Twitter Lists: Love, Hate, Hot or Not? Let Us Change Your Mind

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.

That’s it.

  • 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
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Eleven reasons to fall in love with lists

Twitter Lists to be Specific.

  Follow List
  Embed List
  Share
  1. 1  Organize - Easy to Share items or lists on Blogs & Listly

    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. 2  Collaborate - Let people add to your Twitter lists

    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. 3  Evolve - Lists are never complete

    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. 4  Embed - Choose from multiple layouts to suit your blog

    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. 5  Get Found - Embedded lists are a rich source of organic content

    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. 6  Respond - Lists are sortable, filterable & taggable

    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. 7  Ask - Be clear who you want on your list

    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. 8  Subscribe - Jump to the list on Twitter & Subscribe

    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

    Tweetdeck
    Hootsuite
    TapBot
    etc

  9. 9  Network - Lists are a great way to engage people

    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. 10  Measure - track list views & votes on blogs & on Listly

    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. 11  Manage - reuse lists, dedupe & bulk import @handles

    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:

6 Steps to Rocking Your Twitter Lists on Listly
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6 Steps to Rocking Your Twitter Lists on Listly

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  Embed List
  Share
  1. 1  Make a List on Twitter

    Make a List on Twitter
  2. 2  Manage it from Listly

    Manage it from Listly
  3. 3  Moderate, Share & Celebrate Contributions

    Moderate, Share & Celebrate Contributions
  4. 4  Let anyone embed your list. Keep asking for help

    Let anyone embed your list. Keep asking for help
  5. 5  Organic Search Gets Your List Found

    Organic Search Gets Your List Found
  6. 6  Anyone can subscribe to your list on Twitter

    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.

 

Reasons to Love Lists: As a slideware

NIck Kellet (130 Posts)

Nick’s ventures range from a visual segmentation tool sold to SAP, to an award winning board game. Today, Nick is co-founder of Listly, raising the profile of lists to be on par with Slideshare & YouTube.