Let’s start with the basics, shall we? What are social media handles?
Simply put, a social media handle is a “username” used on social media that begins with the “@” symbol.
Your social media handle is a huge part of your branding when it comes to your online marketing. This is why it’s best to try to secure matching handles for each of your social media accounts.
By having a strong and consistent handle:
If your Twitter handle is @mycompany on Twitter and @mycompany1 on Facebook, it is going to cause constant confusion with your customers and clients – not to mention that it looks unprofessional.
You want all your social media accounts to have matching handles, so it’s always great to see if you can claim ALL the social media handles right away – even if you don’t actually use them right away.
Namechk is a great resource that allows you to check to see which are available and will even help you claim all the handles.