Having yourself as a Goodreads author and creating a page for yourself as an author gives you more credibility. It gives you exposure to those thousands of readers who interact and share their opinions about what they are reading. Not being there keeps you in the dark to many readers.
Make sure you have more than an author page setup. You need to interact with the readers and other writers. Join groups. Interact as a reader and share opinions on any book but your own. Get out there and be seen. Then readers will see your own work and be curious.