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How to be a CommentLuv Featured Blogger on


It's very easy to make sure you qualify to be considered for the featured blogger highlight on and featured post on the Facebook page facebook : h...
Ileane Smith:

Oh yeah!! The Ileane that Andy is referring to - that would be your's truly!!

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10 Ways to Get Traffic Without Google | Captured Blogging Tips


10 Ways to Increase Traffic Without Relying on Google#1

A product from Google but it can attract more targeted visitors to your blog.

  • Upload (How to, review, tips) videos to YouTube.
  • Leave blog URL in video description (which will attract viewers to your blog).
  • Add blog URL/name at beginning or to the end of every video (so that viewers remember your blog).
  • Share videos on your blog.

See how Ms Ileane Smith doing it.

No comment yet. : The Best Online Curator For Your Topics


Blog post at Social Media Marketing : If you didn't know, is an online curating site where you can collect links from your favorite topics or niche under one roof...

Follow other Bloggers on

We all want to follow someone for guidance. gives you the chance to do that as well. Well, currently I only follow one person on, and that is none other than Ms. Ileane Smith of I have to admit that I haven’t been very active on but slowly I’m getting there.


Ileane Smith:

Great to see someone [else] who gets it when it comes to!

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Best of the Web Book Marketing Tips for the Week of March 11, 2013 | Author Marketing Experts, Inc.


Best of the Web topics this week include how to sell eBooks, successful Amazon promotion, management tools for Twitter and Facebook, and more...

* 7 Tips to Boost Your Presence on Facebook

Start with photos. There are many ways you can use images on Facebook, and it will get your posts noticed:

Ileane Smith:

This post mentioned a guest post from Aaron Lee. Great Facebook tips. 

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How Rich Snippets Changed Content Marketing Forever (and Why Google Authorship is to Blame)


...Here is a guest post I did for Ms. Ileane over at Basic Blog Tips.  The beauty of the Google Authorship tag is that as the author of the post, despite being on someone else’s blog, I get my Google+ profile picture next to the search results and authority credit in Google Search.

Google wants to be able to track and index quality content down to the actual human being writing that content across all the various websites they may contribute to.

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Guest Blogging: Top 7 Blogs to Guest Post On (and some tips)


I take a surgical look at effective guest blogging, how I do it, how you can achieve the best results and share the best 7 blogs to guest post on...

Basic Blog Tips – Ileane and I have worked together on a platform before and not only is she a joy to work with, but she is very professional and kind. Her blog was sort of a case study for this post, so you can see why she’s first in this list. She has a great, active community and space her blogs nicely apart so you get the best exposure. Alexa: 10,078. Pr Rating: 5

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How Guest Posting Can Grow Your Presence Online | Business 2 Community


One of the best ways to increase your overall link building and exposure online is through the use of guest blogging. Never before has it been so affordable and...

A great example and a very rewarding site is at You can see my bio section in the screenshot below.

Ileane Smith:

Zac Johnson is one of the most prolific guest authors at Basic Blog Tips! 

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5 Tips For Finding The Best Guest Bloggers


Five Tips for Finding the BEST Guest Bloggers by Ileane Smith from Basic Blog Tips.

ParadigmGallery's comment, March 6, 2013 12:30 PM
TY great tips and your voice is so very relaxing I didn't want it to end....
Ileane Smith's comment, March 6, 2013 12:55 PM
That is sooooo nice of you to say! You can subscribe to my podcast here
ParadigmGallery's comment, March 7, 2013 4:42 PM
Thanks Ileane I will check it out...

Sapna And Her Blog H4Hitech : The Top Commenter, February 2013


Blog post at Bivori : Sapna is an emerging blogger from India who co-host the successful blog H4Hitech ( ) along with her husband and brother...

Ileane Smith from BasicBlogTips has a nice video about creating Google Custom Search Engine:

Ileane Smith:

Here's my comment:

Hi Suresh!

This is a really nice way to recognize the top blog commenter. Sapna is a very lovely person and I'm sure she appreciates your advice and well wishes.

Thanks for embedding my YouTube video here. I hope your readers find it useful.

Chat soon Suresh!

