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:
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.
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:
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
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.
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
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.”
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 ;-) ).
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
Blog post at SEO Bloggers Tips : Hi All,
I usually write about SEO because it is my favorite topic in blogging.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 10 Blogging Tips to Help You Become a Successful Blogger
- Top 5 Reasons for Not Choosing a Cheap Web Hosting Provider
- 5 Ways to Attract More Comments on Your Blog
Read more: http://bloggerspassion.com/bloggers-passion-monthly-traffic-and-income-report-for-august-2012/#ixzz26FS4ba00
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 )
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.
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.
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.
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.
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