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25 Influencers Share Their Top Tips to Succeed on Triberr

From www.bloggingspell.com

Influencer marketing is the next gen strategy for smart marketers. Here 25 triberr influencers are sharing their best tips to be successful on it.
Ileane Smith:

My contribution to this article:


The first tips I want to share is set up your RSS feeds correctly to make sure the right blog is connected to the right tribe.

Check your Account settings and go to the My Blogs tab – and remember that every time your join a new tribe, you must check your settings.

The other tips I have is that it is very important to add images. I have a video on my youtube channel that sums up how to use images to make your content stand out on Triberr:

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How To Find The Right Content Promotion Opportunities | Search Engine People

From www.searchenginepeople.com

If you're not promoting your content, it might as well be invisible. There are more than 2 billion netizens, creating zettabytes of data...

you want to get your content in front of as many people as possible. That means setting a schedule for promoting it.

For my own work, I use a tool called CoSchedule (reviewed on Basic Blog Tips). This lets me schedule social media updates on different platforms at different times relative to the date of content publication. While it automates the posting, you still have to create the updates yourself, with help built into the tool. CoSchedule's CEO, Garrett Moon, uses it to promote his blog posts over a two month period.


Ileane Smith:

Shout out to tools like Scoop.it!

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How to Create A Blogging Workflow That Makes Sense

From www.myonlinebizjourney.com

How to create a blogging workflow that makes sense....

4)Network with other bloggers

Blogger Networking 101 (the condensed version).

a) Leave useful + insightful comments on their blog posts. Be genuine and add value instead of being self-promotional.

b) Share their blog posts (I find Twitter very useful for this)

c) E-mail them thanking them for the blog post and what you learned from the blog post

d) If you want to take it even further, put one thing they have written about into practice and report on your results in an e-mail to them.

For a long time, I ignored networking with other bloggers mainly because I had an inferiority complex and I was not sure how to go about it.

If you are in that place, let me suggest Triberr to you.

Ryan Biddulph and Basic Blog Tips both have amazing blog posts on Triberr and how to use it.

Ileane Smith:

I'm really pleased to see bloggers who quickly grasp the importance of networking and Triberr is one of the most efficient sites to help make that happen. 

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Blogger Outreach Strategy: How to Get Incoming Links from Top Blogs

From bloggerspassion.com

How to build quality links from authority sites in the Post-Penguin era? Blogger outreach strategy is the best way to build links and grow your traffic...

Yes, creating viral content helps you build great links but you should also reach out other bloggers if you want to get more exposure on your blog posts.

It’s a lot easier for you to get incoming links from other blogs if you mention them in your blog posts. Remember, blogger outreach strategy is all about win/win approach. So you can’t ask anyone to link to your sites without linking to their posts first.

By using the strategies mentioned in this post, shoot an email to a blogger who you linked from your post and tell him you have just linked to one of his posts. That’s it! It’s a perfect way to cultivate the blogger outreach strategy.

Ileane Smith:

Connections will always rock the internet!

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How to Wow Influencers & Get Them to Promote You

From jennadalton.com

This is how you get influencers to promote you....

Once someone likes you and pays attention to you, it’s a smart strategy to do what ya can to stay in their good books.

It can become a double win – you help them, and they help you too.

Kinda like how Ileane from BasicBlogTips.com tweeted out one of my freebies to over 10,000 followers the other day.


I wrote a couple guest posts for her – this one and this one – and continued to follow her, comment every once in a while on her posts, and share her stuff.

Of course I didn’t do it just so she would help me out.

But in my experience karma exists in the online world (just like in the offline world).

When you help others out, at some point, in some way, that generosity is gonna come back for you.

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3 Things I Need To Blog Every Day - GabeJohansson.com

From gabejohansson.com

Making things easier is the name of the game if you're trying to blog every day. Here are 3 things that help me get stuff done effortlessly...Now I just need to brush up on my SEO skills.

Ileane Smith:

Great to see my buddy Gabe blogging again (and giving my blog some link luv).

