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How To Sweeten Your Twitter Lists and Gain More Followers

How To Sweeten Your Twitter Lists

My guest author, Lisa Sicard, is going to show you How To Sweeten Your Twitter Lists and Gain More Followers.

I asked Lisa to write this article because she’s a noted authority on using Twitter to build your list.

Now, understand that you need to know how to use Twitter to take advantage of your Twitter Lists.

And, yes… your actual tweets are critical to your success.

Combine that understanding with the power of Twitter Lists, and you should be well on your way to gain a lot of followers.

This can drive lots of traffic to your blog and website.

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So, now, let me turn this over to Lisa, so she can show you how to sweeten your Twitter Lists…

How To Sweeten Your Twitter Lists and Gain More Followers –by Lisa Sicard

Have you been looking to gain more relevant followers on Twitter?

A great and free method is to use Twitter Lists.

Adding people to your Twitter Lists can easily and quickly add relevant followers to your Twitter profile.

People love to be added or included in lists and groups.

Don’t you just love it when someone includes you in something?

It makes you feel a little special and needed.

The same goes for picking people to be included in your Twitter Lists.

What Can Twitter Lists Do For You?

Make Twitter Easier

Not only can Twitter Lists help you to grow your Twitter following but they can make Twitter easier for you to use!

Yes, you can grow your Twitter following and use Twitter quicker and easier!

You heard that right.

Save You Time

Twitter Lists make Twitter less time consuming as you can view your list vs. your main Twitter feed.

You can find what you are looking for quickly and more easily locate users you wish to see.

I do this all the time when bad weather is approaching.

And, I refer to my weather list and keep up on tracking storms quickly.

In addition, I do it on breaking local news stories.

Here is an example:  If you are a romance novel writer you may want to have a list for authors, another for romance authors and maybe another for publishing authors.

You may want to share from each of these lists but at different times.

Or maybe you want to research just one of the 3 categories for something special.

It can save you lots of time and keep you focused while you’re on Twitter.

That sometimes can be hard to do with everything being tweeted out fast and furious in your twitter feed.

Keep You Organized

Keeping organized on Twitter is important to having success there and staying on the network.

Many people sign up on Twitter and then never return.

They never learn how to tweet or how to interact with others on this fast paced social network.

Twitter Lists are also great for other topics of interest to you.

You can have lists for weather alerts, friends, shopping favorites, sports and more.

Any time you are on Twitter and want to check something out – refer to your lists to save yourself time.

Be sure to add people to your lists as they follow you.

Otherwise you will forget and not be updating them in a timely manner.

(Been there, done that for quite some time! It’s easier to establish good habits right from the beginning.)

You can have up to 1,000 lists with up to 5,000 people in them.

I would not recommend having that many lists, though – best to keep it simple!

You may also keep some lists as private.

Only you can see them.

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There are times you will like having this option.

It may be for your competitors or clients.

Or, it could be your family or close friends.

Share More Content

Twitter Lists allow you to share from people in your lists quick and easily.

Don’t forget to use the aid of Buffer or a similar automation tool so all your tweets are not going out at once.

You want to pace your tweets a little bit out.

No one likes tweets coming from the same person one after another.

That is a big reason for folks to unfollow you on Twitter.

Spying On Your Competition

You can also use your Twitter Lists to spy on your competition.

See what they tweet about and who they tweet with.

These Twitter Lists could be set to private vs. public.

How Can Twitter Lists Add Followers?

Many people will follow you once you include them in your lists.

You could also take a tip from the Social Media Examiner and use an IFTTT recipe.

This will automate the process for you and save you even more of your precious time.

People do love to follow people on lists and some may subscribe to your lists too.

Of course, you can also subscribe to other peoples’ lists and unsubscribe at any time.

And you may find yourself on a spam list or a silly list; you can report them and get off the list. Read more from TechCrunch on getting off of the “bad” Twitter Lists.

Using Your Twitter Lists

The more you use your lists to share content, the more proficient you’ll get at what is officially called – curating content.

Whether you are retweeting or thanking new followers, curating content will bring new Twitter folks into your network.

