Learn to design professional and effective social media profiles! Whether you're trying to attract a new employer or get new fans to notice your brand, your social media profiles need to distinguish you from the masses. Packed with the secrets behind the hottest Facebook timelines, Twitter backgrounds, and LinkedIn profiles, this fun-but-straightforward guide shows you how to create eye-catching social media profiles with a professional, cohesive design. * Includes online resources and downloadable templates that allow you to make your own profiles quick and easy * Reveals techniques for making a memorable and unique Twitter background, Facebook profile and page, LinkedIn profile, Google+ profile, and more * Details ways in which to use Pinterest boards and cover photos to showcase your brand * Shows you how to make the most of Rebelmouse and YouTube. Social Media Design For Dummies is a must-have introductory guide to creating a professional, effective, and cohesive design that will better communicate your brand's story to future partners, employers, and customers.
Janine Warner is the creator of DigitalFamily.com, a full-service interactive design and training agency. David LaFontaine is an author, multimedia producer, and social media strategist whose work has earned him invitations to lecture all over the world.
Introduction 1 Part I: Getting Started with Social Media Design 5 Chapter 1: Creating a Consistent Design for All Your Social Sites 7 Chapter 2: Checking Out Design Tools 23 Chapter 3: Advanced Design Concepts 51 Part II: Creating Designs on the Top Social Sites 77 Chapter 4: Fashioning a Fantastic Facebook Profile 79 Chapter 5: Polishing Your Look on a Facebook Page 107 Chapter 6: Tweaking Your Twitter Profile 123 Chapter 7: Channeling Your Look on YouTube 151 Part III: Extending Your Social Reach 175 Chapter 8: Upscaling Your LinkedIn Profile 177 Chapter 9: Generating a Google+ Profile 193 Chapter 10: Setting Up Pinterest Boards 211 Chapter 11: Creating a Flickr Presence 229 Part IV: Integrating Your Social Networks 251 Chapter 12: Compiling a Tumblr Page 253 Chapter 13: Aggregating Profiles with a RebelMouse Page 269 Part V: The Part of Tens 295 Chapter 14: Ten Social Media Management Tools 297 Chapter 15: Ten Social Media Analytics Tools 305 Chapter 16: Ten Ways to Build Social Media Engagement 313 Index 324