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How to Find and Remove Fake Followers from Twitter and Instagram

How to Find and Remove Fake Followers from Twitter and Instagram | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Are fake followers clogging your social media accounts? This article shares four tools for finding and removing fake followers from Twitter and Instagram.
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Would you like to get rid of them?

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Designing a business solution in the cloud and mobile devices era

Designing a business solution in the cloud and mobile devices era | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
The role of IT is not just limited to keeping the lights on. IT is also responsible to continuously provide solutions to enhance the business capabilities and to support business processes.
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Before jumping in to create various solutions in the new evolving paradigm the solution architect/designer should consider the following :

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What to Consider When Outsourcing Social Media Managers

What to Consider When Outsourcing Social Media Managers | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Still, many of us haven’t realized the power of social media as it is still yet to be fully utilized by every business owner.

 

If utilized effectively, social media could take your business to higher grounds without spending too much.

 

 

Peter Azzopardi's insight:

Let them describe how they handle a business’s target market.  It takes both ends when formulating an effective marketing plan – the business and the target market.

 

Guest post: Thanks to @Chris Jankulovski for the scoop.

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Thank you Peter! Much appreciated :)
Carter Garth's curator insight, June 5, 9:37 PM

To know when to outsource your social media, check http://www.takingyouforward.com/blog/sme/time-outsource-social-media/

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How to Set Up Facebook Business Manager |

How to Set Up Facebook Business Manager | | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Do you want to organize account managers in Facebook? This article shows how to set up Facebook Business Manager for more control over business assets.
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Until now, if your business had multiple managers handling different Pages or client ads, you had to grant them access to accounts being shared among multiple users.

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Twitter Now Shows You Exactly How Many People See Your Tweets — And It's Mesmerizing

Twitter Now Shows You Exactly How Many People See Your Tweets — And It's Mesmerizing | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Tweeting is like gazing into the abyss. Now you can find out whether the abyss is retweeting you.
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About 232,000 people saw my tweets in the past four weeks — not bad!

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11 Ways to Get More Followers for Your Google+ Business Page

11 Ways to Get More Followers for Your Google+ Business Page | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Do you want to grow your Google+ business page? This article shows 11 ways to get more followers for your Google+ Page.
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Many businesses have trouble building their Google+ business page, but it doesn’t have to be an uphill struggle. Instead of broadcasting your message and crossing your fingers, try a more targeted approach.

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10 Rising Social Networks You Should Explore

10 Rising Social Networks You Should Explore | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
With the explosion of startups, there are plenty of new social networks popping up. Here are 10 up-and-coming social networks worth exploring.
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Although most are Phone Apps a number have their own PC version

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4 Tools that Measure Google+ Page Performance

4 Tools that Measure Google+ Page Performance | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Are you keeping tabs on your Google+ performance? Discover four tools to measure Google+ analytics, identify your key audiences and boost engagement.
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Why Google+?

Google+ has over 300 million users, the ability to search social content and almost double the engagement of Twitter. In fact, Google+ is a close second behind Facebook.

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How to Create a Google+ Community to Grow Your Business

How to Create a Google+ Community to Grow Your Business | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Set up a Google+ Community for your brand then use these tips to find and engage with members to create active relationships.
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This article shows how to create a Google+ community and how to connect with people and keep them coming back.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Google+ Best Practices for Business

INFOGRAPHIC: Google+ Best Practices for Business | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
We live in a Google world and so does your business. You probably wonder why your business needs a Google+ page and what the benefits are. Larry Page, co-founder of Google, said it best: If you ignore Google Plus, Google Search will ignore you. Here are some quick tips to get your business moving in the right direction for social and SEO benefits.
Peter Azzopardi's insight:

Google+ is the second largest social platform and is still growing. Every business should embrace the importance of Google+ as an SEO strategy and as a social tool.

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Pedro Martín García Cortés's curator insight, March 5, 2014 4:46 PM

La estrategia de Google+  para este año, no solo incluye posicionar la aplicación dentro de las mejores redes sociales; el objetivo principal es  establecerse como una catapulta de empresas. La sentencia es clara: ¡Si ignoras a Google+, la herramienta de búsqueda de Google te ignorará!

Warren Roddy's curator insight, March 24, 2014 2:52 PM

I'm waiting for Microsoft to coin a phrase similar to Ken Olsen, CEO Digital Equipment Corp.,

 

" I see no reason why anyone would need a computer in their home."

 

Classic.

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How to Network with Influential People Using Twitter

How to Network with Influential People Using Twitter | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Do you want to use Twitter to promote your business? Are you looking for ways to build relationships that matter on Twitter? In this article, you'll discover how to build a strong Twitter community with influencers, which will benefit your business.
Peter Azzopardi's insight:

By building relationships with influencers, you increase the chances of gaining your customer’s ear and building your own strong community.

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Pinterest Closes Another Copyright Hole, Inks A Deal With Getty Images, Will Pay A Fee For Metadata

Pinterest Closes Another Copyright Hole, Inks A Deal With Getty Images, Will Pay A Fee For Metadata | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
With a fresh $225 million in its pocket, Pinterest is gearing up to spend a little of it to build out its platform and the data that powers it -- and close up..
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Sounds like agood deal where Getty will become even further involved.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Growth Of Big Data In Asia

INFOGRAPHIC: Growth Of Big Data In Asia | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Cloud Infographic: Growth Of Big Data In Asia
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"Although the adoption of Big Data is relatively slow in Asian markets compared to European and American markets, many enterprises in Asia are recognising its importance and are gradually rolling out the implementation of data analytics for their business"

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Jocelyn Teague's curator insight, March 28, 2014 1:10 AM

The Information Technology industry is growing at an exponential rate and management of Big data is essential for informed and personalised future growth. Big data will affect a diverse range of industry's such as; telecommunication, construction, tourism, medicine, finance, manufacturing and energy.

