The Best Photo Sizes for Sharing on Twitter and Facebook

The social media sites are constantly changing the best photo dimensions but we seem to be approaching a general rule of thumb of about a 2:1 aspect ratio.

For Facebook it is a bit larger, Google+ a bit longer and Twitter is in between.

You can easily build your own header for Twitter or pick up some pre-made backgrounds so your backgrounds and headers always look great, but what about your day to day activities and news releases?

Get More Likes for News Releases

When sharing stories or news release from your website to Facebook make sure your first image or featured image is at least 600px by 315px, but for the best look on iPad’s and other retina display devices your picture or photo should be 1200px by 630px.


Click on the picture to view the full size or right click to save the image for future reference


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Get More Retweets for your Photos

For for twitter stream photos, the preview screen is about 2:1, and for the best result on on devices use a photo at least 1024px by 512px.


Click on the picture to view the full size or right click to save a copy

For example:

Quick Cover Guide

Google+ recently updated their cover photos bringing them more into line with dimensions you’d find for Facebook and Twitter.





Have a question about how to look your best? Send a tweet, or contact me anytime.



Google Placing Your Constituency Office

Have you google’d your Constituency Office address? If you haven’t go try it right now.

If you tried it you might have seen it already has some additional information by clicking on the place marker. On the bottom right hand side of the pop up info box is a More menu. Click on Edit details and Google will let you add additional details to the pop up box, including hours of operations, additional pictures and even videos.

But, before Google posts your changes they require verification, otherwise anybody could vandalize your map marker. Google will phone the constituency office number they have listed and provide a pin. You can also opt to have a letter mailed with your verification code, if you are not in the office at the time.

Once you have the code, navigate back to the page you added the details or click here. That’s it. The next time somebody clicks on that marker, your enriched profile will show up.