The Initial Set – up
I remember the first time I set up a twitter account I rushed through a whole lot of things that I thought weren’t important. i.e. Bio, following a few people twitter suggested, username (Don’t you hate it when you have to compromise on the perfect username?), etc.
The truth is I really had no idea what I was doing. I just wanted to get tweeting, gain followers and join the excitement. However, after studying social media and online marketing for a couple years now I can definitely say when setting up a twitter profile I take a little more time and pay a lot more attention to detail when doing it.
If you’re looking to set up a twitter profile for yourself professionally or for your business this is best and simplest How-to article on how to correctly set up your twitter profile and get real quality twitter followers!
Steps to setting up an awesome twitter profile!
Step 1: Sign up for an Account
Yes, I know. It may seem easy but we are going to break it down for you so you do this the right way 😉
- When choosing your profile name make sure it is your name or your company’s name.
- Make your name something easy to remember and type.
- Save the person looking for you on twitter an extra step by not adding in extra underscores or numbers.
- If your name is taken use a name that still reflects your name or the business. For instance, SM|Unlimited’s profile shows the username as @unlimited_sm and the profile name is sm|unlimited
Helpful Tip: Use a keyword(s) in your twitter name.
What is a keyword?
A keyword is a popular 2 or 3 word phrase or word that is associated with your business, product or service.
If you add a keyword to your username spammers may find you but it also makes it easier for people to find you on twitter search when they are writing a keyword or keyword phrases.
Step 2: Optimize your Profile
Okay, so once you’ve chosen an awesome username it’s now time to write a short but sweet bio.
Write out a short list of keywords that you can insert when writing your bio.
In your bio it’s important to touch across what kind of info potential followers can expect to see from your profile.
Step 3: Choosing your Profile Image
Great! Now that you’ve added keywords to your Bio it’s time to choose an eye catching profile picture. When choosing a profile picture you should choose the same one for all your social media accounts for consistency and strong branding.
Using your company logo is usually the route to go in terms of exposing your brand and delivering the message. If you are a professional a clear and close head shot will work fine as well.
When you’re done uploading your profile picture and header picture (that’s the big picture behind your profile picture) you can add your website or if you don’t have one you can put in your blog site address. This will direct followers to your site if they are looking for more information.
Congratulations you are now ready to tweet your face off!
Now that you have a Twitter account all set up check out the article: Getting Awesome Followers on Twitter
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