Creating a great Twitter profile
This should be your number one consideration when starting your Twitter account. It will
have a huge impact on the number of followers you get and your interaction with other people on Twitter. (Image above from Mashable.com’s Twitter site.)
6 Ways to create your Twitter profile.
#1 Find a great header image to display at the top of your page. Something that relates to you, your business or your location. There are lots of free image sites out there just do a search on Google or get one done professionally its your choice. Its the first thing people will see when they arrive at your site so make it impressive. I’d recommend not making it too sales oriented or you may turn people off if they think your only there to sell to them.
#2 Get a quality image for your profile picture of yourself if you have a personal Twitter account. If your have a company account then use your company logo. Ensure that the photo used is of high quality to again create a good first impression.
#3 Use the recommended image sizes for both your header picture and the profile picture. Twitter recommends “Recommended dimensions for profile photos are 400×400 pixels. Recommended dimensions for header photos are 1500×500 pixels.”
#4 Complete all sections of the bio section including your location and a link to your blog or business. The bio does not give you a lot of room so think carefully before completing that section. Take a look at people with similar interests to yourself and check out their bio’s for ideas on how to word it. I would not recommend using too many hash tags in this section. They lead to search queries and take potential viewers of your site to the Twitter search screen.
#5 Make new tweets interesting. Its nothing worse than going to a site and finding it full of advertising. Many sites just repeat the same advertisement on a regular basis. This is not interesting for your followers and its against Twitters spam policies so it may get you banned. Re-tweet stories from other people from within your sector or interest group. The recommended tweet ratio is 3:1 tweet or re-tweet other people’s tweets 3 times to one of your own. This will avoid your site becoming boring and predictable.
By using images in your posts you will attract a larger audience than text only posts which can get overlooked. Above is a recent post which received a number of clicks, re-tweets and made a favorite. The image lets viewers immediately visualize what you are trying to portray in your tweet.
If you use just these 6 tips you will be well on the way to providing a top rate Twitter site and attract
a large following to your page.