How useful is the Search It! tool? Try it for yourself - you'll lose count of all the ways you use it! Share clever ideas here. The Video Action Guide (for visual learners) - discuss use of the video version of the "AG" here. Also, get help with Find It!, Tips and Techniques (TNT) HQ, Monetization HQ (MHQ), Resources HQ, InfoCenter & DownloadCenter ... give tips or ask for help on these invaluable SBI! resources!

Moderator: Maria from Agness

#1311808 by Rachel from Sneads
Tue Dec 30, 2014 12:06 am
You're very welcome, Carol! :)
#1317904 by Danson from Atlanta
Tue Mar 17, 2015 3:23 am
Hi Rachel,

I have an acronym for you - GJR! - Good Job Rachel!

#1317907 by Rachel from Sneads
Tue Mar 17, 2015 3:47 am
Haha, thanks Dan!! :)
#1320252 by Cozette from Shullsburg
Fri Apr 10, 2015 3:39 pm
Thanks Rachel & Antoinette! This is a useful and ever expanding tool :).

I recently read Ken's excellent article (thanks Ken!): Ken's Top 14 Tips for Using Periscope (, I made my way here from the link in his signature.

In the article, he used the following acronym:
NAE - No Added Effort

That might be one to search the forums since LR (leverage rocks)! :D

GJR! (to borrow Dan's well-stated acronym) GJA! Yep, great job ladies.

Note to self: when young adults in the family mention an app (they just mentioned Periscope to me earlier this week), check it out to see how I may be able to use it for business purposes.
#1320258 by Rachel from Sneads
Fri Apr 10, 2015 6:00 pm
Thanks, Cozette! I'm behind on Ken's posts and need to get caught up. I know Antoinette will add it when she sees this, 'cause she's awesome like that! ;)
#1320515 by Cozette from Shullsburg
Mon Apr 13, 2015 7:16 pm
You're welcome Rachel. I understand...Ken shares a lot of great info.

Yes, she's on top of things!

Thank you for the addition Antoinnette :).
#1320583 by Antoinette from Bedford
Tue Apr 14, 2015 6:46 am
Ever a pleasure :D

All the best,
Antoinette (as moderator)
#1321917 by Pat from Leader
Sat Apr 25, 2015 3:55 am
If Ken would revert to English like the rest of us use this wouldn't be necessary! :lol:
#1323069 by Rachel from Sneads
Wed May 06, 2015 5:19 pm
Pat from Leader wrote:If Ken would revert to English like the rest of us use this wouldn't be necessary! :lol:

Haha! He's not the only one, though. Since putting together this acronym list I've become much more aware of all the acronyms we use in our daily lives. They are EVERYWHERE!

Almost every field of any kind (sports, crafts, hobbies, technology, medical, etc), even narrow topics/niches within each field, have their own unique acronyms. Just browse and you'll see how crazy it is.

Due to my heightened awareness I've personally become a bit aggravated by all the acronyms we use and try not to use them myself, but that's practically impossible. LOL <- "Laugh Out Loud" See, they are everywhere!

We use them both verbally and in writing all the time.
#1330261 by Kelly Ann from South Alpine County
Sat Aug 01, 2015 1:36 am
Rachel this is so amazing!

What a huge job you did. Thank you so much.

It sometimes is so difficult to read these forums because it is full of these "secret codes" :wink::lol::shock:

I will definitely print this out, sending you thoughts of gratitude every time I use it.

If there was an emoticon with blowing a kiss I'd insert it here. :wink::lol:

Thanks again!
#1330262 by Kelly Ann from South Alpine County
Sat Aug 01, 2015 1:49 am
I thought I'd share this...

I'm printing out the Acronyms and it's 9 pages long!

No wonder it takes me so long to read Ken's articles... I spent so much time trying to figure out what the acronyms meant. :wink::lol:

You're my hero Rachael, now I have so much free time on my hands. :lol:

#1330266 by Kelly Ann from South Alpine County
Sat Aug 01, 2015 2:12 am
Hello all!