Some Twitter users may not follow you immediately.

But if you really find their content relevant and share it often, they will eventually come around and follow you.

You may even notice your engagement increasing, too, by using this method.

Using Others’ Twitter Lists

Another way to get more people on your lists is to check out your industry influencers’ lists.

You can add some of their folks to your own lists as you begin to master the use of lists.

You can also subscribe to others’ Twitter Lists.

How Else Can You Sweeten Your Twitter Lists to Gain More Followers?

Add your Twitter Lists to Flipboard.

Flipboard is another great way to stay on top of your lists, tweets and shares.

It’s quick and fairly easy to do.

Check out this video to see how to do it…

Flipboard is a news aggregation and social network aggregation company.

It has been around since 2010. Some major bloggers have seen Flipboard become their largest traffic source.

Great Twitter Lists to Follow – You can subscribe to them.

These Twitter Lists are for the Social Media niche – or for folks to learn from about Twitter and Social Media.










Do More Twitter Followers Really Matter?

The more followers you have the better chances you have for more engagement, retweets and clicks.

But it cannot happen on its own.

“No matter how much you engage with others and how quality your tweets are, getting results with 200 followers can hardly happen.” Daniel Sharkov – via Bufferapp

You must share that relevant content and engage with your followers to see your Twitter usage pay off for you and or your business.

99% [of my Twitter feed is] links, but 1% is me responding and 1% of a big number is a big number.” – (GuyKawasaki, via BrainyQuote)

Don’t forget too, that Google search results now includes tweets.

That can create more organic reach for your tweets than ever before.

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Twitter Success Stories

An Author

An author CS Lakin increased her Twitter followers from 2,000 to 21,000 and her print sales increased 1000% in one month alone.

She learned that many people followed after searching for specific hashtags.

This worked much better than having just author followers.

She also became successful after increasing her Twitter following.

She began getting more industry contacts via her Twitter feed and was asked to speak at conferences, guest blog on others’ websites, gain more editing gigs, and start selling more books along the way.

This built her online credibility big time.

Taco Bell

Taco Bell drove conversations with those of their followers who had over 10,000 followers themselves.

This helped them humanize their brand.

They were able to reach over 600,000 followers and have 3x more than their biggest competitor.

They now have 1.8 million followers!

Taco Bell Twitter


Dell claimed in 2006 that they made $6.5 million in sales directly from Twitter usage.

They said the links they tweeted were clicked, and that sales resulted from those Twitter clicks.

Today they have over 600,000 followers on the Twitter network.

The Dell Outlet handle has over 1.38 million followers.

One of Dell’s senior managers says “it’s not just about money, it’s about listening and responding to their customers that makes Twitter so useful to them. “


The mega coffee company does Twitter unlike most any other business on the network.

They have staff monitoring and responding to customers via Twitter on a 24/7 basis, 365 days a year .

They listen to ideas customers tweet to them, and when implemented, they tweet them back to thank them for their suggestions.

Starbucks fans love this!

They feel empowered and love their Starbucks even more for it.

Starbucks Twitter List

Starbucks Twitter Talk

Jet Blue Airways 

Here’s a fact for you: Jet Blue has sold more tickets via Twitter.

If JetBlue sells just 2,000 of their $500 AYCJ packages, they’ll make a million dollars. Imagine making a million dollars from a tweet?

Hang it, it’s not that simple.

Jet Blue has been on Twitter since 2007.

They have been doing it for 10 years and fine tuning their tweets along the way.

And notice, too, that they have over 2 million followers.

Jet Blue Twitter ListJet Blue Twitter ListSo, having more Twitter followers and using Twitter more effectively with Twitter Lists can really build your company or personal brand, while adding dollars to your bottom line.

It does take time and patience.

But as you have seen with some of the examples above, it can be done.

You have to test, analyze and repeat.

Once you see what Twitter strategy is working for your business, you can repeat it over and over again.

Do you use Twitter Lists?

If you do, how many do you have?

Do you now have a pretty good idea of how to sweeten your Twitter Lists to gain more followers?

I’d love to hear from you in the comments section below, and don’t forget to share this article on your social sites.

