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Keep up with tools and tips to help improve your blog and expand your audience! http://BasicBlogTips.com/tips #ileanegram #blogtips
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Jeff Sieh Google+ - "Circle Ileane Smith! I had a question on +Ileane Smith's tribe on Triberr and she took the time to make me my own private video explaining how to set it up properly!"

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Circle Ileane Smith!

Get this.  I had a question on +Ileane Smith's tribe on Triberr and she took the time to make me my own private video explaining how…

Make sure that you circle this kind and generous lady, but also read her content! She is incredibly knowledgeable about blogging, YouTube marketing, and podcasting.  You'll be glad you did.

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" I'm not surprised - she is always helping others including myself " amazing lady!
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Top 20 Inspirational Bloggers To Follow in 2014

Top 20 Inspirational Bloggers To Follow in 2014 | Basic Blog Tips | Scoop.it

2013 is coming to an end. With the enthusiasms and excitement don't miss this inspirational article where I have listed top 20 inspirational bloggers to follow in 2014....


Below are Top 20 Inspirational Bloggers To Follow in 2014. (not in sequenced ordered).

1. Harsh Agrawal 

2. Ileane Smith 

3. Elizabeth McGee

4. Harleena Singh

5. Brian Belfitt 

6. Reginald Chan

7. Amal Rafeeq 

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Don't Miss Social Media Power Chat - Weekend Edition 12-29-13

Don't Miss Social Media Power Chat - Weekend Edition 12-29-13 | Basic Blog Tips | Scoop.it
The final #SocialMediaPowerChat of 2013! Guests David Amerland, Dustin W. Stout, Ileane Smith & Craig Chamberlin. We'll recap the year in social media as wel...
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Ms. Ileane Speaks Blogging and Podcasting for Business | FrugalBrothers Software

Ms. Ileane Speaks Blogging and Podcasting for Business | FrugalBrothers Software | Basic Blog Tips | Scoop.it
I was pleased to interview Ms. Ileane Smith last week about her important contribution to the world of blogging, podcasting and mastering social media. With over 30 years’ experience in the world of publishing, Ms.
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Digital Marketing Thought Leaders 2013

Digital Marketing Thought Leaders 2013 | Basic Blog Tips | Scoop.it

The state of digital marketing in 2013 was both exciting and challenging. Here are some of the breakout thought leaders who tackled the topics this year....

Ileane Smith

I’ve actually known about Ileane for many years and met her many moons ago at a conference – not sure if it was PodCamp or WordCamp. Either way, she continues to impress me with her knowledge of and dedication to blogging, podcasting and social media topics. There’s so much more I could say about Ileane, but I think her profiles speak for themselves. She a must follow!
Website: http://basicblogtips.com/
Google+: - https://plus.google.com/u/0/+IleaneSmith/posts

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Happy 2nd Birthday to My Blog – What I Achieved in 2 Years

Happy 2nd Birthday to My Blog – What I Achieved in 2 Years | Basic Blog Tips | Scoop.it

So, finally it’s 2nd year of blogging.   So many amazing things have happened in the past year because of this blog...

Special thanks to:

Harsh Agrawal of ShoutMeLoud

Zac Johnson of ZacJohnson

Ileane Smith of BasicBlogTips

Rahul Kuntala of LearnBlogTips

Pradeep Kumar of Slashsquare

Harleena Singh of Aha-Now


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50 Experts Reveal How to Promote Your Blog with Just 3 Tools

50 Experts Reveal How to Promote Your Blog with Just 3 Tools | Basic Blog Tips | Scoop.it
What if you could only use 3 tools to promote your blog? 50 expert bloggers reveal the 3 tools they cannot live without.
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Blog EngageJustRetweet and Social Buzz Club.

Blog Engage has been a consistent promotion channel for my blog since day one and now the YouTube integration is taking off.

JustRetweet keeps a steady stream of Retweets and Social Buzz Club helps me reach more influencers.

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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, November 28, 2013 10:59 AM

Tips for new tools to make your Blog/site work. What do the experts use?

