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9 Out of 10 Consumers Read Reviews

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Don't think of online reviews as something extra for consumers, a small piece of the puzzle that they use when deciding what to buy. The truth is that they're far more important than that. They're a critical part of the process, with nine out of 10 consumers choosing to read reviews before they make a purchase. It's clear that they value the input of other shoppers and even, to a degree, allow those shoppers to make their decisions for them. Reviews are seen as a way to get an inside scoop so that one does not have to rely only on what the company says -- as companies are naturally biased toward their own products. Reviewers, in theory, are not.

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Google Workers Create a Union

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Google is often thought of by end consumers as its own company, but it is actually owned by Alphabet. This is important since workers at Alphabet have recently decided to unionize, and this could have an impact on how Google runs its own operations moving forward. Reports note that workers have expressed their discontent in different ways over the years, from creating petitions to starting protests. They appear to be making this union so that they can have more of a voice, as the labor force of the industry-leading tech company that controls the lion's share of the world's searches, and it will be interesting to see what changes the new union may set its sights on.

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What Reading Level Is Right for Your Audience?

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Not all online audiences have the same reading level, nor should you expect them to. This is why it's so important to understand not just the goals you have for your content, but for whom that content is being written. You can then cater your approach to those who are going to be on your page most often, and it will have the biggest impact. Writing at a level that is above your audience may make your content seem confusing and unhelpful, while writing at a level that is too low can make your company appear unprofessional or unpolished.

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Connecting with Buyers in Other Countries

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A small business in the rural United States is no longer confined to their immediate area. For non-perishable sales, companies can easily connect with buyers all over the globe. You no longer have to be based in New York or Los Angeles to have a massive potential market. You can be anywhere, and your sales don't even have to occur within the same country. Maybe there's not a strong U.S. market for your products, but there is a strong market in Japan or England or Australia. You can find buyers all over the globe and make sales in any location. There are still logistics to consider -- shipping costs, shipping companies, etc.

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Why Do People Love Voice Search?

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The human population is moving toward an astounding 8 billion people and should get there in just two years. By that time, the number of voice search assistants, which is currently over 4.2 billion, is projected to hit the same mark. Not everyone will have access to one, of course, but this is the product of many people having numerous devices -- phones, tablets, laptops, Alexa-enabled devices, Google Home devices, etc. But nothing shows the sheer popularity of voice search options like this incredibly fast rise to equal the global population. Clearly, this is technology that is here to stay. Why is it so popular?

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