Social Media Spec Guide Dimensions for Content Designers

Every so often we update an infographic with the latest image dimensions for your Social Media sites. Here is the latest one on record we have. Which will probably change again in 6 months. But, at least for now, you will know all the size dimensions for Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn and YouTube. Enjoy!
Many thanks to the kind people over at Radious for updating this one for everyone.



The Ultimate Complete Final Social Media Sizing Cheat Sheet [INFOGRAPHIC]

This is the Social Media Sizing Cheat Sheet to replace all others. Well, until social network decide to change their image allowances. BUT – this is a huge resource for any of you social media marketeers and designers.

It’s awfully nice to have a central place for image resizing, whether you need it fo Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Google+. A real lifesaver so you don’t have to go through embedded searches just to create an image.

Many thanks to the folks at LunaMetrics for this infographic, and thanks to Susan Beebee for posting it. Yipppeee!

How many of your Twitter followers are fake?

And so it is upon us. Another 4 years later and the nation is in yet another frenzy over who will be our next President.

And who would have thought 8 years ago some of the biggest headlines would be about which President has more fake Twitter followers? Mashable states Obama has 13 million fake followers out of his 19 million followers, much more than Romney’s 900,000 followers of which 135,000 are fake.

Welcome to the New Media Age. Where you’re not only graded on your ability, but by your clout and Twitter follower count. Or fake ones, as it is in this case.

So how does one find their Twitter fakes?

There is a site call Fake Followers by StatusPeople which will integrate with your Twitter account to find your fake followers. Don’t think you have any? Well, let’s mosey on over to the site and see if you do.

First, go to the Fake Followers site,

Put in your Twitter handle so they can use your data with their system.

We put in our @GeekGirlCamp account and found out the following, which was pretty good – only 2% were fake. Which is pretty good. But then, we’re not running for office.


So, this brings us to the real question; does these even matter at all?

I guess you could say that if you think Twitter is influential in determining the engagement, clout, authenticity and likability of a brand or person such as the President, then yes, I guess this does matter.

If you are from the other camp who believes this means nothing but some mumbo jumbo numbers based upon one social networking site known for multiple accounts and fake identities, then you are right, also.

Whatever the case, analytics and ways of measuring our social media scores and influence is vitally important for brands and this is only the beginning of measuring you or your brands influence.


What are your thoughts on this? How many fake followers do you have?



Introducing: Social Media Saturdays!

Do you get a migraine just looking at all these Social Media options here?

Of course you do, right?

Because Social Media has become more intrusive in our every day lives and more information than ever is bombarding you from all sides.

We know you need help, and we can help.


So ask yourself this:

  • Are you in need of some accelerated learning in Social Media for your business?
  • Is this chart above overwhelming and you want to just cut through it all and use Social Media without stressing out?
    Is Saturday the perfect day for you from your busy week?
  • Do you crave learning new things to put to action immediately for better engagement, more followers/fans, and more visibility for your business?

Then you need to come to this accelerated learning seminar:


Facebook – Twitter – Pinterest – LinkedIn – Google+ – Instagram – HootSuite – TweetDeck – foursquare – Yelp – YouTube and more

One-on-One help and lunch included. 9-3pm.
First come – first serve: limited to 25 people.

Check out our schedule HERE !

Any questions? We got answers! Call or email us


Introducing…Heather "Action" Jackson: Marketing Maven, Monkey Dancer and Sinatra Breakfast Buddy

Who are you and what do you do?

My name is Heather Jackson and I do the monkey dance. I also own 2 marketing businesses, Hammerhead Creatives and ActionJackson Marketing. Hammerhead Creatives specializes in custom logo’d apparel and promo products- aka SWAG like the sweet thermal bags you get at the conference. Through ActionJackson Marketing I provide e-mail newsletter marketing services including presentations to businesses and associations as well as individualized training and campaign management. As an Authorized Local Field Expert for Constant Contact, I am able to offer extended services and expertise.

What will you be teaching at the Geek Girl Tech Conference this year?

Sick of spam? (Who isn’t?!?!) Want to make sure your customers don’t think your e-mails are spam? (and thus delete them.) I will be teaching you how to create, write and manage your e-mail newsletter marketing campaigns so that you can be sure your e-mails are opened, read and impactful. Topics of discussion include best practices, tips & trends, how to improve your open/click/share rates, writing killer subject lines and analyzing result. E-mail marketing is extremely powerful if done the right way. I will also be available to answer any general marketing questions as marketing is my passion.


What was your favorite part of the conference last year?