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In two years | Your Online Biz

In two years | Your Online Biz | Basic Blog Tips | Scoop.it

Blog post at Your Online Biz : I hope that you have accomplished at least twice as much as I have since November 21st 2011, the day I purchased this domain and started to ....Perfect example is the image above Ms Ileane shared a coupon code in an article on her site I linked to it so she appeared on my site to comment which I always get so giggly about anytime a popular blogger that I admire stops by and leaves a comment.  I’m like a little kid or something, really it’s embarrassing, but I appreciate the love yo. 

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Ileane Smith's Vizify Bio | Twitter Video Updated 11/23/2013

Ileane Smith's Vizify Bio | Twitter Video Updated 11/23/2013 | Basic Blog Tips | Scoop.it

The Twitter Video page of Ileane Smith's graphical bio. From Vizify, makers of infographic bios that make you look awesome online.

Ileane Smith's insight:

I updated this Vizify video in November and it's a great idea to sign in with Twitter and create your own. I'm very active on Twitter and I engage with several people there, but I was surprised to see some of the people you interact with most often.

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My 9 Favorite IMers And People On The Internet | Geri Richmond

My 9 Favorite IMers And People On The Internet | Geri Richmond | Basic Blog Tips | Scoop.it

As the title of this blog suggests, there are certain blogs I like to frequent.  Not only are these blogs information rich, but, the people behind them are kind and helpful. There is one common thread among these people and that is PASSION and a burning desire to help people become successful.....

Ms Ileane Smith

My own personal name for Ileane is “YouTube Guru.”  If you want to know anything about how to make your videos more SEO friendly, Ileane is your girl.  She started her blog in 2009 and learned early on that making connections with other bloggers was of the utmost importance. 

She owns her blog at BasicBlogTips.com and there you will find a multitude of tutorials on blogging, podcasting, guest posting and tips.  It doesn’t matter whether you are a newbie or a seasoned marketer you will find the info you are looking for concerning blogging, social media and YouTube on Ileane’s blog. 

I’m a visual learner, so I prefer video to reading.  In this business, though, you have to do a certain amount of reading and you can’t get around that.  Ileane is a very knowledgeable and helpful person.  When she comments on your post she will usually leave a tip or tell you about her latest find. 

I met Ileane on JustRetweet and started reading her posts and when I saw the quality of the content she was putting out, I started following her on Twitter.  I’ve learned a lot about YouTube and SEO on your video from Ileane.  Sure glad I started following. 


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How To Write A Guest Post

How To Write A Guest Post | Basic Blog Tips | Scoop.it

Blog post at I'm Just Sharing : What a last few days I've had! Social media is fun and interactive and, well, sometimes it can be good for your ego. ...

I’ve known Ileane for years and even wrote a guest post for her back in 2011 titled 5 Ways Your Blog Might Be Irritating People. That post actually had around 150 comments on it at one time, but Ileane’s been getting tons of spam on her old posts and she’s shut off comments, and for some reason it also had hidden all the comments that post had. Still, it was another pretty good post, coming in around 1,800 words or so.

Ileane Smith's insight:

I know how Mitch feels. This has been a super productive week for me too and I'm really starting to get back into doing Hangouts on Air. 

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The Psychology of Images in Social Media- Visual Marketing

http://goo.gl/K0NMtZ Why images are an important aspect of social media marketing. Here's some psychological aspects of how the image affects people.
Ileane Smith's insight:

I talk about using images on Google+ and other social networks in the HOA with Wade Harman.

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Top 5 Articles - How to Create Your Social Media Strategy?

Top 5 Articles - How to Create Your Social Media Strategy? | Basic Blog Tips | Scoop.it

How do you intend to promote your blog or business through social media? Marketing through social media channels or tools has become an essential and crucial part of any business promotion these ...


  1. Why You Should Have a Social Media Strategy – Basic Blog Tips :-  This article by Wade Harman on Basic Blog Tips can explain a social media strategy for beginners in the simplest form.
Ileane Smith's insight:

Vineet does a great job of encouraging others to develop a STRATEGY for using social media. I'm pleased that he went through my blog's archives and shared this awesome post from Wade Harmon.

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Viral Content Buzz Users Speak: Three Most Shared Projects of the Month | Viral Content Buzz

Viral Content Buzz Users Speak: Three Most Shared Projects of the Month | Viral Content Buzz | Basic Blog Tips | Scoop.it
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Viral Content Buzz is one of my favorite social sharing platforms. I see an increase in the number of retweets and Facebook shares on every post I submit to the platform. One of the most significant areas for growth for my blog comes from the Pinterest traffic which can be tied directly back to the network.

