10 Useful Tricks for Researching

10 Useful Tricks for Researching

November 7th, 2012
SEO Research Tricks

Search Engine Watch recently posted a great article called "10 Tricks to Research Anything", which outlined a number of very useful steps for finding information most especially in startups and online marketing.

 

  1. Use HighTable, a closed network of seasoned professionals willing to help, network, and mentor each other. This is especially great for specific business questions on the startup scene.
  2. Think with Google is where Google produces and collates a large collection of publicly accessible research. Their research library, in particular, is a great place to start any digging depending on what you’re looking for.
  3. Research Librarian. Public libraries frequently have access to a lot of databases and research that can cost tens of thousands of dollars to buy.
  4. Skillshare or General Assembly classes-- one is online, the other is offline. Both are a new brand of peer-to-peer education companies that focus especially on startups and online marketing.
  5. EMarketer has a great set of authoritative charts that have repackaged popular research reports into easily digestible chunks.
  6. Industry reports can be purchased on Shop.org or from Econsultancy.
  7. Marketing Charts, like EMarketer, pulls the data from existing research into easy-to-read charts.
  8. SlideShare has a great set of presentations, especially conference presentations.
  9. Nonprofit associations exist for most industries for the purpose of educating and promoting information about those industries.
  10. LinkedIn and Quora are great forums for asking questions.
 
What do you think? Do you have any tips  to add to this list? Let us know in the comments.
 

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