Don’t you love statistics? Everyday things that we never even think about can suddenly seem amazing when given as a statistic. For example, you may not think you talk on the phone much, but the average American spends six months of their life talking on the phone. And the next time someone tells you to be more active, tell them the average person will walk 75,000 miles in their lifetime. Statistics can put things in perspective.
Every profession has its own jargon—buzzwords used as shorthand, often using acronyms. One reason jargon is popular in almost every profession is for speed in communication. Unfortunately, jargon is also used to create a closed, hermetic environment where only those in the know can translate the jargon into meaningful terms.
You’ve probably wondered what your company would have to do to rank in the first position in a Google search. That’s pretty prime real estate considering that companies landing in the top spot have a 200% higher click-through rate than the company that shows up in the number-two spot. So how do companies get that spot?