Twitter Lists are awesome. Or not?
What’s your thought? You have a view. Do you love to hate them?
Can we change your mind?
Smart people segment their social channels by using Twitter lists: Customers, Prospects, Bloggers, Analysts, Journalists, Influencers, Competitors etc
If you aren’t following enough people to need Lists you are missing the point.
The challenge is that it is a pain to manage Twitter Lists.
List Management on Twitter is an after thought.
- Twitter is social
- Twitter lists are not
The social web is run by the 1% rule.
- Create 1%
- Contribute 9%
- Consume 90%
We enable contribution (the 9%) that’s not possible today and that resource means your lists get better over time. Your lists become more valuable to you and more valuable to others.
Listly Twitter Lists become embeddable on your blog as people directories. They become a valuable source of organic traffic. (Plain Twitter lists when embedded only show recent Tweets).
Listly Twitter Lists help people find people and connect. They help people network by tagging who you know and who you’d like to know. They help people join the community. The let people nominate others that would want or need to be in the community.
- We remove the friction that stops people making great Twitter lists.
- We remove the barriers to help you get more from Twitter.
- We remove the barriers that stop people connecting and networking.
Here’s 11 reasons why we think you’ll fall in love with Twitter lists (again). Perhaps this will be your first time to love Twitter lists. Do tell.
Eleven reasons to fall in love with lists
Twitter Lists to be Specific.
1 Organize - Easy to Share items or lists on Blogs & Listly
- Share a whole Twitter list
- Or just a person
- Share on Listly
- Or share embedded in blog posts
2 Collaborate - Let people add to your Twitter lists
- Adding people to your Listly list will add them to your Twitter List
- Curate your List by accepting and rejecting people’s suggestions
- You can auto approve by switching moderation off
3 Evolve - Lists are never complete
- When people find a valuable lists they will likely vote or contribute
- People discover lists by search
- Lists get more valuable over time as more people help
4 Embed - Choose from multiple layouts to suit your blog
- Twitter Lists are great content
- Easier to embed & subscribe than to copy
- Listly makes it simple to embed people directories on blogs
5 Get Found - Embedded lists are a rich source of organic content
- Listly’s Wordpress plugin makes the list a native part of your blog post.
- Search engines see exactly the post you see.
6 Respond - Lists are sortable, filterable & taggable
- Listly Lists are fully responsive content
- They adjust dynamically in blog posts and sidebars
- Works on Tablets, Desktop & Mobile
- On Listly or blogs
- Lists are interactive so you can sort & filter as needed
7 Ask - Be clear who you want on your list
Ask for help
Not once but many times
Write down what you want so when people discover your list they know how to respond
8 Subscribe - Jump to the list on Twitter & Subscribe
- By subscribing to a list your can follow their tweet stream via any of the major Twitter tool
9 Network - Lists are a great way to engage people
- Adding people to a list is a great way to engage
- Listly lists let you tag who "You know" or you’d "Like to know"
- It’s a great way help people connect
10 Measure - track list views & votes on blogs & on Listly
- As people embed your lists you can track which blogs they are embedded on
- You can see where most engagement occurs
- You can also track how many people subscribe to your Twitter List
11 Manage - reuse lists, dedupe & bulk import @handles
- Save yourself time
- Fix up your old lists
- Add people on mass from other lists
- Simple power tools for lists
Here’s the workflow:
1 Make a List on Twitter
2 Manage it from Listly
3 Moderate, Share & Celebrate Contributions
4 Let anyone embed your list. Keep asking for help
5 Organic Search Gets Your List Found
6 Anyone can subscribe to your list on Twitter
So how do you find Twitter lists? What are your biggest challenges?
What lists do you think you can create and build with the help of your audience?
Can you become a go to source for Twitter lists in your niche?
This feature goes live in the morning of December 11th.
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