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Top 50 Rich Media Social Influencers to Follow on Twitter | Cision

From www.cision.com

More adults use Pinterest than Twitter. It and other rich media social networks are shaping social's future. Follow Twitter's top rich media influencers.
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A/B Test Your Email Marketing

From zapier.com

A/B testing just takes applying an extra bit of text to your email body copy, using an extra subject line field or setting up a second email and marking it as variant "B". Once you do that, your email marketing service takes care of the rest...


Credits: Screenshots from respective app help documentation pages. AWeber results screenshot via Basic Blog Tips. Unhaggle email screenshots courtesy Vero.

Ileane Smith:

I've heard about Zapier before but now that they have shared my AWeber screenshots (with proper credit of course) I surely check the site out further.

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2015 P50 Bloggers Strategy and Directions - Dragon Blogger Technology

From www.dragonblogger.com

From Justin Germino:

"I decided to poll some of my most long term blog friends and contacts on how their strategies apply and if they had any new strategies for 2015 compared to previous years.  These are bloggers that I personally have known since either 2008 or 2009 when I started Dragon Blogger and a great group of bloggers who are all carving out their own place in the Internet for their own passions and ventures.  Here are their strategies or blogging tips for 2015 and I share mine at the end of the article.I decided to poll some of my most long term blog friends and contacts on how their strategies apply and if they had any new strategies for 2015 compared to previous years.  These are bloggers that I personally have known since either 2008 or 2009 when I started Dragon Blogger and a great group of bloggers who are all carving out their own place in the Internet for their own passions and ventures.  Here are their strategies or blogging tips for 2015 and I share mine at the end of the article."

Ileane Smith:

Ileane from Ms. Ileane Speaks says “My plans for 2015 are to continue with creating content on my blog, my podcast and my YouTube channel. What’s new for me in 2015 is the online courses I’m creating on sites like Udemy and Skillfeed. My goal is to challenge myself to produce content that’s more organized and that gets people to take action. I’ve been encouraging people for years to start podcasting and making YouTube videos but many times I find that folks are stuck in the mindset of consuming text content all the time. By making my content available on online learning platforms it will reach more people who are committed to getting on the mic or getting in front of the camera to connect with their audience.”

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My List of 2014 Favorites in Social Media - Jenn's Trends

From www.jennstrends.com

During this time of gift giving, I really like to be able to give you some sort of a gift. And not just something superfluous or useless. No, I want to give you something that you an use to educate yourself and grow your business even more!

So I have put together my list of favorites in social media from 2014!


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Pinterest Accounts

Jeff Sieh

Penney Fox

Ileane Smith

Cynthia Sanchez – Oh So Pinteresting

Anna Bennett

Mary Green

Peg Fitzpatrick


 

Ileane Smith:

Humbled and honored to see my Pinterest account here on Jenn's list!

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Make These Changes in Your Business — Today

From smallbiztrends.com

The new year is a time for new beginnings, both in life and in business. If you haven’t already, ... 

Make a Serious Commitment to Video

(Basic Blog Tips)

YouTube is a great tool for businesses. So why not learn as much about it as possible and use it to your advantage? If you haven’t already, now could be the perfect time to make the most of YouTube, with these tips compiled by Ileane Smith. BizSugar members also talk about the post here.

Ileane Smith:

YouTube was one of my primary networks for growth in 2014

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Blogging For Beginners

From www.successfulblogging.com

I also wanted to take advantage of their expertise and asked them each to answer this question for my readers: "What was the biggest mistake you made when you
Ileane Smith:

“Great question. When I started blogging it was purely by accident so I didn’t have any goals in mind. I didn’t know much about social media either so I just fumbled my way around trying to figure out how to use WordPress. It took a few months for me to realize that having a blog is a big responsibility.

My audience grew quickly and I could see that the people who visited my blog or watched my YouTube videos were getting a lot of value out of the content I was producing. I was making an impact on my community and people started turning to me for answers when they needed to solve their problems with blogging and social media management. After about 2 years or more it dawned on me.

I was making the same mistake that many of the top bloggers and content creators make when they start out – I wasn’t building an email list!

Oh well, you know what they say. Live and learn. If anyone want to subscribe to my list now they can head over to Basic Blog Tips and grab a free social media traffic report along with some other exclusive goodies. They will find that I’m still the go-to blogger when they need a helping hand!”

