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Why does Twitter have editorial guidelines for advertising?
While Twitter's character limit celebrates creativity within a constraint, certain styles can appear gimmicky, annoying or unclear to our users. Our editorial guidelines are in place to ensure that users have a positive user experience with ads on Twitter.
What are the guidelines?
Twitter’s editorial guidelines include, but are not limited to:
- Ads should be accurate and clear. It should be clear to the user what is being promoted and who the sponsoring entity is.
- Don't mislead users. Ads cannot mislead users into opening content by including exaggerated or sensationalized language.
- Your profile and header photo may not use animated images (e.g., animated GIFs).
- You may not include excessive or unnecessary capitalization or punctuation to draw attention to your ad copy.
- Don't include punctuation, spaces or symbols in your hashtags; these cause a break in the hashtag.
- Your Twitter Ads copy should be legible and clear. Use correct grammar and spelling.
- Don't include content or language that could offend or shock your audience (e.g., profanity or offensive language).
- Images in Twitter Ads should be of high editorial quality. Don’t include images that are gimmicky, misleading or which are otherwise of low editorial quality.
- Your URLs must be valid and may not lead to non-functioning sites or error pages.
- Your URLs may not include excessive redirects.
- Your URL may not lead to a page that requires a user to sign in to view the landing page content.
- You may not change the end destination or landing page of your URLs after you have promoted them.
- Your URL may not require the user to view the content in a separate software or program.
- Landing pages should contain quality, original content and be directly relevant to what is advertised in the ad copy.
- Landing pages should not contain any disruptive content that inferes with a user's access to the content (e.g. disruptive pop-ups, popunders, interstitials).
- Landing pages must not contain any type of fake functionality or automatic downloads.
Have questions or feedback about something on this page?
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