Twitter Lists - A great way to promote your site

Last Update: February 17, 2016

Here's how to do it.

Click on your Twitter avatar and a drop down menu will appear.

Click on 'lists'.

Look for 'create new list' on the right hand side.

Give your list a name and describe what your list is about. Your description must encourage people to join your list....so make it as enticing as possible.

That's all there is to creating a list.

You now have to compile a list of market leaders in your sector. Just go to Google and put in a few keywords and you will soon have a list of market leaders.

Go back to Twitter and put the name of a market leader in the Twitter search box.

For example, one of my niches is 'retirement'. A market leader in this sector in the UK is Saga. So, for illustrative purposes, lets look at Saga's Twitter site.

Click on 'Lists' in the menu bar. At the time of writing there are eight lists.

Select a list which appears to be the most relevant....in this case 'Saga Lifestyle'

Once you have clicked on 'Saga Lifestyle' you can subscribe to it.

You then have access to a list of subscribers and a list of members who are interested in your marketplace.

By becoming a member of a list you can open a list of tweets posted by members on that list by visiting their Twitter accounts.

By becoming a subscriber to a list you can follow lists without following the individual users of that list.

You cannot post your tweets to a particular person or list.

Building a single list of key influencers in your market place has the following benefits....as well as being free!

  • You can open their current offers and tweets very rapidly
  • You can learn from the way they interact with their followers and adapt their methods to your own business
  • Current news in your industry becomes readily available
  • You are able to comment and retweet very easily
  • Market leaders in your industry may retweet your tweets to a large number of followers, who are potential, warm customers

The best of luck with your list building!

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Jamesclarke Premium
Thanks Iain I had no idea about this it has been really helpful I have been able to increase my reach within my niche massively just doing this once Great tip. Thanks again
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Noteboom Premium
Thanks. I didn´t know about this. I start already a list but where can I see my own list and how do I tweet in it?
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Loes Premium
Just created my first list:) Don't know yet what to do with it, but the future will tell
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LynneHuy Premium
I'll tell you what to do with it.. put me in it hahaha. I want to be in as many cool lists as possible, you know I think I put YOU in a list... my kickass WA something or other list.
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LynneHuy Premium
Yeah I just checked, I did.. I put you in my Great Bloggers List WA :)
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Loes Premium
Found you Lynne:)
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Loes Premium
What is the difference between members and subscriptions?
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LynneHuy Premium
I'm sorry, I don't understand the question! *feeling dumb*

In the list? Maybe a member is someone on the list and a subscriber is someone that wants to be subscribed to the list but not a member? Does that make sense?
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Loes Premium
What is the difference between these 2? My twitter is in dutch, but perhaps you see what I mean from the picture
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LynneHuy Premium
Well if you are a member of the group then I think people can go and see who is in the group and it shows all the tweets from the members right? But if you are a subscriber I think you see the tweets and who is there but people don't see your tweets and stuff. I am not sure but I think that is what it is.
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AngelBcn Premium
That's great! I had no idea this feature existed.
I am not using Twitter that much and by now the only thing I did is posting my latest posts (but with not much success as I have not enough followers to really make a difference)
I need to get more involved into Twitter and this seems like a great way to get more views and followers.
Thanks for sharing!
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LynneHuy Premium
Ooh I was wondering about this... I started making some lists a little while ago and add some people into them but I had no idea what they were really for!
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