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To Increase Engagement Should You Just Pick One Platform

From www.patriciaapatton.com

In building community and increasing Engagement Should You Just Pick One Platform and focus. Or is there a reason to take a more expanded approach.
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The One Secret To Becoming A Blogging Superhero

From worthblogger.com

Blog post at WorthBlogger - Tips for writing a blog worth reading : Who doesn't want to become a blogging superhero? I bet you really want to, I mean you wouldn't have clicked on this post link let alone read[....] 

Blogging Superhero #5: Ileane Smith of BasicPodcastingTips.comChannel/Medium of Solving Problems: Podcasting/YouTube

Another blogging superhero I watch very closely is Ileane Smith. She has gradually graduated from writing blog posts to doing videos and podcasts to directly solve problems for people.

As at the time of writing this post, Ms Ileane has uploaded about 27 podcasts on blogging tips, social media and YouTube strategies to iTunes.

Ileane Smith:

This is an innovation approach to giving shout outs to your favorite bloggers. I love that Jackson took the time to find my Basic Podcasting Tips blog which rarely gets mentioned. 

Jackson Nwachukwu's comment, December 6, 2014 4:06 PM
Hey Ileane,
Jackson Nwachukwu's comment, December 6, 2014 4:07 PM
Thanks so much for the scoop! I really appreciate. Do have a wonderful weekend my friend.
Ileane Smith's comment, December 6, 2014 7:10 PM
You're welcome @Daniel Smith and @Jackson Nwachukwu

How You Can Build Community on the Web and Optimize Toward Success | Black Enterprise

From www.blackenterprise.com

Ileane Smith, known in social media circles as Ms. Ileane, is founder of Basic Blog Tips (BBT), a site that seeks to inform consumers about how to reach their blogging goals and have fun along the way. Based in Philadelphia, she is talks regularly with many early adopters, innovators and leaders in the field of SEO, blog tips and monetization. Because she functions in a community of game-changing, new media influencers and has built a business centered on engagement, we met up with her to learn about the role of engagement in building her business.


BlackEnterprise.com: How did BBT get started?

Ileane Smith: I actually started blogging in 2009 by accident. My daughter Nikki started a free WordPress blog. I thought I was signing up to follow her blog, but it turned out that I was actually signing up for my own blog.

Once I realized what I’d done, I got excited about being able to put my thoughts out on the web for everyone to read. Even today I’m amazed by how empowering it is to have a blog. In those days my biggest challenge was finding good tutorials and instructions for how to navigate the dashboard and other technical aspects of blogging. I found myself hunting for tutorials on “YouTube University” and its support forums, like Lisa Irby’s Website Babble. I had not begun to think about how an engaged community supports the bottom line.

Ileane Smith:

I've always been a fan of Black Enterprise Magazine so you can imagine that I'm absolutely thrilled to be featured here in this interview on their site. It is certainly a dream come true!

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Another Amazing Tsu Profile - Ileane Smith

From www.tsu.co

1. Who are you? 

I’m Ileane and I own Basic Blog Tips, one of the most popular blogs on the web covering blogging, social media and YouTube. My bio reads: Blogger, Podcaster, YouTuber, Social Media Diva. 

2. What's your motto? 

I’m here to learn, to teach, and to connect! This was the tagline of my very first blog and it still holds true today. 

3. Why are you on Tsu? 

It’s an interesting place to hang out. I heard about it and then I got the nudge from you, so I decided to move it up on my to do list. I find it very delightful so far. I use it the same way as I do Instagram but I love that it works just as well from desktop as from mobile and there’s no limitation on posting links. Besides, I can’t call myself a “Social Media Diva” if I don’t give a site like this a fair shot, now can I? 

4. What do you want most to see posted on Tsu? ......

Ileane Smith:

Be sure to read the rest of the interview on Tsu!


If you want to join use my link http://tsu.co/ileane

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Tuesday Tech Tips #7 - 11/18/14

From activerain.trulia.com

Here's the 7th installment of Tuesday Tech tips. These are articles I've gleaned while reading ViralcontentBuzz.com. If you haven't yet joined that site...

Blogger Interview: Sharing Pinterest Marketing Ideas with Jeff Sieh by Ileane Smith.  Ileane always has great articles on pinterest, and she explains them in an easy to follow way.   She is also a great person to follow on Google Plus.