The help desk is an amazing resource- to get 1 on 1 training and actually come away with something concrete is awesome. Then of course I loved the post party.


PC or Mac?

oohh…just switched to a Mac and having some growing pains (I need GGC help!) but love the intuitiveness of it…but I love my Android that let’s me run my business anywhere.


When did you first know you were geeky?

When I wrapped a Geek Girl Coozie around a tasty beverage.


Star Wars or Star Trek?

Starfish. As a native Californian, I’d way rather be in the ocean than in the theatre. I have not missed a polar plunge in 10 years and swam every month in 2010 in Nantucket Sound (yeah- that was on a bet.) There’s a good chance I am part mermaid.


Choose 5 people from any moment of time to have dinner and drinks with. Who would they be and why?

Margaret Sanger – hugely courageous and impactful. Among her great accomplishments, her newsletter was entitled The Woman Rebel: “No Gods, No Masters.” I love bad ass women.

Stephen Colbert- There is nothing better than hanging out with smart & funny people; I put a premium on laughter. Stephen makes me laugh out loud daily; also I like to be with people who clearly love what they do (and are good at it.)

Babe Didrikson Zaharias – fellow Norwegian and amazing athlete. A world class track & field and basketball star, she was best known for her golf prowess (she was the first female to compete in The LA Open, a mens’ PGA event, in 1938, a feat unmatched for 60 years.) Babe was also an accomplished seamstress, harmonica player and pool shark; I am sure she was funny too.

Neil Diamond – if you’ve ever been to one of his shows, you’d know why. Give me some of that unbuttoned purple glitter shirt, a big bad American flag and sing me Forever in Blue Jeans or anything else. (Note: he did point directly at me and sing “I’m a Believer” in San Francisco, 1993, seat 1G; heaven in a 5 color silk shirt and black stirrup stretch pants.)

Our Hound, Miller- I’d love to know what she is really thinking (I think) and how she stays so patient and sweet in spite of all our antics. She probably has some good cat jokes too.


Who do feel has had the most impact on technology in your time?

Tough to go with other than Steve Jobs don’t you think? Product, strategy, branding…best in all areas. If my mom thinks an iPhone is the bees knees (and she can operate it) what more can you say.


Facebook or Twitter?

Facebook as long as I don’t fall into the vortex…but I do try to put my phone away when I am out with friends as they deserve my full attention.


Tell us something about you nobody knows….

When I was 10 my grandfather was President of the Tournament of Roses and in addition to riding in the parade on an antique fire truck, I got to have breakfast and even say grace with Grand Marshall Frank Sinatra (yes his eyes are really blue.)

Introducing….Kaitlyn Pintarich: Social Media Community Manager and Legend of Zelda Zealot

Who are you and what do you do?

My name is Kaitlyn I’m an insurance professional (boring), the Vice President and Marketing Director/Community Manager for Berry Insurance (getting better), and one-half of the mother-son blogging dynamic duo at (AWESOME). I spend much of my professional time teaching local businesses about the power of social media marketing and in my spare time, I work with my 14-month old son to share our lessons learned as we navigate life as a new family.


What will you be teaching at Geek Girl Conference this year?

Social Media Primer, Using Video Marketing to Grow Your Business, and How to (Completely) Monopolize the Internet with Pictures of Your Child (just kidding)


What was your favorite part of the conference last year?

Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to make it (darn that maternity leave), but I’m looking forward to this year!


PC or Mac

My PC is to comfort food, as my MacBook is to an energy bar! Once you go Mac, you never go back.


When did you first know you were geeky?

This one time, at band camp…..


Star Wars or Star Trek?

My son is always telling me how he wants to learn the ways of the Force and become a Social Media jedi like his mother.


Choose 5 people from any moment of time to have dinner and drinks with. Who would they be and why?

1. David Bowie….I’ve loved him since his Goblin King days of Labyrinth.
2. Mari Smith….her love of Facebook and all things turquoise is truly inspiring.
3. My mother back in 1968….I’d want to hear her love story with my father as it was happening!
4. Walt Disney….it’s amazing how a man and his mouse can change the world.
5. Beethoven….to learn his struggles and triumphs as one of the world’s greatest deaf composers.


Who do feel has had the most impact on technology in your time?

Jeff Bezos


Facebook or Twitter?

I was hardcore Facebook for a while, but now I’d definitely pick Twitter!


Tell us something about you nobody knows….

I’m not allowed to play the Legend of Zelda video games….I become obsessed and have dreams about Link