How to Make a Twitter Business Page For Your Business

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Twitter is a social which allows you to post messages of up to 140 characters which are also known as “Tweets”. Many businesses are using Twitter to communicate with their customers. Twitter can be used for both personal and business use. In the article we will create a Twitter Business Page for your business and show you how to publish your messages. Fact: Twitter has over 500 million registered users.

Step 1 – Twitter Business Page Sign Up Process

To start the sign up process you will need to visit the following link in your web browser:

Complete the basic registration form by entering in your:

  • Full Name < Enter your company name
  • Email
  • Password

twitter-registration-form

On the next screen Twitter will check if the information you have entered in valid. Make sure you change the username to your company name. In this example article I will be create an account for the following website: http://www.banner-ad-designers.com

  • Twitter will only allow a maximum of 15 characters for your User Name

  • Your user name cannot contain spaces

Select the “Create my account” button once all fields are completed.

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On the following screen select the “Next” button

welcome-message

On the next screen Twitter will request for you to follow 5 Twitter Users.

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  • What is Follow? On Twitter you can build a audience for your Twitter Page by following other Twitter users. In some cases if you follow someone Twitter Page they will follow you back.

To start off we will follow 5 well known organisations which use Twitter. In the search box Enter the following text “BBC”. Twitter will search for user with this user Name and you should see a list as shown in the image below. Click the follow button for the 1st entry on the list as shown in image below.

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Use the search box and repeat the above process for 4 other organisations so you will have a total of 5 users which you are following.

Select the “Next” button once you have followed 5 other Twitter Users.

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In the next step twitter will request for your to follow 5 well known people as shown in image below.

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Enter “Stephen Fry” into the search box and select the “Follow” button.

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Use the search box and repeat the above process for 4 other people so you will have a total of 5 people which you are following.

Select the “Next” button once you have followed 5 people

follow-people-done

On the next step Twitter will ask you to Add our contacts using your email service such as Gmail or Yahoo. We will skip this task and I will show you how you can do this later in this article.

Select the “Skip” link located in the bottom left as shown in image below. I have highlighted the “Skip” link in red.

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In the next step we will need to upload a Profile Image. This can be your company logo. The image uploaded should be 81 x 81 pixels. You will also need to enter a description about your business. I will use the following profile image and description.

twitter-profile-image

Description: C51 Banner Designers has a team of designers with over 8 years experience in designing online Flash Banners, Gif Banners and Static Jpg Adverts.

  • Your description can contain no more than 160 characters.

Add your profile image and description as shown in image below and then select the “Done” button.

profile-image-description

In the next step you will need to confirm your email address.

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Open the inbox for your email account which you used in the registration process and select the confirmation link as shown in image below. This will take you back to Twitter website with a message confirming your email has been confirmed.

twitter-email-confirmation-link

WELL DONE – YOU HAVE CREATED A BASIC TWITTER PAGE FOR YOUR BUSINESS

TAKE A 5 MINUTE BREAK !

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Step 2 – Complete Your Twitter Business Page Profile

You need to login to your Twitter Business Page to complete the following steps.

Click on the COG icon and then select “Edit Profile” option

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On the Profile Editor screen enter a “Location” and your business “Website” as shown in image below. Select the “Save changes” button.

twitter-profile-editor

In the next step we will add a header image.

  • The header image size need to be 1252 x 626 pixels.

The below is the header image I created using GIMP image editing software which is free to download here: http://www.gimp.org

twitter-header-image

Click on the COG icon and then select “Edit Profile” option to add your new header image.

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In the profile options select the “Change header” button and upload your new header image.

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The example below is before I upload the new header image for Banner Ad Designers Twitter Page.

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The image below is after I uploaded the new header image.

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WELL DONE – YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE PROFILE UPDATES FOR YOUR BUSINESS TWITTER PAGE

TAKE A 5 MINUTE BREAK !

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Step 3 – Posting Messages (Tweet) On Your Twitter Business Page

 

You need to login to your Twitter Business Page to complete the following steps.

Click the blue Icon located in the top right of your twitter business page as shown in image below.

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In this example I will add the following message (Tweet) which will also contain a link to the Banner Ad Designers website.

