What is a Twitter Landing Page? Why create one?
Twitter presents many people to you in a stream; you are given one link in your profile to make a presentation. Some professionals develop a unique Twitter Landing Page to introduce themselves to new people. To learn more:
And here are ten pages that I found noteworthy:
Glenn Hilton’s page features a large graphic with a photo in the upper left corner that changes upon refresh and a Twitter-like look. He explains his use of Twitter, and he has a comment form at the bottom.
Meryl K. Evans
Meryl K. Evans uses her page to give a basic introduction to herself. The main graphic on the page is her logo – the other eye-catching elements are the subscribe buttons – clearly, she wants you to come back and read more!
What I like about Eric’s page is his photo: it’s warm and welcoming. Makes one feel comfortable approaching him to do business. Under the company logo he has a search box, giving one the opportunity to find out more in an easy fashion.
Joanna’s photo of an orange umbrella surrounded by many gray umbrellas with “Power up your words and find your writing voice” catches my eye. Yes, the image does exude confidence.
The Twitter landing page of Leah Jones has one big image – her company logo. On this page we learn about “phatic communication” and how she wanted to hate Twitter when she started.
I like the black-and-white sophistication (matched with monochrome photo) and clarity of Matthew’s page.
Beth’s page features both a smiling, friendly photo of herself as well as an action photo, showing her presenting. The page has a multitude of information and links to more about non-profits in general.
Heidi welcomes readers to her page, explains her web development business and social media philosophy, and tells her Twitter following policy. The main imagery is her photo, which has a black background, as does the background of her site.
Laura uses a lot of icon imagery on her Twitter Landing Page. The background is basic white, and the yellows of her books on the right stand out against the abundant use of the sky blue color on her page. Her attractive photo, with its dark brown background, is in the upper left, a place one’s eye usually looks first.
Finally, here is my page – I emphasized imagery and design with just enough text to relay the message. Plenty of links to click on this page if you want to find out more.
Upcoming Posts – Your Input Wanted
Do you have a page on your website (or on a friend’s) that you feel is noteworthy? Feel free to include the link in the comments.