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Keeping Your Website Safe | School of Podcasting


Today we talk about malware (a virus on your website). You are going to have a hard time growing your audience if they are afraid of coming to your site. Special thanks to Ms. Ileane of basic blog tips for pointing out that one of my sites had an issue (which has since been fixed).

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Do YouTube links influence your Google ranking? - Business and Faith


We all want incoming links, but will incoming links from YouTube effect your SEO? Are all YouTube links no-follow links? YouTube and SEO - in writing and video...Take a look at the following YouTube video made by Ileane at Basic Blog Tips for more information.

Sigbjørn Heier's comment, February 13, 2013 7:40 AM
Thanks a lot for :)
Ileane Smith's comment, February 13, 2013 8:23 AM
You are very welcome. Thanks for the mention :)
Dotty Scott's curator insight, February 13, 2013 10:44 PM

I do not 100% agree with this conclusion.  There is way more to increasing Google Ranking than links - and to be honest links do not help that much anymore.  YouTube videos will increase your visibility, traffic, and overall web efforts.

14 Bloggers To Watch For In 2013!


  2013 is already here! Is it too late already to post this kind of article? Naw, I am still going to publish it for you guys the fans!...

Basic Blog Tips is a blog I have subscribed through the RSS feed and I am not lying about it!

It is a must that I am subscribed that way so I don’t miss any article that I didn’t read and comment on!


It is a must that you subscribe to Ileane’s blog and watch her progress in the blogging industry.

Her YouTube passion for videos and the podcast she is starting to use as a communication channel is going to take a larger part of her success in 2013!

Also her involvement in certain blogging and internet events is already taking place in 2013, such as the content success submit of 2013.

Watch out!

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Inspirational Bloggers That Will Help You In Your Blogging Career


This post is about the great Inspirational Bloggers that will help you in your blogging carrier and let you to gain much attention from there helpful tips...

Ileane Smith: She always blog for the people and the topics that are posted on basic blog tips are very useful and are easy to implement on your blogging style.

Key Factor: Kind hearted and tells you about enhancing your writings.


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How to Building Blog Traffic and Authority through Good Will | Blogging Wizard


In this post you’re going to learn just how easy it is to build traffic to your blog and also build your authority within your niche or industry by simply being nice and giving out good will...

A quick example…

There will no doubt be certain bloggers or authority figures in your niche, some of whom you have probably followed for a while now. The same can be said for me within the blogging niche (not that it’s really a niche anymore).

I have been following Ileane from Basicblogtips.comJason Acidre from and Ana Hoffman from for a while now. They deliver some great content and make great examples to follow.

donhornsby's curator insight, February 11, 2013 8:35 AM

(From the article): Whenever you publish a post you need to make an effort to promote it, if you don’t then it’s just a waste and your readership won’t grow much. Sure you will probably end up getting some visitors from search engines but you shouldn’t put all of your eggs in one basket so to speak.

Businesses Worth Following


Woah. Talk about bad lighting. It reminds me of that Seinfeld episode where Jerry had to date the shadow girl and constantly keep her in good lighting. X0X0 ... ♥♥♥ Mentions ♥♥♥

Seinfeld episode |

Ileane Smith |

Gabe Johansson |

Pure Jewel Designs |

Flipzles |

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Exceptional women share their blog traffic secrets ~ PART 1


I'm particularly excited this moment with these women - female bloggers who responded to my mail and decided to open up and share their blog traffic secrets wit(...)
Ileane Smith:

I have to give a ton of credit to all of the awesome content provided by the guest bloggers I host on my blog (Enstine is a fine example of what I’m referring to). I update the blog frequently and I like to embed videos and podcasts into as many blog posts as possible. I also do a lot of networking on social media. From a techie standpoint I use Thesis Theme and SEOPressor plugin to attract traffic from search engines.

Visit Ileane’s blog

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ms. ileane speaks: Claim Your Blog on Technorati in 2013


Technorati is a popular blog directory and bloggers can get traffic when they submit their listing. 

A review of the 2012 traffic stats for Basic Blog Tips, my primary blog, shows that because of the directory listing, Technorati became the #5 source of referral traffic for the entire year. 

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30 Bite-Sized Writing Tips From 30 Great Bloggers


With the release of the Writer’s Bootcamp just around the corner, I thought now would be a good time to publish the best round-up post I’ll publish this year. yea...

