Well, I am not sure how “secret” the phrase is, but I do believe that in the current dramatic push to innovate that many have forgotten this basic and important launch.
Excerpt: How do Google, Facebook and IDEO jumpstart the process that leads to innovation? Often by using the same three words: How Might We. Some of the most successful companies in business today are known for tackling difficult creative challenges by first asking, How might we improve X … or completely re-imagine Y… or find a new way to accomplish Z?
It’s not complicated: The “how might we” approach to innovation ensures that would-be innovators are asking the right questions and using the best wording. Proponents of this increasingly popular practice say it’s surprisingly effective — and that it can be seen as a testament to the power of language in helping to spark creative thinking and freewheeling collaboration.
Read full article via The Secret Phrase Top Innovators Use – Warren Berger – Harvard Business Review.
Small business need-to-know and news-to-watch.
Excerpt: Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers have developed a method to aggregate and organize fragmented information from across the Web, something Google has been working on for years through a project called Knowledge Graph. MIT Sloan Professor Cynthia Rudin and colleagues Benjamin Letham and Katherine Heller developed the crowdsourcing algorithm to aggregate and process big data across Web sites, blogs and social sites, as well as automate the continuous cycle of entering a keyword to query information. Rubin said the algorithm competes directly with a Google product called Google Sets.
Read full article via MediaPost Publications MIT Crowdsourcing Algorithm Competes With Google Search 08/24/2012.
This article and the article just previous to this one have appeared in their RSS feed (see the middle column of this blog), but I felt these 2 articles had important information that warranted better highlight with a specific article post notification here. Good information tips and how-to search engine tools in this one. Blog and websites
Excerpt: Does Google know you’re the author of the content you publish online? If you answered “I don’t know,” chances are you haven’t heard of a very powerful piece of HTML markup code known as rel=”author”. When implemented correctly on websites or blogs with authored content, this small addition to your articles can have a dramatic impact on how your content appears in Google’s search results. This article will explain exactly what rel=”author” is, why you need to pay attention to it and most importantly, how to set it up on your website or blog.
Read full article via How to Add Google Author Tags to Your Blog for Improved Search Results | Social Media Examiner.
Here is an infographic on Mashable site for you. Since SEO is in 100s of articles today, these are interesting stats.
Excerpt introduction: How big is the SEO industry on the Internet? Really big, according to a new infographic by Spanish-based SEO service provider BlueCaribu.
In fact, the infographic reveals that 3.5 people look up the term “SEO” on Google each second and 9.1 million web users are digging up information on the topic each month.
People are getting their information about search engine optimization (SEO) from a variety of ways. There are 863 million websites worldwide that mention the term “SEO” and 164,000 YouTube videos are indexed with the topic.
Los Angeles may be the number one city in the U.S. to search for SEO, but India is the top country with an interest on SEO strategy, followed by Pakistan and the Phillipines. The U.S. is ranked fourth, while Canada snagged the fifth spot.
See introduction and infographic here via Just How Interested Is the World in SEO? [INFOGRAPHIC]. From Mashable