One of the best ways to find new followers for your Twitter account is to leverage any other online profile that you might already have. If you have a website, blog or other social media account linking to your Twitter account is a great way to do this.
Doing it with an eye catching button, widget or counter can be even more effective. Of course there are some Official Twitter Badges available… but what if you want something a little different?
Below are some links to places where you can download 181 different free Twitter buttons, widgets, badges and counters to use on your site (actually there are over 181 when you consider the different sizes, colors, formats that are available on some of these options).
18 different Twitter buttons like this one.
42 Twitter buttons – some of them animated
2 simple round buttons.
31 great buttons. The blog might not be in English but the buttons are. Some great designs here.
A little widget that shows your latest twits that comes in a variety of looks, sizes and formats.
The instructions are in Japanese but enter your Twitter account profile and it’ll produce a little widget that you can put in your sidebar with your latest tweets. It includes your avatar and scrolls through your latest tweets.
Another Japanese creation that allows you to enter your account name and have a personalized twitter button with your account name on it. Lots of sizes and a few different styles to choose from.
10 Twitter Buttons for Free (German – I think)
WordPress plugin Widget for your blog’s sidebar. There’s another WP sidebar widget plugin here.
Nice looking, high res button
36 colorful Twitter badges
A service that tracks your subscriber numbers and produces a twitter counter badge for you.
Not really a badge but you could probably use it as one. It allows you to upload an image and then have your latest tweets appear on it like this
Another twitter widget
Note: I’ve removed the TwitterCard widget from this post as it seemed to be slowing the loading of this page down. Might be worth testing it before using it.
Of course the above collection of sources of free twitter buttons, badges and widgets just scratch the surface of what is available. If you know of others I’d love to see them linked to in comments below.