Basic Blog Tips
Follow
Find
8.0K views | +0 today
Basic Blog Tips
Keep up with tools and tips to help improve your blog and expand your audience! http://BasicBlogTips.com/tips #ileanegram #blogtips
Curated by Ileane Smith
Your new post is loading...
Suggested by Ti Roberts
Scoop.it!

How I Got 1,325 Unique Visitors, 159 Facebook Likes, 70 Retweets, 89 Sugars??

How I Got 1,325 Unique Visitors, 159 Facebook Likes, 70 Retweets, 89 Sugars?? | Basic Blog Tips | Scoop.it

Hi Ms. Ileane,

 

I wanted to thank you SO MUCH for being so awesome!  You've been so amazing and helpful and you've truly made my week!  I've just completed my first traffic case study and I thought you'd be interested in seeing it since you've played a huge part in helping me drive traffic.

 

Thanks again,

 

Ti

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ileane Smith
Scoop.it!

13 Pro Bloggers reveals the Strategy used to grow their blogs

13 Pro Bloggers reveals the Strategy used to grow their blogs | Basic Blog Tips | Scoop.it

Interview with Ileane about best traffic strategy:
1- You are a person who does not need any introduction, but as a part of formality could you tell us a little about yourself and why you are awesome?
I’m Ileane and my blog is Basic Blog Tips. I’ve been blogging for 3 years and I’m also very active on Twitter, Facebook and Google+. I have a podcast on iTunes and over 100 video tutorials on my YouTube channel.

2- What was the main strategy behind the growth of your blog?
My blog appeals to bloggers at all stages of their blogging careers. I have a big audience of new bloggers coming in from organic searches from all the major search engines but I also have a loyal fan base that I am very connected to. I’m also very blessed to have featured over 100 guest authors who have made major contributions to the growth of the blog and the valuable content that’s offered there.

3- What other strategies that you recommend?
I know that having my content available in various formats like videos, presentations on SlideShare, podcasts and social networks has made a big difference in the connections I’ve made online. You need to build connections with people and do more sharing and giving than your own self promotion.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ileane Smith
Scoop.it!

7 Epic Free Traffic Tips I Used This Week From 7 Top Bloggers |

7 Epic Free Traffic Tips I Used This Week From 7 Top Bloggers | | Basic Blog Tips | Scoop.it

7.) Ileane Smith of BasicBlogTips.com shared a great simple yet effective Facebook tip. If you desire to get more Facebook traffic try this out. I’ve used it several times and it’s never failed me:

Post Images and Videos to Increase Facebook Edgerank

“We have all been told that the best way to increase engagement levels on Facebook is to post pictures and videos. When we do this, our followers are more likely to see the post and give it a like or add a comment.

Of course this makes sense because the visual stimulation draws people in and causes them to react, and when people see that there are a lot of likes on a post, they pay more attention and in turn they want go add a like or comment also.

The more likes and comments you get the more people see your post in their news feeds and so on. You get the picture right. If you spend a lot of time on Facebook, like I do you know exactly what I’m talking about.”

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ileane Smith
Scoop.it!

Income Press Episode #013: Q&A Session

Income Press Episode #013: Q&A Session | Basic Blog Tips | Scoop.it

In today’s podcast show I’ll be doing a Q&A session type of thing

People and things mentioned in this session:
Ms. Ileane Smith (time stamp 4:14)
Thomas Strock
Bill White
Marty Banks
Mike Finlayson
Howie Nguyen
Steve Aucoin
Amy Starr Allen
Aweber
Market Samurai
OptimizePress

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ileane Smith
Scoop.it!

Breaking Down RSS Feed-Why And How To Use It

Breaking Down RSS Feed-Why And How To Use It | Basic Blog Tips | Scoop.it

Blog post at Make Money Blogging : There have been many of my subscribers that have asked me to break down RSS feed, what it is and how they can use it and what-not. When you get through with your day of building links, there is nothing more satisfying than getting on your blog reader and checking out some of your favorite blogs! I love doing this, as it seems to relax me from bouncing off the walls as I seem to do every day from building links and what not online.
Here are some of my favorite blogs:
The How To Make Money Online Mom
Fast Income
The HandyMan of Network Marketing
ProBlogger
Basic Blog Tips
The Sales Lion

more...
No comment yet.
Suggested by Ti Roberts
Scoop.it!

