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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!

9 Lessons I Have Learned After Two Years of Blogging


Blog post at Productive Superdad : On the 31st of December, 2010, I published my first post on this blog. Ever since then I have been blogging on a frequent basis...

3. Get a coach from the get-go

This is one of the things I wish I had done when I started blogging: Hired a coach.

Although I hired some temporary help when launching my blog in 2011 (and to which I was happy with), I still wanted something more.

In January 2012 this changed, as I started  working with Danny Iny and I couldn’t be happier with the results.

Coaching has made a huge difference in my productivity as I’m able to focus on things that are truly important.

It’s also a great way to test new ideas: I might have a crazy plan in my head which I pitch to Danny. If he thinks the idea is not so great, I put that on hold or get it off of my list completely. This is a huge time saver and I can keep on track without any extra distractions.

Although coaching is expensive, it’s also a much faster way to get to your destination. Besides, you can rarely get to your goal by buying a $19 e-book.

Ileane Smith:

Here's the comment I left:

Hi Timo!
What an incredible job you have done with your blogs in the past two years! You are so right about the hard work that goes into the art of blogging and it’s really a smart idea to get help right up front. Working with Danny is a plus and having a system in place is also key.

I don’t know what I would do with out wonderful guest contributors like yourself that keep a constant stream of value-added blog posts flowing on my blog.

Thanks for all you do and best wishes for another “productive” year in 2013!

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2013 Predictions By Popular Bloggers And Marketers


Have you ever wondered what other popular bloggers are preparing for?...

Blogging Predictions For 2013

For blogging predictions we have Ileane Smith, Nile Flores and Gail Gardner, all of whom are very well respected bloggers and at the top of their game.

Ileane Smith from Basic Blog Tips predicts that 2013 will be the biggest year for blogging! That’s an exciting idea:

This will come as no surprise to those of us who are blogging but I predict that more blogs will be started in 2013 than ever before. Now that Google is responsible (they said this not me) for sending quality, targeted traffic to our blogs and keeping spam under control, people will start to gain a new respect for Google+ and other Google properties like Blogger.

Video blogging and podcasting will continue to boom and we’ll gain access to tools that will eliminate any barriers to entry such as language, and learning curves that in the past, prevented us from exploring new formats and platforms.

2013 is going to be a good year, especially for those of us who are already creating content and building solid social connections!

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Top 10 Bloggers To Watch In 2013


2012 was a great blogging year for me and I've been learning a lot from different blogs and bloggers...

2. Ileane Smith:

Ileane Smith is someone I’ve been watching for 6 or so months now and I learned a lot from her about blogging and social media..

She has a popular blog, but focuses on networking and relationship building more rather than just being a blogger and she built the majority of her following through social media.

She started in 2011 and quickly built a solid reputation for producing quality content and building relationships with her followers.

I’ve done several guest posts at her blog which you can read here.

I can’t wait to see her shining in the coming year.

Dollars Per Day's comment, January 3, 2013 12:18 PM
Great to see you on the list Ileane :) Well done.

New Year 2013 Blogging Resolution from Successful Bloggers



Ileane Smith owner of msileanespeaks

In 2013 I plan to put more effort into building my email list. One way I will do this is by adding an optin slider using Hybrid-Connect. I’m not a fan of pop-ups but I think using the slider is a nice option that is less intrusive but still very effective. As Basic Blog Tips continues to bring in more organic traffic, I’d like to make people more aware that I have a ton of valuable content available on my podcast and my YouTube channel. It will be easy to get the word out to my email subscribers in my auto-responder sequence.

Dollars Per Day's comment, January 3, 2013 12:18 PM
My ambition for the new year is to make my backlinks more natural and be able to focus on content for my own site.
Mrs. Washington's comment, January 7, 2013 4:23 PM
My goal is to set a blog posting schedule and establish my backlinks. I am a new`to blogging and looking to podcast soon....

Is Facebook Going Down The Same Road As Digg Did In 2008 ? – Social Marketing Tactics


As I watch one very loyal Facebook marketer after another become disolutioned with Facebook paid posts I remember the days of Digg’s demise due to the CEO’s ego, Kevin Rose’s disconnection and a malicious group called the Digg mafia. Will we see history repeat itself at Facebook?

3 Things brought me write this for you

Following a week of the release of Facebook Nearby in the moble app, thenFacebook Nearby’s Potential as a local marketing platform challenging FourSquare, I have to ask you: Is Facebook a local marketing contender or a social giant in early decline?

Now today, a very well written article on Ileane Smith’s blog that really cleared the air about the Facebook Page true reach brought it home for me.

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Youtube Tips – How to Schedule an upload


If you are not into video marketing, then you are likely to be left out in the internet marketing race. This is not my statement, this is something that most GURUs today are professing...In this video by Ileane Smith, she shows how to schedule videos and how to upload a custom thumbnail for your videos.

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5 Blogs With Killer Content You HAVE To Check Out!


Blog post at : Knowledge is power! I truly believe that. And while I'm always trying to stay educated on things happening in the internet marketing world...

2. Basic Blog Tips

Next up on my “must read” blog list is Basic Blog Tips by Ileane Smith. Don’t be fooled by her blog’s name either. There’s nothing “basic” about her blog tips. Her blog really provides great content and solid tips that you can easily implement into your business. Check out these excellent posts from her blog:

Ileane Smith:

Honored to see Basic Blog Tips on this list!

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12 Things “I’m Just Sharing” Addressed In 2012


Blog post at I'm Just Sharing : A couple of weeks ago on 12/12/12 I wrote a post titled 12 Things For 12/12/12....I did have these 12 titles and links that I briefly mentioned in some fashion, which is what the video was based on. So I’m going to give those links beneath the video. It’s about 20 minutes long; I was shooting for 10 minutes but there’s no timer! I did it using Google+ Live Hangout, which means anyone could have been watching, except I started it around 12:45 or so in the morning, so I doubt anyone saw it live, and that’s just fine. Hey, at least I know Brian will watch it, though I mentioned SherylIleane, and Holly

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