 

The 4 V's of big data are:

Velocity - Real time responses

Volume  - Analysis of large amounts of data

Variety   - Any Type of data

Value      - profit, decision making & development

 

Although this infographic is focusing on Asian Big data figures, the summary of information of information is true globally for Big data. 


LeadTeam's curator insight, May 3, 2014 7:46 AM

Big Data's main challenges across the pipeline:

Heterogeneity, Scale, Timeliness, Human Collaboration and Privacy

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How to Use Google+ Hashtags for More Exposure

How to Use Google+ Hashtags for More Exposure | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Do you want to reach more people with Google+ hashtags? This article shows how to find hashtags to reach the right people on Google+.
Peter Azzopardi's insight:

Google+ uses hashtags to explore a topic rather than curate it. When you search for a hashtag within Google+, the network auto-selects related hashtags and trending topics and returns those along with the hashtag you typed in.

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How to Stream Google Hangouts On Air to Twitter and Facebook

How to Stream Google Hangouts On Air to Twitter and Facebook | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Are you using Google Hangouts on Air? This article shows how to stream your next Google Hangout On Air to your Facebook and Twitter followers.
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Very detailed instructions on site.

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Top Five Technology Trends That Will Change the Legal Industry [#Cloud]

Top Five Technology Trends That Will Change the Legal Industry [#Cloud] | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Technology is quickly becoming an influential member of the practice.

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From the way legal teams prepare for trial to how they communicate with clients and other professionals, technology is quickly becoming an influential member of the practice. However, even in today's technology-driven world, not all firms can label themselves tech savvy.

 

Image courtesy of itdonut.co.uk

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How to Maximize Your LinkedIn Publishing Exposure |

How to Maximize Your LinkedIn Publishing Exposure | | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Have you tried LinkedIn's publishing feature? This article I'll share five tips for optimizing your content for LinkedIn publishing.
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The main way to get traction when you publish on LinkedIn (outside of your own promotional efforts) is to be featured on a channel. ......

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12 Twitter Marketing Tips From the Pros

12 Twitter Marketing Tips From the Pros | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Are you using the latest Twitter marketing tactics?

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We asked top Twitter pros to share the tips and tricks they’re using to make a difference in their own Twitter marketing.

 

In this article you’ll discover 12 Twitter marketing tips to help you get the most out of Twitter today.

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How to Use Twitter Analytics to Find Important Data

How to Use Twitter Analytics to Find Important Data | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Are you looking for new ways to measure success on Twitter? Get access to Twitter Analytics and find the data you need to track your campaign success.
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Being able to mine your Twitter data for a deeper look at what’s working and what’s not is an important factor in promoting your brand on Twitter.

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INFOGRAPHIC: The Timeline Of Google+

INFOGRAPHIC: The Timeline Of Google+ | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
This infographic presents Google’s timeline history with the world of social networking, what has worked and what hasn’t. It also compares Google+ to its largest rival Facebook in terms of different variables which makes interesting reading and it also attempts to address what is in the future for the social network.
Peter Azzopardi's insight:

Google+ turns 3 and this infographic from DPFOC featuring highlights of the social network’s 3-year history timeline.

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How to Improve Your LinkedIn Profile

How to Improve Your LinkedIn Profile | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Do you want to make the most of your LinkedIn profile? This article reveals special features that enable you to make the most of your LinkedIn network.
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"If you’re not using LinkedIn to its full potential, you’re missing out on important networking opportunities". Pretty guilty of this myself.

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6 Tips to Boost Your Twitter Conversations

6 Tips to Boost Your Twitter Conversations | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Ask questions, use the right words, add images or Vine video, and share curated content in your tweets to spark Twitter conversations and boost engagement.
Peter Azzopardi's insight:

Twitter is a powerful medium and getting your account looking good can make a difference.

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Research: CIOs and the 'digitalization' of business | ZDNet

Research: CIOs and the 'digitalization' of business | ZDNet | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
New research from Gartner and CIO Magazine describe the shift from infrastructure to digital transformation. But, not all organizations are ready to change.
Peter Azzopardi's insight:

Interestingly "Gartner calls the digitalization of business a "third era of enterprise IT," following a period in which IT strived to standardize processes and deliver services efficiently."

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Christian Verstraete's curator insight, February 4, 2014 3:13 AM

Future of the CIO, adapt or die.

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How to Enhance Your LinkedIn Profile With Professional Portfolio

How to Enhance Your LinkedIn Profile With Professional Portfolio | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Learn how to use Professional Portfolio to display visual content to maximize your exposure on LinkedIn and better showcase your unique professional story.
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It doesn’t matter whether you’re a photographer, a real estate agent, an interior designer or a marketer. By adding an interactive, rich media experience to your profile, you can leverage the power of imagery.

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LinkedIn Prospecting, How to Find Your Next Customer on LinkedIn

LinkedIn Prospecting, How to Find Your Next Customer on LinkedIn | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Social Media Marketing Podcast 64, in this episode Viveka von Rosen shares how she uses LinkedIn to prospect for her business.
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The podcast is worth a listen, link on site.

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Marshall Van Fleet's curator insight, June 23, 2014 6:31 AM

I am finding that LinkedIn is a great tool for finding prospects and this article gives readers some insight on how to do it . . .