[Download] FREE Twitter Header Image Template


Twitter header image

Today, Twitter announced a new feature – Twitter header images. What this means is that you can now make your Twitter profile more interactive.

To help you out, I’ve created a downloadable Twitter header image template (PSD).


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How to change your Twitter header image

Big news today for Twitter users. Twitter profile pages have now been updated with header images. If you’ve ever used Facebook or Google+, they’re basically a version of the cover photo.

To see what Twitter header images look like, visit your Twitter account and click on the “me” section. Now let’s customize your Twitter header image!

So how do you change your Twitter header image?

First things first – prepare your image. When creating your image, keep in mind that using a smaller image than the recommended size will result in a grainy and poor Twitter header image. Also, when choosing an image, remember, this image goes below your Twitter avatar so it may take a few tries to get things right.

The recommend size for your new Twitter header image is as follows:

  • Dimensions: 1252×626 px
  • Maximum size of 5 mb

Why change your Twitter header image?

One of the key benefits to Twitter header images is that it’s a great way to help give your followers better insight into what makes you tick – it’s also great for improving interactions with followers.

How to change your Twitter header image via your desktop

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Sync contact photos and usernames from Twitter on your iOS device

How to sync contact photos and usernames from Twitter to your iOS device

While I love using Twitter, it can often be difficult to keep your Twitter photos and usernames in sync with your iOS contacts. For most people, they never update their iOS contacts and end up keeping two separate lists of contacts.

By keeping two separate lists of contacts, this means lost time and lost productivity.  Fortunately, if you have just a few minutes, you can learn how to sync contact photos and usernames from Twitter on your iOS devices.

Before you can sync contact photos and usernames from Twitter on your iOS device, you need to first download the Twitter app.

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How to sync contact photos and usernames from Twitter on your iOS device

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How to Twitter [Infographic]

While there are a lot of social networks to sign-up for, probably one of the easiest social networks to join and start using has to be Twitter. While most networks require you to add friends and start following people, Twitter takes a different approach.Instead, all you need to do is sign-up (which takes about a minute) and then you can begin looking at posts from  other Twitter users and can interact with their content by tweeting, retweeting and following those users.

To help you get started with learning Twitter lingo, check out this Infographic on how to Twitter, complete with all of the steps you need to sign-up, select a username, and begin following and tweeting to others on Twitter.

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5 Twitter apps for tracking your stats

5 Twitter analytics tools for measuring your tweetsTwitter can be an extremely powerful social network to help your business capture leads and build better online engagement with customers and fans. While it is very easy to learn how to send a tweet, often times, this only produces more noise.  That’s why it is important to track and analyze your tweets on a consistent basis.

The benefit to doing this is that it helps you not only know where you stand regarding who is following you, but you can also see if your account is gaining followers or losing them. Most importantly, by analyzing your tweets on Twitter, you can know which tweets are working and which ones are not.  This way you can tweak your Twitter strategy so that your tweets are not only being seen, but also so that you get retweets, mentions, clicks on your links, and gain new followers.

If you already have a Twitter account or are completely new to Twitter, I suggest trying out these 5 apps for tracking and analyzing your tweets on Twitter.

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How to teach Siri to tweet for you on your iPhone 4S

For those of you who have tried Siri, Apple’s breakthrough voice recognition software, it’s pretty amazing. It’s great for composing text messages, making calls, and sending emails. Unfortunately, it doesn’t let you interact too much with the apps on your Apple iPhone 4S.

In addition to saving you time by letting you compose tweets using voice recognition, Siri gives you the ability to compose an email; however, you cannot open other apps, such as Twitter and send a tweet.

That’s where this helpful tip comes in. Not only can you use Siri for composing an email, opening websites and setting reminders, but you can save yourself some time by composing tweets too — when you’re on the way to meet up with friends, walking from the building to the car, even when you’re driving (let’s hope you use a hands-free bluetooth headset).

Here’s how to teach Siri to tweet for you from your Apple iPhone 4S – in just 5 steps.