– Lisa Sicard

About The Guest Author

Lisa SicardLisa loves helping others to thrive online through Social Media, Blogging and SEO. “What good is knowledge,” she asks “if you cannot share it with others?”

Lisa has 20+ years experience in marketing/advertising with 5+ years experience blogging, social media & SEO.

Her latest eBook is “Tweeting Like It’s 2nd Nature.”

Visit her blog, Inspire To Thrive and follow her on Twitter.


Donna Merrill
Donna is a well known blogger and creator of "Blogging Magic" - an intensive guide to blogging. "Blogging Magic" is for beginners who are trying to figure out how to bring their blogs to life with tons of visits, comments and social media interaction. It's even for advanced bloggers looking to reach new levels of authority and engagement with their audience.

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82 Responses to How To Sweeten Your Twitter Lists and Gain More Followers

  1. Kalpesh Shah November 6, 2018 at 12:37 am #

    Amazing post! Thanks for sharing this useful information.

  2. Maria Tayler
    May 24, 2018 at 2:16 am #

    Hey Lisa,

    Happy to see you on Donna’s blog. It’s always great to read your post, you always comes with utterly instructive posts. It’s good to read about twitter list. I don’t know much about it, but after reading this post definitely understand the importance of tweeter list. though I’m not quite good at it, that’s why sometimes I don’t get the results. Even my followers numbers is not increasing, i don’t get clicks and RT. I think i should focus more on twitter lists.

    In this post you mentioned about Flipboard, I heard a lot about is but actually don’t know what exactly it is. I’ll definitely check it out, Hope it’ll work.

    Thank you very much for this posts.


  3. Alex Roger
    November 3, 2017 at 5:03 am #

    Hi Donna and Lisa,

    Great article, I have never thought that twitter followers help this much but after going through this article now I understand the power of Twitter. So now I will focus also on twitter followers list.

    Thank you so much for sharing this great info with us.

  4. Prince Akwarandu
    October 17, 2017 at 8:22 am #

    Hi Lisa,

    I noticed that my follower list increased even while I sent no tweet or engaged in feeds some days back.

    So, what happened? A friend on twitter added me to his list, I engaged with folks there, shared ideas and that was it.

    I automated the system to get follow notification as a direct message to my smartphone even when I’m offline. I learn many things about twitter from your Inspire To Thrive blog. Yes, you rock when it comes to increasing your influence and earnings on Twitter.

    I’m sharing this with others while I work to build my listing following the tips here. Thank you!
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  5. Gagan Kamboj
    April 12, 2017 at 7:48 am #

    Tried different methods but not getting the expected results from twitter. After surfing the web for a while got your post and learned a lot about twitter marketing.

    I will definitely try these methods to increase my followers and brand presence on twitter and let you know about the results i got after using these tactics.

    • Lisa P. Sicard
      May 26, 2017 at 5:13 am #

      Hi Gagan, I would love to know how you make out after applying these methods. Do give it a good month and I think you will be pleased with Twitter Gagan. Have no fear of following others and of tweeting!
      Lisa P. Sicard recently posted..Brand24 – The Social Listening Tool You Need TodayMy Profile

  6. Ryan Biddulph
    March 15, 2017 at 6:26 am #

    Hi Lisa,

    Excellent post here. One reason why I am big on Twitter.

    I set up 4 lists in Tweetdeck and visit each daily. I retweet list members. I engage. I target. Lists really are huge time savers. Instead of futzing around your main stream trying to find related tweets just build a list of niche leaders and tweet on topic. List-building is a main reason why I am effective and efficient on the platform. I know where to go to find tweets on a specific topic.

    Thanks for sharing.

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    • Lisa Sicard
      March 16, 2017 at 8:13 am #

      Thanks Ryan. Do you use Tweetdeck on Mobile too Ryan? I haven’t used that service in a while and if it is good on mobile would love to try it out again.
      Lists certainly do help us on many ways on the Twitter network. Even on Facebook I use lists 🙂
      Thanks for coming by Ryan and have a great day there!
      Lisa Sicard recently posted..You Can Now Mute Those Eggheads On TwitterMy Profile

  7. ikechi
    March 15, 2017 at 5:01 am #

    Hi Lisa and Donna

    Wow, Social media does change day after day. I have got a twitter list but I did not know it could be used effectively to improve user experience.

