twitter lists to stay organized

How to Use Twitter Lists to Stay Organized

Twitter lists can help you stay organized with your social media marketing efforts. When  you are following thousands of people on Twitter there will always be a ton of tweets that will show up in your feed. This can make it very difficult to keep up with the tweets of specific people. The best way to resolve this problem is to use Twitter lists. In this post I will be explaining how you can use Twitter lists to stay organized.

Twitter List Categories

A Twitter list is basically a group of Twitter accounts. You can categorize your Twitter lists however is best for you but some common categories include:
  • Clients
  • Competitors
  • Influencers
  • prospects

By having these lists it makes it easier for you to stay up to date with the tweets of the people you need to stay up to date with. It can also help to make the content curation process a lot easier.

Private and Public Lists

When setting up a Twitter List you have the option of making the list private or public. If your list is private it will not be visible to anyone including the people you add to the list. This way if you don’t want all of your competitors to know that you are adding them to a list called “competitors”, making the list private will ensure that they do not find out.

If you make your list public anyone you add to the list will get a notification. Also, anyone who looks at your profile will be able to see your public lists as well as who is on those lists. Adding people to public lists is a good way to get noticed by people. For example, If a person received a notification that tells them that you added them to a list called “Influencers” that person would definitely notice you and may even want to learn more about what you do.

Why Use Twitter Lists

Each Twitter list that you set up will probably have it’s own unique purpose. You can add your clients to a list so that you can regularly view and engage with their tweets. You can add your competitors to a list so that you can keep tabs on them and figure out some of the trends in your industry. You can even add people to a public list called “Cool People on Twitter” or something equally flattering to get them to notice you.

One cool thank about lists is that you can add someone to a list regardless of whether or not you are following them. So even if you are not following someone you can still use a Twitter list to keep up with their tweets. With Twitter being such a very fast paced moving platform using lists makes it easier to keep in touch with those who you want to keep in touch with.