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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Fido's Freebie Friday Can't Wait
to Reveal the New Button!

by Carrie Boyko, CEB
Tanner's Last Hurrah
We're so excited we can hardly stand it. A brand new button is coming next week. It better represents our desire to offer giveaways, contests, and prizes for the entire pet-loving world. Be sure to stop in and see the new badge on my blog when you are here next week. It will be in my sidebar in the very same spot as the old badge.

If you're a blogger worried about having to replace your old button, set those worries aside. We'll be replacing it for you by changing out the image attached to the code. If you've entered the button with code this change will occur without any effort on your part. Those of you who used a linked image will need to replace the button yourself.

Two weeks ago I started a new feature to help bloggers getting started with product reviews. Product Review Pointers will appear each week in a short, actionable format. You can read last week's tip here. No long posts that take weeks to tackle. Now, let's get to this week's tip:

Pet Product Review Tip #3: Test Your Plan with a Practice Review

Now that you have come up with a plan for your first review, run a practice review first, skipping the company contacts and free product. This way there will be no scrutiny on your performance and you can evaluate yourself and look for ways to improve. You can start with conference swag or a low-priced sale item that you're willing to give away at your own cost. Another inexpensive, yet valuable prize, is an envelope full of pet coupons clipped from newspapers and that junk mail that we all complain about. Try it!

Let me know in a comment if you would like me to start listing all the tips somewhere for easy access. 

More Info for Bloggers:

Fido's Freebie Friday's  Help Page remains open to newer bloggers who wish to participate. This page includes information and links to FTC guidelines, Facebook regulations regarding contests and giveaways, photo tips, and help with linking up to our blog hop.

Our Schedule: As in the past, each week's new version of Fido's Freebie Friday will continue to open at 4 PM ET on Thursdays. Linkups now remain OPEN through 3:59 PM ET the following Thursday, giving you 24/7 access to your giveaway posts on All Things Dog Blog and our partner, Doggies and Stuff.

Our Ridiculously Easy Rules:
  • Fido's Freebie Friday Blog Hop is open to posts about giveaways, contests, drawings, prizes, and freebies for pet products or services only, including pet-related or pet-themed items for owners. Feel free to link up multiple items if you have more than one giveaway going on.
  • One additional detail to note: Please make it easy on our shoppers by linking to your specific giveaway post url, so our readers will easily find your giveaway. 
  • Very soon we'll reveal our new badge that you can place in your sidebar or post. You may also link to this post in your Fido's Freebie Friday blog post and invite your readers to tell us that you sent them. Your hosts are All Things Dog Blog and Doggies and Stuff
Welcome and happy shopping!


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