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How to Get Shares: the Social Way versus the SPAM-y Way

Do you get a lot of SPAM?

We do. A ton. Of all different types. There’s the Viagra SPAM that thankfully ends up in the filter and the more direct, unsolicited email that finds its way (unfortunately) into our email boxes. Without exception, everyone has an agenda:

  • Buy our leads!
  • Outsource your development to us!
  • NEW SERVICE you just have to use!
  • We will SEO your site. You want that!

A lot of people have a particularly innocent request — they’d like us to share their content. An innocent enough request but an unsolicited email in no way guarantees that we will share it — or that we’d even want to. (We do, after all, create content ourselves…)

A recent interaction with a particularly persistent spammer named Peggy prompted us to create the following graphic breaking down How to Get Shares: The SPAM-y way versus the Social Way.

 

How to Get Shares

What’s the weirdest SPAM request you’ve ever received? Share it in the comments!

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About the Author: Jen

Known to some as "Jen of Jenfest", Jen comes from a long line of get-rich-quick-schemers. Her obsession with experience, marketing and design started at a young age; she launched her first business at the age of twelve, a crochet pop-up. She is known for her uncanny intuition, out-of-the-box ideas, dedication to strategy and appreciation for details. Jen majored in brain science and thinking (Cognitive Science and Philosophy) and thoroughly enjoyed her time at the University of California at Berkeley.

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