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Sacramento, CA – October 17th, 2012 – Shane Barker, social media expert and chief marketing expert at ShaneBarker.com, was awarded “The Best Credibility Statement” by Dale Carnegie at Google San Francisco Headquarters and was also ranked the number one social media consultant in the nation by PROskore Power Rankings. With an overall score of 98, he adds the coveted ranking to his status as the top Internet marketer and social media consultant, business development and SEO expert, and blogger.

“The goal of social media is to turn customers into your personal evangelists,” said Barker.

Professionals are ranked at PROskore with an eye to their background, popularity and social media influence. Social media is a powerful tool that can be used to build a brand, manage a company’s reputation and create visibility, and Barker brings over 12 years of experience and expertise to projects.

The free agent counts some of the largest and most powerful companies in Silicon Valley among his clients, from LinkedIn, Digg, Klout, and SalesForce, to Facebook, Twitter, Path, and Spotify. He’s currently seeking the next great startup to partner with or a company with stability that needs a brand evangelist.

A webpreneur, startup expert, and acknowledged marketing master, Barker graduated from California State University with honors. He’s in high demand among celebrities seeking assistance with a wide variety of local and international causes, along with charitable and non-profit organizations.

Barker offers entrepreneurial education, consulting and social media services, and Internet marketing expertise that assists businesses attain top rankings in search engine results. Social media provides an ideal platform for businesses to increase their visibility and create an army of loyal consumers. Barker utilizes his extensive knowledge to act as his clients’ personal evangelist for increased visibility and profitability.

A self-avowed serial and social entrepreneur with a passion for giving back to the community, Barker participates in a variety of events and supports a myriad of causes. He advocates for and supports the Child Abuse Prevention Center, EMQ Families First, Volunteers of America, and the Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services.

Fans can find and follow Barker on LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, on Facebook, and on Google+. Visitors to his website can register to receive updates via RSS feed.

Barker’s designation by PROskore as the number one social media expert in the nation is a testament to his drive and dedication to his clients. He combines his superior communication skills, expertise and an unflagging belief in his clients to provide consistent award-winning results.

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