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Semantic Web Jobs: Sears

Sears Holdings

Sears Holdings Corporation is looking for a Software Engineer in Hoffman Estates, IL. The company is looking for someone to “Architect, design, and develop high quality, high volume, high performance, and highly available web services/products that will be used by a massive number of online mobile customers. Collaborate with architects, designers and engineers to create cohesive end-to-end solutions. Deliver conceptualization, design, and implementation with a good balance of quality and time completion goals. Develop multi-level relationships with business leads cross-functional design teams to understand and investigate the current business process design, identify problems, complexities, and address those through solution architecture.” Read more

Semantic Web Jobs: Sears

Sears is looking for an Architect, Development in Hoffman Estates, IL. The post states, “Sears Holdings is seeking an energetic and talented developer to deliver innovative customer facing solutions for several eCommerce initiatives. We are looking for a Java Developer for the development and design of web components and services to introduce new capabilities and services for our online customers on a highly scalable eCommerce platform. As a member of the team, you will have the chance to work in a fun environment on unique and innovative solutions on a multi-tiered open source platform.” Read more

Semantic Web Jobs: Sears

Sears Import is looking for a Senior Software Engineer in Hoffman Estates, IL. According to the post, this position will: “Analyze business requirements and create of technical design documents and technical specifications. Design following Object Oriented Analysis and Design principles, focusing on completion of high quality and documented code. Create designs for feature areas that fully incorporate non-functional concepts such as testability, maintainability, availability, and performance, and that are extensible to other feature areas. Design and implement reusable code for feature areas and/or reuse others’ code as appropriate; optimize designs and code for performance, scalability, and reliability. Advocate team coding standards, ensure feature areas comply with standards, and follow up with individuals and teams when standards are not met.” Read more

Semantic Tech Checks In As The Holiday Shopping Begins

 

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With Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday and Small Business Saturday behind us, and Cyber-Monday right in front of us, it is clear the holiday season is in full force. Apparently, retailers – both online and real-world – are doing pretty well as a group when it comes to sales racked up.

Reports have it that e-commerce topped the $1 billion mark for Black Friday in the U.S. for the first time this year, with Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, Target and Apple taking honors as the most visited online stores, according to ComScore. Consumers spent $11.2 billion at stores across the U.S. on Black Friday, said ShopperTrak, down from last year but probably impacted by more people heading out to more stores for deals that began on Thursday night. The National Retail Federation put total spending over the four-day weekend at a record $59.1 billion, up 13 percent from $52.4 billion last year.

Not surprisingly, semantic technology wants in on the shopping action. Social intelligence vendor NetBase, for instance, just launched a new online tool that analyzes the web for mentions of the 10 top retailers to show the mood of shoppers flocking to those sources. The Mood Meter, which media outlets and others can embed in their sites, ranks the 10 brands based on sentiment unearthed with the help of its natural language processing technology.  Read more

Semantic Commerce: Structuring Your Retail Website for the Next Generation Web

Are you wondering why your product pages don’t stand out in search results like those from Amazon (shown below) or other competing e-commerce websites? These expanded results are commonly known as Rich Snippets (as named by Google) and are the result of having your HTML structured correctly with semantic markup. Whether you’re savvy to HTML5 and the latest design trends, or you haven’t updated your website code in years, this is article will explain why it’s important you structure your data properly utilizing semantic standards.

Sample of Rich Snippet result

There are a number of ways to structure your data to make it more relevant to search engines, as well as social media sites. As an e-commerce retailer it is important to understand which of these standards you should consider including in your website. You should take some time to ensure you are implementing semantic markup, and doing it correctly. It has the power to better inform potential customers with upfront knowledge prior to landing on your site. Customers can see product reviews, pricing and stock information, and even images before clicking through to your website. This can lead to increased click-through rates, improve conversions, and generally enhance your SEO objectives.

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