How to Create a Twitter List

Twitter lists are great for helping you manage your information stream. And the good news: they're super easy to create!   As I mentioned in a previous post about Twitter lists, if you're using Twitter for business and you're following a lot of people, you're likely getting bogged down with a lot of non-valuable information. You know what I mean. The ranting and raving, the T.V. program tweets about American Idol or Days of Our Lives, information that just doesn't help you in any way, business-wise.   To solve this problem, create a Twitter list. You'll be glad you did.   How to Create a Twitter List   Log in to your Twitter account. On the "Home" page, click on "New list" on the right side of your screen. It will open a window asking for information. Type a name and description for your list. The description is optional, and when used, will help others determine why they should follow it. Next, select either the Public or the Private option. The...
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Has Your Business Outgrown Your Website?

When you first started your business, starting out small and selling your products to just a few people, and taking advantage of being a new business, your website reflected that fact one way or another. But now that your company has grown and you've increased production to satisfy current and projected demands, you're not experiencing any new business, you're even seeing some of your frequent customers drop off.   Now is the time to consider how you're marketing yourself and how your marketing materials are representing you and your company.   In a prior blog post, I talked about how to engage your website readers. What I didn't mention is, are you engaging them the right way?   When your business develops, revising your website so that it grows alongside your business is an essential part of maintaining and gaining business.   Does your website still reflect your newbie status?   It worked before, but now things have changed. Prospective customers---and current customers---need to know that you're operating a professional business,...
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Manage Your Info Stream With This Helpful Tool

When you follow hundreds or thousands of people on Twitter or Facebook, it can get really hard to see the value in using those social media tools. It seems just about everyone uses them to tell the world about their problems or their mundane activities or their rants about anything under the sun. When that happens (I know it will; it has happened to me), it becomes very easy to shut the tools off and never use them again. But when you do that, you're missing valuable information and the opportunity to connect with others which is the main ingredient for any successful business. Lists have become a very helpful tool for managing data these days. Using lists can help you streamline the information you want to see. I'm not saying shut everyone out completely, otherwise I'd just say to unfollow them or hide their updates. But create lists of people who generally offer the type of information you're looking for so...
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