24 Feb Use Twitter Lists [Social Media Tip]
We make lists to categorize, sift and organize ourselves. Lists contain the most important things that need your attention. Twitter lists can help you organize the people you follow, and are a great tool to build your Twitter following and social media relationships as well.
Twitter lists are used for grouping Twitter users. They are a simple way to “curate your own timelines”, cutting through general timeline chatter. You can create private, or public Twitter lists based on whatever topic you want, add people or brands (even ones that you don’t follow), and look at only the tweets from users you have added to your list. You also have the ability to subscribe to other users’ lists, and others can subscribe to yours. Besides helping you keep you up to date with tweets from your favorites, there are many benefits for growing your following and building relationships.
Here are a few tactics that use Twitter lists to build your following and their benefits:
- Curate lists by topic: Create lists of employees, event attendees etc. They will get a notification they they have been added to your list – letting them know you’re account exists, and that you think they’re special. All that with out having to follow them (essential for those who really watch the following to follower ratio).
- Never miss a tweet: Because Twitter lists only show you the tweets from the members you’ve added, its easier to look at and find the tweets from people you care about. This can be so handy for curating the content for you to share.
- Create resource lists: Have a favorite brand related blog? Maybe there are some influencers you’d like to get the attention of? Resource lists not only give your followers added value, but they can also help you capture the attention of some influencers.
- Thank you lists: Yet another way to engage with customers – if someone mentions you, shares your content or checks in add them to a list and let them know you appreciate them!
Twitter lists can help you curate content, gain insight into what your customers and influencers are talking about and interested in, as well as add value and build relationships. Who knew so much could come from making a list?
Learn all the ins and outs of creating lists from the Twitter help center.