Text Logo VS Picture Logo

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June 21, 2016

I am wondering which logo is more effective. I come across sites / blogs with very minimal logos now, mainly text.

Which is more effective from a marketing standpoint?

A text logo or a text logo with a graphic in hopes that the graphic won't turn potential site users / customers off in some kind of way?

How did you guys and girls go about drafting your logo?

Thanks.

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June 21, 2016

I don't have a logo. Though, I should probably get one soon.

Some of the largest companies only have text as logos... Ebay, Google, McDonalds, Microsoft, etc.

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June 21, 2016

According to me picture logos will give more unique identity to a blog/site. It is also part of branding. Creating a logo is not very complicated. I am not a graphic person so I use some designer's service. You will find many good designers on the warrior forum. You can also find good graphic designers at Fiverr.

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June 21, 2016

I have picture logo for my game site which is a cute hippo.

The hippo is the mascot of the site.

I have many fans of my site that like this hippo a lot

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June 21, 2016

Hey

I would recommend picture logos rather than text. Picture logos will be much easier to brand. Especially in your social media profiles and picture sites.

Hope this is of some help!

-Josh

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June 21, 2016

A picture logo will help create a more effective brand that can be easily recognizable. However, do not see this as a substitute for not using text. Ensure all images have ALT text so search engines can still read from them.

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June 21, 2016

To put it in a safe way, having an image logo is a riskier move than just having a text logo. Text logos people will get the idea of your company almost instantly while image logos not so much.

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June 21, 2016

Definitely a picture logo. Shows a more professional image and creates a brand.

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June 21, 2016

A text logo will keep the theme of your site while a image logo will offer nothing as far as the theme of your site goes. It may affect the seo.

Robert C.

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June 21, 2016

I looked it up,, text is better for search engines to find you rather than an image.

Robert C.

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June 21, 2016

Pictures speak a thousand words. Make it as professional as possible, and relevant to your site. Like mentioned above, you may outsource for a unique logo, but you can create one for yourself that suits your needs.

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June 21, 2016

Paying attention to visualization is almost a must in web 2.0 environment. I agree that some online businesses don't need additional graphics since their business name is already a brand. But if you are on a high competitive market than additional attraction factors are vital. Image logo is one of the ways.

Image logo is also important to those who promote their domain which is not much self-explanatory and don't tell users of what the service or product is all about. While they search a niche and visit dozens of websites you need something to catch their eye. Good website design and creative logo can do a great job promoting your product online.

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June 21, 2016

Made my logo in 30 minutes. Haven't updated it in a while but probably should.

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June 21, 2016

A picture logo is more appealing than a text logo. So, My vote goes to picture logo.

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June 21, 2016

The overwhelming majority of people are visual learners. For that reason a picture logo would appeal to the majority of people. The most successful brands use both picture and text. Thing of Apple with the apple image or McDonalds with the golden arches or Nike with the swish. Combining a very well recognized picture logo with your text name allows you much more options in marketing and advertising. If space is limited just add the image. If space is large and image and text. For professional communications use text only.

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June 21, 2016

Really a lot of good answers here and preferences. It's nice to get the opinions and facts from others. I tend to over think the design portion a bit.

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June 21, 2016

The largest, most profitable companies in the world all have incredibly simple logos. Usually just wordmarks, or a simple 2D icon.

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June 21, 2016

Jolly,

It's interesting that you asked this - at the same time there is a thread asking why pay a graphic designer to do a book cover instead of paying $5 at Fiverr or doing your own cover.

I think the same advice applies here.

An experienced logo designer will be able to answer your question and tell you the advantages and disadvantages of each form - text only or graphics.

There are lots of personal opinions here but they are most likely based on simple personal preferences. A professional logo designer can give you the benefit or his/her past work experience. To me, that's the person you should listen to.

I'm guessing that both logo versions have a place and that the type of company/product you have, as well as your brand, will determine which is best for your situation.

Rely on the true professionals - you as a client will have access to their best information and suggestions.

Good luck to you,

Steve

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June 21, 2016

A good logo is a good logo. There are plenty of graphic logos that suck and also a lot of great text logos.

If you're pretty clear on what you want, 99 Designs is a great place to see a lot of options. I recorded a podcast that shares my experience of working with them several times, including how the last contest I did had 500+ entries.

RED 009: 99Designs – How To Make It Work For You | RED: Real Entrepreneur Development

to listen.

I'd stay away from the cheap sites like Fiverr or Logo Nerds. You'll get SOMETHING, but it will end up costing you more in the long run since it probably won't be usable.

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June 21, 2016

Plenty of huge companies around the world only use text in their logos. But the color, font and layout of that text is their logo.

It really depends for what you are creating the logo and what you hope to achieve. For a simple blog I don't think you need a fancy graphical logo.

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June 21, 2016

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