You know Twitter in the double glazing industry is getting influential when top 20 lists start appearing. So on a boring Sunday night, I got this tweet from @greendeal4wales:

@glazingblogger Have you made it into the top 20 most Influential Twitter Users in the Double Glazing Industry?

The link sends you to the Green Deal Homes website where they have organised their very own top 2o list of who makes the biggest splash on Twitter. On what was a mundane Sunday, the result put a nice little smile on my face. This is the full list:

1. glazingblogger 60.75
2. GlazingGuru 60.65
3. Matthew Glover 59.11
4. Anglian Windows 58.54
5. MPN Windows 57.32
6. Ben Warren Legacy Windows 56.32
7. NigelGrantUPVC 56.29
8. Safestyle UK 56.02
9. Mark Warren 55.51
10. eurocell plc 54.71
11. Nick Alum Trade Supply 53.67
12. Crystal Windows 52.26
13. FENSA 52.03
14. Michael Hagan – Aztec Windows 50.57
15. Apropos UK 49.98
16. HazlemereWindow 49.71
17. Solidor 49.31
18. Value Doors UK 45.00
19. Planitherm 44.29
20. Conwy Valley Windows 44.24
21. Eden Windows – Paul Kelly 43.74

First of all, I would like to thank Green Deal Homes for putting together such a list. These things take time and effort and during these tricky times where time is precious, anything like this is appreciated.

Secondly, I want to say well done to all those who made it on the list. Twitter is one of things which is fun, but requires a rather large amount of time and dedication to build up an influential account…queue accusations that I don’t do anything else!

This is how @greendeal4wales explained how the list was put together: Hi Influence is an amalgamation of follower count, tweets, age of the account, and influence of followers.

What I’m glad to see is that someone in their technical department has used complicated and probing methods to work this out. It wasn’t just a list made of up follower counts, that is a very inaccurate way of measuring influence on Twitter.

Will this be something that will become a yearly event? I don’t know, I haven’t had any indication, but maybe Green Deal Homes will leave a comment answering that. But the real winners out of this is the industry and is also proof that social media, especially Twitter, is becoming very quickly and ever more important and integral part of how our industry does business.

Thanks again to Green Deal Homes for taking the time to put this together.