CREATING AND USING LISTS – TWITTER FOR BEGINNERS PART 5

Welcome to the fifth part of our Twitter For Beginners series! In this blog, we’re talking about Twitter Lists – how you can create them and use them to your advantage. Let’s get started!

Two questions we see quite often are ‘What are Twitter Lists?’ and ‘What is the point of a Twitter List?’

Well, put simply, Twitter Lists are little time saving heroes that will enable you to interact and engage with content that you want to see in a much more effective way.

Here’s Twitter’s official definition: 

“Twitter Lists allow you to customize, organize and prioritize the Tweets you see in your timeline. You can choose to join Lists created by others on Twitter, or from your own account you can choose to create Lists of other accounts by group, topic or interest.”

There’s so many ways that you can use Twitter Lists to help your business. Whether it’s creating one for influential people and accounts in your industry to make it easier for you to engage with them, dedicating one to keeping track of your main clients or prospects, or setting up a private one to monitor users you don’t necessarily want to follow, like your competition for example. Twitter Lists will help you see what you want to see, when you want to see it!

We heavily utilise Twitter Lists across both our own and client Twitter accounts, and would highly recommend you try them out, if you haven’t already! Here’s how you can get started and create your very own lists:

  1. Click on Lists in the navigation bar.
  2. Click the Create new List icon at the top.
  3. Choose a name for your List, and a short description of the List. List names cannot exceed 25 characters, nor can they begin with a number. Then select if you want the List to be private (only accessible to you) or public (anyone can see or follow the List).
  4. Click Next.
  5. You can then search for people and add people to your List.
  6. Click Done.

Need help getting started with Twitter Lists? We’d love to help you out. Get in touch and make it happen.. 

E: makeithappen@mbsmih.com  |  T: 01903 688789


CATCH UP ON OUR OTHER BLOGS IN THIS SERIES:

CHOOSING YOUR NAME AND SETTING UP YOUR PROFILE – TWITTER FOR BEGINNERS PART 1

FOLLOWING & FOLLOWERS – TWITTER FOR BEGINNERS PART 2

WHAT DO I INCLUDE IN A TWEET? – TWITTER FOR BEGINNERS PART 3

HASHTAGS – TWITTER FOR BEGINNERS PART 4

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