such an image.

On the other hand, marketing studies (I'm citing work done by Marketing Sherpa here) have shown that visitors relate better to real people than they do to models. A picture of you, the owner of the site, will not only catch people's eye, it will help build a relationship with them. Pictures of models will catch the eye, but make no connection with the viewer.

Images also have an effect on your site's credibility with your visitors. Though attractive, a couple seemingly random shots of good looking models on your site could really hurt its credibility. The images you use on your site need to be relevant and well integrated into your over-all design.

Here's an example from my bookmarks: What catches your eye?
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Post Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2005 5:12 am
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That's right rational,

Here is a research article that says peoples faces are great eye catchers:

http://www.poynterextra.org/eyetrack2004/photos.htm

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Post Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2005 6:27 am
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As these websites lead to huge controvarcy . i have decided to delete all of these website .. and create these websites again ( and probably i will never use any women picture again on my website ) never thought such a small question will turn into huge opposition and discussion
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"Basically putting femininity on a pedestal is a crime and ignoring it is also a crime. Geddit? "

placing a cute lady picture on website is a crime ? then why not CEO's of all major US dating sites r not in jail. even there are lot of dating sites in usa using **** pictures of there websites .... however picture i have used was of well clothed lady ( no adult contents were there )
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