Here is an updated list of Acronyms and Glossary of Terms.
... I just printed it and it's 13 pages long! :wink::lol:

$pV - Dollar Per Visitor
AAA - Adsense and Affiliates
AC - Algorithmic Changes (usually connected to Google)
AC - Asset Classes (related to Investing series)
AG - Action Guide
AI - Analyze It!
AKA - Also Known As
Algo - Algorithm
API - AutoPilot It!
. . . Application Programming Interface (Web-based software used to communicate with other programs)
AQL - Acceptable Quality Level
AR - Autoresponder (Form Build It Autoresponder email feature)
ASAP - As Soon As Possible
AUM - Assets Under Management (related to Investing series)
BAM - Brain Attitude Motivation
BB/BB1 - Block Builder 1
BB2 - Block Builder 2
BB1ers - BB1 Users
BB2ers - BB2 Users
BBB - Better Business Bureau
BBS - Business-Building System
BFF - Best Friends Forever
BI - Brainstorm It!
Bloglet - Blog post using Blog It!
BOGO - Buy One Get One (usually used with a sale as in Buy One Get One Free or Half Off)
BR - Bounce Rate
BTW - By The Way
BXP - BizXpress (SBI for WPers)
BXPer - BizXpress User
C - Copyright (© = Alt+0169)
C2 - Content 2.0 (site submissions)
CAGR - Compound Annual Growth Rate (related to Investing series)
CAPTCHA - Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart (required characters you type in a field to submit a form)
CE - Content Elf :mrgreen:
CL - Craigslist
CMS - Content Management System
CPC - Cost Per Click
CPL - Characters Per Line
CR - Conversion Rate
CSS - Cascading Style Sheets (coding language for formatting web pages)
CSV - Comma Separated Variable (type of data file)
CTPM - Content, Traffic, Pre-Sell, Monetize
CTR - Click Through Rate
CYA - Cover Your **profanity auto removed** (or other synonym)
DF - Driving Factors (related to The Google Study)
DIR - Directory
DIY - Do It Yourself
DKIM - Domain Key Identified Mail (helps prevent spammers from forging domain and email identities)
DMCA - Digital Millennium Copyright Act
DNS - Domain Name Server/System (servers that make up the WWW, kind of like the DNA of the Internet)
EE - Everything Else (related to SBI, WP, and EE)
e.g. - For Example
EMD - Exact Match Domain (related to The Google Study)
Esp'ly - Especially
ETA - Estimated Time of Arrival
etc - Et Cetera (Latin for: And So Forth)
ETF - Exchange-Traded Fund (related to Investing series)
ETN - Exchanged Traded Notes (related to Investing series)
ex. - Example
FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
FAV - Favicon
FB - Facebook
FBA - Fulfilment By Amazon
FBI - Form Build It!
FOB - Freight/Free on Board (shipping industry)
FOB HK - Free On Board Hong Kong (Product exported from Hong Kong)
FTF - Fix that Factor (related to PI! and The Google Study)
FTP - File Transfer Protocol (usually a system used for transferring files between computers)
FWIW - For What It's Worth
FYI - For Your Information
G+ - Google+
GA - Google Analytics
GAP - Google Algorithmic-Change Profile
GRQ - Get Rich Quick
GTO - General Traffic Optimization
GUI - Graphic User Interface (sometimes pronounced "gooey"; a program that lets us use electronic devices)
GWT - Google Webmaster Tools
HB - Hummingbird (Google AC)
H.E. - Help Elf :mrgreen:
HQ - Head Quarters
HTH - Hope That Helps
HTML - HyperText Markup Language (format of web pages)
IB - In Bound
ICANN - Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (Oversees domain registration protocol)
i.e. - That Is (in other words...)
IE - Internet Explorer (web browser)
IMHO - In My Humble Opinion
IMNSHO - In My Not So Humble Opinion
IMO - In My Opinion
Incoterm - International Commercial Term (three-letter trade terms for transportation and delivery of goods)
IP - Intellectual Property
IRL - In Real Life
KFCP - Keyword-Focused Content Pages
KG - Knowledge Graph (related to Google)
KISS - Keep it Simple [Substitute the last S with your favorite adjective (Stup¡d, Straightforward, Short, etc)]
KW - Keyword
KWL - Keyword List
L&F - Look and Feel (of your site)
LC - Letter of Credit
LFI - Link Fix It!
LOL - Laugh Out Loud
Max DD - Maximum Drawdown (related to Investing series)
MDP - Million Dollar Portfolio (related to Investing series)
MFA - Made for AdSense
MHQ - Monetization Head Quarters
MI - Monetize It!
MKL - Master Keyword List
MLM - Multi-Level Marketing
MOM - Mail-Out Manager (ezines/newsletters)
MOQ - Minimum Order Quantity
MPT - Modern Portfolio Theory (related to Investing series)
MS - Microsoft
MWR - Most Wanted Response
MYCPS - Make Your Content Pre-Sell (ebook by Ken)
