Why do you need these social permissions?

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Jon Nguyen Jon Nguyen 11/26/2015 07:12
Please explain the following information on authors' profile: URL Stats index Google rank Alexa rank SeoMOZ Facebook total. Thank you
Kelly Kuhn-Wallace Kelly Kuhn-Wallace 12/02/2015 22:03
I am more than happy to connect my social accounts. But the permissions being asked for are overly broad. If you have no intention of posting "on my behalf" on Facebook," then don't ask for that permission. I'm sure you might be thinking ahead to a point where reviewers might share content directly from the app. If that's the case, ask me for permission immediately before I perform that action. That's a pretty decent Ux rule to follow: the bigger the ask, the closer to the action you must make it (for most people). There's no reason ever for you to view Google analytics reports on a permanent basis. None. If you need to show site traffic, etc. ask for a report. God mode access is a no. (In my case I manage several Google Analytics and Adwords accounts and have a set of those and a Facebook page or two for each one. Because they are client accounts, I actually can't give the kind of access you've requested. If you are able to make the permission requests more narrow in scope, I suspect it'll be much easier to fund your project. Thanks for considering this change! Kelly
Paul Blum Paul Blum 12/03/2015 00:14
Dear Kelly, Thank you for your great input. We will forward this message to our management team. Best Regards, Paul
Paul Blum Paul Blum 12/03/2015 00:59
Dear Jon, URL Stats index represents the summery of Facebook Twitter and other analytical data gathered from the services that you have mentioned. Those statistics are used and calculated by special algorithm. At the end we use calculated data rank the authors. Please feel free to contact me if you need any further information. Best Regards, Paul
Paul Blum Paul Blum 12/16/2015 00:33
Dear Kelly, If you are an influencer and you want to post a message about the product from our system, you can do that. But you have to connect your social account and give us permission to send your comment via Facebook API. So you have to enter message in text box and to press Send to Facebook button. We are very clear about this. Otherwise authors will be yelling on us all the time. I asked developers to test the new way of connecting Facebook, where we will ask that specific permission only when you want to post something from Review page. I will keep you posted. Best Regards, Paul
Kelly Kuhn-Wallace Kelly Kuhn-Wallace 12/16/2015 22:55
Thanks for your reply, Paul! I understand why you need a connection to my FB account & why the permissions say permission to post. But I haven't ever had an app also require permission to post on all on the pages I manage. It's sort of my worst nightmare. (: Even though I don't manage much social any more, the fear of posting something personal (say a link to an Amazon review of really anything -- but play some scenarios through your head!) on a client page. For you guys, too, the fewer permissions = least legal & IT related risk. Anyway, if I'm the only one who has an issue with this, add to the someday list with a checkbox for now. No worries from my end. If I can help your dev out sourcing some minimal auth code, let me know. Best, Kelly
Kelly Kuhn-Wallace Kelly Kuhn-Wallace 12/16/2015 22:58
Oh yeah, same problem with Google analytics and Adwords accounts. I actually cannot allow you to have access to my client accounts there or I'd be in breach on contract in most cases. Since I'm sure you're not using that data (if you are, stop and back away), it's an off thing to show u on a G+ permissions ask.
Paul Blum Paul Blum 12/16/2015 23:09
When you connect Google Analytics, we are comparing hostname with hostname of your blogs (please see My Blogs page). That way we know how much traffic you have (also bounce rate, etc). So we will connect only Google Analytics data for your blog (listed on My Blogs page), and we will refresh numbers weekly. Best, Paul

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