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Media & Third-Party Validation (2)

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How Are Review Site Star Ratings Calculated? The Answer Is Not What You Think

Once upon a time, if you wanted to visit the best steakhouse in Dallas, you’d ask a friend or relative for a recommendation. If you’re an old soul,...

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Becoming a BBB Accredited Business: Your Guide to the Better Business Bureau Seal and Its Benefits

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) has been a symbol of trust since the days of teletypes and horses and buggies. In 1912, the organization emerged to...

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8 Trust Indicators to Determine If a Media Story Is Fake News

Note: if you are searching for website trust indicators like trust badges and trust seals,you can learn more about those here.

There are few things...

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Bring the Power of Online Reviews to Your Homepage with Embedded Reviews

Many customer review sites, such as Tripadvisor, G2 and TrustRadius, enable you to embed reviews of your company directly from their website onto...

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The TRUSTe Seal: Everything You Need to Know About the Granddaddy of Trustmarks

At the ripe old age of 24, the TRUSTe seal is the granddaddy of trustmarks. And while it's not quite as influential as it used to be, it still may be...

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Ride with Bigger Partners to Build Customer Trust

Have you ever watched a road bicycle race? Typically, one person will be in the lead, with a group of competitors clustered immediately behind them.

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Anatomy of a Customer Press Release

In June, I wrote a post for the Business Wire blog called "Rethinking the Customer Press Release: How to Make It a Win-Win." In the post, I discuss...

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Add Online Reviews to Your Website with Repuso

One of the most trusted forms of third-party validation is customer reviews of your business. 

But customer endorsements come in various flavors,...

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Earn Third-Party Validation with Press Releases Featuring Your Customers

If you want the news media to trust the claims you make about your product, one of the best ways to achieve that is through a customer press release...

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The End of Industry Analysts? Why Review Sites Are Disruptive to the B2B Tech Buying Process

"Traditional analyst firms should be on the watch," TrustRadius CEO Vinay Bhagat told me in a recent MarTech Talk interview. "Paying for reports is...

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