August 28, 2009
Filed under Deductions and Realizations
Do you think your Twitter avatar and background have an impact on how your current and potential followers view you? Can using an “inappropriate” avatar or background actually be a reason to lower the number Twitter users interested in following you or even attract the “wrong” type of followers?
A few introductory words…
There’s an old saying that goes something like this: “Don’t judge a book by its cover“. But how else would you judge a book if you can’t really see what’s inside of it in terms of content originality, uniqueness, usefulness and/or creativity? The same applies to interaction over social media channels, especially in the case of Twitter!
Regardless of which follow technique you’re using, you will eventually evaluate those you are planning to follow based on one or more of these elements:
- Activity (number of tweets).
- Engagement (number of retweets).
- Following to followers ratio.
- Profile name.
- The avatar (and sometimes the background as well).
Taking that into consideration, I guess it’s safe to say that your avatar and background can say something about you!
What do you want them to say?
Each of us uses Twitter for a certain aim and tweets for a different reason. Therefore, it is highly essential that your avatar and background are able to clearly corroborate the message you’re trying to communicate.
Below, you will find the top 5 ways how your Twitter avatar matters followed by another list of top 4 ways how your twitter background matters …
5 top ways how your avatar matters:
- Recognition: It has been proven that human beings are wired in a manner which allows them to recognize and remember faces. Therefore, if you use a picture of your face in your avatar, you have a higher percentage of being remembered by your followers.
Mashable: An Avatar People Will Remember!