7 Things I Hate About SEO: How I Put An End To My Content Marketing Misery!

7 Things I Hate About SEO: How I Put An End To My Content Marketing Misery! | Basic Blog Tips | Scoop.it

In the same amount of time it takes to spin a 500 to 600 word article and plaster it all over cyber space, I’ve found that it’s more worth while to spend it writing a truly value packed article and doing some high profile content syndication on sites like:

Entrepreneur.com
ProBlogger.net
SmartPassiveIncome.com
FamousBloggers.net and
BasicBlogTips.com

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ileane Smith
Scoop.it!

26 Awesome Women Bloggers Making It Happen

26 Awesome Women Bloggers Making It Happen | Basic Blog Tips | Scoop.it

Blog post at LogAllot.com : I wanted to start this week out with 26 Awesome Women Bloggers Making it Happen that I have been following for a long time.

Ms iLeane is the creator of BasicBlogTips.com where she blogs about,Social Media, Technology,YouTube, and blogging. She is very active online and she is extremely supportive of other bloggers with a long list of guest posters on her website. Ms Ileane is very well known for her informative videos and makes learning social media dummy proof. She is a very nice lady and I am happy to know her.

Follow her @BasicBlogTips on Twitter.


more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ileane Smith
Scoop.it!

Luis Galarza - Google+ - 31 Ideas For Grabbing The VIDEO CONTENT CREATION Bull By…

Luis Galarza - Google+ - 31 Ideas For Grabbing The VIDEO CONTENT CREATION Bull By… | Basic Blog Tips | Scoop.it

31 Ideas For Grabbing The VIDEO CONTENT CREATION Bull By The Horns!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ileane Smith
Scoop.it!

Google Authorship A to Z Workshop - Everything You Need To Know

Google Authorship A to Z Workshop - Everything You Need To Know | Basic Blog Tips | Scoop.it

My friend Chris Lang hosted a Google Hangouts on Air on the topic of Google Authorship. This is a panel discussion. The following panelists were on hand for the discussion:

Jack Humphrey
Todd Hartley
Shira Gal
and of course your's truly Ileane Smith

Google authorship is the process where by Google will assign authorship and rand to your content in Google's index. Your image will appear next to your content when it shows up in Google's search results page. In theory this will make your article stand out in the search results and people will tend to click on your link instead of the other links that show up on the search results page.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ileane Smith
Scoop.it!

How to Make Your Blog Profitable

How to Make Your Blog Profitable | Basic Blog Tips | Scoop.it

Making money with your blog isn't as difficult as you might think...


Kimberly Gauthier, editor-in-chief of Keep the Tail Wagging, a blog dedicated to all things canine, has channeled her love and passion for dogs into a profitable blog....

Gauthier also stresses the importance of Facebook. Even if your business is a locally based service like a restaurant or a spa, someone you connect with on Facebook may have friends visiting your town or that live in your town. "There's such opportunity here," she said. "It may not turn your business into a $5 million business overnight, but it's a great affordable way to promote your brand."

Gauthier suggested the following resources for bloggers just getting started:

Problogger
Basic Blog Tips
Kimberly Castleberry

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Ileane Smith from Content Marketing News
Scoop.it!

How to claim Google authorship and get credit for your content

How to claim Google authorship and get credit for your content | Basic Blog Tips | Scoop.it

Great Google Hangout with Chris Lang and friends learning about claiming Google authorship and why it is so important. Even how to claim author status on your guest posts! This is super important stuff.


Via Jack Humphrey
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ileane Smith
Scoop.it!

