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Building Your Online Community

By: Gini Dietrich | April 5, 2011 | 
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A few days ago, I recorded a podcast with Srinivas Rao for BlogCastFM (yet to be published). One of the questions he asked me is what new bloggers can do to find and attract readers and build community. I used Drew Odom as an example. Drew recently wrote a blog post where he used some Spin Sucks content. I received the backlink  and went over there [&hellip... Read More
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Unleashing Project Jack Bauer

By: Gini Dietrich | April 4, 2011 | 
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It’s finally here, if you can believe it! How long have we been teasing you? We’re ready to unleash Project Jack Bauer and, as we swallow our waves of panic and try to get some sleep through our excitement, we hope you’re as ready (if not more) for this as we are. Introducing….Spin Sucks Pro! What Is Spin Sucks Pro? If you’ve ever heard me interviewed, [&hellip... Read More
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Two Tools for Bloggers

By: Gini Dietrich | April 3, 2011 | 
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Isn’t it fun being a blogger? You’re always trying to keep up with the latest and greatest without (in most cases) spending any money. People are talking apps and tablets and eReading and you’ve just figured out WordPress and how to optimize each blog post. But I’m here to help! Without spending any money building an app or creating a new version of your blog for [&hellip... Read More
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Gin and Topics: The Elephant Rise In Social Media

By: Gini Dietrich | April 1, 2011 | 
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Happy April Fool’s and Opening Day! The helicopters were circling our house at 6:00 this morning (we live in Wrigleyville) in preparation for the big Cubs home opener. That means spring is almost here! Of course, the east coast got snow today, but like I told Ken Mueller, that means allergies are at bay a few more days (it also means that cycling season hasn’t begun [&hellip... Read More
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Social Media Permission Marketing

By: Gini Dietrich | March 31, 2011 | 
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It’s Facebook question of the week time, but there will be no video. I am working from home today and, well, don’t feel like showering and getting ready just so I can do a video. And, while I’m daring, I’m not daring enough to do a video in my PJs with bed head. Today’s question comes from Bob Reed, co-founder of Element-R, author of No Silver Bullet, [&hellip... Read More
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eCommerce Marketing: Do Free Trials Work?

By: Gini Dietrich | March 30, 2011 | 
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I was talking to Erik Hare yesterday about how we both have blog posts in some sort of process for days, sometimes even weeks. I’ve already written shells of the blog posts for Friday, Sunday, and Monday. And I have a half-written guest post for Troy Claus. Typically, I walk Jack Bauer and I think about that day’s intro (and also curse Marcus Sheridan because I [&hellip... Read More
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Look At Your Site Through A First-Time Visitor’s Eyes

By: Gini Dietrich | March 29, 2011 | 
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On Sunday, I was stalking Ricardo Bueno’s blog, which I was introduced to when Social Media Examiner did their 17 ways to grow your blog post earlier this month. He wrote a post last week called, “Watch how first-time readers use your blog.” Interested, I clicked on it and found Clue, a “fun and easy way to test what people remember on your site.” It shows [&hellip... Read More
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Facebook Questions Are Here

By: Gini Dietrich | March 28, 2011 | 
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Well, I guess we don’t have to worry about not liking Quora any longer. Because Facebook questions are here! According to the social platform: “Questions is designed so that anyone on Facebook can help you find the answer. For example, when you ask a question and your friends answer or follow, their friends can see and answer it, too. You can get recommendations on restaurants, music, [&hellip... Read More
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Does Twitter Have a New Spam Policy?

By: Gini Dietrich | March 27, 2011 | 
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While I can’t find anything about this on the Twitter blog, rumor around the blogosphere is that they have a new spam policy to prevent you from tweeting a bunch of @ names and a link. We’ve all received those tweets. The ones from an egg like the one below. The ones that are completely out of left field and you know, immediately, they are spam. The [&hellip... Read More