A lot of major brands, celebrities and even journalists are earning those ‘blue check marks’ beside their Twitter handles. Here at TweetBrander, we’ve had lots of people ask how they can get one on their profile.
A blue check mark indicates that a user has been verified by Twitter, to prove they are who they claim to be. However, the verified badge will only appear in the top-right portion of a user’s profile page. Just above the name, location, and bio.
So what kind of accounts get verified? Here’s the answer according to Twitter:
Twitter proactively verifies accounts on an ongoing basis to make it easier for users to find who they’re looking for. We concentrate on highly sought users in music, acting, fashion, government, politics, religion, journalism, media, advertising, business, and other key interest areas. We verify business partners from time to time and individuals at high risk of impersonation.
Why can’t I get verified? Again, here’s Twitter’s response:
If you think you meet the criteria for verification and have not yet received a badge, please be patient. We are working within key interest areas to verify accounts that are sought after by other Twitter users. We don’t accept verification requests from the general public, but we encourage you to continue using Twitter in a meaningful way, and you may be verified in the future. Please note that follower count is not a factor in determining whether an account meets our criteria for verification.
So if you want to get a pretty little blue check mark on your profile… well, good luck!