How-to Use Twitter Lists to See How Others See You

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Have you ever wondered how the rest of the world, your customers, peers, and prospects see you?

As someone who is often referred to as “that killer bunny guy” or the “buzz guy”, I have experienced this first hand.

Here is a cool trick you can use to find out EXACTLY how you are positioned in your market.

Requirements: An active Twitter account

Step 1: Login to your twitter account

Step 2: Click the “listed” link under your profile photo

You should now see a list of all the lists you are on…

Look through these for patterns, it may surprise you.

For example, I am on 284 lists, many of which describe me as blogger and writer. So it seems that it is my blog and writing ability (blush) that is what people think of me.

That said, I am also on a list called “people who make me snot laugh”, so I dont know what to believe ;-)

Enjoy.

Dean

PS: I am going to call this strategy the Twitter mirror method… you heard it here first kids.

  • http://www.socialmediawoman.com Pam Brossman

    Cool Dean I have not looked for a long time as I use Hootsuite but just checked and I am on 364 lists mostly social media and women network lists. Thanks for sharing :)
    Cheers
    Pam

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  • http://www.payperclickecademy.com Binh

    Another good strategy for this is to put all the people you want to get their attention on your “Your-Name-Loves” list. E.g. Binh-loves or Dean-loves. Then when they check the lists they’re on, they’ll be like “hey, I’m loved by this person. Let’s check out who he/she is”. After that, if you ever approach them for a J.V. of some sort, it will be a lot easier because you’ve already caught their attention :)
    .-= Binh´s last blog ..How To Find Affiliate Offers To Promote =-.

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  • http://www.payperclickecademy.com Binh

    And I’m gonna call that I’m gonna call that the Twitter mirrored mirror method lol You heard it from me first folks :P
    .-= Binh´s last blog ..How To Find Affiliate Offers To Promote =-.

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  • http://deanhunt.com Dean Hunt

    Binh, that strategy is good for peers, but for the super gurus, it actually devalues you and your perceived authority.

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  • http://www.payperclickecademy.com Binh

    Dean, you can always change the name of the list from Dean-loves to “People-to-follow” or somewhere along those lines. As long as you don’t come across as a desperate person, I think the strategy can work..
    .-= Binh´s last blog ..How To Find Affiliate Offers To Promote =-.

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  • http://www.richescorner.com Richard

    Thanks for the tip. I am going to check my list right now.
    .-= Richard´s last blog ..Themes- Plugins- and Widgets Oh My! =-.

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  • http://www.translationoffice.co.uk translation Spanish

    Wow great,This is the first time i have logged in to twitter and i found that there are 53 followers, Great. Fantastic tips.

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  • http://deanhunt.com Dean Hunt

    My pleasure everyone… glad you liked the tip.

    Dean

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  • http://sandcurves.com Vernon

    Dean,

    My own lists-I-am-on basically tell me that I am somewhat boring, and predictable.

    I envy the “people who make me snot laugh” members, you must be awesome!
    .-= Vernon´s last blog ..Craft A Blog Youll Be Proud Of =-.

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  • http://www.morethanorganized.net Miriam Ortiz y Pino

    Cool. Most lists are organizing related but someone lists me as “interestingness” I love made up words.
    .-= Miriam Ortiz y Pino´s last blog ..Can You Delegate It SAGE Column October 2010 =-.

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