How to Get Backlinks From YouTube that Most People Miss Out On

How to Get Backlinks From YouTube that Most People Miss Out On | Basic Blog Tips | Scoop.it

Learn how to get backlinks from YouTube that many people know nothing about. If you are not doing this, you are missing out on TONS of links to your site...Video courtesy of Ileane Smith of Basic Blog Tips. Go pay her a visit, she has a lot of interesting stuff going on over at her site, and at her YouTube Channel and at Twitter…. *Sigh, where do ya get the time and energy Ileane? lol

more...
Ileane Smith's comment, September 25, 2012 8:21 AM
Thanks for the rescoop Brian.
Brian D. Hawkins's comment, September 25, 2012 11:06 PM
My pleasue Ileane, thanks for all the great content you provide. :)
Rescooped by Ileane Smith from YouTube Tips and Tutorials
Scoop.it!

10 YouTube Channels for Bloggers, By Bloggers | ReelSEO

10 YouTube Channels for Bloggers, By Bloggers | ReelSEO | Basic Blog Tips | Scoop.it

Everyone has thought of opening up a blog at some point, and most of us have attempted it. For some, it will become a huge success.


Ms. Ileane Speaks


An expert on blogging, SEO and podcast creation, Ms. Ileane has been posting videos since 2009. She has several series currently uploaded, on topics like social media and Google Chrome extensions. You can also visit her website, BasicBlogTips.

Source: 10 YouTube Channels for Bloggers, By Bloggers http://www.reelseo.com/10-youtube-channels-bloggers/#ixzz27FPzPO5H
©2012 ReelSEO

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ileane Smith
Scoop.it!

Ileane Smith Argues That Content Isn't King

Ileane Smith Argues That Content Isn't King | Basic Blog Tips | Scoop.it

If you’re like me, you’re getting tired of hearing “content is king” everywhere you go. Ileane Smith, founder of Basic Blog Tips, goes as far as saying that content, in fact, isn’t king:

“For me, what’s more important are the connections and the relationships you can build through your blog. Those connections will lead to collaborations and eventually help you build the skill set, along with the confidence you need to succeed.”

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Ileane Smith from Scoop.it Spotlight
Scoop.it!

What Really Matters Most? Connections | ScoopitSpotlight on Ileane

What Really Matters Most? Connections | ScoopitSpotlight on Ileane | Basic Blog Tips | Scoop.it

So, what, you ask, is Ileane Smith's best-kept curation secret?



"Content is not king, because it's the connections and the collaborations that you have with people that really rule the internet."


And, to add to that, Ileane "wants to encourage everybody to try Scoop.it because, if you go in there and search for a topic that you're interested in, you can be on there all day long."


(No, we didn't even tell her to say that ;-) ).


Via Ally Greer
more...
Philippe Trebaul's curator insight, March 1, 2013 3:33 AM
What Really Matters Most? Connections.

"So, what, you ask, is Ileane Smith's best-kept curation secret?



"Content is not king, because it's the connections and the collaborations that you have with people that really rule the internet."


And, to add to that, Ileane "wants to encourage everybody to try Scoop.it because, if you go in there and search for a topic that you're interested in, you can be on there all day long."


(No, we didn't even tell her to say that ;-) )."


What Really Matters Most? Connections. via @allygreer http://sco.lt/...


______________________________________________________________


By Ally GREER (Scoop.it), aussi sur LINKED IN (Entreprise : SCOOP.IT).

C'est...du PARTAGE...!
Quand quelque chose est bien...autant le PARTAGER ?!!
De façon TOTALEMENT désintéressée...BIEN SÛR.
C'est...MA concetion, en tous cas.
Bon W.E. à vous.
:0)
@TREBAULPhilippe
https://www.linkedin.com/in/philippetrebaul
http://www.scoop.it/u/philippe-trebaul#curatedTopicsTabSelected


cutesqualid's comment, August 12, 2013 4:59 AM
nice
Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, February 11, 1:28 AM
What Really Matters Most? Connections.
Scooped by Ileane Smith
Scoop.it!

What To Classify Personal Development Blogs As On StumbleUpon?

What To Classify Personal Development Blogs As On StumbleUpon? | Basic Blog Tips | Scoop.it

Where To Find Personal Development Content On StumbleUpon  From the Just Ask Kim mailbag, a recent discussion about StumbleUpon categories came up…  “If someone is blogging about mindset, personal development, “becoming a better person” stuff… which category are you filing that under?



