How To Get Your Twitter Account Verified In 5 Easy Steps
The blue tick on Twitter, often associated with celebrities, brands and popular authority figures has eluded many of us. It has always been the case that Twitter has chosen who to verify themselves, and there has been no way of actually requesting verification. They used to offer you verification when they “noticed” you. This used to be based on popularity, number of followers and lots of other factors, until now.
Twitter has recently announced that it will be letting users apply for profile verification. So, just how do you go about getting the much sought after blue badge appear on your Twitter profile? Continue reading below to find out how to get your business Twitter account verified and the criteria you need to meet.
How To Get Your Account Verified
Before going any further you need to ask yourself this, “Is my account actually of public interest?” If it is, then great. If you regularly use Twitter and contribute to the online community with useful information and publications etc. then you should be fine. If you don't feel your Twitter account is currently of public interest and you aren't using it much, then I would suggest you start getting more interest and followers before you attempt to get your account verified. Read this article for more information: Twitter ROI 4 Ways To Boost Your Leads
Step 1: The Profile
Now you've concluded that your Twitter account is worthy of verification we can get started. The first thing you are going to need to look at is your main Twitter profile. You need to make sure it is filled in as well as it can be, and with all the correct information. Once you have logged into Twitter, go to your main profile page and click on edit profile. You will then need to check all the details here and fill in any that are empty. Make sure you have:
- A good profile picture and header image (could be a logo, the business premises or something related)
- A real name or business name
- A good bio
- A link to your company website
- A birthday should also be added. For your company page you can put the founded date here.
Once you have checked all of the above is filled in as good as it can be, click on save.
Step 2: Verify Your Mobile Number
For this step you'll need to go into your account settings. You can do this by clicking on your profile picture in the top right hand corner, and then into settings from the menu. Verifying your mobile number from here is quite simple. Simply scroll down to Mobile on the bottom left menu and enter your number. Twitter will then send a text message to this number with a six digit verification pin that you will have to enter on this page to finish the process.
Step 3: Verify Your Email Address
Once your phone number is verified you will need to verify your email address. This can be accessed in the same area as the phone number in the above step. You may have already confirmed your email when you first got your account but it is a good idea to double check and get it confirmed if you haven't done so already.
Step 4: Make Your Tweets Public
If your tweets aren't already public then you will need to change your settings so they are. To do this, go to “security and privacy” in the settings and then down to privacy. Where it says tweet privacy you can set that so that all your tweets are public.
Step 5: Submitting Your Account For Verification
Once you have completed the previous 4 steps you are now ready to request account verification. Make sure you're signed into the business Twitter account you want to get verified and click this link – https://verification.twitter.com/. You will then be asked to complete a form to review your request. In this you will need to provide at least 2 urls to websites that will help identify you (this could be an author page, contact page with your details on, meet the team page etc.) as well as a simple 500 character explanation as to why you should be verified. After you have filled this information in, double check everything, click next and then confirm.
If you have completed all the above steps you are on your way to getting verified. However, please note that although you can now request verification, completing all of the above does not necessarily guarantee that Twitter will grant it to you. Also, please note that Twitter will respond to any verification request via email and if your request is denied, you will need to wait 30 days before you can submit another. If you feel you need more followers and interaction before starting the steps to get your business Twitter verified, then read this blog article: How To Effectively Manage Your Business Twitter To Get More Leads