Top Tips for Customizing Your Twitter Profile

by Joanna Pineda Posted on December 4, 2009

Twitter logo I’m following over 700 people on Twitter so I’ve looked at a lot of Twitter pages.  Yes, I look at pages and tweets closely before making a decision to follow someone.  Some profiles are pretty sparse, while others are fairly elaborate.  What’s the saying? “You only have a few seconds to make a first impression.”   This is especially true on Twitter where people scan your page, then instantly make the decision to follow or not follow.

So how do you customize your Twitter profile page to maximize followers? Here are my top tips:

How about you?   What are some of your favorite Twitter pages?  Do you agree that you are less likely to follow someone if they don’t have the name, Web site and bio fields filled in?

3 replies on “Top Tips for Customizing Your Twitter Profile”

Great post, very helpful tips. In terms of creating a twitter handle/username, I agree on the importance of keeping in mind when you are setting up your account for a business to use a company name, and avoiding using a personal nickname or a handle that does not relate directly to your organization. If you think of it as branding space for your organization it will help guide you in the profile information, background and images you select.

Here are some great tips I came across on how to customize your Twitter background:

Thanks for the great insight!

Yes, to all four. I’d go so far as to say that they should be mandatory for any organization that takes Twitter seriously. And that’s a great counter-example with “HSUS”.

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