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GDI’s Built-In Marketing Tools

The Movie Ticket

Often we get asked what marketing tools, if any, GDI provides to affiliates. People can sometimes get frustrated and say that GDI doesn’t offer any marketing tools, forgetting that they themselves probably learned about GDI and signed up as a result of our most powerful and successful marketing tool to day: the 7 minute movie. The movie is just one of our marketing tools, but is the easiest to use and most successful by far. The 7 minute movie answers the questions that many considering GDI have a presents it in a simple, easy to follow way. If you’ve never seen the movie, check it out here and share.

Your Upline

The second most powerful marketing tool GDI has to offer is your people. Income in network marketing comes from your network which is made up of people. Ask those people in your upline what tools they use to be successful, ask yourself what drew you to GDI and try to replicate that power.

The Trial

What better way to market an opportunity like GDI than letting people try it out? This is how the 7 day trial works. If people still aren’t convinced after talking with you, seeing your site and watching the movie, invite them to try out GDI for free to see all that GDI has to offer.

The Inviter

The GDI Inviter that all members have access to is also a great hands off marketing tool. If you’re a basic member, simply input the email addresses of people you would like to check out your page and learn more and GDI does the rest of the work for you. Even better if you’re a premium member, the Inviter can grab email addresses right from your personal email account, allow you to decide which people you want to invite and send the emails out for you. It’s hands free, minimal time direct marketing, provided to you by GDI.

Learn More: Link Tracking

On Friday we talked about some of our favorite social tools, one of them being bitly. bitly is a link tracking and shortening service that tells you who is clicking your links and when.  This information is crucial to figuring out what kind of traffic you’re driving, if your content is keeping people engaged and if the links to your site are inviting. bitly and sites like it are becoming essential to better create and manage your content and links.

Thankfully, link tracking tools are very easy to use, and most just require a quick registration. They allow you to shorten, share and track links. Unlike site analytics programs, link tracking sites allow you track links from as many different websites as you would like all at once. These sites work by creating a shortened link for the URL you copy and paste into their program. Once the shortened link is created from you original URL you can then use that shortened link, which will look something like this: http://ow.ly/qtlro anywhere you’d like and see real time date for clicks. These shortened links function just like regular URLs.

Link tracking is helpful for seeing how often your link has been clicked, what the most popular click times were and clicks over a longer period of time like multiple months. You can take the link data these sites share and see what kind of content you’re sharing gets the most clicks and at what time to ensure you are posting content your visitors will like. Link tracking sites are also great for Twitter and other micro blogging sites with limited space as these services can make even the longer links much shorter.

Some examples of link tracking sites to check out:

bitly- http://bitly.com/

TweetBurner- http://tweetburner.com/

Tiny URL- http://tinyurl.com/

Ow.ly- http://ow.ly/url/shorten-url


Learn More about GDI’s Plugins

PluginsBlogGDI offers ready to use plugins for your website. All you need to do is navigate to WordPress and More in your Members Area and choose which ones you would like to turn on. Read on to learn a bit more about each plugin.


WordPress is a free open source blogging software that has become one of the most popular and prominent content management services on the web. In WordPress.org’s own words: “The core software is built by hundreds of community volunteers, and when you’re ready for more there are thousands of plugins and themes available to transform your site into almost anything you can imagine. Over 25 million people have chosen WordPress to power the place on the web they call “home” – we’d love you to join the family.”


The forum plugin is powered by phpBB, which provides the tools to create online communities. phpBB says, “Millions of people use phpBB on a daily basis, making it the most widely used open source bulletin board system in the world. Whether you want to stay in touch with a small group of friends or are looking to set up a large multi-category board for a corporate website, phpBB has the features you need built-in.”


The gallery is powered by Coppermine and gives you a space to upload and share photos and albums. You can create private albums, albums that require registration to view or public albums. Viewers of your gallery can also rate pictures and leave comments depending on how you adjust the settings.


Drupal is an alternative way to build you WebSite. According to their site, “Drupal is an open source content management platform powering millions of websites and applications. It’s built, used, and supported by an active and diverse community of people around the world… Use Drupal to build everything from personal blogs to enterprise applications. Thousands of add-on modules and designs let you build any site you can imagine