One of the first things you do when registering a Twitter account is choose a username.
Your username becomes your Twitter handle -- the word with the @ in front of it.
But with millions of users, there's a good chance the name you want is taken. Which can be pretty annoying!
So what can you do?
Unfortunately, there aren't many options for getting that particular name. But all is not lost!
Below are 13 suggestions for finding the perfect Twitter handle even if your first choice is taken.
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13 Ways to Find Good Twitter Usernames When Your 1st Choice is Taken
1. Just Add "The"
It's easy to add ‘"The" to any Twitter username.
2. Use "This is" or "I am"
These fit nicely with most names.
3. Begin With "We are"
This works for companies & groups.
4. Use Your Name & Industry
Using your name & industry in your handle can help optimize your Twitter account for the search engines.
5. Use Initials
Add an initial to your name if someone already has your favorite moniker.
6. Businesses Can Use "HQ"
The universal symbol for headquarters works great & it's not very long.
7. "Try", "Use", "Get", "Join"
These words can juice up a Twitter handle for a service-oriented business or app.
8. App Companies Use "App"
App companies can use the word "App".
9. No "I" in "Team"
Using the word "Team" in your handle helps fans connect with your brand.
10. Location: Country, State, City
This tells fans where your company is located.
11. Domain Name
Using "dotcom" or "com" in your handle will help fans remember your website.
12. "Inc" Works for Businesses
Use "Inc" if you run a corporation.
13. Just "Ask"
I used "Ask" when I found that "aaronlee" was already in use. That's how the Ask Aaron Lee brand came about.
As you see here, there are many ways to craft the perfect Twitter username.
These tips also work for Facebook vanity URLs & usernames on Instagram too. :)
So.. now that you finally have the perfect Twitter username.. what's next?
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