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is a freelance writer, professional blogger, and social media enthusiast who enjoys photography, tennis, and hiking. Her blog, Kikolani, covers blog marketing and blogging tips for personal, professional, and business bloggers. Join her on Google+

Articles by Kristi Hines

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    Manage & analyze your Twitter account with the top Twitter tools Posted by Kristi Hines on 15 August 2012

    Once you have all of the basics down when it comes to getting started with Twitter, building an audience and engaging with them, your next task will be making your Twitter management as effective as possible. This is where Twitter management tools come into play.

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    Building an engaged audience on Twitter Posted by Kristi Hines on 15 August 2012

    Now that you know the basics about Twitter and have hopefully crafted a strong profile, we’re going to move into the next phase of your Twitter strategy. In order to share your message and see results, you have to have an audience to share it with. And not just any audience, but one that is going to really care enough to follow your updates!

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    Getting started with Twitter Posted by Kristi Hines on 09 August 2012

    If you’re just getting started with Twitter, or you created a Twitter account long ago and are just beginning to seriously use it for your business, then here is what you need to know to use Twitter today. In this first post in our Twitter series, we’re going to cover creating a strong Twitter profile and common Twitter terminology.

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    How to spice up your Facebook page Posted by Kristi Hines on 27 June 2012

    When it comes to your business’ Facebook page, you will need to pull out all of the stops in order to really dazzle people. In this post, we’re going to look at five things you can do to make your brand shine on Facebook beyond just standard updates.

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    3 ways to build links through social media Posted by Kristi Hines on 05 June 2012

    Social media can play an important role in your online marketing as a way to engage your target audience, but it can also be used in your link building strategy if you know what you’re doing. Here are the main three ways that you can gain additional backlinks to your website and boost your rankings using social media.

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    How to use Google+ Hangouts for business Posted by Kristi Hines on 29 May 2012

    One unique feature of Google+ is the ability to host hangouts. explains how you can use it to your business' advantage.

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    A look inside LinkedIn Premium Account features Posted by Kristi Hines on 26 April 2012

    Whenever people write about LinkedIn, they mostly focus on the free features of the networks and say that those are all you need. And for most people, a free account will get you great results. But if you’re looking for more, then here are some things you will get with a LinkedIn Premium Account ...

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    How to create a company page on LinkedIn Posted by Kristi Hines on 30 March 2012

    In this last in our LinkedIn series, internet marketing blogger Kristi Hines shares some valuable advice on how to set up a company page on LinkedIn.

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    How to gain traffic and exposure using LinkedIn Groups and Answers Posted by Kristi Hines on 28 March 2012

    In the last article in this series, Kristi Hines mentioned the benefit of using LinkedIn Groups to connect with others to build your network. In this one, she discusses how to use LinkedIn Groups and LinkedIn Answers to build your authority, gain exposure, and increase traffic to your website.

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    How to find connections and get recommendations on LinkedIn Posted by Kristi Hines on 28 March 2012

    Now that you have your LinkedIn profile set up and ready to impress, you will need to start making connections to grow your LinkedIn network. In this second article Kristi Hines shows you how to do that.

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    How to set up a LinkedIn professional profile Posted by Kristi Hines on 28 March 2012

    The first step on the road to success on LinkedIn is creating a well-optimized LinkedIn professional profile. Blog marketing expert Kristi Hines explains how to set one up.

  • Illustration for How to measure your Google+ traffic

    How to measure your Google+ traffic Posted by Kristi Hines on 01 March 2012

    Now that you (hopefully) have had your Google+ personal profile and business page set up, you are probably wondering how you can track your Google+ success. Kristi Hines illustrates the ways you can track Google+ and Google+1 button activity in relation to your website.

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    Why have a Google Plus personal page? Posted by Kristi Hines on 20 January 2012

    Before you jump into creating a Google+ page for your business, you will need a Google+ personal profile. Aside from the ability to create and administer Google+ pages, there are several other great reasons to have a Google+ personal profile. Kristi Hines explains what those reasons are.

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    How to set up a Google Plus personal profile Posted by Kristi Hines on 20 January 2012

    Ready to get started with Google+? The following guide by blogging expert Kristi Hines will help you set up your Google+ personal profile.

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    Why have a Google Plus business page? Posted by Kristi Hines on 20 January 2012

    After reading about all of the advantages of Google+ personal profiles, you might be asking yourself why you would need a Google+ page in addition to your personal profile. While much of the design and functionality of the Google+ page is similar to personal profiles, there are some additional benefits to having a Google+ page. Kristi Hines explains what they are.

  • Illustration for How to set up a Google Plus business page

    How to set up a Google Plus business page Posted by Kristi Hines on 20 January 2012

    Ready to get started with Google+ pages? The following guide by professional blogger Kristi Hines will help you set up a Google+ page for your business.