How to follow your competitors on Twitter without them knowing.

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Day 5 – Tuesday 20th November 2012

Hi everyone, this is Julia Doherty from Green Umbrella, and it’s our job to keep YOU ahead of the game when it comes to social media.
I am on day 5 of my daily challenge to provide you with a golden nugget of information for YOUR business in audio format, so here is my tip for today.

Monday – You will receive a tip about Facebook.
Tuesday – My focus will be on Twitter
Wednesday – they joys of LinkedIn
Thursday – The new kid on the block Pinterest

But today is Tuesday, so we are focusing on Twitter. So please click play to listen to the audio, or scroll down to read the show notes.

Show notes:

Hi everyone, this is Julia Doherty from Green Umbrella, and it’s our job to keep YOU ahead of the game when it comes to social media.

It’s Tuesday, and therefore it’s Twitter Tip day!  Try saying that if you’ve had a few eh!

My tip for today is to explain to you how to follow your competitors without actually “following them”.  Did you know that you can add any twitter username onto a list without actually following them?  All you then need to do is to import that list into your Hootsuite account and you can keep a beady eye on them to see what they are up to and no-one will ever know.  Well, they will never know if you make sure that the list is “private”.  And if you have been to one of my Twitter workshops then you will know how not making a list private has got me into trouble in the past.

If you have any questions on Twitter, or any other social media platforms, then why not try our FREE social media helpdesk online.  We are open from 8am-8pm most days. Simply visit our website on and I guarantee that you will talk to one of the Green Umbrella team, not robots!

Have a cracking day and I will check in with you again on tomorrow, when I have a top LinkedIn secret for you.

Signing out for today.  Have a good one!

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Author Julia Doherty (428 Posts)

I am a total social media and digital marketing junkie! My focus is on making a difference to SME's and also independent recruitment agencies. Giving them those all important lightbulb moments that will really enhance their business. I am a total Apple geek. In my spare time I am a camping and geocaching nerd!