    Thank you Lisa for this info and thumbs up Donna for sharing this tip.

    Thanks and take care
    ikechi recently posted..4 Crazy Things You Never Knew When You Question EverythingMy Profile

  8. Andrew M. Warner
    March 14, 2017 at 2:19 pm #

    Hey Lisa,

    Great post here on Donna’s blog.

    Twitter lists is something I’ve seen from time-to-time, people adding me on, but I never really understood it’s purpose. But you explained it well in this post and the competitive advantage it could be used for — potentially — and I’m going to start creating them.

    If anything I can use the lists as a way to connect with influencers I’m trying to connect with and easily share their content.

    Great stuff here.

    Have a good week to the both of you.

    – Andrew

    • Lisa Sicard
      March 19, 2017 at 10:09 am #

      Hi Andrew, thank you. I’ll be interested to know how you like them after a few weeks.
      Twitter Lists can save you lots of time too. Let me know if you have any questions. Have a great new week ahead Andrew.
      Lisa Sicard recently posted..You Can Now Mute Those Eggheads On TwitterMy Profile

  9. Grant Merriel
    March 13, 2017 at 8:44 pm #

    Hi Lisa and Donna, this is a very great post you have. I never thought of using Twitter lists like that. I only thought that it’s a kind of list for your future contacts. Will definitely try the tips you mentioned here.
    Grant Merriel recently posted..Things You Can Do to Promote Teamwork in the Workplace – More Time More Profit: Helping Entrepreneurs and Business Owners Scale their BusinessMy Profile

  10. Mark
    March 13, 2017 at 4:24 pm #

    Thanks for sharing your awesome twitter marketing strategies Lisa!

    And to see so many major corporations, leveraging twitter, is really
    an eye opener for me!

    I am so stone age, when it comes to pro-actively utilizing social media in general and twitter in particular!LOL!

    Even though I try and implement what I’ve learned from Donna & David, over the years truth told,I have simply dropped the ball!

    But I must tell you, your excellent post, has definitely helped me see and learn from
    the error of my ways! Thanks so much for featuring her Donna!

    This is truly a wake up call for me!And it ‘s great to see you guest posting here Lisa!
    Mark recently posted..How Savvy Entrepreneurs Literally Create Money Making Opportunities!My Profile

    • Lisa Sicard
      March 14, 2017 at 1:36 pm #

      Hi Mark. Oh yes, almost everyone is using Twitter today. Though many sign up and start many do not continue to do so. So many people I meet offline tell me they find Twitter hard to grasp. I think the lists really can make it easier for most today. I hope it helps you Mark and do let me know if you have any questions.
      Lisa Sicard recently posted..You Can Now Mute Those Eggheads On TwitterMy Profile

  11. Dr. Erica Goodstone
    March 12, 2017 at 9:00 pm #

    Hi donna,

    For me the issue is that I don’t go to Twitter often enough. I used to be diligent about following people who follow me. But then there were so many followers – and the emails just piled up – and I could not keep up with it. So I have sort of neglected twitter except to tweet about upcoming events. Thanks for the reminder to pay attention to this site again and sweeten it up.

    Dr. Erica

    • Lisa Sicard
      March 12, 2017 at 9:04 pm #

      Hi Dr Erica Goodstone, Oh yes, it sounds like you could really use lists to help you stay on top of your Twitterness. You could set up categories of folks and just look at those streams. It will help your engagment too. Let me know if you have any questions once you set up your lists. Thanks for coming by and have a great new week ahead.
      Lisa Sicard recently posted..You Can Now Mute Those Eggheads On TwitterMy Profile

  12. Neena
    March 12, 2017 at 12:58 pm #

    Hi Lisa and Donna,
    Twitter without lists would be pretty useless – actually. Lists make it infinitely more powerful and I only use a fraction of the methods that you outline here. (definitely need to up my game).

    I really like the idea of adding Twitter Lists to Flipboard. Very ninja!

