Jun 5, 2018
Looking for something that helps make Twitter make sense? Do you
not get Twitter? Just not your most fun platform (or your best ROI
platform)? Anybody can use a social media management platform like
HootSuite, Buffer or Sprout Social to manage and schedule social
media posts, tweets, etc. But what if you manage several social
media accounts? What if you want to do some real engagement with
your Twitter followers without taking forever to scroll through
that Twitter home page (i.e. like your Facebook timeline)? What if
you want to quickly be able to scan what's happening in national /
global news versus local news, the business arena, your top
engagers, etc.? This is a tool you absolutely need to check out.
TweetDeck is a tool that's free and easy to use - plus it works so
seamlessly for your main Twitter account (and any others you happen
to have to take care of). Here's a few tips to use it:
- First go to TweetDeck.Twitter.com to access your own
free account. It helps if you've already logged into
Twitter. It will walk you through how to set it up from there,
which only takes a few minutes. Maybe 15 max.
- Go back to Twitter and set up your
lists. Lists are interests of yours. Want to see what
your competition is doing? Set up a private list that only you can
see where you can monitor their tweets. Want to keep up on the
latest in industry news? You can make a list for that. The point
is, whatever it is that you want to track in Twitter (hashtags for
a conference, etc.) - make a list for it in Twitter. Do this on a
- Just hover over your profile image (i.e. "avatar" as some
people call it) on the top right corner of your Twitter homepage,
scroll down to the "Lists" option underneath "Profile."
- From there, it will easily walk you through setting up new
lists. Just click create a list, name the list, then select
whomever you want to be a part of that list.
- Then select if you want it to be public or private. You can add
on a description to the list if you like (more helpful if you want
the list to be public and are interested in getting people to
subscribe to that list). Boom - done.
- In TweetDeck, create a new "column" where you can
monitor your list whenever you like. Just click "add
column" on the far left, dark grey column-bar, find your list and
follow the steps from there. Easy-peasy.
- Organize the lists as you like! Now, you
can easily organize your lists by clicking the "toggle" looking
button on the far right of any list column you have in TweetDeck.
If you click that, you'll see a drop-down menu where you can click
left / right arrows to move the column to the left or right in
TweetDeck, you'll see options to edit your column or delete it,
That's it! You can search for hashtags using TweetDeck and
easily create a column to monitor any hashtag you like. Follow your
competitors using TweetDeck. Follow your top customers / clients.
Follow your top fans / engagers. It's a great tool for social
listening as well as engaging with those who matter most to you.
Try it out and see how you like it! Any questions? Just ask
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