Twitter verified accounts are all the rage, especially for senior influencers across the web: using your Rise.global profile will help you justify verification.
Now Twitter has opened up the verification program to allow self nominations, it’s time for you to request verified status for yourself.
As part of verification, Twitter requires you to provide site URLs that:
“help express the account holder’s newsworthiness or relevancy in their field.” – Twitter verification guidance
An excellent URL for doing exactly this is your Rise profile.
Your Rise profile shows the fields you are influential in, and your current score or ranking within those fields. Because your score is regularly being updated, the team at Twitter can be assured that it is an accurate and up to date reflection of your influential status across one or more fields.
Copy the URL from your profile and include it on your twitter verification form, as I’ve done below:
Here’s my current Rise profile that will be seen by the team at Twitter.
For each Rise Board you are participating in, you can configure how your score / rank is displayed to the world at large using the Settings for each board:
If you haven’t got a Rise profile yet then it’s easy to get one. Simply sign up to Rise and connect your social media accounts. Then, if you haven’t been added to any boards yet, search the Public Boards to find relevant communities, then use the Join button to request inclusion on the board.
If you’re looking for inspiration, why not visit the profiles of some other senior influencers who’ve also set up their Rise profiles e.g. Justin Matthew:
UPDATE – 19/Sep/2016
Please note that Twitter alone is responsible for grading whether your account is suitable for verification. Your use of a Rise profile as a submission URL should accompany other materials showing you to be a figure of public interest.