    Thanks for the tips!

    • Lisa Sicard
      March 16, 2017 at 8:10 am #

      Hi Neena, that’s an excellent point Neena – Twitter without lists would be pretty useless 🙂 I hope you found some tips to up that list game. Thanks for coming by and for your commenting. Have a great rest of the week Neena.
      Lisa Sicard recently posted..You Can Now Mute Those Eggheads On TwitterMy Profile

  13. Sue Bride
    March 10, 2017 at 12:20 pm #

    I’ve always used a lot of Twitter lists to help separate topics and categorize those I follow. I add everyone I follow to a list. However, it’s only been quite recently that I’ve concentrated on Twitter more than FB pages. In that time I’ve seen a big increase in followers. I still don’t have a huge amount but 3 times as many as 6 months ago.

    Thanks to this post, I’m now going to be more aware of how lists can be helpful to grow followers, rather than as just an organizing tool.
    Sue Bride recently posted..Instamate Review – Use Instagram On The Web from Your ComputerMy Profile

    • Lisa Sicard
      March 11, 2017 at 3:31 pm #

      Hi Sue, that’s great that you have been using the Twitter lists. The more you use it, the followers and RT’s snowball. It’s great! I hope you found it helpful Sue and thanks for coming by. I hope you are having a nice weekend!

  14. Ash
    March 9, 2017 at 1:01 am #

    Hey Lisa/Donna,

    I’ve been on Twitter for a long time and I am often “added to” others’ lists. It’s amazing how I missed out on this one. I might have created a list or two but never thought of it this way. It’s incredible how long — often years — you can be on a social platform and still miss out on some cool stuff like these lists that you pointed out.

    Looks like I have another task to add to my never-ending to do lists.

    Ash recently posted..Want to Learn Digital Marketing For Free? Here’s HowMy Profile

  15. Cori Ramos
    March 8, 2017 at 4:42 pm #

    Hi Donna and Lisa!

    I created a couple of Twitter lists but I never went back to them so this is a great reminder to get back to it and use it to reap the benefits you mentioned here. 🙂

    Thanks for all the details – this is why you are the Twitter Queen!

    I hope you both are having a great week!

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  16. Sherman Smith March 8, 2017 at 3:41 pm #

    Hey Lisa and Donna,

    I have been added to a couple of twitter lists but I never went back to engage. It sounds like a great way to meet other people as well as do target marketing. I’ve been focusing on my facebook page which have been working great. Since I’m on twitter quite often I may even give a try. I’m convinced!

    Thanks for sharing Lisa!
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  17. Marquita Herald
    March 8, 2017 at 1:55 pm #

    Fascinating topic. I recently completed a pretty major purge of my Twitter feed and I was actually wondering if it would be worth creating lists, so now I know. I’ve also bookmarked this post to come back and check out the links you provided. Thanks!
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  18. Praveen Rajarao
    March 8, 2017 at 9:28 am #

    Hello Lisa & Donna,

    This is a wonderful read and I am heading over to twitter to follow some of those lists you mentioned. I did not know the potential of those lists until now and I am sure there is more to gain from joining and starting them.

    There is so much more to learn from all these social media giants, i am currently exploring instagram and how it can help bloggers.
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  19. Amar kumar
    March 8, 2017 at 5:27 am #

    Hey Donna,

    One of the things that we practice at the content factory is how important managing Twitter lists is to your social media marketing strategy. By creating your own list, you can easily follow the tweets of specific groups of users separate from the ones that follow you.

    The main reason that we use Twitter lists is because they save marketers and PR pros a ton of time and searching. This helps you to more effectively target and engage with the journalists, influencers and customers who matter most.

    In the competitive world of publicity, generating warm leads and building meaningful relationships with the reporters who cover your field is crucial to getting placement for your product or service. Eventually, thanks for sharing your worthy information with us.

