When publishing Twitter statistics, one of the most common questions I'm asked is about the effect of setting a profile picture in your Twitter account.

I dug into Twitter Grader data and analyzed nearly 9 million Twitter profiles to produce the graph below.

It doesn't take much, but if you want to get followers on Twitter, it's a good idea to upload a picture of yourself.


Originally published Apr 6, 2010 2:00:00 AM, updated July 28 2017