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Thanks Impartial Geek for the New Mic! avgjoegeek.net

Thanks Impartial Geek for the New Mic! avgjoegeek.net | Basic Blog Tips | Scoop.it
Just a quick thanks to David from Impartial Geek and everyone who helped me win a Blue Yeti Mic!
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Do You Comment for Backlinks on DoFollow Enabled CommentLuv Blogs?

Do You Comment for Backlinks on DoFollow Enabled CommentLuv Blogs? | Basic Blog Tips | Scoop.it

Blog post at Keep Up With The Web - Sherryl Perry : Last week, Matt Cutts got the blogging community in an uproar over whether or not guest blogging was dead. (It’s not.) ...In the past year, there has been a lot of controversy over whether or not the benefits of CommentLuv outweighs the cons. There’s no disputing the fact that do-follow links attract spam. I know several well respected bloggers (such as Ileane Smith), who have switched from CommentLuv to the Google+ commenting system. 

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Hi Sherryl,
Wow this is a hot topic. Sometimes I think Matt Cutts likes to stir things up to get views to their YouTube channel. It's like a broken record repeating the same thing over and over again but no matter what people still keep asking the same questions.
The issue of no-follow links is one that fits this mold.

I do like the benefit of linking to one of my blog posts, in the comment section but I don't think it really makes a difference if the link is do follow or not. There are very few high page rank blogs with do follow comments and they all have so many comments on them that the page rank that flows is tremendously diluted - to the point that I doubt if it even matter at all. The vast majority of do follow blogs have fewer comments but they don't have much page rank to flow to our blogs anyway.

So the bottom line is that as long as the site is reputable and the subject matter is related, the link still has some value, but in the grand scheme of things, commenting just for links is a waste of time. Bloggers need to think beyond links when it comes to commenting. Think more about conversations, relationship building, making connections, discoverability and those sorts of things - not links. That's the only way we'll ever be able to stop paying attention to those "repetitive" Matt Cutts videos.

I found another plugin called Anti Spam and at the moment it's doing a great job of keeping the spam to a minimum. This is a good one to recommend to anyone who doesn't use CLP.

Thanks for the post Sherryl - enjoy your weekend!

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Newz Duniya's curator insight, February 4, 4:31 AM

Great information, really helpful for new bloggers to rank website.

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5 Lessons From 2 Years of Using Email Newsletters in our Content Strategy

5 Lessons From 2 Years of Using Email Newsletters in our Content Strategy | Basic Blog Tips | Scoop.it
As a platform that helps people, businesses or organizations with their content strategy, it's always been natural for us to use content ourselves in our communication.
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I just love how my photo appears but Mr. Branson's is cut off. Thanks for the shout out Guillaume :)

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Social Media Strategy List: Expert Tips To Boost Your Social Presence

Social Media Strategy List: Expert Tips To Boost Your Social Presence | Basic Blog Tips | Scoop.it

Learn what campaigns 40 social media experts called the most creative that they've seen....

A few weeks ago I started experimenting with Pinterest. I got an idea to take "action" screenshots from popular videos to see if I would get more repins. Here's one I did from Katy Perry's Roar at around the 03:51 mark when she is painting an elephant's toenails:

It's one of the top 10 pins on my Fashion and Style Board right now. I'm starting to pin more screenshots from my own YouTube videos with the hope that I'll get better at making custom thumbnails for my vids.

Bio: Ileane Smith is the Founder at Basic Blog Tips and Ms. Ileane Speaks Podcast.


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This article is packed with creative ideas! Even a few wedding proposals.

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Bloggers Discussion 002: A Talk With Ileane Smith from Basic Blog Tips. @Bishal Biswas

Bloggers Discussion 002: A Talk With Ileane Smith from Basic Blog Tips. @Bishal Biswas | Basic Blog Tips | Scoop.it

When she write, peoples listen to her. The most uncommon thing you don't know about her is that she landed in blogging in just an accidental situation. Till now she has traveled a long way in the blogging world which led her to be called The MOST INFLUENCED and PROFESSIONAL BLOGGER.

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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!"

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!" | Basic Blog Tips | Scoop.it
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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Read more of the comments on Google+

https://plus.google.com/u/0/+JeffSieh/posts/6nFVfS7DS2J

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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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Content and Pinterest Marketing with Kaila Strong @cliquekaila #VCBuzz - YouTube

Content and Pinterest Marketing with Kaila Strong @cliquekaila #VCBuzz - YouTube | Basic Blog Tips | Scoop.it
Read the full chat script here: Kaila Strong This week we had a great opportunity to learn from one of the most prominent content marketers, Kaila Strong. Ka...
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Nice! My quote got featured in this video. Time Stamp 1:26

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Podcast #1 : 3 Ways to Increase your Affiliate Income while you Sleep

Podcast #1 : 3 Ways to Increase your Affiliate Income while you Sleep | Basic Blog Tips | Scoop.it
Hi Mates, Welcome to my first podcast series. Here, I will record my voice instead of big articles about the topics Blogging Tips, SEO, Make Money Online…etc. I found that podcasts are the best way to interact with readers. Pat Flynn from Smart Passive Income Blog and ileane smith from Basic Blog Tips inspired me to start… ► Continue Reading …
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Guest blogging in 2013! Promote your articles here - Make money blogging

Guest blogging in 2013! Promote your articles here - Make money blogging | Basic Blog Tips | Scoop.it

Guest blogging is an important blogging activity. Here are recommended guest articles in 2013 you must read...

2 Articles on BasicBlogTips
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It was my pleasure to host Enstine as a guest on Basic Blog Tips. He's incredible.

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Best Wordpress Plugins: 53 Pros Share Amazing Plugins to Inspire You

Best Wordpress Plugins: 53 Pros Share Amazing Plugins to Inspire You | Basic Blog Tips | Scoop.it
This article shows you the best wordpress plugins from 53 social media professionals around the world. Amazing content, check it out.
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Ileane Smith

Ileane is a blogger, podcaster, Youtuber and social media ninja!

 

 

Google XML Sitemaps – Essential plugin to create your sitemap.

Yoast Google Analytics for WordPress – This includes the event tracking which help track if people are watching the videos.  I also use the Leadplayer which integrates with this plugin.

Pretty Link Pro – Customize any link you want so it’s easy to remember your affiliate links or pdf downloads.

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Kapil Jekishan - Google+ - 4 Ladies who rock G+

Kapil Jekishan - Google+ - 4 Ladies who rock G+ | Basic Blog Tips | Scoop.it
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I'm honored to be immortalized as part of an Infographic

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Awesome ladies who you should be following on Google+ if you already aren't.

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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
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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!

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Happy Thanksgiving Jason!

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