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PostHeaderIcon How To Change Your Twitter Name Without Losing Followers

I set up my twitter years ago when I was in a different business.  I recently decided I needed to change the name so it would be more keyword friendly for the business I am in now.  I was worried about losing my followers even though I don’t have many.  So how do you change it without losing followers?

Well it is simple. Just go to your twitter account and click on settings.  In there you will see your user name.  You simple just change it to what you want,   you wont loose any followers and when they log in they will see you have changed your name.  Then if you want you can create a new account with your old Twitter name, and then just add the new URL and post a single tweet notifying people that your name has changed:  Follow my new account:- @EthicalSEOuk.

Sorted!  So if anyone used to follow @cazamic, I am now @EthicalSEOuk

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PostHeaderIcon What is an API key?

An API key is simple a unique code that is assigned to your application.

The API (Application Programming Interface) key is just a set of rules and specifications that a software program can follow to talk to another software program. For example I just added the Twitter Tools plug-in which allows my blog posts automatically update my twitter account. I needed an API key so the twitter program can talk to my wordpress program.

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PostHeaderIcon Use #hashtags to get your tweets found.

Ever wondered what the hashtags are for in twitter?

eg. #hashtags How hash tags help your tweets get found?

Well they were originally created by Twitter users as a way to categorize messages. They help people find interesting tweets.

To use hashtags you simple put the symbol # before relevant keywords in your Tweet.. This helps them get found when someone searches for that keyword.
If you click on a hashtag in a tweet it will show you all other tweets in that category. Some hashtagged words that become very popular are often Trending Topics.

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