Last February I talked about how to improve twitter performance part 1, this month I’m going to concentrate on tactics that will help you improve your Twitter efficiency in no time at all.
Now unlike some, I’m not going to leave the best for the end of this article, that’s far too tedious for you the reader. Bit like saving the
best wine for the end of the evening.
Today I’m going to show you the best Twitter feature. For those of you in the know, Twitter is among the most important news feed sources. Why?
Because its quick, short and they’ve made it easier for us to find and follow Twitter accounts based on our interests, so why not make it productive and more efficient?
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How to make use of Twitter’s best feature?
Lets discover Twitter’s best feature yet – not many business people make good use of it or know about it for that matter.
Twitter can be very addictive not to mention distractive when you’re following 1000’s of people and/or have subscribed to multiple lists.
We’ll look at how Twitter Lists works shortly, but first lets see how to find people to populate your lists.
Once open, you’ll see multiple options available. Enter words that best represent your business interests along with language and other “Include retweets” at the bottom page.
This search will list the top influencers for you – isn’t that great? I know, all mashed for you. So, now you only need to create your own lists and
add these people to specific groups, so you can easely see what they are up to, for example, select and pick one of the influencers in your group interact,
favorite and/or retweet in a second.
I setup several lists and been added to 40 or more, but I keep close eye on social media experts private and a public crème de la crème and few other Twitter Lists. By default you have two options available to you. You can either create public or private Twitter lists saving you tonnes of time, whilst keeping up with them.
Create your first Twitter list in just five easy steps
Visit your Lists page by clicking “Lists” on your (photo) profile page
Click on “Create a New List”
Give your list a name and enter a brief description
Decide if your List should be Public or Private
Save the List (almost there..)
Add people or remove them from your Lists in just three clicks :
- Use the person twitter page click more “user actions” (round wheel) near following button
Choose the List you would like to add the person to or uncheck from the List this person was already a member of.
All done – repeat as many times as you would like!
If you want more information – read here on how to use twitter lists.
Here are 10 examples on how you could benefit from Twitter Lists:
1. List influencers
Take the time to choose and build your influencers list. In fact, this is a fantastic way to interact with top influencers in your industry. Interact with them as
often as possible, you never know your e-book could suddenly be retweeted to hundreds of thousand people. Believe it or not it will pay off.
Make a second niche list if needed and keep updating it!
2. List customer/clients
Organise and keep up with your best clients and customers with a private list.
Yes, if you have clients who follow, favorite and share your content, these guys deserve big attention – so add them in a Twitter best customer List.
Listen to what they say, be proactive and retweet theirs.
3. List your competitors
Keep an eye on what your competitors are tweeting, if you want to remain competitive. There is not need to follow their profiles – you probably should
make this list private.You’ll learn from it in seconds.
4. List your favorite brands
Create a list and share it with family and friends – some have freebies or competitions you can win.
Why does this work ?:
Even followers with little influence get retweets, favorites and responses.
Be the first to get promotions, be the first to know and tweet what the latest product is. Makes you look knowledgeable about stuff.
When retweeting with their hashtags you get more exposure, viewed hundreds or thousand times more.
5. List people you want to meet at a conference
Build (in advance) a list of people you want to meet at a conference, so when you get there you just need to pull up your smartphone and remember who they
Bonus:Also very useful to remember their names on the day!
6. List your employees
Start a list of your employees to support them with retweets and favorites..
7. List your own lists
Why not, here is why you should list yourself on your Twitter List.
To simply ensure that your tweets get shown to the people who subscribe to the List — which helps you gain more followers and exposure.
8. Follow local businesses
Take some time off to select and add local businesses you think you could work with – you never know, it could result in a partnership or more leads.
9. Follow local newspapers
Follow local newspapers by creating a list of local media outlets you like or support.
10. Upload lists to Flipboard
You can then upload all the Lists to Flipboard this will let you follow tweets along with Flipboard conversations.
Ask your Twitter followers how they create and tag their Twitter lists.
“I use them to keep up with clients, monitor industry news, trends and follow what my influencers have to say. Here is a few I’d suggest for work
list: competitors, influencers, marketing leaders, partners.”
Twitter Moblie App
Fortunately, you can now find your Twitter Lists or public lists you have subscribed to when installing Twitter’s mobile app.
And if you’re also using a social media management platform such as Hootsuite or Tweetdeck, you can easely add a column for each of your favorite Twitter Lists. This will makes it easy to see and keep up with the important people in your daily routine.
Give Twitter Lists a try today. You will find they will greatly improve your Twitter experience.
Twitter list in the past
Twitter had a ‘suggested user list’ which allowed users to automaticaly follow it when signed up, but it was put aside in 2009 by former chief executive Evan Williams.
Working on part 3 (due to workload we’re bit behind) sorry – but,feel free to retweet this article. Thanks