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Crowdsourcing's Role in Disaster Management

By: MattD | Published: September 11, 2014

According to Tech Republic, the White House convened a forum in August 2014 to demonstrate data-driven technology that could be used to offer assistance during times of disaster. One of the topics during the program was crowdsourcing solutions for times of disaster, and the discussions ranged from technical solutions that would work when nothing else […]

NASA, Image Tags and the Crowd

By: MattD | Published: September 10, 2014

Crowdsourcing is being used in innovative ways by leading companies in every industry. Various data task, big or small, that are typically handled by a company’s internal team may given to a crowd for review. An essential function of crowdsourcing is that production capability is scalable to millions of tasks. Just ask the scientists at […]

The Benefits of Writing Competitions Minus the Pitfalls

By: Sam Whitaker | Published: September 9, 2014

From fiction to product descriptions, writing requires creativity. Businesses that regularly publish content on blogs or websites can hit the creativity wall easily because it’s difficult to come up with new angles on products, services and topics by yourself. That’s one reason many seek help from a crowd, and a writing competition designed to crown […]

Avoid Sketchy Appearances by Moderating Blog Comments

By: MattD | Published: September 8, 2014

User-generated content is a boon to busy retailers and website owners. Comments, reviews and forum posts often include natural keywords, boosting SEO. User engagement keeps the brand relevant and helps drive new users to the site. Without proper moderation, though, user content can quickly destroy a brand’s reputation. The SketchFactor Problem SketchFactor, an app that […]

Four Tips to Make Product Descriptions Work for You

By: Sammie Schweissguth | Published: September 5, 2014

Search for certain products online and you might see the same retailers populating Google’s top ranks. Chances are, those sites leveraged solid search engine optimization tips, including using product descriptions on their pages. Adding text next to images of your products only drives consistent, organic traffic if you follow some proven copy rules. Write Unique […]

Crowdsourcing's Role in Disaster Management

By: Brittany Corners | Published: August 21, 2014

According to Tech Republic, the White House convened a forum in August 2014 to demonstrate data-driven technology that could be used to offer assistance during times of disaster. One of the topics during the program was crowdsourcing solutions for times of disaster, and the discussions ranged from technical solutions that would work when nothing else […]

Content Marketing for Retail Business Health

By: Brittany Corners | Published: August 20, 2014

Across all niches, businesses are learning that the crowd can be as effective as single experts in providing any number of services. Sometimes the crowd is much more effective than a single individual or team, which is often the case when it comes to content marketing. Retailers who leverage crowdsourcing for search engine optimization may […]