MYKS - Make Your Knowledge Sell (ebook by Ken)
MYPS - Make Your Price Sell (ebook by Ken)
MYSS - Make Your Site Sell (ebook by Ken)
MYWS - Make Your Words Sell (ebook by Ken)
NAE - No Added Effort
Nav - Navigation
NAV - Net Asset Value (related to Investing series)
NDA - Non-Disclosure Agreements
OB - Out Bound
OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
OEM - Original Equipment Manufacturer
OP - Original Post
OS - Operating System (ex. Windows, Linux, Android, etc)
OTOH - On The Other Hand
P1/P2 - Penguin 1, Penguin 2 (Google AC)
PAF Date - Programmers' Aim-For Date
PC - Politically Correct
. . . Personal Computer
PDF - Portable Document Format (file format commonly used for downloadable documents)
P&P - Panda and Penguin (Google ACs)
P/E - Price-Earnings Ratio
PF - Portfolio (related to Investing series)
PI - Prioritize It!
PLR - Private Label Rights
PM - Private Message
. . . Page Manager
PO - Purchase Order
POV - Point Of View
PP - Permanent Portfolio (realted to Investing series)
PPC - Pay Per Click
PPPP - Perfect Passive Permanent Portfolio (related to Investing series)
PPV - Pay Per View
PR - Page Rank/Press Release
P.S./P.S.S. - PostScript (also, in addition to)
PS - Photoshop
PSI - Pre-Shipment Inspection (related to product production/ related to Make It! series)
PV - Page Views (traffic stats)
PV - Portfolio Visualizer (related to Investing series)
QA - Quality Assurance
QA - Questions and Answers
QC - Quality Control
R - Registered
R&D - Research and Development
RI - Research It!
ROI- Return On Investment
ROTFL - Rolling On The Floor Laughing
RR - [I can't find what RR means anywhere!] (tracking link for SBI Affiliates)
RS - Real Supply (usually used with Master Keyword List)
RSS - Really Simple Syndication (for following feeds, ie: websites/blogs/forum posts)
SBI - Site Build It!
SBIers - Site Build It Users
SBIX - Site Build It Express (SBI! Newsletter)
SC - Site Central or Site Concept
SCK - Site Concept Keyword
SD - Site Designer
SE - Search Engine
SEM - Search Engine Marketing
SEMrush -
SEO - Search Engine Optimization
SEOers - Search Engine Optimization Users (often in reference to non SBIers)
SERP - Search Engine Results Page
SES - SBIer Email Survey (related to The Google Study)
SI - Search It!
SiteSellers - SiteSell Staff
SM - Social Media
. . . Service Mark
SMB - Small Medium Business
SME - Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (UK acronym)
Smelf - Social Media Elf (SBI Helper)
SMM - Social Media Management
Solopreneur - Solo/Sole Entrepreneur
SPE - Sole Proprietor E-business (I also think of Entrepreneur)
SPF - Sender Policy Framework (DNS record connected with email servers to help prevent spam)
SSDB - SiteSell Database Analysis (related to The Google Study)
SSFB - SiteSell Facebook page
SSFB FF - SiteSell Facebook Featured Fan
SSS - SiteSell Services ( )
SVB - Spam 'n Virus Blast It!
SYM - Symbol
T2/T3 - Tier 2, Tier 3 (website structure)
TBD - To Be Determined
TC - Technically Challenged
TITW - This Is The Web
TLD - Top-Level Domain (ex: .com, .edu, .net, .org, etc)
TM - Trademarked
TNT HQ - Tips 'n Techniques Head Quarters
TOC - Table of Contents
TOS - Terms of Service (agreement you make with a company or organization to use their services)
TVI - Total Value Index
TXT - Text (usually a type of file .txt)
UI - User Interface
URL - Uniform Resource Locator (address of a website: )
URRURL - Universal RR URL (tracking link for SBI Affiliates)
USD - United States Dollar
USP - Unique Selling Proposition
UV - Unique Visitors (traffic stats)
UYOH - Upload Your Own HTML
UYOHers - Upload Your Own HTML Users
V - Version
VA - Virtual Assistant
VC - Venture Capital / Venture Capitalist
VD - Value Demand (usually used with Master Keyword List)
VE - Value Exchange
VPP - Valuable PREselling Proposition (goes along with your site's "voice")
vs - Versus
VSA - Volunteer Site Audit (related to The Google Study)
WAHM - Work At Home Mom
WBG - Wiz Bang Gizmo
WF - Wealthfront (automated service that builds portfolio; related to Investing series)
WFH - Work From Home
WIIFM - What's In It For Me
WP - WordPress
WPers - WordPress Users
WPM - Word Per Minute
WWOW - "What Works On Wall Street" book (related to Investing series)
WWW - World Wide Web
WWWWW - Wild and Wooly World Wide Web
WYSIWYG - What You See Is What You Get (pronounced WIZZY-WIG)
X - Any number (number holder)
XML - Extensible Markup Language (for encoding documents on the Internet)
YT - YouTube

