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Target Customer Engagement

Social sign-on is a great solution to the problem that many people face: the need to have a unique user name and password for each web site that they use.

But once customers (either actual or potential) are logged into your site, that’s when the real work begins. That work is engaging those customers, keeping them engaged, and converting clicks into purchases.

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Risk

So you’ve been looking at adding social sign-on to your website. You’ve become acquainted with the social sign-on landscape, you’re familiar with the advantages of using social sign-on, and you’re ready to delve a little deeper into the subject.

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Social media can make or break a brand and few industries have had to wrestle with the implications of our social era more briskly than hospitality. Customer perceptions can change in as little time as it takes to read the headline of a bad review on TripAdvisor. But the social world is a two-way street, with attentive brands successfully engaging with customers and earning new ones in the process.

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You’ve decided to implement social sign-on on your website. That’s potentially a good move. However, there are several factors that you need to consider before implementing social sign-on.

Let’s take a look at four factors that you should consider when implementing social sign-on.

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Costumer Engagement

One of the goals for a brand or firm using social media is to drive conversions. You want to turn those visits and clicks to sales. More importantly, you want those customers to keep coming back. Achieving that is definitely not easy.

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Facebook Privacy

Facebook recently got into trouble when it was revealed that they were behind a Google smear campaign. Essentially, Facebook hired a PR firm to get journalists and bloggers to write negative press about Google’s privacy policies and practices. The tactic backfired when some enterprising journalists did some research and found out that Facebook was behind the campaign.

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Login with Facebook

Social Sign-On is a form of authentication that allows end-users to register and login to websites with existing social identities such as their Facebook, Google or Twitter accounts. With 75% of consumers inclined to leave websites that require registration, Social Sign-On remedies many common conversion headaches and has been quickly embraced. Additionally, it broadens reach, increases engagement and tap into valuable social APIs.  

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Social sign-on is an authentication method available on many websites where a person uses their social networking account login credentials as identification to "sign on" to other web sites. In laymen's terms, it's what allows you to login to other sites using your Facebook ID and Password (or Twitter, Google, LinkedIn, Yahoo, etc). For a web site owner or administrator, there are many questions and concerns that need to be addressed about this relatively new technology. Below is a list of questions to ask before you decide to implement a social sign-on solution for your web site:   

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If you’re using Facebook to market your business or service, you’ve probably invested a lot of time and effort, and maybe even a little money, into that. And, like any investment, you want to see a return.

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LinkedIn has long been known as the place to network and find a job. In the past few years it has broken that mold and turned into a community of top professionals looking to share insights and build stronger businesses. 

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