How To Setup Your Twitter Profile

Twitter is one of my favorite places to see “bit sized” pieces of content, quick updates, photos, and sometimes even some good “twitter fights”. 🙂

It’s also one of the easiest social media sites to get followers AND traffic.

If you’re looking to get started getting traffic from Twitter make sure that you’ve got your profile “optimized” so that you can attract the right followers and get TARGETED traffic.

Lots of followers is great, but if they aren’t interested in your content then you’ll never see any traffic from Twitter.

So here’s what you need to do…

Step 1: Your Username

In all the tutorials I’ve done about creating your social media profiles the username part has been about the same. 🙂

You need to make sure that you’re using the same name across all social media sites. Be it your name or business name. Just use the same one across all networks.

For example… I use liztomey on all of mine because I brand myself.

Step 2: Your Profile Picture

Same thing with your profile picture. Make sure you’re using the same one across all social media profiles. This either needs to be a picture of you or your logo or something that represents your business.

Just stay consistent!

Step 3: Your Bio

Just like the other social media networks, Twitter also has a bio section you need to fill out. Make sure you tell people exactly what you’re about (what’s your benefit) and then have a call to action for them to follow you!

Twitter also allows you to use emojis in your bio, and I recommend you do that. They catch people’s eye!

Step 4: Your Header Graphic

Your header graphic is something else you need to stay consistent with. I use the same header graphic on my Facebook business page, YouTube, and Twitter. Instagram and Pinterest don’t have header graphics or I’d use it on those also.

Here’s my Twitter profile…

Step 5: Follower The Leaders In Your Niche

Once you have the basics done you need to start following people in your niche.

Why?

Well for starters they may follow you back. 🙂

You can also see what they post and the interactions they get so you’ll know what to post. When we get into how to build your following on Twitter I’ll give you more tips for this, but for now follow as many people as you can who post things or interact with Tweets that are related to your niche.

Step 6: Create A Pinned Tweet

The last step here, and this is something a lot of people don’t talk about.

You need to create a “pinned tweet”. This is the tweet that will always be at the top of your Twitter profile. I recommend this be a link to something that explains what you do, why you do it, and how people will benefit from it.

I’ve gotten so much traffic from my pinned tweet, so I’m not sure why more people aren’t doing this OR talking about it.

Create a stellar pinned tweet to get people to know you!

Once you have this all done, you’ll be ready to start using Twitter to get traffic…

Go get Twitter’ing. 🙂

Comments or questions about what I’ve shared here? Did I miss anything? Do you have tips for this topic?

Then leave them in the comments below!

Talk soon!

Liz

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