Here's the response from Ms. Ileane Smith from Basic Blog Tips

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ileane Smith
Scoop.it!

Top 2 SEO Tips shared by successful bloggers

Top 2 SEO Tips shared by successful bloggers | Basic Blog Tips | Scoop.it

Blog post at SEO Bloggers Tips : Hi All,

I usually write about SEO because it is my favorite topic in blogging.

Ileane Smith
Blog – BasicBlogTips
Alexa Rank – 13K (12892)
Google PageRank – 5
Top 2 SEO Tips followed by Ileane
1- ‘SEOPressor’ plugin to optimize her articles.
2- She use Images from ‘iStock’ and use them for optimization.
Secret Tips from Ileane- “I check Google Webmaster Tools to see what Google likes to send me traffic for – then I try to write more of it”.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ileane Smith
Scoop.it!

How Ms. Ileane Spreads Interesting Ideas to Strengthen and Embrace Her CommunityScoop.it

How Ms. Ileane Spreads Interesting Ideas to Strengthen and Embrace Her CommunityScoop.it | Basic Blog Tips | Scoop.it

This week, we put Ileane Smith in the Scoop.it Spotlight. Ileane has found many ways to benefit from curation and find success on Scoop.it.

more...
neulabs's comment, October 31, 2012 12:03 PM
great job IIeane
Ileane Smith's comment, October 31, 2012 12:27 PM
Thanks neulabs
Rescooped by Ileane Smith from Scoop.it Spotlight
Scoop.it!

How Ileane Expanded her Community on Scoop.it: Goal #1

How Ileane Expanded her Community on Scoop.it: Goal #1 | Basic Blog Tips | Scoop.it

When she first saw Scoop.it, Ileane liked the aspect of community. She wanted to see how she could expand her community while bringing it together.

Though Ileane - like most of us - doesn't have all the time in the world to spend online, Scoop.it helps her achieve her goals in the short time that she has to devote. She says that she has made new connections on Scoop.it, and has also encouraged a lot of connections that she already had to join the Scoop.it community. Ileane has found some really interesting users that are mostly in the field of education and social media, because of the niche that she is in. One of the ways she connects with people is by reaching out to the people to share and Rescoop her content. Ileane also says that she was familiar with a lot of people in the education sector that she hadn't had the opportunity to connect with until they connected on Scoop.it.


Via Ally Greer
more...
Philippe Trebaul's curator insight, March 1, 2013 3:29 AM
How Ileane Expanded her Community on Scoop.it: Goal #1

"When she first saw Scoop.it, Ileane liked the aspect of community. She wanted to see how she could expand her community while bringing it together.


Though Ileane - like most of us - doesn't have all the time in the world to spend online, Scoop.it helps her achieve her goals in the short time that she has to devote. She says that she has made new connections on Scoop.it, and has alsoencouraged a lot of connections that she already had to join the Scoop.it community. Ileane has found some really interesting users that are mostly in the field of education and social media, because of the niche that she is in. One of the ways she connects with people is by reaching out to the people to share and Rescoop her content. Ileane also says that she was familiar with a lot of people in the education sector that she hadn't had the opportunity to connect with until they connected on Scoop.it".


How Ileane Expanded her Community on Scoop.it: Goal #1 via @allygreer http://sco.lt/...


______________________________________________________________


By Ally GREER (Scoop.it), aussi sur LINKED IN (Entreprise : SCOOP.IT).

C'est...du PARTAGE...!
Quand quelque chose est bien...autant le PARTAGER ?!!
De façon TOTALEMENT désintéressée...BIEN SÛR.
C'est...MA concetion, en tous cas.
Bon W.E. à vous.
:0)
@TREBAULPhilippe
https://www.linkedin.com/in/philippetrebaul
http://www.scoop.it/u/philippe-trebaul#curatedTopicsTabSelected


Rescooped by Ileane Smith from Scoop.it Spotlight
Scoop.it!

