Q:What are the steps to take to follow someone on twitter when you only have their name? Thanks! Julie Ledbetter
Hi Julie! Welcome back to our site!
Twitter Search can be tough, when there isn’t enough information it will give you a list of people with the same name. If a person is serious about Twitter, she has filled out the profile page with full name and short bio. There should be enough clues to identify the right person to follow.
As you are asking here, I assume the Twitter search didn’t give you enough information to identify the right person. That’s a tough one. There is some “Sherlock”-ing” to be done. I would start with a Google Search to find the person’s website or if she is mentioned on a website. Google search is far broader of course than Twitter. Chances are they published their twitter account on their own website or you find their LinkedIN profile or their Facebook profile. Then you still can connect to the person, just not on Twitter.
I personally have a rule: If I can not find the twitter account of a person within 15 minutes, I assume he or she doesn’t want to be found and has no interest in other people connecting to him or her on Twitter.
Get found on Twitter:
- Don’t be an egghead, add your profile picture (headshot works best)
- Fill out the profile page with your full name and short bio, with info that is relevant
- Add your Twitter account to your website or Facebook or Google+ profile
- Add you Twitter account to your e-mail signature
Any other thoughts? What do you do to get found?