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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
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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

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Thanks for the rescoop Brian.
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My pleasue Ileane, thanks for all the great content you provide. :)
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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.”

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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

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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.

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neulabs's comment, October 31, 2012 9:03 AM
great job IIeane
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Thanks neulabs
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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.


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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

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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.

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Check me out - helping people set up their websites at AWeber.com

Check me out - helping people set up their websites at AWeber.com | Basic Blog Tips | Scoop.it

Ileane Smith wrote: Check me out - helping people set up their websites at AWeber.com yesterday.

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11 Great Blogging Tips | Successful Blogging

11 Great Blogging Tips | Successful Blogging | Basic Blog Tips | Scoop.it

Looking for Great Blogging Tips? Here’s a Links Roundup. Now that I’ve finally tamed Google Reader and learned how to follow a blog by RSS it’s getting easier to read more and save posts I like.


11. When is a Sales Page Not a Sales Page? - On Basic Blog Tips, which also starred on the Top 10 Blogs for Bloggers list with Successful Blogging. This is a guest post by me so I might be a bit biased. Written to get you rethinking your about page.

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Your LinkedIn Profile: 22 Ways to Make it More Professional

Your LinkedIn Profile: 22 Ways to Make it More Professional | Basic Blog Tips | Scoop.it

Check out my AWESOME Guest Post at Basic Blog Tips! :)

LinkedIn is a popular tool widely used among recruiters and employers to find candidates.


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The golden rules of a successful social media strategy

The golden rules of a successful social media strategy | Basic Blog Tips | Scoop.it

Blog post at Creative Ramblings : Let's use a good example to explain the difference. The Buffer Application takes you to your buffer dashboard or homepage for Buffer, but the Buffer extension shares the page you are on to Twitter, Facebook or Linkedin.

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Cendrine Marrouat - www.socialmediaslant.com's comment, September 5, 2012 12:35 AM
Thank you for sharing my article, Ileane!
Cendrine Marrouat - www.socialmediaslant.com's comment, September 5, 2012 12:36 AM
Thank you for sharing my article, Don! I look forward to reading your tips!
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Tropical Storm Ileane (09E) West of Southern Tip of Baja California

Tropical Storm Ileane (09E) West of Southern Tip of Baja California | Basic Blog Tips | Scoop.it

They named a storm after me but they spelled my name wrong.....

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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.


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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

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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 ;-) ).


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Philippe Trebaul's curator insight, March 1, 2013 12:33 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/...


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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.
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@TREBAULPhilippe
https://www.linkedin.com/in/philippetrebaul
http://www.scoop.it/u/philippe-trebaul#curatedTopicsTabSelected


cutesqualid's comment, August 12, 2013 1:59 AM
nice
Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, February 10, 10:28 PM
What Really Matters Most? Connections.
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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”.

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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.


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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/...


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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.
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@TREBAULPhilippe
https://www.linkedin.com/in/philippetrebaul
http://www.scoop.it/u/philippe-trebaul#curatedTopicsTabSelected


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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.

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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 )
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wpvkp's comment, November 28, 2012 8:04 PM
Thanks for including my post in your scoop
Ileane Smith's comment, November 28, 2012 11:28 PM
You're welcome Vivek.
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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.


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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/...


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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


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SEO: Answers to Your Questions | WeBlogBetter

SEO: Answers to Your Questions | WeBlogBetter | Basic Blog Tips | Scoop.it

Blog post at Blog Tips for a Better Blog - We Blog Better : A couple months ago, I started using the Qualaroo (formerly Kissinsights) box you see in the lower right hand corner of this blog.   I ins[..]...


Ileane Smith has done an excellent job with this – if you search “blog tips” you should see her blog, “BasicBlogTips.com” somewhere on the first page on any given day. Imagine how much search engine traffic she must pull in from just this one highly searched phrase.

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WordPress Plugins #84 eCommerce, Thumbnails, Post lists

WordPress Plugins #84  eCommerce, Thumbnails, Post lists | Basic Blog Tips | Scoop.it
It’s Episode 84 and we’ve got WordPress plugins for eCommerce, Thumbnails, Post lists, a new Schema.org meta plugin, G+ Authors and a new way to embed Responsive Video. It’s all coming up next on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

Listener Feedback / Audio Clips
Ileen from BasicBlogTips.com with a quesion about caching plugins.
Thomas J has a Question about table plugins

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Ronnie Bincer on Google+ - Now that we can start making our own YouTube Custom Thumbnails

Ronnie Bincer on Google+ - Now that we can start making our own YouTube Custom Thumbnails | Basic Blog Tips | Scoop.it

Now that we can start making our own YouTube Custom Thumbnail Images...

1920 x 1080
1280 x 720
640 x 360
480 x 270

older format size of 4:3 dimensions in pixels (W x H):
640 x 480
960 x 720
1280 x960

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Top 5 Reasons to Buy the CommentLuv Premium This Week

Top 5 Reasons to Buy the CommentLuv Premium This Week | Basic Blog Tips | Scoop.it

Blog post at Keep Up With The Web - Sherryl Perry : For those of you who haven’t heard yet, Andy Bailey is having a special 75% off anniversary sale on CommentLuv Premium (CLP).  Ileane Smith has also written an excellent article, The Ultimate Collection of CommentLuv Blog Lists. Check out some of the CommentLuv enabled blogs that she’s listed to find other bloggers to engage with. If your blog is CommentLuv enabled and you’re not listed on any of these, now may be the time to see if you can get included.

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