Finally My Twitter Account is Back in Twitter Search

I have been using Twitter for more than 3 years and I really enjoyed using this micro blogging platform, both personally and professionally. Twitter gave me some of the best online friends and it also helped me to promote websites of my clients and friends. From the time Google started showing up real time search results, the traffic to my websites increased considerably.
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5 Ways to Check the Authenticity of Twitter Follower Count

The number of Twitter followers clearly indicates the popularity of a particular person and taking this into account, majority of the Twitter users try to get as many as followers as possible. It is always good to have a high number of follower count in Twitter, but what is the use if majority of them are bots or artificially attained followers.

If a Twitter user is really popular in his niche, then he is sure to get followers naturally, rather than going after various methods of getting followers. So the best Twitter profile is that which has got a good number of followers in the natural way and such types of Twitter profiles are the ones that are to be followed by us. Consider that we are following a  profile which shows a huge number of followers and majority of them are bots or are not naturally obtained ones. Here you would not be getting any benefit of following such a user as even if he shares your posts, it would vanish somewhere without being re-shared by his followers.

On the other hand if you are following a profile which has genuine followers that are obtained naturally, then the chances are that if he shares any of your tweets, it has got a higher chance of getting re-tweeted by his followers as most of them are genuine and might be more active. So before following any Twitter profile based on the count of its followers, make sure that the user has created such a number of followers in the natural way and they are authentic.
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Twitter to Kill off its Old Version

Twitter is one of the most powerful micro blogging and social media site, which is having a large number of users as of present. Twitter is being used for a large number of purposes and is one of the most easy to use social media site. Twitter has finally decided to take off its old version and to migrate completely to the new one.  The old version of Twitter would be killed off this week, which has been revealed in an official tweet.   All the users using the old version of Twitter would be migrated automatically to the newer version.
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How Law Officials are Utilizing Social Media

The current technology driven world has forced local law enforcement agencies to turn more into social media tools to keep the public informed and even solve various crimes. County Sheriff’s Office in Washington has been using and utilizing a Facebook page for about a year which has around 1,000 followers. The major job of the page includes up-to-date information about crime, information about wanted suspects and significant arrests. The County Sheriff’s office posts alerts about robberies, suspects, flooding, drugg arrests and all type of crime activities that is happening around. Photos of the most wanted criminals and suspects are also posted on the Facebook page, so that the public would be kept more aware about the crime activities in their localities.
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IZEA Acquires Magpie

IZEA, the leaders in sponsored conversations has acquired German based Twitter advertising network Magpie. IZEA have built various platforms that is aimed at connecting brands and advertisers on various social media networks. The 3 year old Magpie ( ), is one of the first company of its kind that offered in-stream ads on Twitter. Both advertisers and publishers have benefited from Magpie in these years.
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How Social Media Marketing Benefits Your SEO Campaign

Social Media Marketing is one of the hottest thing in the area of online marketing and is also considered as one of the best viral marketing strategy that exist on the internet. Social Media Marketing have always complemented the traditional SEO activities and if you are really serious about your online marketing campaigns, then both of them should go hand in hand.  Most of the internet marketing professionals make the serious mistake of excluding social media marketing from their SEO activities.  Some online marketing guys also interpret social media marketing and social media optimization as the same, but the fact is that both are entirely different.
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10 Essential Characteristics of a Successful Social Media Professional

A Social Media Professional or consultant is usually entrusted with the strong reponsibility of enhancing the online presence of a website through various social media channels. Social Media Marketing is an interesting job once you have hit the right track and are in full flow. Social Media Marketing has also become one of the best career opportunities for those interested in online marketing and actually there is a shortage of quality social media consultants world wide.

To be a successful social media professional, there are many things that you need to work on. Here I would like to provide 10 points that I think is essential for anyone aspiring to become a successful social media marketing professional.
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