SBI! Glossary
This guide offers explanations of the terms, terminology, and acronyms you'll come across in your journey through the SBI! world.
AC Algorithmic Change
Large change at a search engine, usually Google

AG Action Guide

AI! Analyze It!

Algo Algorithm
A mathematical formula. Usually referring to search engines.

API Application Programming Interface
A special program that allows you to query a company's database.

API! AutoPilot It!
A SiteSell option that allows you to continue a site for $50/year while you work on a new site.

AR Autoresponder
A Single AutoResponder is a one-time automatic email message that is sent to your visitor upon submission of its matching "Submit" form.

A Sequential AutoResponder sends a series of email messages at a specified interval (once a day, once a week, etc.) to your visitors after they successfully submit a form.

BAM Brain Attitude Motivation
The time and persistence that are required to grow anything that is worth achieving.

BB/BB1 BlockBuilder
SBI!'s original block-building system.

BB2 BlockBuilder 2
SBI!'s current block-building system.

BBB Better Business Bureau

BBS Business-Building System
A system that helps you build a business, not just a website.

BI! Brainstorm It!
A user-friendly, non-technical, niche-finding, keyword brainstorming and research tool. It is designed to help users generate free, targeted traffic from the Search Engines.

BlockBuilder SBI!'s state-of-the-art page-building tool. BlockBuilder lets you drag-and-drop blocks to your page, including blocks of content common to multiple pages.

Bloglet An item you can add manually to your Blog It! page and RSS feed.

BR Bounce Rate
The percentage of visitors who visit a page and leave the site from that same page, without visiting any other pages.

bizXpress SiteSell's business-building system for WordPress users.

C2 (C2.0) Content 2.0
Content 2.0 is a module to allow you to invite your visitors to submit their thoughts and opinions, or to add comments about existing submissions.

CB ClickBank
Payment processing system for e-goods. Accepts credit cards, PayPal, and checks.

CL Craigslist
An online marketplace system available in cities around the world.

CMS Content Management System
A database system for creating and managing content. WordPress is a CMS.

CPC Cost-Per-Click
A method of pricing online advertisements. Advertisers pay the publisher an amount based on the number of clicks an ad receives.

CPL Characters per Line

CR Conversion Rate
The percentage of visitors who click and convert into "dollars."

CSS Cascading Style Sheet
A file with coding for the formatting and design of websites.

CSV Comma Separated Values
A file where the values in each line are separated by values. This type of file can be imported into a spreadsheet, with each value entering a cell.

CTPM Content Traffic PREsell Monetize
The four basic steps to building an SBI! web site; they are also the foundation of SBI!.

CTR Click-Through Rate
A measure of web traffic. Click-throughs divided by Page Views.

DF Driving Factors
Factors affecting your site's rankings at Google.

