Having one of the best Twitter bios can really help you stand out on Twitter.
And with approximately 1 billion users on Twitter sending nearly 6000 tweets per second.
So you need to stand out.
But you knew that already, right?
So how do you do that, you are probably thinking?
Aside from waving a huge flag from the top of the Empire State Building. the easiest way is to take note what the pros are doing.
It might sound like a difficult task, but I have already done the research for you.
So just sit back, relax and learn what you need to do… (Hint: It is actually quite easy)
There are certain things you should put in your Twitter Bio: if you want people to follow you.
Your future followers want to know what you do, what your Twitter account is all about, and what kinds of tweets you will be posting.
So how do the good Twitter bios accomplish that? Let’s take a look at the fundamentals.
What you should include in a great Twitter bio:
Remember what your goal is: connecting with like minded people on Twitter. Individuals with the same interests, passions or jobs. The rest can wait until you get to know someone.
If your Twitter account is for fun, then go ahead and add irrelevant stuff, but if you are using it professionally, treat it like a business card. Because on Twitter, it is!
After all, imagine I see your bio and have to make a split second decision (yes my time is that important – and so is yours). Will I see anything on your Twitter bio I care about?
While we are on the topic of what to include in your Twitter bio. let’s look at the opposite: what you should avoid.
The problem many people have with their Twitter Bios is either, they don’t not what to write, or they don’t keep the purpose of the bio in mind .
Sure it’s cool to be funny, write about your dog, or tell us you love chocolate, but will I follow you for those reasons? If you are blogging about dogs or chocolate – then great, otherwise…
If you must add such things, which are actually ok in limited amounts, then put them towards the end. Why? Well, I might make my decision not to follow you long before that. So better be safe than follower-less.
Aside from not filling your bio up with irrelevant information, what are some of the other unhelpful things people put in their bios?
If you want even more ideas of what not to put in your bio, here is a useful list from media bistro.com.
Please keep in mind, nothing is set in stone. What I am trying to accomplish here is to give you an idea of what works. What I have seen in the best Twitter bios. The ones from very successful people.
You may choose to ignore me and perhaps you will still get lots of followers But if you are looking to hit the big leagues and connect with influential people, then keep reading.
We have covered what to put in your Twitter bio, and what to avoid. So now, let’s take a look at some of the best twitter bios I have found through my tireless searching (I had at least two coffees while writing this!).
These are some people I have on my influencers list. People who know what they are doing on Twitter. They range from people with a lot of followers, to people with an insane amount of followers.
They are all bloggers or social media specialists (that is what I care about). Even if this is not you area, it gives you an idea how the pros approach writing their bios.
So let’s take a look at a random mix of awesome Twitter bios:
As you can see from the bios above, there is a pattern. They are concise, simply written, avoid unnecessary words and…they all follow the points I have highlighted earlier.
However, if you are still having trouble putting all the information you have into a 160 character bio:
The bio is only a small part of your Twitter profile, but it is perhaps the most important. That is why I have gone over this specifically above.
However, there are a number of other elements that make up the Twitter Profile, such as:
If you want some more information on these points, here is a helpful post I wrote on optimizing your twitter profile as a whole, It is definitely worth a look.
Although I would not recommended taking any of the following bios seriously. it is fun to see what “creative” people there are on Twitter.
Your first port of all, if you are stuck for ridiculous ideas for your Twitter Bio, is the random Twitter Bio generator. Give it a try, just for fun! You certainly won’t be able to use it – unless you have a joke Twitter account.
Or, we can take a look at some of the bios that are often listed as the funniest, coolest or most clever Twitter bios in the Twittersphere.
Here are some examples of how funny and creative some people can be:
If you want to see some others, here are some links to articles containing even more witty Twitter bios:
Please take your Twitter bio seriously (unless you don’t care about Twitter, then head on over to Facebook now).
Snap decisions are being made as we speak on whether to follow you, and filling your bio with irrelevant info (especially at the front) is killing your chances.
Think about the aim of your Twitter account and make sure your bio attracts the right kind of people. That is, those you want to connect with.
Be honest with yourself, and be brutal.
In the end, you will benefit from it.
Ashley is obsessed with SEO and WordPress. He is also the founder of Mad Lemmings. When he is not busy helping clients get higher on Google he can be found doing crazy sports in the Swiss Alps (or eating too much chocolate - a habit he is trying to break).