Enable text messaging

Turn on Twitter mobile settingsOn your computer, visit Twitter and enable text messaging. To do this, login to Twitter > Click Settings (top right corner), and then mobile. For those of you have unlimited texting with your mobile provider, this feature works great for you. If you are limited with your text messages, this might not be the best option.

Enter your phone number

Twitter mobile phone settingsOnce in the mobile settings section, enter your iPhone 4S mobile phone number with area code in the field labeled "Phone number." Click 'activate phone.'

Verify your phone

Once  you've setup Twitter to allow for mobile updates, the next thing you need to do is verify your phone. To do this, send a text message to 40404 (if you're in the United States) with the word "GO"

Create a Twitter contact

Add Twitter as an iPhone 4S contactOn your iPhone 4S, create a new contact. In the 'first name' field, enter "Twitter."  Add a phone number - put in 40404 (United States). If  you are in a different location, here's a list of Twitter shortcodes to choose from.

Have Siri send a tweet

Send a tweet from SiriTo use Siri, either hold the home button or put the phone up to your ear. When you hear a beep, say "text Twitter." Tell Siri what to tweet and then send it. Should you need to edit your message beforehand, you can do so as well before you send it.

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5 reasons why people aren’t following you back on Twitter

When Twitter launched, everyone looked at it as a great way to get people to follow you back and help you grow your audience. Unfortunately, a lot of people failed to realize that it wasn’t a ‘set it and forget it’ social network. Rather, Twitter is a site that requires a little time, some effort and a plan of attack to amass a strong and loyal following.

Here are 5 reasons why people aren’t following you back on Twitter.

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How to use Twitter advanced search to get more leads

Twitter advanced searchEver wanted to know how to use Twitter.com to get more leads for your business? A lot of people often dismiss Twitter, saying they don’t understand it or that it’s too complicated. In a nutshell, Twitter is pretty easy to use — in fact, it has a lot of great benefits.

One thing I especially like is that it’s a social network that actually let’s you listen in on conversations from anyone on Twitter without having to send a friend request or be connected to that person.  Additionally, you can search through Twitter conversations and learn more about the people, businesses, celebrities and brands on Twitter BEFORE you attempt to make a connection.

Why is this important? Think about it. If I were to go up to a complete stranger and start a sales pitch, not only would they look at me as being weird, but if they’re like most people, they have already made up their mind because of the awkward approach that I took.

The typical Twitter user would go to search.twitter.com; unfortunately, you’ll probably end up spending more time sifting through results that may not be relevant to what you’re looking for.  That’s where Twitter’s ‘advanced search’ feature comes into play.

For anyone who owns a business, where advanced search will help you is that you can target the tweets you’re looking for. For example, if I am looking for real estate agents, instead of looking for the broad topic of ‘real estate,’ I can specify to show tweets with the keyword of real estate within a 50 mile radius of California. This will help me not only narrow down the tweets I am looking for about a particular subject, but also show me just people in the area I have specified.

To start using Twitter’s advanced search, follow the instructions below.
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Social Media Hex Color Codes

Social Media Color Hex Codes

Knowing the right social media color when working in Adobe Photoshop Elements or your favorite graphics program can help save you valuable time when you need to create a social media icon or match your design to your favorite social network.

Here’s a list of the the hex codes for your favorite social media sites. Be sure to bookmark this page this way you have the right social media colors when you need them.

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How to Embed A Tweet From Twitter In Seconds!

In early December, Twitter added a new feature for all Twitter users – the ability to embed tweets into websites or blogs. Emdedding a tweet into your website or blog is a feature that I’m really excited about – because now it takes all of the GREAT tweets you’ve possibly missed and gives users the ability to share them with the world outside of Twitter.

What this means for website owners are more opportunities to be social – and spread other users content that you found interesting. Along the way, this means better chances for building online engagement – you can also expect to pick-up a few new followers as well!

Key points about embedded tweets:

  • You can reply, retweet and favorite directly from an embedded tweet
  • You can follow a user from an embedded tweet – no extra clicks off to Twitter
  • If you’ve embedded a video, they play directly in the embedded tweet

Here’s how you can embed a tweet into your website or blog.

How to embed a tweet

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