22. Ileane Smith ‏@BasicBlogTips - Blog Promotion Manifesto

“Re-purpose your best blog content in a podcast, video and SlideShare presentation for maximum reach.”

Ileane Smith:

Great tips here from some awesome bloggers! I'm honored to be mentioned along with them.

donhornsby's curator insight, January 31, 2013 6:53 AM

(From the article): Take good notes, something tells me these people know what they’re talking about. =)


Great input!

Ana Boa-ventura's comment, January 31, 2013 9:43 AM
Very helpful- learn from the great ones:) Sharing with educators in Europe!
Ileane Smith's comment, January 31, 2013 10:08 AM
Thanks Don and Ana!

Blog Influencers | Get Life Strong


Thinking of earning online? There are tons out there. One surefire online good earners are those people behind establish blog sites. They earn in different way and style. It’s been more than ... 

BASICBLOGTIPS of Ileane Smith. Most of the times when I’m searching something about blogging, her site always popping up. It seems, Ileane is everywhere  . She is having a good job with her SEO thing for sure. The story how she got her site’s logo is very inspiring for new aspiring graphic designer. She looks very approachable for an expert, I’ll get in touch with you soon Ileane. 

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WordPress Company Automattic Buys Popular Synced Note-Taking App - Small Business Trends


Online business means blogging. In fact, what is arguably the most popular form of digital publishing is so inextricably linked to entrepreneurship, its importance is rarely questioned. In this post, we’ll look at developments at one of the most popular blog platforms around and talk about blog techniques and other tools likely to help your business efforts online....

Blogs for Business

Take the a-list. Blogging is about establishing a presence and a voice for yourself and your business, but of course, there’s plenty of competition out there. So the key is to distinguish your blog’s voice and your personal brand from all the rest. Guest blogger Justin Young suggests taking tips from superstars like Michael Jordan when elevating your performance as a blogger. Basic Blog Tips

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10 Useful Social Media Marketing and Promotion Tips for Bloggers


If you're looking for more tips and help for promoting your blog and increasing your blog traffic, these social media marketing tips are sure to help...

6 Effective Ways to Promote Your Blog Using Social Media
Read You’re sure to find Noah’s post handy. He brings up an interesting point: “social media and blogging [are] as one.” Because of this it’s important to know the proper ways to market your blog via social media.  This post explains how to effectively use 5 of those methods. Are you using them all?

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Where to Promote Your YouTube Videos?


You should spend as much time promoting your videos as you do creating them. Not sure how to promote your YouTube videos? Start with this master list....

Scoop It reminds me of a hybrid of Pinterest and StumbleUpon. You can create and/or follow various topics on the site and pin or “scoop” posts into your topic list.

I found a great YouTube Tips and Tricks board curated by the always awesome Ms. Ileane from Basic Blog Tips. Check it out!

Ileane Smith:

Only problem with this post is that I can't decide which one of my boards to on!! Oh well, guess I'll have to share it on more than one. :)

Thanks for the awesome shout out and more props for!

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SCORE Recognizes Businesses for Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Small Business Trends


We talk a great deal about the practical aspects of starting and running a small business. Perhaps we don’t spend enough time thinking about the great values promoted by entrepreneurs and small business owners. As Martin Luther King Jr. Day is observed here in the U.S., it may be a good time to reflect upon the differences that we, as entrepreneurs, can make in the world. Read more...

Build your network. Whether building a social movement or a business, networking is important. Building a network is easier than most people think, and it certainly doesn’t need to begin and end with your Facebook account. In fact, in this guest post, Jessy Troy, blogger for DIY Gadgets, talks about how the practice of guest blogging among online entrepreneurs can create a powerful and influential network you can put to work for many of your business needs. Basic Blog Tips

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Triberr or Just Retweet – Which is Right for You Now?


Triberr or Just Retweet – The Pros and cons of each when sharing your content via social media channels
Ileane Smith:

I'm a big fan of JustRetweet and I highly recommend it. 

Lisa Sicard's comment, January 19, 2013 3:11 PM
Thanks Ileane for sharing!
Ileane Smith's comment, January 20, 2013 1:04 AM
You're welcome. Thanks for the mention.

