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Help icon The Essentials - Getting Started as a Media Professional on StockTwits

Welcome to your new Official Media Professional account on StockTwits. In this walkthrough we will go over key points in setting up your Profile on StockTwits.

Picking a Username:

The first thing you will want to do is pick a Username. This is what will identify you in the StockTwits community and to your followers StockTwits. Your username should use your name and/or the media arm you are affiliated with. Examples are: jasonzweig, herbgreenberg, Benzinga.

You can change your username at anytime, for direction on how to change your username, click here.

Uploading an Avatar:

Next step is uploading your avatar. If the account is for you as a journalist, it's best to upload an avatar of yourself.  If the account is for the media company itself, upload your company logo. The ideal image should be no smaller than 150 x 150 pixles and no larger than 700 KB. Here are direction how to upload an avatar.

Adding a Bio:

Bios appear on your profile page at the top under your avatar. This should explain who you are, who you work for, and what you cover. Here are direction on how to change or add a Bio.

Connecting with Additional Social Media:

In addition to sharing your posts on StockTwits, you can connect your Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter profile as well. This makes sharing messages on other social media outlets easy and consistent. Here are direction on how to Connect your Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

What is a CashTag:

What is a CashTag? All messages on StockTwits are linked to different streams via CashTags. A CashTags is created by placing a "$" in front of ticker symbol, for example $STWIT. Anytime you add a CashTag to a message, the message will be posted on that ticker’s stream. Below are several articles on how to use CashTags:

Posting your First Message:

Now that we’ve got your profile setup, and understanding how CashTags work on StockTwits we are ready to send your first message. Messages are posted to your profile on StockTwits along with any ticker stream’s you have CashTagged into the message. You can also send personal messages by @relpying to a user, or sending Direct Messages to users you follow. For more on how to share a message check out the following links.

If you have any questions on setting up your StockTwits account please email support@StockTwits.com



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