DMCA Digital Millennium Copyright Act

DNS Domain Name System
The servers that attach a Web location to a domain name. Without this system, each website would be known by a string of numbers.

DRM Digital Rights Management
Any technology used to protect the interests of owners of content and services (such as copyright owners).

EMD Exact Match Domain
A Google algorithm that looks for domain names that use exact match keywords as domain names. An extreme example is

Ex. Short for "example."

FAQ Frequently Asked Questions

Favicon A small branding graphic that appears in the address bar of a browser when viewing a site.

FB Facebook

FBI! Form Build It!
SBI!'s tool for creating forms quickly and easily.

FTP File Transfer Protocol
A system that allows files to be uploaded to and downloaded from servers. Use with WordPress and other systems. Not required for use with SBI!.

G+ Google+
Social networking platform developed and run by Google.

GA Google Analytics

GAP Google Algorithmic-Change Profile
The determination of which of Google's major algorithm changes (Panda, Penguin, Chipaway, Phantom) affected your site (if any).

GRQ Get Rich Quick
Products and services that exploit people's desire to become rich with as little work as possible.

GWT Google Webmaster Tools
Online suite of tools that help you get the most from your site.

HE or H.E. Help Elf

HQ Headquarters
Tips and Techniques (TNT) HQ, Monetization HQ, Resources HQ

HTML HyperText Markup Language
Web-standard language for creating web pages.

Hummingbird Google's newest base algorithm, which moves away from keyword searches and towards natural language searches, such as questions.

IE Internet Explorer
We recommend you use the Chrome, Firefox or Safari browser.

Keyword (KW) A keyword is the topic for the content of a web page. All the other words on that page are "content"... information about that keyword/topic.

KFCP Keyword-Focused Content Page
Each specific "topical page" is called a Keyword-Focused Content Page.

L&F Look and Feel of your site
LFI! Link Fix It!
A service that checks for broken links in your SBI! site. Pages that are within 2 TIERs of your home page are checked.

MHQ Monetization HQ
Here you'll find case studies, tips, and how-to strategies for each of the many monetization methods that might fit your site concept.

MI! Mobilize It!
An SBI! tool to create an optimized version of your site for smartphone and tablet users.

MI! (again!) Monetize It!
An SBI! tool with three different modules (see DAY 10). You can access it after you build 30 pages.
Important Note: At this time, Monetize It! has been deactivated while the programmers put its parts into Brainstorm It!'s MKL.

MKL Master Keyword List
The "analytical half" of Brainstorm It!. It is where you search, manipulate, analyze, and delete keywords generated and researched by the creative half, Brainstormer.

MOM MailOut Manager
An SBI! tool for creating, publishing and managing your web e-zine or other large mailings. It's in Site Central's BusinessCenter.

MWR Most Wanted Response
When a visitor lands on your site, it is what you want her to do; fulfill the action that will generate income for you, whatever that may be.

Example: If you are a service seller, the MWR is a "click through" to your contact information page which provides your phone number or e-mail address for follow-up communication where you can close the deal and secure a work contract.

MYCPS! Make Your Content PREsell!
The free e-book that teaches small business owners how to "write to PREsell" through the creation of their own unique style or "personal voice", and by communicating in a manner that builds a trusting, credible relationship with their target market.

MYKS! Make Your Knowledge Sell!
This free e-book teaches business owners how to sell their knowledge.

MYSS! Make Your Site Sell!
This free e-book teaches business owners how to sell.

MYWS! Make Your Words Sell!
This free e-book teaches business owners how to craft sales pages.

NavBar The vertical navigation usually appearing on the left side of a site.

NPI! Name Park It!
Domain name parking service, only available to SiteSell Affiliates and SBI! owners.

ODP Open Directory Project
A large, human-edited directory of the web.

OP Original Post
The post that starts a forum thread. Or the blog post referred to in comments about that post.

P1/P2 Penguin 1 and 2
The algorithm battling unnatural linking practices.

PDF! Personal Document Format
File type popular for e-books, white papers and other digital documents.

PFCP Product-Focused Content Page
A page that focuses on a specific product model as the keyword, and delivers high-quality information.

PI! Prioritize It!
A tool that helps you determine what work should be done first to restore traffic due to any of Google's major algorithic changes.

