Goopymart logo

I’ve been playing around with my blog template a little bit. At the top right is a logo from goopymart. Let me know what you think: should I go with nothing but text, or does a little picture or two spruce the blog up?

55 Responses to Goopymart logo (Leave a comment)

  1. And before you ask, I did pay for the logo. πŸ˜‰

  2. Looks great Matt, I already tried clicking it to go to your homepage (habit I guess). All for more graphics, perhaps you might like to do a little Google Images ranking test or two.

    – Ben

  3. hahaha love it Matt. i’m definitely diggin the new picture logo. you should put the word spam somewhere on the button box πŸ˜‰

  4. I think it looks good, but I do agree with what Johnathan said. Alter the pic to hve the word spam in white letters on the button. Kinda like the Staples easy button.

  5. Love it, noticed it yesterday and thought it was a great touch. It even looks like you. I’m guessing the button is “up to interpretation” or am I just missing something. πŸ™‚ Great blog, thanks for putting time into making worthwhile reading.

    -Michael

  6. michelle

    Why do you have the same H1 tag on every page of your blog.

    Would have thought, you’d H1 the actual page title, not the site title.

  7. I Like It…although I’d have put him in a more creative t-shirt like the ones you wear…

  8. Love the picture, i laughed when i saw the button.

  9. I like it spices things up! heh

  10. I say you stay focused on the killer information you provide. If it keeps you interested in doing the blog than by all means put up images but don’t let it take away from the great data you are giving the public.

    That’s my .02

    Sincerely,

    Brent D. Payne
    (usually I put a link here but read on your blog you don’t like them, so . . .) ha ha ha

  11. Definitely need a sprite in your non-button hand. C’mon dude, don’t pass up good sponsorship opportunities:)

  12. dg

    I didn’t even see it until searching for a bit….then realized since I keep my browser window at around 750, I was missing yer whole sidebar. So I vote for all text and a fluid layout.

  13. But what happens with the logo if you decide to shave?

  14. Hey nice likeness Matt! I am very impressed. So are you going to start selling shirts soon? πŸ˜‰

    Oh and I especially like the spammer nuke button… I wish I had one of those for my daily rummaging through SERPs.

  15. . πŸ˜€ Search engines web feels that the site should be more Web 2.0 since this geek crowd has high bandwidth and powerful systems

    A chat applet would be perfect there – or message board –

    or a Video or Webcam – preferably overlooking various Google headquarters – if that is acceptable to them

    Another idea would be a ‘Site of the Day ‘ area- highlighting a very interesting discovered site – or member site

  16. Fabio

    Cool. It is original. You are becoming a celebrity like Paris Hilton. I hope they do not release a secret video about your personal life one day …. hahaha

  17. Kelly Jones

    Honestly? I thought it was a little lame. Then again, having watched you twice now do strange dinosaur impersonations on video… maybe it fits πŸ˜‰

    ouch!

    KJ

  18. Nice one Matt.

    What’s the button pushing act supposed to mean?

    I think the site is great as it is right now. I don’t think adding forums or chat applet will make it better.

    After all this is a personal blog.

  19. I think it’s a great idea. Looks good.

    Have you tried these guys? I think they produce great work.

    Iconize Me!
    http://www.iconizeme.com/samples.html

    Aloha,
    Dave.

  20. I think it’s OK, but I think it could do with a small improvement – make that little red button clickable! Maybe to a different site each day?

  21. JP

    Matt, the logo rocks. Keep it!!!

  22. Push the button!
    Push the button!
    πŸ™‚

  23. I think this proves beyond all doubt that you hate my cartoon of you at http://www.seoidiot.com/seoblog/

    or is it because of the mousematt ?:D

  24. Very cool πŸ™‚ I’d stick with the logo too.

  25. I guess now you can never shave that beard off. πŸ™‚

  26. Anything that makes your blog template stand out is cool, and the icon looks good (though it brings back cold war memories).

  27. NIce looking image..but wheres your cat?

  28. I think you should ask DaveN for his Cartoon of you. The one where you are standing next to Paul Gardi. πŸ™‚

  29. Visual stimuli is always good. Keep up with the graphic.

  30. That logo is perfect! πŸ™‚

  31. Pictures…always great. Breaks the text monotony. Go for it!

  32. I’m going to nitpick here a bit, but there is a reason.

    It’s a nice little picture, don’t get me wrong. But I don’t see how it’s a logo. It just looks to me like…well, a picture. It’s not really something I can see being put on a coffee mug or a T-shirt or reproduced on the side of a building or whatever.

    Granted, you’re probably not going to do any of those things. It’s probably just going to sit there in the top right being a picture. I just don’t see it as a logo, that’s all.

    One thing I’d like to see is a little animation on that bad boy, if possible. Push the button and make your head a splode! That’d be cool!

  33. Harith

    Hi Matt,

    Nice logo..BUT…….

    Why EmmyGirl and OzzieGuy aren’t there? after all those two charming cats have become part of Matt’s blog theme and they are very popular among many of us.

  34. So why did you think you needed to tell us that you paid for the logo? Is there some strange part of your reputation that proceeds you that I don’t know about? Might be time to come clean Matt. I have heard that Google gives people second chances …

  35. You should change your favicon to a red button.

  36. When I first saw it I thought, ‘nice friendly touch there,’ but I’m leaning slightly to the ‘all text’ design. Nonetheless, the resemblance is eerily similar…..

  37. It’s the second best logo in search, good job! After it becomes more familiar as a picture the elements may be further abstracted and “logo-fied.” Congratulations on becoming a brand. πŸ™‚

  38. Big red button’s

    I think Matt is hinting that he would like one of thease for Xmass

    http://www.engadget.com/2005/01/18/the-big-red-button-of-doom/

    or one of thease

    http://www.ukrocketman.com/rocketry/controller.shtml

  39. Looks really good. You can now stick the logo on any Google perks…t shirts, hats, and so.

  40. JLH

    I like it. Your excellent reputation and good name are your branding and all you’ll ever need, but this ads a bit of personality to an otherwise stock wordpress theme.

  41. Matt, it’s you.

    I liked the chat applet idea. Scoble recently did an impromptu little meeting with chatcreator and it was really fun. http://scobleizer.wordpress.com/2006/08/16/cool-chat-and-wiki-tools/

  42. Matt… Am I right when I think that the red button is the famous “Banned by Google” button? πŸ™‚

  43. Kirby

    I alsways pictured you turning knobs instead of pushing buttons. Button pushing is more of a DaveN gig, unless of course we should read something into this in light of your SEO keyword stuffed post.

  44. Matt –

    It’s your blog, you do what you want. Personally, I noticed it right away and thought it was pretty cool.

    I worked up a version quickly with the word SPAM on the box (not button), I think it adds to the image, but either way it’s great.

    BillyS

  45. SEOidiot, that beard on your icon does kind of weird me out. Just a little. πŸ™‚

    Tedster, clearly I can never shave. πŸ™‚

  46. funny logo, really!

  47. yep, it’s frank and friendly… but kinda too funny to put it here maybe, I prefer typography things

  48. Matt I will try and tone it down for the forthcoming comic strips then… πŸ˜€

  49. Ian

    Great picture lol πŸ˜€

  50. Logo looks good – chop head off and turn into favico as well πŸ™‚

  51. Debby

    I thought maybe it was a self portrait.

  52. Pictures = good! What happens when the button is pushed?

  53. The picture is great ! Perhaps a nice Google logo in the background would make the picture more like you πŸ™‚

  54. Hi Matt! Do I have to wait 108min for your next button push? πŸ˜€

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