The Complete Idiot's Guide to Stik [NOOK Book]


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- Author is a well-respected computer book expert and writer

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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Stik

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- Covers Facebook's new application that enables consumers to obtain recommendations for professional services.

- Both a user and strategy guide

- Author is a well-respected computer book expert and writer

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101577172
  • Publisher: DK
  • Publication date: 3/6/2012
  • Sold by: DK
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 208
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

Michael Miller is the author of several books, including The Complete Idiot's Guide to Music Theory, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Playing Drums, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Singing, and The Complete Idiot's Guide to Music Composition. He has been using Cubase for a number of years. He used Cubase SX to record the audio CD included with the second edition of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Playing Drums.
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Table of Contents

Part 1 Getting to Know Stik 1

1 What Stik Is and What It Does 3

The Problem: Good Help Is Hard to Find 4

Getting By with a Little Help from Your Friends 4

Introducing Stik 6

How Stik Got Started 7

How Stik Works 9

How Stik Interfaces with Facebook 11

Why Use Stik? 12

Stik for Professionals 13

2 Pros and Cons of Using Stik 15

Discovering the Benefits of Using Stik 16

What Consumers Like 16

What Businesses Like 16

Why Some People Don't Like Stik 18

What Consumers Don't Like 18

What Businesses Don't Like 20

How to Block Stik from Your Facebook Account 21

Sticking With Stik 22

3 Examining Similar Recommendation Services 25

Understanding Social Recommendation Services 26

Exploring Branchout 28

Exploring BeKnown 29

Exploring ReferralKey 30

Exploring LocalBase 31

Exploring LinkedIn 32

4 Getting Started with Stik 35

Signing Up for Stik 36

Signing Up from Facebook 38

Entering Basic Information 40

Asking for Recommendations 41

Building Your Referral Network 44

Recommending Your Friends 45

Entering Business Information 47

Managing Your To-Do List 49

5 Navigating the Stik Website 51

Logging In 52

Exploring Your Personal Pages 53

Viewing Your To-Do List 55

Viewing Recommendations and Reviews 58

Viewing Your Recommendations 59

Viewing Recent Activity 60

Viewing Q&A Activity 60

Viewing Messages 60

Making and Requesting Recommendations 61

Logging Out 61

6 Managing Your Stik Account 63

Changing Your Business Information 64

Changing Your Account Information 65

Controlling Stik's Messages 66

Managing Message Text 67

Managing Email Notifications 68

Managing the Facebook Connection 68

Closing Your Stik Account 69

7 Understanding Stik's Privacy Guidelines 71

What Facebook Data Does Stik Access? 72

Does Stik Need All This Information? 73

What Can Stik Do in Your Name on Facebook? 75

How Can You Manage Your Facebook Privacy? 76

Part 2 Stik for Consumers 79

8 Finding Businesses and Services 81

Conducting a Search 82

What You Can Search For 82

Entering Your Query 83

Viewing Search Results 85

Understanding the Results 85

Sorting the Results 89

Limiting Social Connections 90

Finding Local Services 90

Filtering the Remits 91

Learning More About an Individual 92

9 Contacting Businesses and Professionals 93

Learning More About Selected Professionals 94

Viewing Members' Profiles 95

Making Contact 97

10 Recommending and Reviewing 101

Recommending People You Like 102

Reviewing Services You've Received 105

11 Trusting Stik's Recommendations-or Not 109

Can You Trust Stik's Recommendations? 110

How to "Game" the System 111

Ensuring the Most Reliable Results 112

12 Using Stik for Professional Networking 115

Why Online Networking Is Important 116

Building Your Network on Stik 117

Using Stik to Find a New Job 118

Fine-Time Your Profile to Find a Job 118

Making Job Connections 119

13 Asking and Answering Questions 121

Getting to Know the Q&A Board 122

Viewing Questions and Answers 125

Voting on an Answer 126

Contacting an Answerer 127

Asking a Related Question 127

Answering a Question 128

Asking a Question 130

Viewing Your Own Questions and Answers 131

Part 3 Stik for Businesses 133

14 Managing Your Professional Account 135

Signing Up as a Professional 136

Stik for Real Estate Professionals 136

Stik for Insurance Professionals 138

Stik for Home Services Professionals 139

Stik for Health and Wellness Professionals 140

Stik for Automobile Professionals 141

Stik for Other Professionals 142

Managing Other Account Information 143

15 Responding to Customer Messages 145

Viewing Customer Messages 146

Responding to a Message 147

The Right-and the Wrong-Way to Respond 148

16 Managing Recommendations and Reviews 151

Encouraging and Requesting Recommendations and Reviews 152

Setting Up Your Recommendation Requests 152

Requesting Recommendations 153

Requesting Recommendations-Privately 151

Encouraging Other Recommendations and Reviews 159

Thanking the People Who Recommend You 159

Replying to a Recommendation 160

Replying to a Review 160

Prioritizing Your Reviews 161

Liking Your Best Reviews 162

Selecting the Featured Review for Search Results 162

17 Connecting Stik to Facebook, Twitter, and Other Sites 165

Connecting Stik to Facebook 166

Connect Your Facebook Page to Your Stik Profile 166

Add Stik Recommendations to Your Facebook Page 168

Connecting Stik to Twitter 172

Connecting Stik to Your Website 173

18 Using Stik to Market Your Business 177

Building Your Reputation 178

Developing New Contacts and Attracting New Customers 179

Strengthening Customer Relationships 181

Enhancing Your Search Ranking 181

Glossary 183

Index 193

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    Sorry i haven't been on i was really sick and i have mid terms to study for again sorry. *looks down*

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