In the process of configuring my Google profile I came across an interesting and useful article that has nine tips for taking a picture to upload to your Google profile.

  1. Happy Profile Picture = Happy Life
  2. The open-mouth glamor shot: body language for your face
  3. Fake IDs: babies, cartoons and pets
  4. No logos, but still a bit of brand
  5. Bright Background
  6. Keep it consistent, across sites and over time
  7. Look at the camera, or look to your left
  8. Worst Profile Pic Ever? The QR Code
  9. Use a Pro Photographer

I’m going to take some advice from the article and create a new picture for my Google profile picture.