If you’re active on Twitter, you’ve probably seen at least one reference on your own profile page to Twitter lists.
They’re a powerful way to categorize Twitter users according to their area of expertise, or the topics of their tweets and then, once the list is created, let anyone see it. They save valuable time because when you create a list, every tweet from every person on that list feeds into that particular list. You don’t have to drink from a firehose on Twitter to be able to find the tweets from people who have a particular expertise.
But don’t be fooled into thinking that that’s the only way to use Twitter lists. They’re powerful tools that can help you do valuable research, track down experts in a particular niche, find people in your target market, spy on your competitors, find journalists who cover your industry, and so much more.
They’re also an excellent way to determine how other people perceive your expertise and your brand.
Here’s what I mean:
Go to your Twitter Home or Profile page and look under your photo on the upper right side. You’ll see the number of people you’re following, the number of people who are following you, and the number of lists you’re on. Click on “Listed.”
Instantly, you can look down the list and see which Twitter users have put you on one of their lists, and you can see the names of their lists. For example, I’m on a number of Twitter lists. When I click on “Listed,” a window opens and I can see that many of the lists include the words “virtual assistant”, “VAs” and “social media.”
Christine Buffaloe – Social Media Expert and Online Business Manager. Christine received her training on-the-job when working as an Executive Assistant for 5 years. Tiring of the commute every day, she took that knowledge and experience and dedicated it to Serenity Virtual Assistant Services. Christine has been a featured guest on webinars and in Entreprenuer.com. If you need help or assist please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or for more of her tips please visit Serenity Virtual Assistant Services