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Do you want the most coveted Twitter feature limited to only the biggest names online? You can have it with just a few simple steps.

I’m not talking about a new way to share your tweets, but this one small feature will immediately establish you as an authority across all of Twitter. That’s right, I’m talking about the famous blue checkmark showing that your account is “verified”.

Until recently, Twitter has limited verification checkmarks to specifically selected accounts of well-known actors, athletes, business personalities, artists, and authors. But, as of July, anyone can now apply to receive the lusted after sign of influence by going through Twitter’s verification application process.

It might seem like a small thing, but the checkmark is more than just a blue badge next to your name. It immediately shows that you are an established figure likely tied to a reputable organization. It grants weight to your opinions and encourages other users to follow you as an authority in your field.

If you want to get a fancy blue checkmark of your own and get your site verified, just follow the process detailed in the infographic below from SurePayroll and Ghergich & Co:

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It is astounding just how much of an impact 140 characters can have. Twitter can be a powerful tool for reaching out and engaging with your audience or even growing a new audience that didn’t exist before, but it can also be a powerful tool for destroying your brand’s reputation.

Countless small businesses have been brought down by social media catastrophes, but it doesn’t require a large-scale meltdown to damage your brand on the social platform. All it takes is poor social media etiquette and before long you’ll find yourself facing a ghost town on your Twitter dashboard.

Thankfully, it is also incredibly easy to stay on the good side of Twitter users so long as you use a little common sense in interacting with your followers.

This infographic from Melonie Dodaro will help you mind your P’s and Q’s and build a positive atmosphere that will make Twitter users look forward to your every tweet.

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