September 19, 2012
Twitter Header Image (Photo) – How to Change Dimension and Size – Blog Post
Twitter has made some fun new changes to how to set up your account on Twitter, namely the new ‘Twitter Header Image.’ Ryan Seacrest was one of the first to switch over to the new Twitter format, but I doubt that Ryan actually did his Twitter account change himself. Does Ryan Seacrest know how to change his Twitter Header Image or Photo? Does Ryan know the dimensions and size? I doubt it; he’s much too important for such Twitter trivialities.
But as someone who teaches Social Media Marketing, I do, and I care. Here’s some basics on how to change your Twitter Header Image.
Image Size and Dimensions for the New Twitter Header Image
Twitter hasn’t been very clear about this. 520×260 is a good size the new Twitter Header Image, but remember Twitter will take your ‘profile picture’ and place it smack dab in the middle. Ryan does this by cutting off his head… and then re-attaching it oh so cool into his picture. So you can do something cool like that. One tip – using FIREFOX you can RIGHT CLICK and then select VIEW IMAGE or VIEW BACKGROUND image to see and download images you like. Then just photoshop OUT their image and photoshop IN your image, and you are good to go.
How to Set up Your New Twitter Header Image (Photo)
Once you have decided on your new Twitter Header Image, then log into your Twitter account. Click on the GEAR icon, then EDIT PROFILE. Then on the LEFT, click DESIGN and CHANGE HEADER. Here is where you upload your NEW Twitter Header Image. Once you save it, then you can check it out and see if you like it.
A tip – I open up another browser, such as Internet Explorer, where I am NOT signed in, and hit refresh to see what it looks like to a new users.
At the end of the process, you have reset your TWITTER account with a new Twitter Header Image (Photo) and you are good to go.
Links to More Information on How to Set Up / Change your Twitter Image (Photo)
- Official Twitter Help File on Changing your Twitter Header Image
- Video on Twitter’s New Look>
- JM Internet Group on Twitter (cool, free stuff on SEO and Social Media!)
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Jason McDonald is the Founder and Senior SEO Director of The JM Internet Group. The JM Internet Group provides SEO training and courses for busy marketers and businesspeople. Online search engine optimization training helps explain keywords, page tags, link building strategies and other techniques needed to climb to the top of search engine rankings for Google, Yahoo, and Bing. The teaching methodology is hands on, with live examples and discussions, taught from the convenience of each student's computer.