Ileane Smith:

Activerain looks like a cool site for Real Estate professional. Glad to know that they got a chance to see some of my Pinterest tips.

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Top 33 People to Follow on Tsu

From www.rickramos.com

Tsu is a new social network that actually pays you to be active on the site and publish content. Here's a list of the Top 33 People to Follow on Tsu!


Ileane Smith:

I got "listed" again. If you're not on Tsu, please join me http://tsu.co/ileane

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Top 100 Internet Marketing Blogs to Read Often, With RSS and Twitter Feeds

From effectiveinboundmarketing.com

#38. BasicBlogTips (RSS) BasicBlogTips posts an average of 2 blog posts per week. With a focus on blogging tips, social media and Youtube tutorials, BasicBlogTips has quickly become a trusted source of inspiration for aspiring bloggers.


#38. BasicBlogTips (RSS) BasicBlogTips posts an average of 2 blog posts per week. With a focus on blogging tips, social media and Youtube tutorials, BasicBlogTips has quickly become a trusted source of inspiration for aspiring bloggers.

Ileane Smith:

I read a lot of these blogs and got introduced to some new ones too! Honored to be mentioned here as well!

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Ask the Editors: How Do You Want to be Pitched and What Has Changed?

From www.highervisibility.com

From Amanda DiSilvestro on Higher Visibility:


I talked with some of the best editors in the SEO and online marketing industry and asked them the following questions:

When a writer emails you about getting involved in your content marketing and contributing content, what is it that you look for in his/her email? Are there specific things you don’t like to see with this type of pitch? Have your standards and thoughts on this subject changed over the last several months?

Ileane Smith:

This is my contribution to the post:


I started accepting guest posts on Basic Blog Tips over 4 years ago and during that time nearly 200 guest authors have contributed content the blog. Most of those bloggers were already on my radar before they approached me about guest posting. I’m active in a number of blogging communities like Blog Engage, Triberr and Social Buzz Club so it’s much easier for members of those communities to connect with me for guest posting outreach. I talk more about my process in this episode of my podcast.

When I get approached by people who use a template email—most of the time I’m not interested. I can always tell when the person hasn’t done their research about me or my blog based on the tone of the email. Of course any email that mentions a “team” of writers gets rejected. Then there are those that are going to provide an article at absolutely no charge or free of charge. I find that type of email very annoying and consider it spam or junk mail.

In the past, the only way I would consider a new guest author is if they left a voice mail for me through my Speakpipe account. That’s a great way to filter out the noise. And I always ask for examples from previous guest posts so I can check their interaction and responses to comments. Something I started doing recently is checking Buzzsumo to search for past articles of potential guests. Just type in “author:author name” to see the results and it does a great job of pulling in their portfolios.
Overall, I’m starting to see a lot more guest posting requests come through from more qualified authors and I find that very refreshing.

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125 Best People to Follow on Twitter for Social Media Geeks

From www.postplanner.com

Do you LOVE social media but you're bored with your Twitter feed? No problem. Here are 125 of the best people to follow on Twitter for social media geeks.
Ileane Smith:

Honored to appear on this list of top 125 people to follow on Twitter from the Post Planner blog.

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8+ Courses to Diversify Your Marketing Strategy Without Feeling Overwhelmed

From www.searchenginejournal.com

List of free (and cheap) marketing courses aims mostly at diversifying your list of learning resources: Many of them will be absolutely new to you.
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The Manly Pinterest Tips Show - With Special Guest Ileane Smith

From plus.google.com

Join us each week for *The Manly Pinterest Tips Show and Podcast* Our mission, (and we choose to accept it) is to give practical tips to help you succeed on Pinterest  

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Get Basic Blog Tips for Android on Google Play

From play.google.com

Description

Welcome to Basic Blog Tips. You’re here to get blogging tips or help with social media optimization and I’m here to help. Basic Blog Tips is all about helping you reach your goals and having some fun along the way. My goal is to help YOU build a better blog.
I do that by providing Blogging tips; Social media tutorials; YouTube training videos and last but certainly not least; The Ms. Ileane Speaks Podcast.

Together we’ll explore all the top strategies available to help you master the art of content creation!

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