PPC Pay Per Click
A type of web site advertising where the advertiser pays each time someone clicks on the ad.

PR PageRank
The score Google gives a site based on several factors, including the number and quality of inbound links.

PR Press Release
A mailing (usually by email) to journalists and other newspeople with information about a business or organization.

PV Page Views
The number of times a page has been viewed, normally measured per month.

QA Quality Assurance

QA Question and Answer
Usually used in the phrase Q&A session, or question and answer session.

ROI Return on Investment
The income expected as a percentage of the money (or time) invested in the product or service generating the income.

RR URL The "file name" added on to a SiteSell Affiliate Program URL to track leads and sales via an affiliate's efforts.

RS Real Supply
The competition for a keyword in your Master Keyword List.

RSS Really Simple Syndication
Web-standard protocol for accessing frequently updated web content, such as blogs.

SBIer A person using SBI! to build an online business.

SBIX SBI! Xpress
A near-weekly newsletter for SBIers only. No back issues. Key information goes into the various HQs in Site Central.

SC Site Central

SC Site Concept
The central idea, niche or theme of a site.

SCK Site Concept Keyword
The keyword that represents the central idea, niche or theme of the site.

SD Site Designer
The SBI! tool used to select and customize a template for an SBI! site.

SE Search Engine
Examples: Google, Yahoo!, Bing.

SEM Search Engine Marketing
The use of various search-related tools to market a business online.

A site that provides details about sites on the Web.

SEO Search Engine Optimization
The art/science of trying to optimize web pages (i.e., on-page hooks such as keyword density) so search engines will find them. "SEOers" are people who focus their efforts on search engine optimization.

SEOer Search Engine Optimizer
Someone who uses search engine optimization to improve the rankings of a site, whether his/her own, or a client's.

SERP Search Engine Results Page
The page that lists other websites as the result of someone doing a search for a keyword or keyword phrase.

SI! Search It!
Search It! is a free search tool for finding information on the Net. (Find It! is SBI!'s internal search tool.)

SM Social Media
The various platforms available to network with other people, including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, and more.

SMB Small/Medium Business
Businesses that generate most of the jobs in North America.

SMM Social Media Management
The process of maintaining control of the various social media being used with a site.

SPE Solo-Proprietor E-Business
An online business owned and wholly or largely managed by a single person (i.e., you!).

SR Supplemental Results
Google's Supplemental Results index is a secondary index used for pages that don't quite meet the criteria for entry into the primary index.

SiteSell Affiliate Program PREsell SBI! to your visitors and earn a commission on each sale.

T2/T3 Tier 2 and Tier 3
The pages that make up the bulk of a site.

TLD Top Level Domain
.com, .org, .edu, .net, .info, etc.

TNT HQ Tips and Techniques HQ
Tips, and how-to strategies to maximize your SBI! experience and results. Contributions come from a variety of sources (SBIers, guest experts, SBI! Xpress, Forums, etc.).

TOC Table of Contents

TXT It! SBI! tool that allows upload of .txt files (plain text files)

UI User Interface
The layout someone uses to accomplish a task on a computer (sending/receiving email, browsing the Web, etc.).

UIL Ultimate Inside Lateralizer
This brainstorming tool looks "inside" your site and brings back all the keywords that have "found" your site during the previous 90 days, along with how many visitors each keyword delivered and what the Value Demand and Real Supply are for those keywords.

UOL Ultimate Outside Lateralizer
This brainstorming tool looks at the top 200 sites found at the "non-Google" Search Engines (ex., Yahoo!), plus another 10-12 connected to each of those, and returns keywords found on all those sites (up to 2,500).

URL Uniform Resource Locator
Web-standard term for a website address; usually preceded by "http://"

USP Unique Selling Proposition
A USP explains your service or product's most powerful benefit, in combination with a strong, unique feature of your business. It answers the question... "Why should I buy from or hire you?" It belongs on a sales page, not in your domain name.

UV Ultimate Verticalizer
This brainstorming tool looks across more than 60 million unique keywords in the SBI! database and brings back all the keywords that contain your Site Concept keyword.

UV Unique Visitors
Visitors to a site for the first time that day, or that month.

UYOH Upload Your Own HTML
SBI! module for those who want to build pages in an HTML editor and then upload them into the system.