I’m able to track the pins back to those shared by the members of VCB by using the Tailwindapp. I also love the quality and diversity of the content that is available for sharing on VCB and I highly recommend others to join us there.

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Why Your Blog is Getting Ignored And What To Do About It!

Why Your Blog is Getting Ignored And What To Do About It! | Basic Blog Tips | Scoop.it

Have you ever noticed that around December of every year, you start seeing articles in your niche about what to expect in the following year?

For example, Ileane of Basic Blog Tips recently published 4 Steps to Improve Your Blog for Google Updates in 2014 by Reginald Chan

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Forget Google-write for humans

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7 Great habits of highly successful bloggers-25 case studies - Blog and SEO Consultant

7 Great habits of highly successful bloggers-25 case studies - Blog and SEO Consultant | Basic Blog Tips | Scoop.it

To be a successful blogger, it is important to study the life, blogging culture and trends of successful bloggers ahead of you. Read their secrets and become one...In the context of the subject matter, prominent probloggers likeDarren Rowse of problogger, Zac JohnsonJohn ChowPat Flynn,Martin Brinkmanbrian clarkJeremy schoemakerNeil PatelKristi HinesMike StelznerRamsay TaplinCarol TiceAna Hoffman,Jason AcidreDerek halpen Adrienne SmithHarleena Singh ,Ileane smith,Jay baer e.t.c will be studied with the aim of applying what they did to become a successful blogger.

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Denise Gabbard's curator insight, December 28, 2013 9:52 AM

Lots to learn from this group for sure!

 

Luigi Cappel's curator insight, December 29, 2013 6:32 PM

Some great advice with examples on how to be a successful blogger. You do also need to remember that none of them were overnight successes. It takes real commitment and consistent effort.

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45 Experts Share their Best Monetization Strategy - Viralwriter

45 Experts Share their Best Monetization Strategy - Viralwriter | Basic Blog Tips | Scoop.it

Googling how to make money online? Close that tab!


In this post you’ll find out the strategies experts used in monetizing their blog and the techniques they used in getting the best out of it....

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I’m not really big on monetization, although I do a little just to cover the costs of keeping the blog running. I use affiliate marketing with ClickBank products like SEOPressor and Facebook Timeline Slicer Pro and the rest is Google AdSense.


Most of the AdSense income is generated on my YouTube channel right now since I scaled back on using it so much on the blog. One strategy I’ve used successfully is to create YouTube video tutorials that help my audience understand how to use a product and what actual benefits they can expect.


I think this works well because most product developers concentrate on promoting their product’s benefits but often they fail to mention the pitfalls or demonstrate real-life outcomes. One last affiliate program I would like to mention is Blog Engage. I sold a couple of really big packages that made both me and Brian smile.


Ileane Smith is the founder of Basicblogtips and her podcast, msileanespeaks

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Ileane Smith's curator insight, December 16, 2013 3:38 AM

I’m not really big on monetization, although I do a little just to cover the costs of keeping the blog running. I use affiliate marketing with ClickBank products like SEOPressor and Facebook Timeline Slicer Pro and the rest is Google AdSense.


Most of the AdSense income is generated on my YouTube channel right now since I scaled back on using it so much on the blog. One strategy I’ve used successfully is to create YouTube video tutorials that help my audience understand how to use a product and what actual benefits they can expect.


I think this works well because most product developers concentrate on promoting their product’s benefits but often they fail to mention the pitfalls or demonstrate real-life outcomes. One last affiliate program I would like to mention is Blog Engage. I sold a couple of really big packages that made both me and Brian smile.


Ileane Smith is the founder of Basicblogtips and her podcast, msileanespeaks

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Video Optin Page from LeadPages

My first LeadPages www.basicblogtips.com/uses/leadpages Video optin form #ileanegram #instaAwesome
Ileane Smith's insight:

LeadPages has the most comprehensive suite of landing pages and squeeze pages you can imagine. This video optin page is amazing. I will keep you posted on the results.

If you want to see it full screen go here

You might see a slight variation of the page because I am running a split test. Let me know what you think.

