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@BecauseSEO It seems to be working. These little "mastermind groups" are usually monthly G+ hangouts that last for 6 months, and part of the agenda for each call is "what are you working on? can I help by contributing? what are you promoting? can I help by sharing?" etc. 

It's party a mutual-backscratching-society, but it's also a great way to learn and make new friends. :)

2 days, 9 hours ago on The 5 Biggest Mistakes You’re Making In Outreach Emails- And How To Fix Them

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I've never been successful with outreach emails, but I am starting to get traction forming small groups. I'm starting a few small mastermind groups with other marketers and it's turning out to be great influencer marketing, but also a lot more. Some of these people are becoming close friends. I like that...

3 days, 17 hours ago on The 5 Biggest Mistakes You’re Making In Outreach Emails- And How To Fix Them

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@pendor Sounds like you've got a great network. That makes everything easier, doesn't it?

3 weeks ago on Personal SEO: 14 Ways to Polish Your Google Search Results

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@T60Productions"On one of the final plays of last Saturday's 34-3 USC rout of Washington State, center Tony Gnau snapped the ball to punter John Stonehouse, then charged downfield and made the tackle."

We need to get this page to rank higher, Tony!

3 weeks ago on Personal SEO: 14 Ways to Polish Your Google Search Results

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@LauriRottmayer Push him off, Lauri! Show no mercy. :)

3 weeks, 1 day ago on Personal SEO: 14 Ways to Polish Your Google Search Results

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@RobBiesenbach Hi, Rob! It shouldn't take long for Google too see the new title. Usually, just a few days. If it doesn't find the title to be relevant (for example, if you're home page title is "home") then it may create a different title for you.


If you're working on the title of your profile page, just make it your full name, followed by your city and/or job title. That should do it. 


If you'd like to get your Google+ profile to rank higher, you can link to it from more places (just the way you'd build links for any page you're pushing through search). The personal profile on your own site is a good place to start. Also, if you're using Authorship, you'll invariably end up linking to it from blog posts like this one. Make sense?

3 weeks, 1 day ago on Personal SEO: 14 Ways to Polish Your Google Search Results

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@RobBiesenbach @amandalgantIf we all invited ourselves over to Gini's house, it might be less like Googdfella and more like that scene in A Bronx Tale "...now you's can't leave!"

3 weeks, 5 days ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Andy Crestodina

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@KateNolan Reading your comment made me think about this a bit more. I suppose that measuring the size of the problem and comparing it to the effort that would go into the solution is the key to ROI. We do the math all the time, but it's harder when we're passionate about an idea. (...but the math on climate change is a no-brainer)


I read a book about screenwriting once that gave this advice: "kill your darlings." The idea is to be able to abandon an idea you love if it makes sense in the bigger picture. But it's really really hard to kill our darlings, isn't it?

Great to see you here, Kate. Nerds unite!


3 weeks, 5 days ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Andy Crestodina

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@blfarris Thanks, Brad. I'll check it out now. I'm sure it won't disappoint.


Maybe we should start a book club. Do you have your copy of the Spin Sucks book yet? Recommended!

3 weeks, 5 days ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Andy Crestodina

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@AndreaKempfer I remember when we first met! Hope all is well at Lab42. I'm glad you're still getting value from the book. If you wear it out, let me know and I'll send you a new copy. :)

3 weeks, 5 days ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Andy Crestodina

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@Craig McBreenIt's funny you mentioned James Altucher. I just came across him for the first time the other day. Taking a closer look now...


Thanks for the nice summary, Criag. I hope everyone can learn from this without spending the $50k.

3 weeks, 5 days ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Andy Crestodina

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@ginidietrich @pralisonAww. Thanks, Gini! And thank you for the chance to tell ...er, confess the story.


The Inquisition is a great format. Looking forward to reading more true confessions here. :)

3 weeks, 5 days ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Andy Crestodina

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@JRHalloran I know what you mean. I have a lot of ideas but most them them are in the "circular file" where they belong...

Blogs are content are a great example. A blog can't succeed without a strong commitment, so that's a great example. We've got a carefully weigh the benefits to the audience and ourselves before jumping into a multi-year, thousand hour job. Pick your battles carefully!

3 weeks, 5 days ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Andy Crestodina

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@jessostroff Thanks, January! Yes, anytime you're in town, dinner is on me...

3 weeks, 5 days ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Andy Crestodina

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@rosemaryoneill Thank you, Rosemary! I enjoyed the tacos and well done on the Karaoke... 


I love the format of the Inquisition. It reminds me of some of the ideas from conversation. Smart, right? Love it!

3 weeks, 6 days ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Andy Crestodina

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@TaraGeissinger @RebeccaToddIt's a cautionary tale. Glad if it's useful. I'm still deciding if I should share this post with my mom. It still stings a little...

3 weeks, 6 days ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Andy Crestodina

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@Howie Goldfarb Thank you for the honest feedback, Tommy. Question: do you ever write guest posts? If the sharp wit and floppy ears are just for the Inquisition, I completely understand. But I'd welcome your perspective on the Orbit blog! #carrots

3 weeks, 6 days ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Andy Crestodina

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