Twitter marketing basics Part 1 – Twitter lists

Twitter lists are a very effective way of organizing the people that you follow or want to follow. A Twitter List is simply a collection or group of Twitter users. Don’t follow people whom you want to add to the list. While using certain automation platforms such as Hootsuite, just select the list and you will be able to see tweets from those twitter users.

On Twitter you can create up to 1,000 lists and each list can have up to 5,000 users.

Twitter lists are of 2 types – Private and Public.

Public lists can be seen and followed by anyone.

Private lists are only for your reference and others can’t see them.

To create a twitter list first go to your profile by clicking on “Home” at the top menu bar.

Top menu bar image

Then click on the profile menu at the top right side as showed below.

Profile menu image

Select the “Lists” option from the menu.

Lists option image

You will be taken to the following page. Click on the “Create new list” button.

Create new list image

The following dialogue box opens wherein fill in basic details such as name, description and select whether the list will be open to public or is for private use only.

Create list dialogue box image

Once your list is created you will be taken to the lists page. This is where you can delete, edit the list or add more people to the list.

Add people image

People can be added to the list in two ways.

  1. Through the following page:

Click on the following link as showed below.

Following link image

Once you click on it you will be taken to the Following page where all the people you are following are showed.

Following link image 2

Here click on the setting icon as marked below. Select the “Add or remove from lists…” option.

Following link image 3

A dialogue box will open where you select the list “Entertainment”. When you have to remove someone just uncheck the list.

Select list image

  1. Through searching:

Now when you search for any specific person then you can add them by clicking on the settings icon as showed above. You don’t have to follow a person on twitter to be added to a list.

When you click on the list in your profile menu bar the result is as follows. You will see all the tweets only from the members of the list.

List results image

That’s it for today. In the next part we will see how you could monitor competition without letting them know that you are 😉

Till next time be awesome!


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