Twitter has been an integral marketing tool for several years and with more and more users joining the platform every day, it’s easy to get lost amongst all of the content being pushed through. However, this mess can easily be cleaned up by using a native feature. Read on to learn more about why you should start using Twitter lists.
What is a Twitter List?
A Twitter list is a curated group of Twitter accounts that allows you to see a timeline of Tweets from only those accounts. Using them, you can effortlessly sort through the clutter, monitor important conversations, and stay up-to-date on your partners. The recent updates to the mobile version of Twitter mean you can simply swipe between lists on your feed!
1. Clean Up the Clutter
Rather than trying to monitor all of the accounts you follow at once, Lists allow you group specific users. The best part? Tweets appear chronologically so you don’t miss a thing! With so many Tweets going out every second of every day, it’s easy to get lost amongst the mess. Start cleaning up the clutter by making a list so you can see what you want to see – when you want to see it.
2. Monitor Destination Business Partners
Because it’s easy to get lost in the crowd on Twitter, that means it’s also easy to lose track of what your partners are up to on the platform. By creating a list specifically for types of destination partners, you are able to more easily track what they are saying on Twitter. For instance, you could group major attractions, marketing organizations, and winter experiences Twitter accounts each into their own List. Plus, it allows you to more easily interact with them!
3. Engage with Influential People and Accounts
Any time you add someone to a public list, they will get a notification that you’ve done so, which will automatically grab their attention. By creating a list with local influencers, your own office staff or even local government employees, you’re better able to monitor the current conversations. When you have time, you can take time to thoughtfully look through this list and engage with what they’re saying.
Twitter lists are a small but effective way to easily interact with your destination partners and influencers, as well as a great way to stay more organized on the platform. To get started creating your first Twitter list, click here for an easy step-by-step guide! For more ways to stay up-to-date on the latest digital marketing trends, be sure to subscribe to our e-newsletter and follow us on social media at the links below!
Did you know that Twitter houses its very own scheduling tool for users? Now you do! Most digital marketers these days use some type of social scheduling tool, and while that is perfectly acceptable (and totally encouraged), there’s nothing wrong with adding another social media tool to your utility belt – especially when it’s built in.
First and foremost, it’s important to note that you don’t need to get rid of your scheduling tools, because we all know those can be lifesavers! However, it’s great knowing that your scheduled tweets will appear exactly like the preview, which isn’t always the case on 3rd-party platforms. You’ll also be able to add Twitter Cards and videos using this method.
Check out our easy guide to learn how to use Twitter’s native scheduling platform.
When you first open the platform, you will see your “Ads Dashboard”, which will show any ads that you’ve run on Twitter in the past. If you haven’t run anything, it will be empty.
Click on “Creatives” in the top menu bar and select “Tweets” You will be brought to your Tweet dashboard.
Click on the blue Tweet button in the top right corner of your screen, which will bring you to a compose dashboard.
Compose your Tweet and add necessary images, links, and text.
Un-check the “Promoted Only” Box. This is a vital step in the process. It ensures that your Tweet will post organically. If the box is checked, then Twitter will save it for an upcoming campaign and not post it publically.
Double check everything and click the drop down arrow next to “Tweet” and click “Schedule.” Then, choose the date and time that you want your Tweet to go live.
After your Tweet is scheduled, you can click back to the Tweets manager to view it or edit it again before it goes live. You can access this dashboard by clicking “Tweets” under the creative option in the top menu bar. Here, you can choose between viewing your “Promoted-Only”, “Scheduled” “Draft” and “Organic” posts.
To view the post you just created, choose “Scheduled” in the drop-down menu.
Once your Tweet is live, you can check out the performance of it by heading to “Analytics” section of the platform or by clicking the analytics icon on the Tweet itself.
If you use Twitter every day for you your business, it is important to stay up-to-date on how to use the platform to its full potential! The more you know, the more success you’ll have. For more ways to stay updated on the latest digital marketing trends, be sure to subscribe to our newsletter and follow us across social media at the links below.