Meet Ileane Smith

Meet Ileane Smith | Basic Blog Tips | Scoop.it

You may or may not know Ileane as a blogging expert, but she wasn't always that. Three years ago, Ileane didn't even have her own blog. In fact, her daughter had just started one and that's when she first got onto Wordpress. While trying to subscribe to her daughter's blog, she ended up creating one of her own, and took it as a sign! She started writing about anything she could think of, without focusing on a specific topic.


Soon, Ileane wanted to learn how to do different things with her blog. She was frustrated with the fact that there didn't seem to be a central place to learn about things to do on Wordpress, so she decided to start one herself - talk about ambition! With that motivation, Ileane took an online course, and started searching for and studying all different types of tutorials. Eventually, she began writing them too.


When she left Wordpress, she started taking her blogging more seriously. She decided to self-host her blog and, after many long hours of brainstorming, came up with the bane "Basic Blog Tips." After all, that is what she wanted to do; she just wanted to give people basic blog tips! After some time with this blog, Ileane realized the importance of finding a niche or a focus for a blog.


Not long after she got started, Ileane got her first form of public recognition. Cornell, in partnership with Yahoo, published a paper about people who shared things about their expertise on Twitter. Ileane was shocked to learn that she was among the "Twitter elite" alongside sites Mashable and Engadget! Although Ileane wondered what had gotten her on this list with many bloggers who she looked up to for some time, she took it as a sign that people really were seeing something special about her content. Combine that with the encouragement and confidence she gained from the people she met along the way, she realized that she actually was someone who people looked up to.


Via Ally Greer
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ileane Smith
Scoop.it!

Video Mashup : How to Make Money with Adsense

Video Mashup : How to Make Money with Adsense | Basic Blog Tips | Scoop.it

In this Video Mashup, Lets try to get some hands on Adsense working and how we can make money with Adsense. Here is a collection of video’s which can give you an insight on Adsense processing. If you are using Blogger and facing issue with adding ads in the new interface, here is a nice tutorial from Ms. Ileane on how to add Adsense ads to Blogger.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ileane Smith
Scoop.it!

Bloggers Passion Monthly Traffic and Income Report for August 2012

Bloggers Passion Monthly Traffic and Income Report for August 2012 | Basic Blog Tips | Scoop.it
This is the second edition in the Monthly Traffic and Income Report Series that I started last month. You can ready my July 2012 Traffic and Income Report here.

In August month as well, I did three guest posts like July month. They were published on BasicBlogTips.com, BloggingTips.com and WeBlogBetter.com.

Read more: http://bloggerspassion.com/bloggers-passion-monthly-traffic-and-income-report-for-august-2012/#ixzz26FS4ba00

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ileane Smith
Scoop.it!

On Page SEO Factors : Complete In Depth Guide - BLOGVKP

On Page SEO Factors : Complete In Depth Guide - BLOGVKP | Basic Blog Tips | Scoop.it

Discover 6 in-depth On Page SEO Factors, which are usually ignored but plays a vital role in complete search engine optimization.

Let me introduce your friends

When it comes to online business, then you can’t trust anyone. No one is going to reveal you the real secret of online success and content optimization. But in these 4 months of blogging, I came through some real bloggers, webmasters and community. I just have few words for them : Helpful : Informative and supportive.

I am adding them here just because they will help you in every aspect of blogging :

  • Afilorama ( Affiliate Marketing, Software, SEO : Free & Premium )
  • BasicBlogTips ( Blogging Tips From Ms. Ileane )
  • Problogger ( Make Money Blogging )
  • Copyblogger ( Content Marketing )
  • Warrior Forum ( Alive since 1999 )
  • Web Master Talk Forum ( Webmaster Supports )
  • Quicksprout ( Social media : Entrepreneur )
more...
wpvkp's comment, November 28, 2012 11:04 PM
Thanks for including my post in your scoop
Ileane Smith's comment, November 29, 2012 2:28 AM
You're welcome Vivek.
Scooped by Ileane Smith
Scoop.it!

