☑ 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.
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!
Woken up to a blue tick on my Twitter! ✔️✔️✔️ #verified
— Britt Whyatt ?? (@shewhobakes1) October 21, 2016
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.
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.
— Daniel Knowlton (@dknowlton1) October 15, 2016
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;
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.’
For anyone who wants to get verified on Twitter https://t.co/peM3gCgzmE
— Kevan Lee (@kevanlee) October 6, 2016
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?
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.
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!
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.