This picture is from an excellent article by . "Making Sense of Social Media Monitoring and Sentiment Analysis" http://goo.gl/ZqRTJ You should read it and also sign up for Baekdal Plus - best $9 you can spend each month!
This graph illustrates vividly why making decisions on averages can often, in the best case, hide insights from you or, in the worst case, a severely career limiting move.
Regardless of if the context is social sentiment or ecommerce or train schedule or salary comparisons (between me and ) or ..... you want to know much more urgently if you are in the second bar.
If you want to learn more about why Averages, Percentages, Ratios and Compound Metrics are stinky poo, see my post: http://goo.gl/s2gku
Seriously, it's a total customer service fail because you clearly aren't understanding that a significant portion of your customers are furious about having their website unreachable for more than a full day. Start apologising instead of pretending it's no big deal. Oh, and explain how much longer we're likely to have to wait for a full fix.
This is transparency 101, folks.
These abusive terms are why I've nevered entered such photo contests and encourage others not to as well. Really disappointing how standard these kind of terms have become though.
If you're thinking of running this kind of contest, give your head a shake.
I'm holding an exciting new photo contest! It's called "Give Grant Collier Your Photo" Contest. Please share this, as I really need to get the word out.
The rules are simple:
Send me your very best photos, along with your $15 entry fee, and give me a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, unrestricted, worldwide license to the photographs.
The winner will be determined by whoever can beg enough people on their Facebook / Twitter pages to vote for their photos. This is the only fair way to select a winner, as it will ensure that even the worst photos have a chance of winning. More importantly, it will give lots of extra publicity to the contest and to my companies (http://www.gcollier.com and http://www.coloradophotographyfestival.com), and it will convince more suckers, er, I mean photographers, to give me their photos in the future.
I'll give away some token prize to the winner if I can get a sponsor to give me one. If not, I'll post the winning photo here, where it will be seen by tens, maybe even hundreds of people, and you will gain instant fame and celebrity. Then I'll use your photos forever without paying you a dime.
Sound shady? Don't worry, it's not. Many reputable companies, including National Geographic, the New York Times, Disney, Outdoor Photographer, Popular Photography, Time Warner, Adobe, Canon, Fuji, Audobon, The Nature Conservancy, the Sierra Club, and the National Parks Foundation, have done the same thing.
We get rolling at 11am MT (1 pm ET) Bring your ideas and opinions!
And yea, this is a bit of a cross-channel announcement, but we're SEO's - we're good like that :)
P.S. If you haven't tried it, www.Tweetchat.com is great for following along on Twitter chats.
A while ago Tomáš Černý (a F1 fan) suggested to us on Google+ to introduce the pit stop crew to fans. This chart explains who does what during a pit stop. We hope you like it!
May we suggest to
… share this post if you find it interesting
… plus this post if you like it
… circle us in if you want more like this
Some facts & figures about pit stops:
Anything between 2 and 3 seconds is considered a good pit stop.
Since January 2013, our pit stop crew has performed more than 500 training pit stops.
The crew practices pit stops for 45 minutes every Thursday prior to a race.
Another 20-30 minutes of pit stop practice follows on Friday.
On Sunday morning, some 4-6 ‘warm-up’ pit stops are performed.
For pit stop practice at the track, the car is pushed by 3 people to simulate the approach.
A side jack is used if the nose has to be changed. The front wheels are then changed by one person per wheel and the other 4 help with the nose change.
Can you figure out why this particular pit stop wasn’t an ideal one?
Already found a place for Sauber F1 Team in your circles? Highly appreciated!
Have a great weekend,
Oh, and just in case you missed this very special pit stop, watch it now: http://youtu.be/D8_7N67CO84
#F1 #SauberF1Team #PitStop #Infographic www.sauberf1team.com
Pretty sure I remembered seeing that "mentioning" a business page (such as in a comment) gives the same permission as circling.
I've confirmed that if you actually "mention" a business page (ie by linking to them using the @ or + in a comment) that's permission for a page to circle you and start messaging you.
"If you're worried about how deeply a page can interact with your Google+ profile, don't be. Unless you show that you're interested in a page by adding it to a circle or mentioning it, there's very little that page can do to reach out to you." (Emphasis mine)
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