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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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Informly Podcast #25 - Building a tribe with Dan Andrews


Dan Andrews is back (see his last appearance here) on the show to discuss leadership, content, podcasting and tribes.


Ileane Smith:

I know that Dan thinks my name is Elaine, but when I get a chance I'll let know know. HA!! But he got Basic Blog Tips right so I'm ok with that. Here's my interview with Dan.

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How To Insert AdSense Units Inside A Blog Post : Basic Podcasting Tips


You can monetize your blog by creating targeted AdSense units and inserting them inside of blog posts. Learn more about my AdSense strategy here

Ileane Smith:

This post is a response to a request from Arlene Cobol who asked how to insert AdSense inside a blog post.

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How to Be a More Effective Wordpress Blogger | Bleeping Tech


Here are a few tips on how to become a more effective Wordpress blogger and attract more users to read your posts.Wordpress is a great platform for bloggers...Implementing these basic tips can increase the effectiveness of your WordPress blog and help you achieve online popularity. Remember to be original and avoid becoming boring and repetitive, and, with sufficient effort and discipline, you can become a successful blogger.

Ileane Smith:

Nailed it! 

donhornsby's curator insight, December 23, 2012 7:54 AM

(From the article) Implementing these basic tips can increase the effectiveness of your WordPress blog and help you achieve online popularity. Remember to be original and avoid becoming boring and repetitive, and, with sufficient effort and discipline, you can become a successful blogger.

Mrs. Washington's curator insight, December 23, 2012 6:28 PM

This article is great for all the Wordpress Bloggers.

4 Simple Tips to Get Ideas for Blog Post | Blog Tips Codes


So, for the last two days I have been trying to get some ideas. And then just today I got the idea of writing this post. If you have been facing the same problem as me, here are the top tips on how to get ideas fro your blog posts...

3. Scan through comments on other blogs

You might think this is weird. But this has actually helped me a lot of times. Visit some of the top authority sites or

Ileane Smith:

I certainly agree with this! Because my blog and the CommentLuv blog have lots of guest authors, it's a hot bed of ideas for new blog posts. Just use your own words and don't copy and paste. :)

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Using BizSugar as a Content Promotion Tool


BizSugar has grown from small business networking site for small business owners to social networking community for small business bloggers as Ileane rightly called it in an article titled “BizSugar a Social Network for Small Business”.  For some months now since I discovered BizSugar I have been using it as a content syndication site and also a content promotion tool and it has greatly improved my blog.

Ileane Smith:

It's my pleasure to introduce bloggers and small business owners to BizSugar

Nwosu Desmond's comment, January 2, 2013 5:49 PM
I am glad i learnt about Bizsugar from has helped me alot.

The secret to making money as a blogger!


HUSH… The secret to making money as a blogger..It’s so obvious now that I didn’t even need to draw any arrows this time! It’s crystal clear that the page on my blog with the highest number of impressions in Google search is the one at the top of the list: How To Get Your First 2,000 Twitter Followers

Ileane Smith:

Interesting twist to a post that I wrote. Here's the comment I left 

"Hey George,

Cool post and I like being used as an example for all to see!!

In addition to Google Webmaster Tools I also use Market Samurai for keyword tracking and I love it. I’ve never done a comparison of the MS and SEM Rush but if you know of one please share it with me so I can see how they match up against each other.

Market Samurai just introduced two new features because they are predicting that Google is going to get rid of Page Rank soon. The new tools are citation flow and trust flow. They are pretty awesome additions to their arsenal and I like that they are trying to be pro-active. I plan on doing a YouTube video on it this weekend."

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You Might Be A Spammer If You Do This | Blog Setup Guide


Blog post at : One thing that is very sad about Internet marketing is people use automated tools incorrectly to spam their social profiles, others accounts[..]
Ileane Smith:

It's really nice when people say things like this:

Big thanks to Donna MerrillIleane SmithJustin Germino, and so many others for helping me on the social media aspect of Internet marketing.  You’ll go much further in Internet marketing that way.  

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J.C. Penney Struggles Through Sales Difficulties - Small Business Trends


Growth Potential

The search for customers. The search for more prospects and customers is an inherent part of growing your business, particularly when going through major transitions. Fortunately, there are plenty of creative ways to build your audience and, by extension, your potential customer base. Here Ileane Smith shows us a few simple approaches for building an e-mail list using nothing but a YouTube account. Consider this approach as one technique for gathering prospects your business could convert into new customers. Miss Ileane Speaks
Ileane Smith:

It's always nice to be mentioned on the Small Business Trends blog. This time they mentioned my pocast and the episode where I speak about growing your email list with YouTube videos.

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10 Content Marketing Tips You Can Employ Now | Social Media Examiner


Content marketing tips, discover the best content marketing tactics and strategies used by the experts today.....I’m seeing some real excitement starting to build around content curation platforms right now, and by far my favorite content curation tool is

Ileane Smith:

My contribution to this post is all about Scoopit!

I'll be presenting at Content Success Summit 2013 sponsored by Social Media Examiner. 

Mrs. Washington's curator insight, December 18, 2012 10:53 AM

Ms. Smith is "The Queen of Content Informantion" for me !!!

