Social-mediaOne of the best ways to achieve free traffic is through social media. We’ll walk you through our recommended way to set up your social media accounts. Depending on your niche, you may want a more professional look or you may want it attractive and fun.

This can be achieved in the images you choose to brand your niche. A picture is worth a thousand words, as the saying goes. You can view our page on how to find images here and how to resize them here.



Facebook’s cover photo should be 851px (width) by 315px (height) and this is the same size for a personal or business page. Your profile picture needs to be at least 180 by 180 pixels. Here is a layout of the header image:


The top area shows the area that is visible easily on both desktop and mobile devices. Your image can be in PNG, JPG or GIF format. Here are Facebook’s guidelines for more information. Watch the video below to follow along setup of a Facebook page.


Twitter recommends a cover photo size is 1500px by 500px. This size works but you’ll need to do some adjustments to make it look appropriate. A better dimension would be 1600px (width) by 421px (height). Profile picture should be at least 400 X 400 pixels.


The purple area would be the part you want to fill in with your info. That’s the area easily visible on mobile devices and desktop. The white areas are not visible areas so don’t add anything of importance there as it will be hidden.

It is very important to save your banner in highest quality because your banner will lose some of it’s quality once uploaded to Twitter. Your header image can be in PNG, JPG or GIF format, but Twitter doesn’t allow animated GIFs. Watch the video below for account setup. Here are some examples for inspiration.

Google Plus

Google Plus cover photo size is 2120px (width) by 1192px (height) and this size is for both business and personal profiles. Your profile image should be 250 by 250 pixels. If those header dimensions don’t work for you, try 1080 (width) by 607 (height) pixels.


The white padding around the edges of the template are the maximum space you should use. The purple area is the only visible area on mobile. Keep that in mind if most of your users are on mobile and place your most important information in this purple area. Watch the video below for account setup.


LinkedIn’s banner size is 646 wide by 220 high pixels and the maximum file size is 2MB. A standard logo is 100px by 60px and a square logo size is 50 by 50 pixels. As with the Twitter header, it is very important to save your banner in highest quality because your banner will lose some of it’s quality once uploaded. Watch the video below for account setup.



YouTube’s cover art size is 2560px (height) by 1440px (width). Use purple and dark gray areas but don’t add anything important on the gray areas since they won’t be visible on mobile devices. The white area is invisible on desktops. Watch the video below for account setup.


Looking for a Social Media strategy? Check out our course Social Media Blueprint

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