You opened an account,
You did not understand the platform or even how the app works.
You stay away for a while.
You come back again because someone sent you a link or you hear a gist that’s “trending”and you don’t want to miss out on this anymore.
This time, you understand what “retweets” are and you discovered the “trend list”.
You start following some “influencers” with the kind of content you like to see – jokes, business posts – giveaways and start sharing your views or retweeting views you agree or disagree with
Now you cannot spend a day without the your favorite “bird app”.
According to Oberlo? Twitter boasts 330 million monthly active users (as of 2019 Q1). Of these, more than 40 percent, or more specifically, 145 million, use the service on a daily basis (Twitter, 2019).
Twitter is great as it has been a platform that has generated very good connections for business or personal reasons – depending on what you want to use it for.
Further stats from twitter shows that:
With this much tweet flying around how can you be streamline your twitter feed to serve you better?
Whatsoever you use twitter for, there are some hacks, tips and ticks to get the best out of the platform just for you.
I would be sharing 5 awesome tips people rarely use and a free resource at the end of this post that would help you enjoy tweeter better.
This hack is necessary if you have a large number of people you follow and you want to always see their content.
This is awesome too if you do not want to turn on post notification but at the same time do not want to miss out on any tweeter user with tweets around your interests.
This hack allows you to turn your twitter feed into a streamlined way of accessing only the information you want from those you follow(or don’t follow).
According to Twitter, “A list is a curated group of Twitter users. You can create your own lists or subscribe to lists created by others. Viewing a list timeline will show you a stream of Tweets from only the users on that list.”
Whether you run a personal or business account on Twitter, you likely follow people for different reasons.
Grouping followers or people whose tweets you like into specific “interests” can make it easier to stay on top of trends, customer opinions, and more.
Here is an example and how to create a list.
To create a list, we would be using “Stillriseorg” as our case study.
A list on Stillrise would have every member of the Still I rise team on twitter.
Step 1: Click on your profile
Step 2: Click on “Lists.”
Step 3: Create New list – At the bottom right corner of your screen (Mobile)or top right for PC
Step 4: This would bring up a pop up window
You can fill in the name of the list – Type in a name for your list e.g “Stillrise Tweeter Family”
List description –a brief description about your liste.g. “Every member ofStillrise foundation on tweeter”
Set the privacy settings- You can choose to private your list or make it open to the public
and, save the list, and you’re done.
Step 5 : When you’re done and you click on next, it takes you to a new page to add members and you can add the members of the team you never want to miss out on their content.
Click done after selecting the following all members of the still I rise team on tweeter.
e.g @Valhalla_XO @stillIriseorg @posh_preem @Scarface_OAP @oma_gugu @askchiadika etc
You can always edit your lists, remove and add people as you see fit
You can create as many list as you like to follow the different authorities in different niches or better still to keep an eye on the competition.
Cheat code for pc users: you can just type in “g” and “l” Then click “Create new list.” (on pc)
Anytime you want to see your lists, click on the lists from your profile page, click on which one you want to follow and view tweets.
Step 7: Add Twitter users to your list by clicking on the gear icon next to the Follow button on any user’s account. You don’t have to be following the user to add them to a list.
this way you never miss tweets from your favorite people on the tl
To know how you are seen on twitter, if you are active, you can find out what public lists you’ve been added to.
From your lists page, when you click on “Member of.”
This shows every one who has added you to a list.
Knowing what lists you’re on gives you an idea of how you’re perceived on Twitter.
This is most especially useful if you run a business or a Brand
Are you in a lot of “personal development” lists or “NGO” lists or “b**bs and a**” list?
You have seen the power of creating a list and how to create one for yourself.
But you could also find someone with a very good list and subscribe to that list ( other people can subscribe to your list too) if the privacy filter is off.
Here is how you can be a part of someone else’s public list,
Go to their profile and click “lists.”
Choose which list of theirs you’d like to subscribe to,
Joining a list has two awesome advantages:
PS: You can follow a user’s public list without even following that user.
You know how to subscribe to someone’s list,
But how do you find the best list with contents that carter to you?
By using list discovery tips, I explain below.
List discovery is limited on Twitter. Unless you know who’s creating great lists, they can be hard to find.This Google search workaround helps with that.
Look for Twitter lists by using the following search operators. Simply change the keyword to the word or phrase that applies to you (i.e., “digital marketing” or “music” or “celebrities”).
Google:site:twitter.com-in-url:lists“keyword” e.g site:twitter.com-in-url:lists digital marketing.
“Digital marketing” is the keyword here and google would give you twitter results on lists made with digital marketing.
I did not know about Twitter’s search bar capabilities until I stumbled upon this.
Do you know you that twitters search bar possesses an incredible amount of power.?
And you can unleash this power using Search Operators like these
These are 5 awesome hacks you can use to improve your twitter experience and get more out of using our favorite “bird app”.
I would like to hear what other expert Twitter tips can you share?
You can get more tweeter tips and hacks from this report
Written by : Brother Jude (@askchiadika)