    With best wishes,

    Amar kumar
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  20. Ruth Bowers
    March 7, 2017 at 10:54 pm #

    I started my social media journey on Twitter, but have gotten away from using it lately. I think I will put your tips into action, set up some lists and get back in the habit. It was always my favorite platform, until it got too noisy.
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  21. Harleena Singh
    March 7, 2017 at 10:04 am #

    HI Lisa, and good to see you here at Donna’s blog 🙂

    I agree with Donna – you are a pro at Twitter! And this post is surely a worth bookmarking one, especially for me, as I did start off with Twitter lists, but never carried it on further. So, I sure am going to go through all the details over the weekend and check out what all I’ve been missing so far.

    Thanks for sharing. Have a nice week ahead, both of you 🙂
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    • Lisa Sicard
      March 7, 2017 at 1:34 pm #

      Hi Harleena, nice to see you here too! Thank you, I just love being on Twitter, it’s fast and fun and a great way to network and get business done all at the same time. It’s much quicker than Facebook, LinkedIn and most of the other social networks. I hope you will find the lists helpful Harleena. Have a great rest of the week too!
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    • Donna Merrill March 17, 2017 at 6:45 pm #

      Hi Harleena,

      Don’t we all start things, then drop the ball somewhere along the line?

      Sticking with a plan is all part of focus and consistency, and yes, Twitter Lists require all that like anything else.

      So, glad to see you’ve gotten some incentive to get it working for you again.

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  22. Deebak Akash March 7, 2017 at 6:51 am #

    Thanks for writing this article, Lisa.

    My engagement on twitter is comparatively low. This blog post is really helpful. The list part was quite new for me. Social media is the platform where people engages and interacts the most, so it’s where we need to be.

  23. Nishant
    March 7, 2017 at 6:37 am #

    Hi Lisa, the twitter lists are something new for me I haven’t tried it before. I subscribed for all the lists you mentioned in this article.

    More the followers we have, more the retweets. So the social signals to the article will go high. Twitter is one place I need to excel.

    Thanks for the amazing post.
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    • Lisa Sicard
      March 7, 2017 at 1:32 pm #

      Hi Nishant, great you get to start from the beginning making up your lists Nishant. That’s easier than starting after you have been on the network. I’d love to hear how you make out with it after a month or two with them. Thanks for coming by and have a great day!
      Lisa Sicard recently posted..9 Ways President Trump Will Teach You To Tweet SmarterMy Profile

    • Donna Merrill March 17, 2017 at 10:54 am #

      Hi Nishant,

      Wow, you’re an action taker aren’t you.

      Subscribed to all those lists already?

      Nice job.

      Now, start your interaction and, oh yeah, consider some kind of automation tool so your tweets keep rolling out steadily… drip drip drip 🙂

      Donna Merrill recently posted..You Are What You Tweet | With Germany KentMy Profile

  24. Enstine Muki
    March 7, 2017 at 3:01 am #

    Hey Lisa and Donna,
    Good to be here today seeing both of you together.

    I have missed a lot from you both these past months I have been away. Good that I’m coming back for the party to continue.

    Lisa, even in my dreams I won’t forget you are a Twitter machine. Proof is what you share on your blog.

    Twitter list is something I have given little or no attention to. Your post is a wake up call and thanks for the teachings.

    Yeah I know I have a lot to learn 😉

    Happy week ahead of you both
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    • Lisa Sicard
      March 7, 2017 at 8:27 am #

      Hi Enstine, nice to see you back. I hope you are doing okay. I know losing a parent is really tough, it’s been almost 3 years since my mom’s been gone.
      I think you do pretty well yourself on Twitter Enstine. I hope these Twitter list tips help you grow your presence more on Twitter.
      Thanks for coming by and have a great rest of the week.
      Lisa Sicard recently posted..9 Ways President Trump Will Teach You To Tweet SmarterMy Profile

    • Donna Merrill March 17, 2017 at 10:51 am #

      Hi Enstine,

      Twitter is a great source for steady traffic to your site.

      Especially when you do it right, beginning with targeted Twitter Lists like Lisa has demonstrated.

      Good luck with it, my friend 🙂

      Donna Merrill recently posted..8 Blogging Fears You Can OvercomeMy Profile

  25. Vernon
    March 6, 2017 at 9:08 pm #

    Hi Lisa,

    I have to be honest I made up some lists when I first started and never went back to them.
    This article explains clearly the benefits of using them properly.
    Thanks for adding the curating content link too.

