It’s absolutely relevant to pick “the right” username for your twitter account. Not only a good twitter name can help people know what your tweets be all about, but also help you build a brand or help your followers remember your user much easier, thus creating a successful twitter profile.
On this guide, we share some useful tips not only to ease the process of choosing the name, but also explain in detail why is relevant that some attributes must be included in the username and how it represents you or your company.
Tips to come up with “Good Twitter Nanes” for your Account
- To Be Properly Listed in Search Engines: If you manage to find your company/website name still available on twitter, then it’s kinda obvious since it’s that precise name you want to be ranking on Google. However, if you are just a random user or someone that has a Tumblr/Other Blogging Platform site and publish material on some specific topic, then you need to include that keyword for your username to be a good twitter name. (e.g. If you love hunger games, then try to combine that word or any related word in that same category and include it in your username)
- Be Unique: Twitter suggests different possible usernames where the one you want is not available. We strongly suggest otherwise, never pick those, since they just add some numbers to very common username extensions, and can be easily mistaken for another one, specially those of users that tweet on your same category.
- Memorable and Fun: Getting a humorous username works in many different ways. By triggering a positive reaction and get more followers in consequence, it will be much easier for them to remember your twitter name and link back to you from other sites when necessary.
- An Underscore Can Save The Day: The underscore is the only special character allowed and it is indeed a good method of getting the username you want on twitter with just a minor addition.
- Not Just a Simple Keyword: Sometimes the keyword alone won’t be an incentive for people to start following you (if you tweet about paintings, don’t go for greatpaintings, since that is both obvious and not interesting at all.). Bear in mind, getting a good twitter name also means you can build a long-term brand of it, even if you don’t have any other website or social account.
- Needs To Be Readable: Being original & unique doesn’t mean that your twitter name will be just an extension of multiple repeated consonants, which just end up being a string of text and has high chances of getting considered as a twitter bot.
- Avoid Numbers: Unless they are included in your Brand, just don’t use them, letters are enough. They tend to make your twitter name generic.
- It Can Be Shorter: Yes, 15 characters is not really that long, but a good twitter name is also considered a short one, meaning less that 15 characters. Also, when people message you on twitter, they use character space when including your username with the @username.
- If You Change Username, This is What You Lose: Even though Twitter allows modifying the username at any given time, you might want to think it twice if you have lots of followers and created some buzz on the web, since even though your followers remain, many of them will keep messagin at your with the original name for quite a while, and also, all the links from forums and such pointing at your original name will end up in an error page.
Have any other suggestion to come up with Good Twitter URLs and Names?, you can leave a comment below.