Four Step Guide to Building the Ideal Twitter Feed

If you are not getting the most out of your Twitter experience then perhaps you haven’t fully unlocked the power of Twitter.  

You have the ability to see content that is relevant, weed out what no longer has value to you, and curate a feed that will keep you engaged.

Here are four Steps to making Twitter a customizable experience you’ll thoroughly enjoy:

1. Research

Ask yourself which brands you love, where you get your news from, what websites you visit frequently, and what your favorite blogs are. All of these deserve your follow on Twitter.

You can then build your community leveraging Tweepsmap’s Community Building dashboard to smartly grow your network. Furthermore, the more you follow, Twitter will begin to make suggestions based on your interests. You can also find people you know that may be on Twitter by uploading your contacts from your address book.

Apart from your Twitter activity which includes who you follow, accounts you interact with and your Tweets, Twitter will also suggest who you should follow based on your geolocation.

To find conversations that are relevant to you, both professionally and personally, you can use the Twitter Advanced Search to find users who are engaging in these discussions. You can target them by searching specific keywords, hashtags, geographic location, account mentions, and more.

2. Organize

It is easy to get lost when your timeline is cluttered with the hundreds of Twitter accounts you are following. Spend some time organizing your feed by utilizing the Twitter Lists feature.

Twitter Lists is an excellent way to curate your feed to make it easier for you to consume the content that is relevant to you.

For example, you can create a Twitter List of your personal interests, another for entertainment news, and one relating to your business like your customers. Twitter Lists allow you to see content from those that matter to you when you want, when you need it.

With Twitter Lists, you can even create a private list of your competitors. This would allow you to keep an eye on the competition without them knowing you are doing so.

3. Grow

The goal is to build a Twitter network that is meaningful to you. Your network is made of your followers and those who are following you.

Tweepsmap has a community build tool that will smartly follow accounts based on your criteria that will increase your chances of being followed back.

You can effortlessly search accounts by their location, profile, keywords, hashtags, and what they Tweet about. Tweepsmap will then present you with accounts that have been carefully selected using their intelligent algorithm.

When you know who isn’t following you back, you can then decide if you should keep following them or simply unfollow.

4. Fine-tune

Over time, you will begin to realize that there are areas that need improving particularly with users who aren’t adding to your Twitter experience. If you don’t find yourself pausing to read their content, then take a moment to consider why you no longer find their Tweets compelling and decide your next course of action.

Organize your feed further by letting go of users that are no longer engaging to you or users that despite your best Tweets, still do not follow you back. There are Twitter tools that can help you analyze your followers, see who has unfollowed you, and allow you track and view your follower history.

Ultimately, it is entirely up to you to decide how to get the most out of Twitter by either customizing it yourself or using tools that will optimize your Twitter for you. Tweepsmap wants you to have the best Twitter experience by helping you carefully curate a Twitter feed that will provide you with compelling content that is informative, entertaining, and of value.

2 thoughts on “Four Step Guide to Building the Ideal Twitter Feed”

  1. Preiously when I got a reply I was able to click on it and see what the person was replying to. It showed me the thread. But for the last few months, I have been unable to see the threads and when I get replies to my tweets often don’t know which one they’re rpelying to. What can I do to sort this?

    • Hi Eoin,
      There isn’t much you can do from your end, this is the new twitter interface that tries to simplify the replies on popular posts. Sadly it would make it harder in certain cases to follow the whole thread of replies

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