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Setting Up Twitter

Set Up Your Twitter Account And Page

 

Having a personalized, customized Twitter page can help make your Twitter presence appear more professional, more credible and warmer. People who see customized pages are more likely to spend time looking at the pages, more likely to read your tweets, more likely to pay attention to what you have to say and more likely to follow you.

If you’re still using your default Twitter background or if you don’t have your profile picture and bio properly setup, chances are you’re losing followers. Twitter users know that brands whore serious about connecting with their Twitter base have all taken the time to make their feeds look as great as possible.

Here’s everything you need to know about setting up your account and customizing your page.

Step 1: Accessing Your Twitter Profile

To begin to make changes to your profile, go to “View Profile” in the upper left corner of your Twitter main page.

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Then click on “Edit Profile.”

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Step 2: Change Your Profile Picture

Your profile picture is the only graphical element you can change in the main window itself. It makes a big difference on how your page as a whole is perceived.

Your profile picture should be a head shot, it should be clear, the colors should be sharp and bright and it should appear professional. For brands, using a logo or using a photo that represents your brand (such as a product image) works well.

When you’re picking your profile photo, consider what you plan to put in your background as well. Ideally, the profile picture will compliment the background.

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Step 3: Write Your Bio

Next, write your bio. The bio goes directly under your name and Twitter account in your main page.

Your bio should be descriptive. It should catch people’s attention and get them to read your feed.

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Below your bio, you can enter a website address. This is the best place to link to your main website.

Here’s an example of what your profile photo, bio line and website might look like after it’s complete:

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Step 4: Switch to Design

To change how the rest of your page looks, switch to the design editor. Click “Design” in the left hand side of your “Edit Profile” menu.

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Step 5: Choose a Premade Design

If you don’t want to make your own design, you can choose from one of the many designs Twitter has available.

Using this system is quite simple. Just click on any of the designs to instantly see it in effect. Save the changes to have your Twitter feed instantly updated to the new design.

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Step 6: Upload Your Own Design

If you want to design something completely from scratch, upload it here. There are a few important things to note for Twitter page designs.

First, images justify to the top left. Also, images do not scale out. In other words, you can’t tell Twitter to simply stretch your image to fit the screen. Small images just go to the top left.

You have the option of patterning your design across the Twitter page. Just click the “Tile Background” checkbox to use this option.

Your image has to be a GIF, JPG or PNG image. It cannot be an animated GIF. Maximum file size is 800 KB.

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Setting Up Twitter Summary

So far we have learned how to access and edit our profile, select and upload a profile image,  write our biography,  switch to design mode, selecting a design, and uploading the design.  Not too bad for one days work on Twitter.  In the next post we will finish our Twitter setup.

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