11 Traffic Generation Tips From 11 Different Bloggers


Any blog’s first and forever dream is to generate traffic. Even though there are thousands of different articles showing hundreds of ways to generate traffic to blogs, sometimes it just doesn...rom – BasicBlogTips.Com

Ms. Ileane prefered to go a step ahead and answer this question by speaking out the answer. Hence, the following link goes out to her answer for this question. Do listen to it – the whole of it.

My All Time Favorite Tip for Getting Blog Traffic

My Comments - If I reveal the answer here, you might probably not listen to the podcast! So go out there and listen to it, if interested.
Mrs. Washington's curator insight, December 18, 2012 1:57 PM

This is a great resource for traffic to your blog !!!

Ryan Hanley "Insures" Business Success @RyanHanley_Com - BizSugar blog


How can your small business “insure” success? Ryan Hanley, our latest BizSugar contributor of the week, can answer that question from at least two perspectives.

“I wear two hats,” says Hanley.
Ileane Smith:

In addition to writing for The Murray Group and his blog, Hanley also contributes to Basic Blog TipsTraffic Generation CaféSmall Business Trends, and Property Casualty 360, an insurance trade magazine.

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13 Blogs To Learn From in 2013 for Your Website’s Success


Blog post at Inspire To Thrive : 13 Blogs I've Learned From
Every now and then someone asks....13 Blogs to Learn From:
1. Basic Blog Tips – Ms. Ileane has done an outstanding job on her blog. She has many contributors that write for her now. There is always something fresh on her blog and she is accessible as well. One time I had a question and she replied via a short video. I was stunned. She did that for me? She is the queen of podcasts. Have you listened to one of her podcasts yet?
Ileane Smith:

It's great to see my blog listed here and also my podcast is mentioned. Here's the blog for my podcast:

Lisa Sicard's comment, December 17, 2012 8:27 PM
Thanks for sharing Ileane :)

BlogAid Podcast with Ileane Smith on ScoopIt and YouTube


Ileane Smith:

Basic Blog Tips – Ms. Ileane’s main site
Content Success Summit 2013 – where she will be appearing soon
Basic Blog Tips Podcast in iTunes
Ms Ilean Speaks on YouTube
Basic Blog Tips Newsletter
Ms. Ilean’s Topics
Ms. Ilean’s tutorial

Wanda Rawlins's curator insight, December 14, 2012 2:07 PM

If you don't already read @IIeane's Basic Blog Tips you are missing out on alot of top notch information to help in your social media and internet marketing adventures. Come by and visit her today and tell her Wanda sent ya.

How To Keep Your Blog Moving Forward | Omega Web


Blog post at Omega Web : I saw this quote in my College Success textbook yesterday and it made me think of blogging...

1. Read Authority Blogs That Keep People Informed

One of the best things you can do is read other blogs that share valuable information. The first two that come to my mind are Basic Blog Tips and SEOmoz. Note that this isn’t an exhaustive list, but both Basic Blog Tips and SEOmoz have kept me up to speed on the latest social media changes, SEO techniques, powerful blogging plugins, etc. If you expect to get your blog moving at all, you have to look at the blogs that are already in the fast lane.

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What Marketing Tools For Real Estate Will Do For You


Each industry has their own standards on marketing tools, real estate is no different. However, not many real estate agencies utilize the power that online marketing tools can provide for their business to see a higher exposure rate, better ROI, and overall more sales. Marketing tools for real estate have come a long way over the years and are only continuing to get better--now is the time to start using them to their full extent.

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Ms. Ileane's basicblogtips is the bomb!!! | Michael Craig


Ms. Ileane's basicblogtips is the bomb!!!

I found a great new website for new bloggers and older bloggers that want to improve their sites. the url is

Ms. Ileane is the author of this robust site. Solid content is all over. Subjects cover are SEO ranking, how to build traffic to your site,facts to know before you start blogging for money and a lot more. A short look at her comments literally can't be short. There are virtually endless comments. Her site is the hub of a vibrant blog community and that is what blogging is supposed to be about.
That's your tip for the day. I'm not affiliated with this site. This one is on the house. Check it out and enjoy.

My name is Michael J Craig,aka Mike1040, and as always I'll see you at the top.

P.S. Keep working on your blog with my favorite free videos

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What is a Blog? How to Blog Series – Post #1


'What is a blog' is the first post of 'Bivori How to Blog Series' a blogging guide for complete new readers. Find how some famous bloggers define blogs...

Karen Woodham from Blazing Minds has always inspired me. I love that she is always kind and thoughtful and she’s also very talented musically. I remember when she would blog about anything and really didn’t have a niche blog so to speak. As time went by she experimented with all sorts of ideas but she always managed to maintain her unique outlook on the blogosphere. She does movie reviews these days but still manages to connect with her audience on a deeper level by sharing personal stories every now and then. She is also a bit of a celebrity these days, but she stays grounded and I think she is an awesome role model.

Ileane is truly a very active blogger with exceptional networking skills. She has an awesome blog – Basic Blog Tips. You can turn to her for WordPress blogging, social media, podcasting, YouTube marketing and tech tips!

Check her blog – Basic Blog tips | Find her in Facebook, Twitter

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