    • Lisa Sicard
      March 7, 2017 at 8:21 am #

      Hi Vernon, oh yes, you are not alone in doing that. Updating lists has to become a daily or weekly habit. I’m glad you can now see the benefits of using Twitter Lists. You are welcome and have great day Vernon.

    • Donna Merrill March 17, 2017 at 10:49 am #

      Hi Vernon,

      This is the perfect launchpad for your new Twitter strategy 🙂

      Donna Merrill recently posted..Listbuilding Quizzes To Interact With Your ReadersMy Profile

  26. Jimmy March 6, 2017 at 7:15 am #

    Seems like lisa is a great fan of twitter as I have already read lot of posts on her blog. This is also an informative post on twitter lists which is kinda useful while marketing and gaining more followers.


  27. Ravi Chahar
    March 5, 2017 at 11:36 pm #

    Hey Lisa,

    I am not so good with Twitter and that’s what I need to learn about. I always read your posts about this platform and you really are rocking it.

    The more followers you have, the more are the chances to get retweets and clicks. I like how you have researched the tweets and managed to add the screenshots.

    I recently came across Flipboard and it seems quite effective. Maybe I should learn more about it.

    Thanks for the guide.
    Have a great week ahead.
    Ravi Chahar recently posted..How I Gained 10000 LinkedIn Followers In A Few MonthsMy Profile

    • Lisa Sicard
      March 6, 2017 at 6:41 am #

      Hi Ravi, I think you are growing your network but it does take time on Twitter. Flipboard is great for generating more traffic for your blog too but like any of the networks you do have to spend a little time there. Another tip for Twitter is Social Quant – you can try their free trial to gain relevant followers. The keyword is relevant! I also use Just Retweet and recently Co Promote. Both good if you check out the links before you share 🙂 Thanks for coming by on this one Ravi and have a great week ahead.
      Lisa Sicard recently posted..9 Ways President Trump Will Teach You To Tweet SmarterMy Profile

    • Donna Merrill March 16, 2017 at 9:19 pm #

      Hi Ravi,

      Lots of people struggle with Twitter.

      Like Lisa has suggested, the keyword is “relevant.”

      People think big numbers of followers means something, but really, you only want followers and re-tweeters who are…. and whose own Twitter followers are… relevant to your niche, to your business.

      That’s what makes “lists” so helpful and on-target.

      Donna Merrill recently posted..A Killer Three Post Content Strategy To Drive Traffic To Your BlogMy Profile

  28. Monna Ellithorpe
    March 5, 2017 at 9:51 pm #

    Hi Donna and Lisa,

    Thank you so much for this post. Like others above, I’ve never been able to get the hang of Twitter and I don’t recall anyone talking much about lists. This sounds like a perfect solution to my problem of being so overwhelmed.

    I will be giving Twitter another try using your methods. I do use Buffer and I have used Flipboard in the past.

    I just started a new Twitter account for my Author blog and by using your suggestions, I think I can get this account sorted and I will be able to keep up with it.

    Thanks again to both of you.
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    • Lisa Sicard
      March 6, 2017 at 6:36 am #

      Monna, You are welcome 🙂 I’m glad to hear you will give it try with using the lists. Authors who use Twitter right seem to do very well with it. Flipboard is great too for generating traffic. Like any of the social networks you have to spend a little time there. I hope you find that Twitter will bring you many benefits going forward. Let me know if you have any questions as you go along. Thanks for coming by and have a great day Monna.
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    • Donna Merrill March 16, 2017 at 9:13 pm #

      Hi Monna,

      Glad you got some actionable info here.

      Lisa knows her stuff, eh?

