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Gail Gardner
Works at GrowMap Small Business Social Media Marketing and Blog Outreach: MAP Your Path to GROW Your Business or Blog
Attends University of Life
Lives in Dallas, TX, USA
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LAST DAY to get a free copy.  List of authors and Table of Contents at http://GrowMap.com/learning-from-failure. Direct link to book http://StartUpGap.com/learningfromfailure (Redirects to Amazon.)
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Government debt which results in printing massive amounts of money ensures that $1000 saved today may have very little value in 30 years or even 5. It is illogical to save money when it is being rapidly devalued.
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Celebrations are the occasion when you can express your feeling or your respect to someone that you love. In the time of celebration Gift plays a vital role. All Gifts are very good, but there is a great importance of Flowers. Flowers are given at the special time of celebration. Send Flowers to Japan and make your loving mother very delighted.
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I'm pretty sure I never did a member intro so I just wanted to mention that I'm happy to answer any questions or provide resources to anyone who asks. Just tag me in your question. I give away most of my time mentoring bloggers and small businesses on marketing strategy and implementation. I love the big picture - researching and prioritizing the overall strategy. This post explains best what my experience covers: http://growmap.com/growmap-services and you can find out more about me on LinkedIn or on the about, press, and portfolio tabs on my site. 
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Nice to meet you, +Gail Gardner! I look forward to getting to know you better, since any recommendation from +Rob Gordon is a "must-see" in my book ;-)
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If you know someone just getting started or concerned they don't know which social network to start with, here is my latest take on that.
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+Gail Gardner can you please expand on this post (repost with more) - add more personal thought... something? Take a look around at the average post here. We really want to see more than one liners - something to start a discussion or something perhaps a bit more advanced in nature policy.smhangout.com
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Bloggers are continually confused about the differences between sponsored posts, PR pitches (so-called "earned" media) and advertising. There is an excellent discussion going on in +The SITS Girls blog on PR pitches. Some of us commented about why we ignore PR pitches and what brands must do instead if they want coverage by influential bloggers. 
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Gail,

Cool! I only received a few PR pitches over the past few months. This post clarified some things.

Thanks for sharing Gail!
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FREE until sometime tomorrow, this 11 author joint Kindle eBook shares how we learned from failures and continued toward success. Rated 5 stars by a Top 10 Amazon Reviewer and #4 on several new releases lists, we hope you will enjoy and learn from what we shared. 

Amazon will only let us keep it free for 5 days so please download it right away. Feel free to share it with anyone you like even after it goes to 99 cents. We wrote it as a gift - not to make money. 
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+Gail Gardner Cool - downloaded last night - I will make sure I read that chapter if nothing else.   What is this "startup gap" hangout - are you associated with that?
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Most of the freelancers I know do not do any active prospecting; they are relying on passive channels and hoping that will be enough. My customers primarily choose me based on what I've written. That is what brings them in.

The reason I mentor bloggers to help small businesses instead of just working with the small businesses directly is that what we do is so complex that small businesses are not going to be able to learn it all. They need to hire people who are already experts.

You have found the "secret" that the best potential customers are "high probability" clients: those who already "get it". Check out highprobsell.com as that is core to what they teach.
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Convey your heartfelt wishes to your dearest mom on this very significant day and celebrate it in style to thank her for all her sacrifices for us. Send dynamic Gifts to them allover in Germany and make them feel proud on you.
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+Rob Gordon agreed I could share this with members here.  You may want to try out the Brother CreativeCenter and enter what you create in this contest. Entries will be compiled in a slideshare - including what you make for your business. They are published on BizSugar.com which has 1.5 million registered members and I believe +Anita Campbell mentioned it would be published also on SmallBizTrends.com - both are sites members of this group may want to check out. 
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+Gail Gardner Probably you didn't need to mention me upfront, plus I am also wondering if this is being promoted wrong.  Are you saying even the people who don't win will get listed?   That is almost as good as the prize. 
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Good debate going on over on The Survivalist blog regarding whether getting your FFL is a good - or bad - idea.
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It's crazy that the government has all paranoid. I hope the next president is not a gun grabber. 
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Have you ever seen Google ignore robots.txt disallow?  

"I have seen all sorts of crazy search results in the past, but this one certainly takes the cake for me. A website has a robots.txt file directive for the search engines to NOT index their website. And Google actually shows that they know about that directive NOT to index the website.

Let’s take a look at the robots.txt file, here is what it says:
User-agent: *
Disallow: /

Even though this says to the search engines: DO NOT index my website, Google doesn’t care, they index the website, and rank it number one in the search results."

See the post for screen captured proof posted by +Bill Hartzer 
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Google doesn't ignore robots.txt because they can use chrome navigation or other methods to discover the URL. Probably you need to use the noindex value in the meta tag robots in combination with robots.txt following the Google webmaster directives.
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Encouraging sm savvy bloggers to support #smbiz
Introduction
You have found the Gail Gardner behind GrowMap.com who mentors bloggers and small businesses on how they can support each other to create a better world. 
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Received SmallBizTrends Small Business Influencer Award, interviewed on Technorati, recommended by small business consultants, business owners and bloggers. See links in http://www.growmap.com/small-business-influencers/ and LinkedIn profile at http://www.linkedin.com/in/growmap
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  • University of Life
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Internet Strategist