Do You Want To Boost Your Twitter Popularity? Add A Profile Picture.

HubSpot has recently analyzed roughly 9 million Twitter profiles using its Twitter Grader tool, and has concluded that on average Twitter accounts with profile pictures have 10 times more followers than those without one.  

The reason behind this is pretty self explanatory.  The default Twitter profile picture says you’re new to Twitter, and few people are interested in following newbies unless they know them in real life.  This is also why spammers will always upload a picture to their profile.  Pictures create a personal connection before you’ve even read any of their content.

Take a look at this graph:

It’s not hard to add a profile picture, and as you can see it is well worth it if you want more followers.

Data retrieved from this blog post by Mike Volpe (@mvolpe on Twitter).

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