      Go get ’em on your new Twitter account 🙂

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  29. Kathryn Maclean
    March 5, 2017 at 5:34 pm #

    Hi Donna and Lisa
    What great info on Twitter! Using lists for what interests you is great information.
    Using Buffer to schedule your tweets is very helpful. Going to read that social media examiner article on growing your twitter following. The part I found the most interesting was the info on Flipboard with the magazine style presentation.
    off to sign up with that and create some Twitter lists.
    Really excellent article, gave me all kinds of ideas for my Twitter accounts.
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    • Lisa Sicard
      March 5, 2017 at 7:39 pm #

      Hi Kathryn, I’m so glad to hear you found this piece helpful 🙂 Twitter has been my favorite social networking tool and that’s how I met many bloggers like Donna when I first started out over 5 years ago. It is such a great way to network with like minded individuals and influencers too. I love the Buffer too, I have been using it for years now too. Thanks for coming by and for your comment. Have a great week!
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    • Donna Merrill March 16, 2017 at 9:11 pm #

      Hi Kathryn,

      Glad to see you taking action on Lisa’s great strategies and links to deepen your understanding of how to use Twitter to build you business 🙂

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  30. Amaka Adindu
    March 5, 2017 at 3:24 pm #

    Thank you Donna and Lisa for the tips. I use Twitter, but not intensely. You tips are helpful

  31. Mandy Allen
    March 5, 2017 at 12:01 pm #

    Hi Lisa, and thanks for the great Twitter tips! I don’t use it so much, I never really got the hang of it but the information you have provided has given me food for thought. Maybe I can make it a better outlet for me and it might motivate me to put more effort into Twitter.

    Enjoy the journey!
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    • Lisa Sicard
      March 5, 2017 at 7:35 pm #

      Hi Mandy, that’s why I love to write about it and help others. I heard often in my “offline” world that people just don’t get Twitter or that it overwhelms them. I hope this helps you as Twitter can be an awesome tool for blogging and networking. Have a great week!
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    • Donna Merrill March 16, 2017 at 8:23 pm #

      Hi Mandy,

      Like you say, lots of people “don’t get” Twitter.

      I was one of those people for a very long time, but this ear I’ve really dug into it big time.

      It’s a great source for traffic when you do it right, like with Twitter Lists and more.

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  32. Chery Schmidt
    March 5, 2017 at 11:23 am #

    Hello Donna! It was so nice meeting Lisa here on your blog this morning, she sure knows alot about twitter HUH? Her article on twitter was very helpful! I am off to set up some lists right now.

    Thanks for sharing ladies..
    Chery :))
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  33. Swadhin Agrawal
    March 5, 2017 at 12:45 am #

    Hello Lisa,

    You have done a great job with twitter marketing. Twitter lists are a good way to bookmark, separate groups of people and followers.

    Twitter has been very beneficial for me, I simply follow a group of influencers like suppose influencers in my niche and keep them on a list. Now when I go back I just have to open the list and interact with their posts.
    Neat and time saving!
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  34. Donna Merrill March 4, 2017 at 10:17 pm #

    Wow you gals are quick,

    I want to thank you so much Lisa for this incredible post you have put together. I know so many will benefit from your knowledge of Twitter. I know I have from you 🙂

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  35. Bren Pace
    March 4, 2017 at 9:43 pm #

    Hey ladies! The entire time I’m nodding my head in agreement. As a matter of fact, there is an Entrepreneur that actually blogged about leaving Twitter because of all the drama and negativity. My reply was “Mute and use your Lists!” She forgot about using Lists! Now, I don’t know if she is back on there or not, but the way I see it is: It’s YOUR feed and YOU should only see what you want! So, if you have to log onto Twitter and surf just your lists, go for it!

    Love the tips, Lisa! Love your guest, Donna! You got the Twitter queen herself!

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    • Lisa Sicard
      March 5, 2017 at 7:23 pm #

      Hi Brenda, LOL, oh yes you can mute folks too! But Twitter llists are just awesome. It’s a great way to generate your own Twitter feeds and save yourself a lot of time and drama on the network. Thank you Brenda for your kind comments. I hope you had a great weekend and have a good week ahead my friend.
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  36. DeeDee Lynn
    March 4, 2017 at 8:46 pm #

    Hi Donna and Lisa. I have just started working with Twitter lists, and I am so glad to have run across this information. Social media changes so quickly that it’s hard to keep up with everything. I will share this with my friends. Thank you so much for this information.
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