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The 68 Most Authoritative Search Marketing Blogs In One Custom Search Engine | Search Engine People | Toronto



Finding The Authoritative Search BlogsSource 1: Alexa

Over the years, there've been many critics about the Alexa ranking, and there are plenty ways to game its ranking. There is even one search engine that screens Alexa top ranked websites. Stil, Alexa Rank became a status symbol.

In any case, Alexa is probably the most reliable traffic measurement tool today. But, as Alexa states, only the top 100,000 results should be regarded as reliable. (I.e. if one website is ranked higher then other website and both are ranked less than 100K , it's probably has more traffic than the other).

Read more:

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The 100 Blogs You Need in Your Life (LWB 100 -- 3rd Edition)


Check out the top 100 blogs that can help you quit your job and build a better life.
Ileane Smith:

My Comment

Hi Tom! Thanks for including Basic Blog Tips! Awesome list so I’m honored to see the blog in the top 25. Cheers!

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6 Point Checklist Before Approving Guest Author Accounts


Find out why I've had to delete a number of guest posts from unethical guest bloggers recently and 6 points you can use to check before accepting guest...

My 6 Point Checklist before Accepting Posts from Guest Bloggers1. Check their guest blogging track record

Anyone who participates in guest blogging should have a track record of some sort, for the record I’ve appeared on a number of reputable blogs including ComLuv Network and Basic Blog Tips, which are also my two favorite guest blogging blogs.

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Business blogging: build your editorial calendar with these 4 things in mind



3. Who will write each article?

Will you write every article? Or will you hire someone to “ghost write” on your behalf?

You can also consider spreading the responsibility around your team – this allows for a variety of different topics and points of view.

Or consider asking industry experts to appear as guest writers on occasion. If they have a strong following, their articles can bring a new audience to your blog. That’s just one of many business benefits you can reap by bringing on guest bloggers.

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A Comprehensive Guide To Gravatar and Why You Should Start Using It Today


This is a comprehensive guide to Gravatar, why it's important and why you should start using it today...Do not hesitate to use your logo as a Gravatar. As I said above that there’s a big movement in the blogging world about showing your real face to people, and If you’re that shy of using your own photo, then you can use your logo to represent your site just like Ileane from and Glen from does.

Ileane Smith:

Comment I left on this post: 

Hi Ehsan Ullah,

First I want to thank you for bringing up this topic and it was nice of you to link to my blog in the post.

I want to clarify something you said though. The only time I use the logo as my gravatar is when I’m commenting on my own blog. I also use the logo for my avatar on my second Twitter account for @basicblogtips

I started doing this because I felt like I already have a huge image of myself on the sidebar and I wanted to remind people that they were on my blog. So this way I reinforce the branding of the blog too.

Personally, I would never use a logo to comment on other blogs but I agree with you that it is better than not having any gravatar at all.

Another point I want to add (once again it’s just my opinion) I never liked the options that WordPress provides to us for commenters without a gravatar. I think they are really ugly and this is why I use the blank one instead of the gravatar logo or mystery man (monsterID and wavatar are the worst).

I see some bloggers using a plugin that will allow them to upload a customized image but I think that is a waste of a plugin. It’s like giving people too much credit. That’s why I leave it blank. Because in my mind not having a gravatar is = no branding OR no clue. lol

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Blogging Tips 101: The Basic Blogging Tips That Will Take Your Blog to the Next Level


Get top blogging tips and learn strategies that go beyond the basics to help you elevate your blog to the next level.

Ileane Smith:

Introducing the Beginners Guide to Blogging Series

Ileane Smith's comment, May 26, 2013 6:28 AM
:) Shanker
María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, July 13, 2013 6:56 AM

Muchas gracias. Estas aportaciones son muy importantes para mis estudiantes.

Tom Pick's comment, September 9, 2013 10:26 AM

ms. ileane speaks: The Ultimate Guide to Do Follow or No Follow Links on Your Blog


Do Follow links are compared to No Follow links and how they impact the Page Rank of blogs. 

Do Follow links are an indication that a webmaster or blogger endorses the site that they are linking to. This sends a signal to the search engines (like Google) that the link is valuable and there is some page rank or "link juice" that will flow from the site to the site that it's linking to. 

In around 2005, Google introduced the No Follow attribute which basically means that even though one site is linking to another, there is no endorsement and no page rank flows to the other site. The link essentially drops out of the link graph.

However, this does not mean that getting a NoFollow link is the end of the world. 


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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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