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Brand Your Twitter Profile with a Custom Background

If you’re using your Twitter profile as an extension of your online brand in order to build your business or career, then you need to read this post.

Your Twitter profile is an essential place to communicate your brand, not only through the content of your tweets, but also through the visual imagery that people see when they visit your profile page.  Don’t let them see the default Twitter background.  Instead, use that background space to make a statement and communicate your brand and primary marketing message to your audience of visitors.

There are a number of sites that offer free, premium and custom Twitter backgrounds.  Depending on your goals for your Twitter profile to directly or indirectly build your online brand, you can determine your budget and choose the type of background that meets your needs.  However, investing in a unique, branded design is important if you’re serious about using your Twitter profile as an extension of your business.

Keep in mind, your Twitter profile background is a static image.  You can include URLs and contact information in your Twitter background, but visitors won’t be able to click on those links.  With that in mind, make sure URLs are spelled out completely in your Twitter background design.

Following are several sites that offer great Twitter background designs at various price points and levels of customization:

1. Social Identities

Social Identities offers Twitter and Facebook backgrounds.  Social Identities has created custom Twitter backgrounds for a wide variety of tweeters, including the one pictured above.

2. Twitbacks

Twitbacks offers free Twitter backgrounds that you can personalize by uploading your own photo and information.

3. offers free and custom Twitter backgrounds.

Fortunately, custom Twitter backgrounds are very affordable, and there is an option for everyone.

Have you customized your Twitter profile yet?  Leave a comment and share your story.

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  1. Blog Angel a.k.a. Joella ) says: 7/15/2010

    I am blessed with ability to create my own backgrounds, but my current one is getting kind of stale. Thanks for the sites, I’ll have to get off my duff and get a new one up soon.

    I changed my blog design a few months back and I think it would be nice if my Twitter background matched.


  2. Aron Parker ) says: 7/16/2010

    Thanks for these great sites! I share this post with some people I know that don’t have a custom Twitter profile yet. I created my own twitter background…


  3. Angela Giles says: 2/14/2011

    “If you’re using your Twitter profile as an extension of your online brand in order to build your business or career, then you need to read this post.”
    Yes I’m using my Twitter profile as an advertising extension of my business, and I AM READING THIS POST! :)

    Great post, by the way.

    Twitter backgrounds could be fun, and searching for them on the web is fun too, but how about just making my own twitter background? After all, it’s my business and I’m gonna have to be original about it. :)

    -Angela Giles
    Social Media and Publicity DIVA

    ***Yes, I’m giving away the 3rd edition of my Twitter Blueprint for FREE! No strings attached.


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