Buzzsumo: Research Potential Guest Authors and Set-up Content Alerts
Learn how Buzzsumo will help you vet potential guest authors so that you can maintain high-quality standards and authority on your blog!
As the owner of a successful blog, Basic Blog Tips, I get approached several times per week by potential guest bloggers but some of them never make the cut! One of the tools I use in the process of vetting potential guests is called Buzzsumo. In this class you will learn how to use Buzzsumo to examine the work of potential guest authors and find out if they have the level of expertise you would like to represent your domain.
In today’s episode of the ProBlogger podcast, I am talking about a new tool for bloggers and content creators that I’ve really taken to: Blab. It’s kind of like the lovechild of Google Hangouts and Periscope, and I’ve been experimenting with it a lot lately. When I first heard of Blab I was sceptical, but [...]
Very cool to get a shout out from Darren for my Blab video under Further Reading in this article:Further Reading:
- Blab: 20 Quick Tips for Writing Great Blog Posts – With Q&A and Discussion
- Reading Roundup: What’s New in Blogging Lately
- 7 Strategies for Growing Community on Your Blog
- Blab Video Chat App is Like Periscope for Groups of Friends: Mashable
- Blab Tutorial: How to Do Real Time Chat on Blab.im: ileane Smith
Linking is the way to bring up your old content, make your content more trustworthy and, yes, build connections with niche influencers.
"If you aren’t putting at least a few links to related posts within your text, you are missing an opportunity for increased traffic to old content. This is also a way of getting the most out of the older content itself, which can pass from the public eye very quickly."
Learn about the most influential bloggers in the blogosphere and what they're doing to gain incredible success. Follow the leaders, and be successful too.
Nice >> Ileane Smith is not your average Social Media Diva. As an active blogger, YouTuber and podcaster, she provides free expert guidance allowing her followers to improve their relationships with their audiences and maximize their earnings the easy way. Her website lets you uncover the secrets of the digital media, craft better content, find your own voice and keep your audiences engaged and entertained. What more could you possibly ask for?
The catchphrase of Ileane Smith’s Twitter page is “Find Your Voice, Capture Your Audience.” And, that is what this blogger and self-proclaimed social media diva specializes in. She offers plenty of tips and tricks, but also she announces her podcasts too.
Here's another awesome mention of me that I found thanks to Buzzsumo alerts! I never get tired of people finding value in what I do.
If you want to do social media right, you need to be strategic. Many of us don't start out that way. We sign up for a site to try it out and fumble around
Buffer is a great tool for setting up a social media posting schedule. Here's a good guide from Ileane Smith of Basic Blog Tips. Buffer works with pre-set time slots, allowing you to automate part of your social media posting. This is a good idea, especially if you have limited time, but social media has to be social and interactive, so avoid the temptation to automate everything.
Suffering from bloggers fatigue? Looking for ways to boost your blog readership? Or just want to spice it up a bit? Here are 20 free blogging tools that will help you be more productive, more creative, and bring in more readers...Become an Infographic Wizard
Infographics are a great way to depict all kinds of data – from survey results to how your product works. Free tools include easel.ly, Infogr.am and Piktochart. For tips on creating these, check out this blog from Janice Wald: How to Create Infographics that Send Hoards of New Visitors to your Blog.
Influencer marketing is the next gen strategy for smart marketers. Here 25 triberr influencers are sharing their best tips to be successful on it.
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:
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.
Shout out to tools like Scoop.it!
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.
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.
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.
Connections will always rock the internet!
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.
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.
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.
Great to see my buddy Gabe blogging again (and giving my blog some link luv).
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...
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.
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 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.”
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!
Humbled and honored to see my Pinterest account here on Jenn's list!
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
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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.
YouTube was one of my primary networks for growth in 2014
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
“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!”
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.
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.
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.
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!
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? ......
Be sure to read the rest of the interview on Tsu!
If you want to join use my link http://tsu.co/ileane
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.
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.
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!
I got "listed" again. If you're not on Tsu, please join me http://tsu.co/ileane