Frequently Asked Questions:
Who created YouGotHeroes and why?
YouGotHeroes is a program of Sam Richter, CSP, CPAE, founder and CEO of SBR Worldwide, LLC. Considered a leading authority on sales intelligence and digital reputation management, Sam is a bestselling author and Hall of Fame speaker who delivers his top-rated keynote presentations and workshop sessions to audiences worldwide. As part of his program, Sam creates custom search applications for attendees. Learn more at www.samrichter.com
Although not a veteran himself, Sam understands that he has greatly benefited from our nation's heroes in all areas of his life. As a way to give back to the military community, he created YouGotHeroes.
How much does YouGotHeroes cost?
YouGotHeroes memberships are completely complimentary to those companies that want to hire veterans and/or work with veteran-owned businesses.
Who do I contact if I need help or would like more information?
Email [email protected] or you can call us at 612-655-3397.
I have to register to use YouGotHeroes. Will my information be sold or shared?
Absolutely not. We do not share or sell your information. You will receive periodic emails from Sam featuring helpful search, sales, digital reputation, and privacy protection strategies and ideas and of course you can opt out of any communication at any time. Please review our Terms and Conditions for details.
How often can I use YouGotHeroes?
As much as you would like. There are no limitations.
Can I find all veterans by branch and service academy using YouGotHeroes?
No. Some people don't have an online presence. Others inadvertently, or on purpose, don't make their online information publicly available. However, to date there are more than 81 million veterans who are searchable via YouGotHeroes, so we're sure you'll find some great results.
Give me an example of how YouGotHeroes saves me time?
In YouGotHeroes's "Search By Title," and "Power Search" sections, the results pages feature tabs of all military branches and service academies that can be instantly clicked on for sorting purposes. Each tab represents dozens of unique LinkedIn searches (both includes and excludes to remove false positives).
Meaning, for example, in the Title Search section alone, each button represents more than 20 unique title searches, and combined with the results page tabs, would total more than 1,900 unique searches in other engines! Assuming you could conduct a search manually in 20 seconds, what you can do in YouGotHeroes in less than four seconds would otherwise take you 10+ hours.
Now, most people would certainly never spend hours searching, however, they would then miss a lot of results if they didn't (e.g., if you searched for "vice presidents" in other engines, you'd miss VPs, SVPs, AVPs, EVPs, etc. yet YouGotHeroes automatically searches for similar titles).
In addition, there are dozens of different ways that people identify themselves as military veterans (e.g., US Marines, Marine Corp., Marine Veteran, etc.). To capture all veterans in other search engines, you would need to know all of the different ways people identify themselves versus in YouGotHeroes, which runs all searches simultaneously and automatically.
Why is the Search for Veteran- Owned Businesses feature so special?
YouGotHeroes combines multiple databases that list veteran-owned businesses meaning it's very comprehensive, and most likely one of the most comprehensive search engines for veteran-owned businesses in the world.
What are some other advantages of searching with YouGotHeroes?
A big advantage is YouGotHeroes does not limit industry searches to pre-defined classifications. For example, in most people search engines, there is no industry classification for "Internet of Things" yet there are tens of thousands of veterans who work in that industry. As odd as this is, some search engines do not even have an industry search for "manufacturing" (there are millions of veterans working in manufacturing).
How does the YouGotHeroes News Search work?
The News Search feature in YouGotHeroes searches Google News and other sources via the Extended News feature. Google News features articles from the larger, more popular news sources. Extended News features articles from local newspapers, industry journals, and other sources. Plus, with Extended News, you can instantly sort your results by articles, press releases, social media posts, and blog posts. AND... the YouGotHeroes News Search feature also has two tabs that only search credible military and veteran's publications.
Is YouGotHeroes a proprietary database?
No, YouGotHeroes is NOT a database. It is, however, a HUGE time saver. YouGotHeroes and our Intel Engines makes finding information that is already online much easier. You could use a search engine like Google combined with other Websites to find the information that YouGotHeroes and other Intel Engines deliver. However, you would need to know how to craft complex mathematical Boolean equations and/or know the correct websites to even visit. You could spend minutes - or more likely hours - trying to find information on your own, or you could use YouGotHeroes and Intel Engines and find the right information in just seconds.
How do I know that the results found using YouGotHeroes are accurate?
With any online search, there is no guarantee that the information is accurate or current. However, YouGotHeroes has built-in-logic that runs in the background and it attempts to filter out results from non-reputable sources.
Some of the results are people who are not veterans. How did that happen?
YouGotHeroes uses complex Boolean algorithms that looks for combinations of words that lead the system to believe that a person is a veteran. Sometimes those words do appear on a person's online profile, just not in the correct order. That is known as a false-positive. In addition, just like any online search, sometimes odd results appear for no apparent reason. Yet hopefully YouGotHeroes does a good enough job that 85%+ of the results are truly individuals who fit your search criteria.
I am a veteran, yet my name does not show up when searching in YouGotHeroes. Why?
YouGotHeroes looks for combinations of words on a person's online profile to determine if someone a veteran. Please contact us and we are happy to share what words you might want to put on your profile, so you do appear. In addition, some people inadvertently, or on purpose, don't make their profiles publicly available. For those people, their names will not appear in results.
I entered the right information and someone's name who should appear in a result didn't. Why?
Some people inadvertently, or on purpose, don't make their profile publicly available to open-Web search engines. For those people, their names will not appear in any results.
Can I share YouGotHeroes with others?
YES... please do so! You can send people to www.YouGotHeroes.com where they can create their own FREE membership.