Perfect biography for social network profiles

Perfect biography for social network profiles

Social networks speak a lot about you and the about section is the most vital of all places. So having the perfect social network definition about you or your blog is the ideal way to connect with new followers and readers.

Respect is a delicate material when it comes to fan following. If you are getting a good amount of followers in a social network; it means they love you and respect your skills and interest. So, your duty is to return the love and care back to your connections.

You must learn your etiquette and responsibility towards social followers, so that you can establish a healthy relationship and reach the maximum number of followers.

A perfect about section or what we call our social network biography connects your audience with you at a better level. So, what should be the perfect about section strategies? Let’s dive in and know some of the mandatory rules.

Your blog URL is a must on every social network

Blog URLs are helpful when they are displayed big and bulky in the about section. You would have the following benefits –

  1. More traffic to your blog at once when the readers see the URL.
  2. A high PR backlink is often a bonus. The bio section of the social networks normally offers a “do follow” backlink; so that adds to your backlinks count.    
  3. Search Engines sniff out your URL in high authority websites. So, that’s an added advantage for your off-page SEO efforts.

Several blogs have the space allocated for you to enter your website URL or blog URL in a separate field. Do enter your URL here but also in the about section. The only reason is – the dedicated URL field is normally treated as a “no follow” link.

Define your profession but do not exaggerate

Your followers would love to know what you do or what your strongest skills are. Mentioning your profession or what skills suit you best can actually gain you more followers. These have some simple reasons –

  1. Your followers would gain confidence when they know that your skill matches your blog topic. So, you are an expert and not just a newbie poster.
  2. You might include some bragging about jobs you did on the internet that match your skill. This will boost the readers’ confidence even more.
  3. Bloggers in their niche for several years can get a higher readership and more followers. So showcase all that you did online and offline.

Exaggeration can however lead to failures. People don’t like reading about boasting parties. If you make a huge list of all your credibility; that might just have a negative effect. The reader might get bored or irritated with the boasting. So keep it short and powerful.

Create break points – avoid huge paragraphs

The visuals are very important in the web industry. Every person who visits your social network or blog has a very small time for it. Internet users are very fickle minded and do not stay stagnant unless they find something very interesting.

Just think, how much time to you spend reading someone else’s bio? Okay, I think you just realized the fact.

Now, in order to attract your readers and keep them glued to your profile, create breaks within your bio section. Bullet points and break sentences are always useful and easier for the reader. This technique is actually useful because users can quickly traverse through the whole material.

Creating boring long paragraphs often disgusts the reader. Your about section might contain great value information. But, they will go unread if you do not prepare them properly

Value the space available

I have seen several social network profiles where the user fails to utilize the space provided. Every social network has a limited amount of characters dedicated to the about section and other fields.

You must know how to optimize this space. I created my perfect Pinterest and Twitter about column keeping these ideas in mind. Useless information like your name, city, your school name, what you did on your last vacation (just joking! Maybe I’ll see that too someday) is not the correct approach.

Find out which social network provides how many characters. Then act accordingly. If the space is very less (like Twitter) you must just include your skills, blog URL and purpose; nothing more than that. If the space is a bit more, you can include details like blog descriptions, etc.

That is all about social network bios. You can suggest your methods in the comments section. I would love to hear.      

  • Lorane Rhoden

    Hate it when people exaggerate their profession .. makes it seem they are the only ones in the world doing it .. its great to share .. but in a way that make sense to the reader

  • Roberts

    I am certain that the social media exposure is a great way of driving traffic to your blog. I am the mere proof of that fact, getting many visitors coming from facebook and twitter to my blogs daily. However, do you think that Google cares enough to give me high PR just cause of my social networks traffic?

    • Actually no. High Traffic does not mean high PR. Actually PR ot PageRank is determined by Google by checking the number of backlinks and their strength. If you have 10 PR7 back links you can have a PR3 or PR4 for your website. On the other hand, if you have 100 PR1 backlinks, and 60 PR2 links, you might just be at PR2 for your blog.

  • Khushboo Motihar

    Such useful tips. I will surely follow them to make my social networking bios better :)

  • Yet another informative and useful post Kaustav, I simply like the idea which you mentioned over here. If you are doing blogging and you are creating accounts on such social network sites, then adding the URL of your blog is a must. Very well written post..

    • Thanks @alokvats:disqus.Yes URLs play a very important role in driving traffic. I realized that it can actually give you a high PR backlink too!!

  • papaleng

    Another interesting topic you detailed here. Nice tips and I am contemplating on how can I improve on this .

    Create break points – avoid huge paragraphs.

    • Absolutely @papaleng:disqus . Create break points and see the magic!

  • Thanks a lot. Hope it helps.

  • Like your real observations and believe me you’re such an observant person. I’m doing this thing when there’s time to do it.

    • Thank you @fernandoceballoslachica:disqus I hope it helps you :)

  • Whoa! Thanks for the tip..I’ve learned some.. 😉

  • Hina Naz

    really nice and informative post. xxx

  • Great tips! The About Me page is always the most difficult to create and you have to tailor fit for each of your social media accounts. It’s your once chance to impress a potential reader and it could go sour if you “over promote”.

    I’d also like to add if it’s your blog’s About Me section, to include why you’re doing this and mention what are your goals or what the readers will take away from your blog.

  • Tiffany Yong

    No follow part about URL Links is something new for me! Your site should have a place for people to do backlinking! 😛

  • Loudthinkin

    Very helpful tips.. I will surely make use of these! Simply and well explained!

  • The about column can really attract potential sponsors for your site. It also help readers see you perspective.

  • Suzanne Rudge (MapleMouseMama)

    This is a great post with some useful information. You don’t usually see tips on the “about” section. I think it is often overlooked but it is definitely not to be underestimated..

  • Sin Yee

    That’s a very informative post. Thank you for the post.

    • You are welcome @disqus_rf82COrhTR:disqus. I hope you find it useful

  • I enjoyed your post and you just reminded me to go back and update my about page. I find people like to click on it first.
    Elizabeth

    • I am sure you would get great results. Thanks. I hope it helps you.

  • Hi Kaustav,

    You are absolutely right about all that you wrote :)

    There is a lot you can do to create an effective about me page or section by adding the relevant things, such that it conveys a lot to the person reading it, in one go. Yes, I’ve also come across people bragging a lot about themselves (though a little is needed as its about YOU, but never overdo it!), or they go off the track by going into the details about their family, pets, and other personal matters, which is not required all that much in the about section as it makes it too long.

    Your social profiles need to be done up well and linked well also. I often come across blogs where they are not, or lead to a dead end, or tweets without a Twitter handle etc, so all that is essential to take care. True about breaking your paragrapghs into smaller sections so it’s easy to read. On my about page, for example, I also go a little ahead and link out to all the people who have mentioned me or interviewed me to showcase them and thank them in a way too, my way of giving back. :)

    Thanks for sharing. Have a nice week ahead :)

    • Hello Harleena,
      Thank you Mam for your keen insights on my post. I have portrayed the major setbacks that appear in social profile about columns. I appreciate the suggestions you made for the About Page of a website. I am sure my readers will gain from it.
      Thanks a lot again! :)

      • True! I added a little about the About section of the blog as well :)

        The about section on social network could additionally have the other social media profile links too, so that your followers from one can follow the rest too :)