New Twitter Profile How-To

Posted on September 26, 2012 in Build Your Brand by Katie Oskin

 

Kater's Acres NEW Twitter Profile Page

The big “new” thing last week as the new Twitter profile page.  In this brief twitter tutorial, I will show you how to set up your page & customize your header theme.  There is lots of talk about how this page works and doesn’t work for the majority of Twitter users.  The biggest problem for most users is the annoying black overlay that accompanies the new header designs; for many brands, such as my own, this overlay just does not match the rest of my graphic designs.  Despite this, in a few easy steps, I will show you how to change your Twitter header for all the world to see.

TWEET THIS TUTORIAL:

 

Are you ready to dive in and bring your Twitter profile page up to date?  If so, then follow the steps for this tutorial on sprucing up your Twitter page.

DESIGN A GRAPHIC HEADER:

KatersAcres NEW Twitter Banner for Sept 2012As we have talked about in other Build Your Brand posts, your graphics should match or resemble each other across all your social media platforms.  In order to accomplish this small feat, you will need to create a graphic image for yourself.  Twitter gives the size specifics at 1200×600 pixels.

Here is the header that I designed (please notice how cute it looks before Twitter adds its black overlay) for my Twitter page to compliment my graphics, Parker’s cute smile is the banner with a small parker in the left corner and of course a spot for my avatar that Twitter has pre-assigned the positioning.

WHAT TO REMEMBER:

  • Your new graphics should match your branding across your other social media platforms (same colors, fonts, logo, imagery, etc).
  • Make sure it fits the 1200×600 pixels and use a graphic editing program to get it right.
  • You can also customize your background as well as your header image.  I have done both on my Twitter page, though you do not have to do the same.

EDIT YOUR PROFILE:

Twitter Tutorial - Edit Profile Option - A Twitter Tutorial by KatersAcresThe first thing you will do is click on the “gears” at the top of your Twitter page.  This will bring a drop down menu onto your screen.  From there, you will click “Edit profile.”

FIND THE DESIGN PAGE:

Twitter Tutorial - Landing Page - A Twitter Tutorial by KatersAcresYou will land on a screen with options on the left hand sidebar.  Your “landing page” is your profile editing screen.  You will need to click on the lefthand sidebar to go to your “Design page.”

UPLOAD YOUR GRAPHIC:

Twitter Tutorial - Customize Header by KatersAcresThe final step is the easiest.  All you have to do is upload your new graphic to your Twitter page.  If you find it doesn’t quite fit, edit your graphic in your graphic editing program, resave, and upload again.  Repeat these steps until your profile looks exactly like you want.

ALL DONE!

Kater's Acres NEW Twitter Profile PageAnd now your Twitter profile page is perfect!  If you need some advice on designing graphics for your Etsy Store & all your social media platforms, read through the “Build Your Brand” series here on this blog and you will find lots of helpful tips and information to help you along your way to become an online destination!

Be sure to check out this article I wrote for the Build Your Brand Series on writing effective Tweets will also help to build your following by offering content rich posts that will drive traffic.


 
8 Comments for this entry
HollysFollyGlass
September 29, 2012
22:55

just redid mine last week! Thanks for the tips!

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Dorene
September 26, 2012
22:34

Katie, you just always have such jewels of wisdom! I just need to take the time to implement all of your advice. Thank you!

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Ruth@Gabby's Quilts
September 26, 2012
21:04

Good information as usual, I tried doing mine last night, the only thing I accomplished was tiling the background, which will have to do for now 🙂 I swear you need a degree in graphic design to keep up with all this technology 🙂

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Ariella
September 26, 2012
19:18

Thank you for the tutorial! Your new header looks great 🙂

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Jill Q
September 26, 2012
18:16

Great info, as usual!
Adding it to the Important Links & Info thread 🙂

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staciewhite
September 26, 2012
13:50

Once again love it and saving it 🙂 thank you hun

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libbi
September 26, 2012
11:01

Well, I wish I could do this, but designing my own header is way above my pay grade. You amaze me, Katie, with all you can do!

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Katie
September 26, 2012
11:20

HA! Libbi – You CAN do it. I spent the summer learning a new graphics design program. There are a lot of free & inexpensive programs to help you get started. Let me know if you need help finding one.

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