Example Message: Do you need a professional web banner ad design for your business marketing campaign? – Click here to view more info: http://www.banner-ad-designers.com

    • Any message you add need to be 140 characters or less which also includes the link.

Click the Tweet button once you have entered your message.

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Below is an example of what the message will look like when added to twitter page.

example-tweet-message

In this next example we will Tweet a You Tube video. The process is very similar to the above example. First you need to find a video on YouTube which you would like to share on your Business Twitter Page. In this example I will be sharing the video located on this YouTube Page:

Select the “Share” option on relevant YouTube video page. I have highlighted this option in Red below.

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Navigate back to your Twitter Business Page and Click the blue Icon located in the top right of your twitter business page as shown in image below.

compose-button

Create a message which also includes the YouTube video URL link.

Example message I will use: Check out these great tips for Adobe Illustrator: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKTwASR4dGg

Enter your message into the message box as shown in image below and then click the “Tweet” button.

tweet-you-tube-video

You need to fresh your Twitter Business Page for the video to display correctly. Click the Refresh button on your web browsers. I have listed where the refresh button is located of different web browsers below.

Firefox refresh page example:

fire-fox-refresh-example

Internet Explorer refresh page example:

internet-explorer-refresh-example

Google Chrome refresh page example:

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After refreshing the page you will see a “View media” button as shown in image below.

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Your selected YouTube video will display directly in the Twitter Timeline when you are or your Twitter business Page visitors click on the “View Media” button as shown below.

youtube-share-video-twitter-timeline

In this last example we will Tweet an image which can be viewed directly on your Twitter timeline.

To complete this task you will need a suitable image to share. In this example I will share the following image. These are example banners created by Banner Ad Designers.

I will also create a message to go with the image below as follows.

Message: Need a professional Banner Advert Design for your business. Click here to view examples of our work: http://www.banner-ad-designers.com/example_work.html

example-banners

To add the message and image to Twitter timeline you will need to first Click the blue Icon located in the top right of your twitter business page as shown in image below.

compose-button

Enter your message into the message box and then select the “Camera” icon as shown in image below.

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A new window will appear and you will need to select the image on your computer which you want to add to your twitter message. Select the image and click the “Open” button as shown in image below.

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Your selected image will be displayed below are Tweet message as shown in example below. Simply select the “Tweet” button to add message and image to your Business Twitter timeline. Note this may take a few seconds to complete as you are uploading an image.

select-image-inserted-into-tweet

Now you will be able to see your message and a “View Photo” button as shown in example below.

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Select the “View Photo” button, your tweet will expand and show the image you have added to your tweet as shown in example below.

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WELL DONE – YOU CAN NOW ADD TEXT MESSAGES, LINKS, VIDEOS AND IMAGES TO YOUR BUSINESS TWITTER PAGE

TAKE A 5 MINUTE BREAK – I NEED A BREAK TOO  smiley

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Step 4 – Add a background image and update link colour

 

You need to login to your Twitter Business Page to complete the following steps.

In this step I will use the following image as a background for Banner Ad Designers Twitter Business Page. The background image uploaded should be 2500 x 1600 pixels.

twitter-background-image

Click on the “COG” icon as shown in image below and select the “Edit Profile” option.

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Select the “Design” option from the left side menu.

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Select the “Change Background” button and then the “Choose existing image” option.

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A “File Upload” window will appear. Navigate to the background image you want to use on your twitter page and the click the “Open” button.

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Select the “Center” option for the background position.

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Select a Link colour. You do this my clicking on the colour swatch. Note you do not need to choose a background colour as you are using an image for the background. In this example I will select red for the link colour.

link-colour

Select the type of overlay, in this example I have used black overlay.

overlay-black

Finally REMEBER to click the “Save Changes” button at the bottom of the page!

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Below is an updated example of how the Banner Ad Designers Twitter Business Page looks after making the above updates. You can click here to see a live example:

updated-banner-ad-designers-twitter-page

WELL DONE – YOU HAVE NOW COMPLETED ALL THE STEPS IN
THE BUSINESS TWITTER PAGE ARTICLE.

Blog Tutorial by : DCP London Web Designers

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