Most essential 25 redesign critical factors of professional blog and website | Perfect BloggersTech

Most essential 25 redesign critical factors of professional blog and website | Perfect BloggersTech | Basic Blog Tips | Scoop.it

Better user friendly blog & website resigning easiest methods, Most essential 25 redesign critical factors of professional blog and website Recently a lots of loyal readers and followers of Perfect BloggersTech urge to change it’s design and theme.For this purpose I have asked help from one of my blogger friend Ileane Smith who is obviously expert in blogging matters.She has send me a lots of suggestions on the basis of my blog. Debasish Pradhan is one of young WordPress theme expert has also delivered me a few suggestions for redesigning purpose of Perfect BloggersTech.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Ileane Smith from Scoop.it Spotlight
Scoop.it!

Ileane Smith's Scoop.it Beginnings

Ileane Smith's Scoop.it Beginnings | Basic Blog Tips | Scoop.it

Ileane first discovered Scoop.it through a link posted on Twitter by fellow curator Anise Smith. The second she saw Scoop.it, Ileane recalls thinking to herself "Oh my gosh that's gorgeous!" She fell in love with everything about the layout and how it made the content stand out. Although it took her a second to figure out where to click, as soon as she got it, she was hooked.


Using Scoop.it, Ileane realized that curation was a great way for her to build authority in some topics related to her professional field. For example, she might be known for her expertise in blogging tutorials, but she also has a great interest in YouTube. Although this might not be blogging, Ileane has a personal aspiration to succeed in using YouTube as well. Curating her topic on YouTube has gotten her a lot of attention, because it crosses so many different areas like business, education, and so on. Ileane is also able to add to her expertise by curating a topic on podcasting. Because she herself is still a student of podcasting, she is able to use curation to find and look through articles and learn in the process.


Ileane hasn't forgotten about her roots, though. She still has a Scoop.it topic about her blog. Though this tends to be easily misunderstood, she explains, she uses it to keep track of the people who mention or share her blog so she is able to thank and interact with that person. She always makes sure to go back and comment, even if she doesn't have a chance at the time. Keeping all of these mentions and social connections in one place makes it easy for Ileane to stay in touch with, and more importantly, give back to her online community.


Via Ally Greer
more...
Philippe Trebaul's curator insight, March 1, 2013 3:35 AM
Ileane Smith's Scoop.it Beginnings

"Ileane first discovered Scoop.it through a link posted on Twitter by fellow curator Anise Smith. The second she saw Scoop.it, Ileane recalls thinking to herself "Oh my gosh that's gorgeous!" She fell in love with everything about the layout and how it made the content stand out. Although it took her a second to figure out where to click, as soon as she got it, she was hooked.


Using Scoop.it, Ileane realized that curation was a great way for her to build authority in some topics related to her professional field. For example, she might be known for her expertise in blogging tutorials, but she also has a great interest in YouTube. Although this might not be blogging, Ileane has a personal aspiration to succeed in using YouTube as well. Curating her topic on YouTube has gotten her a lot of attention, because it crosses so many different areas like business, education, and so on. Ileane is also able to add to her expertise by curating a topic on podcasting. Because she herself is still a student of podcasting, she is able to use curation to find and look through articles and learn in the process.


Ileane hasn't forgotten about her roots, though. She still has a Scoop.it topic about her blog. Though this tends to be easily misunderstood, she explains, she uses it to keep track of the people who mention or share her blog so she is able to thank and interact with that person. She always makes sure to go back and comment, even if she doesn't have a chance at the time. Keeping all of these mentions and social connections in one place makes it easy for Ileane to stay in touch with, and more importantly, give back to her online community".


Ileane Smith's Scoop.it Beginnings via @allygreer http://sco.lt/...


______________________________________________________________


By Ally GREER (Scoop.it), aussi sur LINKED IN (Entreprise : SCOOP.IT).

C'est...du PARTAGE...!
Quand quelque chose est bien...autant le PARTAGER ?!!
De façon TOTALEMENT désintéressée...BIEN SÛR.
C'est...MA concetion, en tous cas.
Bon W.E. à vous.
:0)
@TREBAULPhilippe
https://www.linkedin.com/in/philippetrebaul
http://www.scoop.it/u/philippe-trebaul#curatedTopicsTabSelected