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The Anatomy of an Effective Google Plus Image

The Anatomy of an Effective Google Plus Image | Basic Blog Tips | Scoop.it

Google Plus images are your first call to action in your updates. Here's how you can create the perfect Google Plus image to drive traffic in social media...Here is what has always worked for me. There is a certain aspect of visualization that you should bring to the table when posting your updates on G+. It must be entertaining, attractive, and pull people in all at the same time. It must create a question in your follower so that they will begin to understand that the only way they’re going to find out more is if they expand the post and read more. The following is a Google Hangout that I did with Ileane Smith of BasicBlogTips on Visual Voltage and the Power of Images.

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Happy Thanksgiving 2013 avgjoegeek.net

Happy Thanksgiving 2013 avgjoegeek.net | Basic Blog Tips | Scoop.it

Happy Thanksgiving from avgjoegeek. I list what I'm grateful for in this years Thanksgiving post....

The Blogging Community...

Basic Blog Tips – Ileane Smith not only has a great blog she has an awesome group on Facebook. But she also gave me a nod about my article about Twitter Cards. So Thanks!

Ileane Smith's insight:

Happy Thanksgiving Jason!

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7 Tips For Doing A Great Hangout Live Interview

The Tips Written Out:

1. Do some research; know something about the person you're interviewing

2. Meet with the person or persons you're going to interview at least 10 to 15 minutes before you start

3. Decide whether you're going to be doing a true interview or a Q&A

4. Make sure the person you're interviewing knows what's coming as far as questions go

5. Show some life while you're doing the interview

6. Make sure you ask some questions about them

7. Be yourself

Doing And Giving Interviews Are Great For Your Business
http://www.seoxcellence.com/blog/doin...

Interview With Meloney Hall Of Big Uptick Social Marketing 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfdxI...

Talking Blogging & Social Media Status With Ileane Smith 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3Aq3...

My blog, of course - I'm Just Sharing
http://www.imjustsharing.com

Ileane Smith's insight:

Mitch is really passionate about this topic and he is so comfortable in front of the camera. I think these tips are extremely valuable especially now that EVERYONE is using Google+ HOA's!

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Joomla blog - What do you need to have a good one?

Joomla blog - What do you need to have a good one? | Basic Blog Tips | Scoop.it

An article introduce you some good blog Joomla 2.5 extensions and give some tips to build a success Joomla blog....

Blogging resources

You can refer to some sources below about blogging:

Ileane Smith's insight:

If you are interested in Joomla, this is a fantastic site for tutorials. It's not my platform of choice but wonderful to see that they listed BBT as a blogging resource. 

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Philly Meetups and Tech Events | Pinterest

Philly Meetups and Tech Events | Pinterest | Basic Blog Tips | Scoop.it
Justin Cutroni Presents: "Rethinking Digital Analytics" #searchchurch #measure (Justin Cutroni Presents: "Rethinking Digital Analytics" #searchchurch #measure http://t.co/D1stiJlISq)...
Ileane Smith's insight:

I created a Pinterest Places board for all the Philly Tech events and Meetups. If you're in Philly, let me know!

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Promoted Pins: Are you Pinteresting?

Promoted Pins: Are you Pinteresting? | Basic Blog Tips | Scoop.it

Pinterest announced in September of 2013 that they would start offering promoted pins. This project is in its experimental phase and Pinterest hasn't decided if it will be a permanent option....

  • Pin Videos - Videos and images are very popular on Pinterest. If you have a new product or advertisement, make it into a video and use that for your promoted pin. Recently conducted a hangout on Google+ Why not pin it? Look at how Ileane Smith from Basic Blog Tips has pinned a weekly social media power chat hangout which features a few key influencers. 
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Nov 12 Newstarters on #EAv who will be running their 7th Day Soon!

Nov 12 Newstarters on #EAv who will be running their 7th Day Soon! | Basic Blog Tips | Scoop.it
Reporting ‘Freshfaces’ who will lose there freshface soon!   The list is ordered on there  ’Turn the 7th Day moment’ !  I will only mention the newstarters, who running a current yield higher then ...


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Ileane Smith's insight:

I'm exploring Empire Avenue for the first time, thanks to Michael Q Todd. Thanks to his encouragement and influence on the site my stock is rising quickly. I imagine it will skyrocket even higher once I spend some time on the site! 

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