Learn How to Create a Signature in Gmail Account That Includes Your Logo
Every email you send has the potential to promote your business. When you have a signature, you will:
- Increase brand exposure
- Entice readers to go to your website
- Add professionalism to your mails
Gmail makes it fast and easy to create email signatures. These signatures can include your logo, but you need to take a few steps to add your logo that Google doesn’t make easy.
Let’s take a look at how to create a signature that includes your logo.
The first step is to create a logo. You will want an appropriate logo size that fits nicely inside of an email. You’ll also want to consider mobile users. Widths of 300px is more than enough, but you can also choose a smaller size.
Now, you’ll need to upload your logo to the web.
Use your website’s hosting platform or Google Drive to store the image. You’ll need to make note of the image’s URL so that you can link it in your signature.
Go to Gmail and log into your account. Once you’re logged in, you’ll want to navigate to Settings by clicking on the gear icon under your profile picture and clicking setting.
Click the general tab and scroll all the way down to the signature box. This is the area where you’ll be able to fill in and create your very own custom signature.
The next part is simple. Click the image icon. This is where you’ll need to enter in your image’s URL. Using Google Drive is a great choice because it will not affect your webhost bandwidth and uses fast, optimized servers to deliver content.
Once you add the image, you’ll be able to view a preview.
Enter in all of the relevant text and information about you, your website or your business. You’ll be able to choose font sizes and colors as well. Signatures are very powerful tools, so you’ll want to add text that can boost your business presence and lure in leads.
This means you’ll want to include:
- Your name
- Your job title
- Your business name
Many people will stop here, but there is more information that you can add to further attract users to click and interact with you. First, you’ll want to:
- Add your phone number; cell phone numbers are okay.
- Add a fax number when possible.
- Add your business address.
It’s okay to stop at this point. If you want to add even more, you’ll be pushing the limit of your signature. It is acceptable to add links to your social profiles, but do this with images for best results.
Also, you want to avoid adding different colors to all of the text. You want to avoid bright colors, such as yellow or pink, because they will distract the user and often look unprofessional. Remember, your signature is an extension of your business, so it must look as professional as possible.
After you’re satisfied with your signature, save it and send yourself an email. This will allow you to have a real view of how well your signature looks when an email is received. I also recommend viewing email on your mobile device so that you can see how it looks on PC and mobile.
Mobile devices are smaller and may have slower loading speeds, so make sure your logo is an appropriate file size for readers.
Logos aren’t just for business owners. You can also use a logo in your signature if you’re an owner of a website that frequently connects with readers. Even your newsletter should include a signature for best results.