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Advantages of Outsourcing Content Creation in Website Marketing

By: Maggie Walter | Published: October 1, 2014

Content Is King The phrase might have already been overused, but it still holds a lot of weight. Providing fresh content for readers means increases web traffic, and ensures that your new visitors soon become loyal fans. Being able to create search engine optimized content is key. Search optimization means that when visitors look up […]

CrowdSource to Attend 2014 Shop.org Summit

By: Brittany Corners | Published: September 24, 2014

CrowdSource is excited to be a vital contributor to the 2014 Shop.org Summit. The 3-day event is geared toward online and multichannel retailers, and it runs from September 29 to October 1 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington. The summit welcomes the brightest and most innovative players in the digital retail world. […]

Why Spinning Content Is a Bad Idea

By: Jayme O'Renic | Published: September 23, 2014

Spinning content refers to the practice of taking already existing content and putting it through a program that substitutes words with similar words that should mean something similar. It sounds like an easy way of creating unique content, but in practice it’s a very bad idea. Why? Because spun content usually sounds terrible, and the […]

Two Reasons People Should Power Your Sentiment Analysis

By: Cassandra Bates | Published: September 18, 2014

One reason human analysis is better than automatic is that computer analysis can be very literal. Text is analyzed using a database that tells the computer whether certain words or phrases are positive, negative or neutral. Throw in slang terms, Internet-style speak and an evolving language, and computer text analysis isn’t 100 percent accurate. Consider […]

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 […]