Sick of us talking about the importance of cover art yet? Prepare yourselves, here comes another one.
This week, Twitter officially announced that it will be launching a brand-new design for their profiles. Well, brand-new is a stretch. As you can see from the examples below, the new Twitter design looks an awful lot like some other social networks. The good news is, you can repurpose content – like your big, beautiful cover photos from your Facebook and ReverbNation profiles – on your freshly designed Twitter profile.
Some of the updates include:
- A larger profile photo (max size 700k)
- A large cover photo (max size 1500 px wide)
- Best Tweets: Tweets with more engagement will appear larger
- Pinned Tweet: You can now pin one of your tweets to the top of your page (Like Facebook’s ‘Pin-to-top’ Feature we covered in this post)
- Filtered Tweets: You can choose which timeline to view when checking out other profiles. Select from these options: Tweets, Tweets with photos/videos, or Tweets and replies
You can read more of the details on Twitter’s blog, and check out a first-look at the new design from Mashable. Ultimately, the new design provides more opportunities for your fans to get a feel of you visually, possibly before they ever hear your music. Make sure you have great-looking high resolution photos or artwork on your pages to make a great first impression.
The new features, like best tweets and filtered tweets, can also be used to save you time when looking through your feed and engaging with fans. If you’re a DIY or Indie artist who handles all of your own social media and marketing efforts, be sure to check out these features to figure out how to make them work for you.
Another great way to use the pinned tweet feature, is to pin your most important tweets to the top of the page. It could be details about your latest album release, an upcoming show you’re playing or anything else you need your fans to know. That way you can continue to post real-time updates without worrying about your most important news getting lost in feeds.
Check out a few pages from musicians who have already gotten the update below.
Need more ideas for social media success? Make sure you sync your social media sites to your ReverbNation page. This will help you add fans, track your status and update your statuses with links to your music right from your ReverbNation profile. Click here to sync now.