UYOHer Someone who uses UYOH. Also called an "uploader."

V Version
In computers, describes how recent the software is (v1.0, v1.1, v10, etc.)

VD Value Demand
The level of demand for a keyword in the Master Keyword List.

VE Value Exchange
SBI! system to find quality sites with whom to exchange a maximum of 3 links.

VPP Valuable PREselling Proposition
A VPP explains, in very few words, the specific and high-value information your site delivers and your unique positioning for this delivery (i.e., your angle of approach).

WIIFM What's in it for me?
The question everyone has in the back of their mind when visiting a site. The question that every page needs to answer.

XML Extensible Markup Language
A programming language for the Web that allows information to be added from a database into web pages.
Last edited by Debs Seeber from Palm Coast on Sun Aug 02, 2015 3:07 pm, edited 1 time in total. Reason: Made into a sticky.
#1330274 by Rachel from Sneads
Sat Aug 01, 2015 2:57 am
Awww, thanks Kelly! I'm thrilled this is helping you! It sure helps to know what the acronyms used in these forums mean. 8)

Nine pages sure is a lot! As you can see if you browse this thread, many were added later and with the help of others too, especially our sweet moderator who has edited and added new ones for us.

Thanks for your kind words! :D

PS I just noticed you were new, so a big welcome to SBI! It's a wonderful place to be. :)
#1330281 by Kelly Ann from South Alpine County
Sat Aug 01, 2015 3:49 am
Hi Rachel!

I gathered all the ones you and everyone else added to your post, included the glossary of terms (now 13 pages :shock: ) and put the updated version on Supplemental Tools so everything is nice and tidy! :wink:

Thank you so much for gathering it all. You are helping a whole bunch of newbies and old-timers! :lol:

#1332064 by Markus from Seßlach
Fri Aug 28, 2015 3:15 pm
Hello everybody,

great to see that the acronyms list gets its regular updates - great work Kelly, Rachel and Debs!

I've been exploring Google+ for about a year now, and there's a lot of stuff happening on the business side of things (even before Mike Alton's great HOA series this year).

Time and time again, some people will write about the "death" of Google Plus whenever Google makes changes to or around the service (like the recent opening of several parts like Google Photos for optional usage without Google+ accounts). But believe me - Google+ is alive and well, and won't go away for a long time.

Like other social networks, it takes some time to get to know the rules, the do's and don'ts here. Knowing the specific acronyms which are used on G+ is a good start, so I think we might add the following terms to the growing acronyms list:

- HOA - Hangout On Air: a hangout (basically a video conference call) that is broadcast and recorded at a scheduled time. It's usually connected to a generated event page where you can participate in a live chat or watch the replay at a later date and time.
- (G+) event - straightforward, a generated event page for a real-life event or an HOA.
- RSVP - Répondez s'il vous plaît: used for events and scheduled HOAs - the invitation posting for the event or HOA automatically contains three option buttons for RSVPing so you can inform the host(s) if you will or will not participate or if you are undecided yet
- RSVPing - submitting an answer to an RSVP request
- plussing / plus-mentioning : referencing another Google+ user (or company page) by adding a plus sign directly followed by their user name to any post or reply you write within G+. This automatically turns the name into a link that other people can follow (e.g. in order to see their message stream) and it sends a short message to the mentioned user (which can be helpful to get their attention and connect with them).
- green room: the virtual "room" in a hangout on air where the host and guests connect and "air" the show from. It's a separate link from the HOA event page link, but often hosts offer their live viewers to join them in the green room when the recording is stopped (for additional discussion, getting to know each other or just have some fun) and post the link on the event page.
- H/T: hat-tip, usually added when you reshare a post from someone else and want to mention who brought the post or the topic to your attention in order to give them credit, usually combined with listing the name(s) with additional "plussing".

At the moment, some of the more adventurous folks on G+ are exploring new services like Crowdcast (a flexible HOA wrapper service that adds some interesting functionality around the basic and already great HOA service), the addtition of Periscope or Meercat (on the Twitter follower side) and Blab. Only time will tell if and how these services can be used for (online) business, but they will definitely create new acronyms... :)

Anyway, that's all for now....


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