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Twitter Verification 2017: How To Get Verified On Twitter

☑ Would you like to know how to get your own Twitter verification (the blue tick) in 2017?

? How about an easy 5 step process to follow?

? I followed a process to get my Twitter verification and in this blog and accompanying video, I’ll teach you how you can too.

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The Twitter Verification Video Tutorial



Since I posted this tutorial 2 people have reached out and said they have gained Twitter verification after following this guide! Both had failed previously!

Step #1  Read The Twitter Verification Page In Detail

You can now apply to be verified. The first step you need to take is to read Twitter’s Request To Verify An Account page in detail (see what it looks like below).


Save time by downloading the handy Twitter Verification Checklist we’ve created for you below and ensure you’ve ticked all the boxes when applying.



Step #2  Have A Killer Twitter Profile

To increase your chances of being verified, you need a Killer Twitter Profile. This includes a complete profile, links to other credible accounts in your bio, a pinned Tweet of your most credible accolade to date and more.

You’ve also got to ensure you are highly active on Twitter and engage with other Influencers on a daily basis (start by saying hello to me on Twitter ?). Take a look at my profile below and see how yours compares.

For inspiration look at other verified accounts. To find other verified accounts simply check out who the Twitter Verified account are following.

For the full list of Killer Twitter Profile Tips download our  Twitter Verification Checklist.


Step #3 Add 5 Credible Links To Your Application

Within the application process you are given the opportunity to provide 5 links to support your application. You want these links to feature you in some way and be from credible sources. Here are some examples;

  • Author pages from publications you write for.
  • Articles you have been featured in.
  • Website pages which feature your greatest achievements.
  • If you have a large following and influence on another social platform include a link to that page/ profile.


Step #4 Think Of Your Twitter Audience First

Before applying you MUST read Kevan from Buffer’s article: How to Get Verified on Twitter (If I can do it, you can too!)

One of the key takeaways I got from the blog is when Kevan quoted from Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People book:

‘You can make more friends in two months by being interested in them, than in two years by making them interested in you.’

Kevan said that to ensure your application is successful, you need to focus on why this will benefit your Twitter audience in the ‘Why Should You Be Verified?’ section of the application.

I failed the first time I applied for Twitter verification. However, after focusing more on my Twitter audience rather than myself in my second application, it was successful!

Here are some examples you could include;

1. Will being verified help your audience find you on Twitter?

2. Does your Twitter audience struggle to find you due to other accounts with a similar Twitter name/ handle?

3. Will being verified allow you to engage and answer more questions from your Twitter audience?

4. Will being verified help you provide faster, better support for your customers?


Step #5 Don’t Give Up!

As mentioned, I failed the first time I applied for Twitter verification. The second time (after applying these 5 steps) I was successful!

You can re-apply to be verified every 30 days on Twitter so if you fail, mix up your strategy and try again!

I really would advise you to download the Twitter Verification Checklist below as it will make this process a whole lot easier and increase your chances of success.


More Twitter Verification videos to help you

How to Get Verified on Twitter in 2017
How to Get Verified on YouTube 2017 + Get Verified on Twitter | Vivienne Gucwa

Have you applied for Twitter verification yet? Do you have any tips for other readers? Do you have any further questions about the process? Please do leave a comment below!

Daniel Knowlton
Daniel Knowlton

Dan is the award winning Co-founder of KPS Digital Marketing who was named #12 Most Influential Digital Marketer on Twitter in the world in 2016 by Onalytica. Dan is a contributor for a variety of key marketing publications including Social Media Examiner, Content Marketing Institute and Jeff Bullas’ Blog. He is also a keen speaker and has spoken at events internationally for a variety of organisations including NatWest and The Royal institute of Chartered Surveyors. Dan has a passion for helping others learn how to get to grips with Digital Marketing and is obsessed with providing value for his community.

  • I failed to get verified the first time I applied as well. I believe they’ve changed the process slightly (even though I applied just a few months ago). At the time I believe you could only give them a single website as reference, so I put in my Forbes contributor page, figuring that would have the most clout. After three weeks or so I started to wonder if it was going to happen. So I reapplied and linked to my personal site instead of my Forbes contributor page. My personal site matches my name ( and I believe I was verified within 24 hours after that submission.

    • Thanks for your insight and tips @joshuasteimle:disqus I’m sure our readers will find this useful! 🙂

  • Great advise.

    I focused on the more journalistic work that I do (Tech & Innovation Editor for We Are Social Media (@WeRSM), instead of my day job; Director of Social at TwelveA.M. (@WeAreTwelveAM). Maybe of some use for someone!?

  • Social Media Wizard

    Great advice Daniel! Will be trying this but I can’t help but think it is going to dilute the importance and the effect of being a “verified” account.

    • Thanks 🙂

      I do agree with you, however this still doesn’t mean that any old account can get verified on Twitter. Twitter still have to perceive the account to be of ‘public interest’.

      I guess only time will tell! 🙂


  • Josh Harmon

    I applied once and was denied two weeks after applying. The difficult part for me is that I don’t use a blog/website anymore and I’ve deleted my personal Facebook account that had 5k friends. I now mainly use Twitter and LinkedIn for 75% of my online interactions. This is much easier for me to maintain. I’m no celebrity, but I do work with A list actors, and artists and many others in the professional music and entertainment business.

    I think my case is different from many others I’ve seen, so I really wouldn’t know how to apply myself. However I’ve still managed to do very well without the blue tick to this point and now have already went thru the hard work of branding myself on the platform. It wasn’t easy, but your name gets around if you network properly.

    As for the blue tick? I give up… They can verify me if they want. It doesn’t matter because I’ve learned to live without it.

    • Thanks for the comment Josh! Although I think being verified has some benefits, there are a ton of hugely successful people who aren’t verified,so I don’t think it’s a huge deal. 🙂

      • Josh Harmon

        My only problem is no blue check isn’t a good look for someone in my field, and it’s a bit weird that I didn’t qualify when I see plenty of other handles that probably didn’t need verification, or faked their fame by buying fake followers to look much more sought after/famous than they actually are. I’ve had my handle @thejoshharmon since 09 w/now over 800 verified followers (most I know) and most of my close friends and colleagues are verified, but somehow I didn’t qualify?

        I’d only like to know what their excuse is tbh. I get the feeling it’s different rules for me.

        • I feel your frustration Josh. I’ve been contacted by various other marketing influencers who can’t seem to get verified either.

          My advice is to keep trying and change up your strategy each time. If you want to find out why you aren’t being verified maybe try contacting Twitter?

          Best of luck Josh!


          • Josh Harmon

            Thank you for the advice. Much appreciated.

          • No worries Josh. 🙂