Finding And Mangaing People On Twitter For Business
To add people to your list:
Twitter is all ready and waiting to help you with this task. Simply enter into the textarea search box:
• The Twitter handle of someone you already know
• Your keywords; or a niche keyword
Select the radio button beside the list you want to add your contact into.
You can also find and join already-established lists.
9. Organizing Your Twitter Lists
f you think of Twitter lists as content curation, you’ll grasp their purpose quickly. Each list is a straightforward collection of tweets from member, meant to be read only. All list members will see every tweet to that list (providing they are subscribed to it).
One of the most basic parts of organizing your Twitter lists: Making them easy to find.
The easiest way to access a favorite list is to bookmark via your browser toolbar. To do this:
• Open your list so you are on its feed page with all its posts
• Click on your browser’s “Bookmark” icon
• Select either the browser Bookmarks bar or another bookmark folder to keep your list bookmark in. (Tip: Create a “Twitter Lists” bookmark folder if you want to bookmark more than a couple of Twitter Lists.)
Finding a list to subscribe to couldn’t be easier, but it can be a painstaking process, if you don’t know the list name. (Again, this is where having a highly relevant, focused stable of people you follow can help you save time. Lists these contacts belong to are far more likely to align with your interests.)
• Search for your favorite people (ones you are currently following) and click on a profile photo
• Slide your eyes to the bottom left corner of the profile summary and click “Go to full profile”
• From within their full profile, click on the Lists tab. On the right-hand side, where tweets are normally displayed, you’ll find all lists they subscribe to.
• Click on the name of any list you want to join.
• When their profile opens, select “Subscribe”.
Lists are great vehicles for quickly keeping up with the latest niche or industry news.
• You are following the list – not individual users
• If a user you’ve blocked is on that list, you will still see their posts
• You can reply to any post on a list
• You can retweet any post on a list
• Private lists (lists checked as “private” by the owner) will not be available to you
• You may not see every tweet on the list, unless you follow every person and no one has blocked you
11. Other Ways to Follow (and Find) Followers
You can visit individual websites and blogs to connect through Twitter badges and icons displayed there. You can also find likely followers (and people you’d like to follow) by using hashtags.
A hashtag is a marked keyword – the marker being the “#” symbol.
In fact, there are many more ways to find followers and people to follow on Twitter. But your most important method of growing and managing followers? Tweet regularly and daily.
Find out when your best audience likes to tweet. Post, and hang out long enough for anyone to respond. (Don’t just post-and-run!)
After all, you’re part of the neighborhood.