It’s here. Verification for everyone. Or at least, you can try. This week Twitter have announced a new process for those seeking verified accounts.
“We want to make it even easier for people to find creators and influencers on Twitter so it makes sense for us to let people apply for verification,” said Tina Bhatnagar, Twitter’s vice president of User Services.
“We hope opening up this application process results in more people finding great, high-quality accounts to follow, and for these creators and influencers to connect with a broader audience.”
The verification badge is a little blue bubble with a white checkmark. It’s there to allow you to verify the authenticity of an account and it’s owner. However, whilst Twitter now allows anyone to submit to get a ‘Blue Tick’, it’s not as easy as just pressing submit.
The feature is normally used to verify celebrities, journalists, politicians, and some websites, but the new system looks to extend the verification badge.
Currently, only 0.06 percent of the company’s 310 million monthly users are verified, according to a Twitter representative.
Here at Creative Nerds we’ve been working closely with Twitter for some time to get accounts verified, with a strong rate of approval. Whilst their decision is final there are a few things you can do to assure your account is in ship shape, and has a better chance of being approved.
So, here’s some top tips to getting your personal or business account verified:
- Make sure your whole account is filled in.
It sounds simple but having a clear profile picture, cover image, URL, location and bio all makes a difference in helping to authenticate an account
- Provide quality links to back up your account.
When you go through the account verification process you’ll be asked for some links which prove this account is you. Make sure these are ‘top level’ links. For example from external websites, not just your own. This helps to prove you’re not just making up the links yourself.
- Keep your account up to date.
No-one is going to want to verify an account that hasn’t been tweeted from for 2 months. Make sure your content is fresh, and looks Twitter friendly
Ready to give it a go? Head on over to Twitter, submit your information and cross your fingers!
Oh, and if you need some help. Get in touch. We’d be happy to run a digital health check for you across your social channels.