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StudyMode Empowers Students to Connect and Learn with AnswerHub

By Caitlin Zucal on Aug 25, 2016 8:00:00 AM

StudyMode is a platform for students to create, discover, and share study materials. StudyMode believes that education should evolve as the world evolves and is committed to developing cutting edge ed-tech tools to help students change the concept of studying from a chore to life-changing skill.

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Build vs. Buy: A Never-ending Dilemma

By Nick Rossi on Aug 24, 2016 8:30:00 AM

It’s that time – you’ve identified a need for a stronger knowledge database. It’s tempting to rely on your own team of talented developers to build a solution in-house; however, the pros and cons of build vs. buy must be carefully evaluated.

Here are the key factors to consider when assessing a build vs. buy decision:

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How Will Your AnswerHub Knowledge-Driven Support Affect Search Engine Optimization (SEO)?

By Chelsea Bosworth on Aug 23, 2016 8:00:00 AM

At DZone Software, we’re often asked how building an online community with AnswerHub affects a site’s SEO. Often, potential clients are interested in knowing if using AnswerHub will help them rank better in Google search results. Your marketing team has worked tirelessly (probably with the help of engineering staff and possibly with third parties) to rank where you are on Google and you've heard that adding a community can increase your rank. You don’t want to blindly introduce something new to your site without being sure you've covered all your bases.

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Knowledge Sharing Ecosystems Propel DZone to the Inc. 5000 List for Third Consecutive Year

By AnswerHub on Aug 19, 2016 2:26:53 PM

Cary, NC Aug. 19, 2016 DZone, The Knowledge Sharing Company, is excited to announce that it has been listed on the prestigious Inc. 5000 for the third consecutive year. On the 2016 Inc. 5000 list, DZone reached its highest ranking yet at #1662, rising from #1856 in 2015 and #3167 in 2014.  

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Scratch Off Your Community Launch Checklist

By Caitlin Zucal on Aug 18, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Launching an online community is an exciting new business initiative that needs to be aligned with your company’s goals and objectives. However, many companies fail to create a well-thought out launch plan, a mistake that can quickly and easily result in a failed online community. With the right strategy, dedication, and guidance, your organization can overcome launch pitfalls to create a thriving community that delivers an impressive return on investment.

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The Science Behind Gamification

By Nick Rossi on Aug 17, 2016 8:00:00 AM

In the spirit of the Olympics, let’s dive into the science behind gamification, why it works and how you can apply it to your online communities. Let’s pretend that you could be a part of a four-man Olympic swimmer relay team. Who would you pick to be your teammates? Chances are that you wouldn’t choose Johnny, who can barely make it to one side of the pool without having a cramp. No, you want three of Michael Phelps and Johnny can watch from the stands. You want to WIN. We all do – it’s human nature to want to succeed. And it’s all thanks to a neurotransmitter called dopamine.

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A Successful Community Starts at the Top

By Tom Smith on Aug 16, 2016 9:39:54 AM

According to the Gallup Management Journal article, Five Ways to Improve Employee Engagement Now, only 13% of employees are engaged at work. When employees are disengaged, they are unlikely to share knowledge, collaborate, create great customer experiences, or participate in knowledge-sharing communities. Further, when employees fail to share knowledge, their company, customers, and colleagues cannot benefit from their experience and knowledge. 

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3 Tips to Building Confidence in Sharing Ideas in the Workplace

By Chelsea Bosworth on Aug 11, 2016 9:53:23 AM

Sharing knowledge and ideas pushes the limits of teams and organizations, but not everyone feels comfortable sharing them. What is the worst that could happen by sharing an idea? 

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5 Qualities of a Healthy Online Community

By Caitlin Zucal on Aug 10, 2016 8:00:00 AM

In a recent post, we discussed four common misconceptions of community health. These misconceptions stem from organizations not understanding the factors that contribute to community health and failing to assess community strengths and weaknesses. 

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Four Misconceptions About Online Community Health

By Caitlin Zucal on Aug 9, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Online communities are an important tool for driving sales and building a strong, engaged customer base. In a study published in the Harvard Business Review, researchers found that community participants at an online auction site both bought and sold more, generating on average 56% more in sales than non-community users. This translated into several million dollars in profit over the course of one year.

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