Design, Traffic, & Monetization: Website Success in 2013

From Learn how to SUCCESSFULLY build a website and monetize it in this informative Google Hangout On Air with "Niche Website Success" a...
Ileane Smith:

Fantasic interview with Lisa Irby! Catch the shout out at time stamp 58:27

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Can You Milk The Twitter Cow Directly From Your Blog? via @ZenSpill



The Most Effective Button Locations.

There is a really great post at Ms.Ileane Smith’s blog, that talks about all the reasons why someone wouldn’t share your post on Twitter. One of the points the post makes is that no one would bother sharing a post if the sharing buttons are even a little hard to find. But it works the other way around too. The easier it is to find the tweet button, the more likely people are to actually tweet it. So here’s the breakdown of the best locations for the tweet button in order of most effective.....

Ileane Smith:

My comment on the post: Twitter has so many new tricks these days I think I missed a couple of them. For example #7 – I’m not sure I’ve seen those around much on blogs and I think it’s kind of nifty. I’ll give it a try.

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FACEBOOK: How the Advent of Timeline Makes Promoting a Business Even More Effective


Blog post at GROWMAP.COM : This is a guest post by Christopher Wallace, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Amsterdam Printing Promotional Products to share tips...

How to Create Facebook Timeline Images

If you want to do this yourself, Ileane @BasicBlogTips recommends the Facebook Timeline Splicer Pro App.  Mari Smith shared last month that Facebook Single Column Timeline Designs Rolled Out so it is likely there will be a similar design for businesses. If it is already out I haven’t seen it yet.

ben matthew's curator insight, September 1, 2014 7:19 AM

Ever used Facebook as a social network for business purposes? This is an interesting read for those who have or are interested in using this social network to promote your business. Here is some insight into using Facebook to promote your business which i find quite useful.


My Awesome Interview with @SocialWebCafe » Personal Blog of Justin Germino


I was actually really sick two days ago with what I thought was a stomach bug (probably was) and in recovery so haven’t been posting much.  I saw however that Deborah Anderson from@SocialWebCafe had finished updating and published our interview from a few months back polishing it up into a formal lessons from the Dragon Blogger article that she wound up publishing on Basic Blog Tips.

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RSS Syndication – Get Noticed and Establish Your Blog


Blog post at : What good is it having a blog if no one ever sees it or comments on it.  Syndication is vital to your blog, and in this blog post I want – I recently watched Ileane’s video on YouTube. (make sure you subscribe to her channel it’s great!).  She made a good point about claiming your blog there and many people look down on it.  Honestly, I don’t know why either Ileane?  Maybe they are just lazy!  It was her number 5 source of traffic via social media.  I don’t spend much time there, but I have claimed my blogs there and it does pass some good link juice.  Now that I think of it I should really start participating there more often.

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Why journalists need to pay attention to Google Author Rank in 2013


Remember back in 2011, when Google linked the Google Plus profiles of journalists to Google News, and folks like Emily Bell,  Erik Wemple, Amy Gahran, Megan Garber  and I had a cross-platform... If you focus on online marketing, journalism and SEO — and like it or not, if you publish on the Internet, you need to keep an eye on these areas — this is a noteworthy development. It’s worth taking the time to understand Author Rank, learn how it works, why it matters to SEO, and think about how it might apply to what you do online. To learn more, check out  Google’s Authorship page on Plus.

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Dan Norris Content marathon complete »


I was also interviewed twice on other podcasts. The first was on this awesome Content marketing smackdown put together by Jake Hower.

You can check it out on Content Smackdown with Dan Andrews, James Schramko and Dan Norris.

The second was with Casey from the Industry Domination Podcast but that one hasn’t gone live yet.

And I was interviewed in a text interview by Ileane on Basic Blog Tips here.

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2012 Blog Rockstar Awards


I've decided to hold an awards that is not based on popularity, but based on specific criteria that I look for in a site that goes above and[..]

Ileane Smith of Basic Blog Tips

Ileane runs a blog community that is quite active and constantly shares articles to help bloggers with using their blogs. She tries to keep on top of the blog game and is always talking with readers and is always talking with readers and blogging colleagues.

Ileane Smith:

Getting an award from Nile Flores means the world to me! I really appreciate this!

Mrs. Washington's comment, January 7, 2013 4:07 PM
Ms. Ileane Smith, You are on top of the game and you give quality content too !!!
Ileane Smith's comment, January 7, 2013 4:20 PM
Thank you!