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Small Businesses Determine SEO Success by Tracking Backlinks

WASHINGTON, DC, March 13, 2018—Small businesses measure the quantity and quality of links back to their site (21%) to determine SEO success, followed by site traffic (19%), leads and conversions (19%), and keyword rankings (18%), according to new research from Clutch, a B2B ratings and reviews firm.

Metrics Small Businesses Use to Measure SEO Success

The Clutch research reveals that the metrics small businesses prefer depend on the stage in the conversion funnel where they engage target customers.

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Clutch Announces Highest Rated HR Service Providers in 2018

Based on their services offered, marketing presence and client feedback, the following 35 companies were named the best performing firms in the HR industry.

WASHINGTON, DC, March 1, 2018 – Today, Clutch revealed the results of its new research on the leading companies in the HR industry for staffing, recruiting, consulting, benefits consulting, and professional employer organization. The 35 companies highlighted are recognized for their trade expertise and track record of delivering successful results to clients.

Clutch’s research methodology uses various criteria to determine top performers, analyzing a company’s services, verified client reviews, market presence, and quality of work.

The top HR service providers by category are as follows:

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Clutch Unveils Top Translation & Transcription Service Providers in 2018

Based on in-depth evaluations of work portfolios and client feedback, Clutch identifies high-performing translation and transcription companies from around the world.Top Translation Companies 2018 Badge

WASHINGTON, DC, February 28, 2018 – B2B research and reviews firm Clutch named the top business services providers in translation and transcription. The research assessed each firm’s ability deliver by interviewing clients, analyzing market presence, and inspecting industry recognition.

The top translation and transcription service providers are as follows:

The top 6 translation services are: fiverr, Acclaro, Outsource2india, Alconost Inc., iScribed, Exactus.

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Most Consumers Fill Out At Least One Online Form a Week, But Businesses Struggle to Design Consumer-Friendly Forms

WASHINGTON, DC, February 28, 2018 – Nearly 90% of consumers fill out at least one online form per week on average, according to a new survey from Clutch, a B2B research firm.

Nearly 90% of people fill out at least one web form per week.However, consumers tend to abandon poorly designed online forms, putting small businesses at risk of losing conversions such as lead generation or ecommerce sales.

Clutch conducted a survey of 502 consumers that filled out a web form in the past month to better understand how small businesses can improve their web forms’ design.

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Flexible Work Hours Are Most Valuable Perk for Two out of Five Employees

WASHINGTON, DC, February 22, 2018 – Flexible work hours are the perk that can most influence employee satisfaction, according to a new survey by Clutch, a B2B research firm. More than 40% of full-time U.S. employees surveyed say that flexible hours are the most important perk they receive, and over half (54%) say it’s the perk that matters most to their job satisfaction.

most common employee perks graphProfessional development is the second leading perk, with 22% of workers surveyed saying that it’s most important. The findings suggest that employers should invest in company culture and perks such as flexible working hours and professional development.

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Over Half of Millennial-Owned Small Businesses Have A Mobile App

WASHINGTON, DC, February 21, 2018 – The younger small business owners are, the more likely they are to build a mobile app to support their business, according to a new survey by Clutch, a B2B ratings and reviews firm.Graph of small business owners with apps by generation

Fifty-five percent (55%) of millennial-owned businesses have a mobile app, compared to 13% of small businesses owned by baby boomers.

However, even as more small business owners of all generations recognize the value of mobile apps, small business app growth has stagnated, the survey finds.

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Entry-Level Employees Lack Awareness of IT Security Threats, Company Cybersecurity Policies

WASHINGTON, DC, February 15, 2018 – Nearly half (46%) of entry-level employees don’t know if their company has a cybersecurity policy, according to new research from Clutch, a leading B2B research firm. Findings from the study also suggest that more communication and training on cybersecurity policies are needed for employees to improve their awareness of IT security threats.

Do Companies Have a Cybersecurity PolicyMore than half of the employees surveyed (52%) say their company currently has a cybersecurity policy. Yet, the survey indicates that employees at all levels of an organization are probably unaware of the IT security threats their companies potentially face.

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Funny Advertisements Are Consumers' Favorite

Consumers Like Advertisements If They're:WASHINGTON, DC, February 14, 2018—Consumers want to laugh when they see or hear an advertisement, according to a new survey from Clutch, a leading B2B research and reviews firm. Over half (53%) of consumers say they are most likely to remember and enjoy an advertisement if it’s funny.

Humorous advertisements offer consumers a break from everyday life.

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Small Business iCloud Users Report Most Issues Compared to Other Popular Cloud Storage Providers

February 7, 2018, WASHINGTON, DC – Small business IT decision-makers using iCloud report the most issues among popular cloud storage providers, according to a new survey from Clutch, a B2B research firm.

In the past 12 months, only 17% of iCloud users reported no issues, such as downtown or limited access to their data, compared to 42% of Dropbox users. Almost one-third (30%) of small businesses overall reported no issues with their cloud storage provider in the past 12 Cost of Cloud Storagemonths.

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Clutch Announces Leading IT & Business Service Providers in the United Kingdom and Canada

Top IT & Business Services UK 2018WASHINGTON, D.C, February 2, 2018 – Clutch announced the most highly rated IT and business service providers from the United Kingdom and Canada. 

The leading IT and business services companies in the United Kingdom are:

UK IT Services Companies: Pomeroy, Valtech, BJSS, Ballard Chalmers Ltd, RiskIQ, BrightStarr, RiskVision, FHL, Layertech, Inviqa, Fidelis Cybersecurity, Priocept, 51zero

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