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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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#SocialMediaPowerChat with Michael Q Todd, Ileane Smith & Dustin Stout talking about Blogging | The Mia Connect

#SocialMediaPowerChat with Michael Q Todd, Ileane Smith & Dustin Stout talking about Blogging | The Mia Connect | Basic Blog Tips | Scoop.it

This Social Media Power Chat is chock full of #BatCrapCrazy! I am surrounded by social media superstars like Michael Q Todd, Ileane Smith and Dustin Stout. We dished on everything from Empire Avenue, Klout, Blogging and Triberr. This is what Google Plus Hangouts are all about people!

Ileane Smith's insight:

This HOA is my all time favorite out of all the ones that I ever participated in. Mia Voss is a fabulous host. She is so well organized that she even sent me a checklist before the show. We hung out in the greenroom for about 20 minutes before we went live and that was another show all by itself.


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How to Fight Bloggers Who Steal Your Content avgjoegeek.net

How to Fight Bloggers Who Steal Your Content avgjoegeek.net | Basic Blog Tips | Scoop.it

If you find out someone stealing your content? What do you do? I tell you my own story on how I fought to get the stolen content removed and how you can to!...

When Ideas are Shared – Good Things Happen

There is a twist on this though. If someone sees your content and likes it? Then they write their own article based off the ideas they got from your original content? That is NOT stealing. And even better? Sometimes you even get some credit for it and they toss some traffic your way as a way of saying thanks! This happened when I wrote about Twitter Cards. So thank you Ileane for giving me the mention!

Ileane Smith's insight:

I could spend an entire weekend filing DMCA claims. It's high on my to do list.

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October's Reading List by @lbogaerts

October's Reading List by @lbogaerts | Basic Blog Tips | Scoop.it

This post is the start of a new “tradition” on my blog....


At BasicBlogTips.com there were a few things this month that I loved to read about. The first article I want to mention is about the Must Have Tools For Blogging and Internet Marketing. Michael Trow put together a list of 10 tools you shouldn’t do without if you want to be a successfull blogger.

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Life of Owly | #plushowly hanging out with @ileane! RT @Ileane:...

Life of Owly | #plushowly hanging out with @ileane! RT @Ileane:... | Basic Blog Tips | Scoop.it
#plushowly hanging out with @ileane! RT @Ileane: #plushowly is taking over my @HootClub dashboard and my coffee mug hootclub http://t.co/BE5hRb8gpI
Ileane Smith's insight:

HootSuite knows how to cultivate an exceptionally devoted group of brand ambassadors. Now that over 100 people have received their #plushowly from the @hootclub, we are sharing him all over Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook and Google+ 

HootSuite is posting all of our #plushowly pics on Tumblr. 

Really smart marketing. Really smart!

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How Do I Get More Retweets? Twitter Tools We Use To Increase Re-Tweets

How Do I Get More Retweets? Twitter Tools We Use To Increase Re-Tweets | Basic Blog Tips | Scoop.it

I left a comment on HotBlogTips.com : I've talked a lot in the past about why numbers do count when it comes to social proof and this post will focus on Twitter...


I want to focus on two points; the people and Brian Belfitt. The members on Blog Engage are top shelf, and I mean that. You have folks like Justin GerminoIleane SmithZac Johnson,Karen Woodham, and a bunch of other bloggers that I’ve called friends for years. 

Ileane Smith's insight:

My comment on the post 

Hi Brian,

Thanks for the mention!
You’re a real pro when it comes to social networking so I hope your co-hosts follow your lead on that. I giggled when you thought that Sheryl was posting to your Facebook page but it was really the Chrome extension Friends+me. HA!

I use most of the tools and services you mentioned with the exception of Empire Avenue.

Two that I’m really found of that you don’t have on the list are Social Buzz Club and Viral Content Buzz. I’m getting a lot of traffic and tweets from those sites as well.

Thanks again Brian and have a great week.

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Brian D. Hawkins's comment, November 5, 2013 11:47 PM
Thank you Ileane :)
Ileane Smith's comment, November 6, 2013 5:14 AM
You're welcome Brian!
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Working with Enterprise 2.0: The foundations of creating a successful blog via modern technology

Working with Enterprise 2.0: The foundations of creating a successful blog via modern technology | Basic Blog Tips | Scoop.it

WHY do we spend countless beginnings and endings punching into our keyboards our thoughts and feelings through blogs? Is it for bragging rights with friends, self branding or perhaps to promote our social-existence online?...

To learn more on how to become a successful blogger, click here and here. 

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Friday News Round Up from 604media Blog

Friday News Round Up from 604media Blog | Basic Blog Tips | Scoop.it

Here’s the top news in technology, web development and social media from the past week:

· Must Have Tools For Blogging and Internet Marketing
Here is a list of tools that can improve the effectiveness, and efficiency, of blogging and internet marketing.

Ileane Smith's insight:

Short and sweet round up of blogging articles for the week. Nice to see a post from Basic Blog Tips included.

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Power Tips For Pinterest

Power Tips For Pinterest | Basic Blog Tips | Scoop.it

Pinterest isn't just for pinning photos of your favorite recipes and cute, cuddly animals. It's also and amazing tool for helping your small business reach your small business reach more potential customers every day. Here are some power tips for pinterest from some of the top pinners out there.
Click here to read the entire article: http://bit.ly/1c0eubZ


Via Kelly Lieberman
Ileane Smith's insight:

You'll find my name listed over on the right hand side in blue! Pretty cool to show up surrounded by so many awesome folks!

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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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Who Wants a Successful Business Podcast?

Who Wants a Successful Business Podcast? | Basic Blog Tips | Scoop.it

Today we are talking business podcasting, the cons of free hosting (again), as well as podcast success stories, a last five in five, and we answer your podcast questions. Please vote for the School of Podcasting at the Podcast Awards

Can You Ask For Too Much From Your Audience [1:00]

I recently appeared on episode 20 of the podcasters roundtable and we tried to answer that question. The panel consisted of Join me (Ray Ortega), +David Jackson, +Nick Seuberling +Corey Fineran +Izabela Russell and +Ileane Smith  and it was great content to where I now changed my show opening to give ONE method of contact. Subscribe to the Podcasters’ Roundtable – Podcasters Discussing Podcasting in iTunes and never miss another episode.

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The Day In Online Video News And Views 8th November 2013

The Day In Online Video News And Views 8th November 2013 | Basic Blog Tips | Scoop.it

Amazon Studios is staking a strong claim for their place in the VoD market with the launch of two new shows on the platform later this month...

The Day In Online Video News

Need a New Way to Promote Your YouTube Channel? Try RSS Syndication BasicBlogTips


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Why We Are All Teachers & Learners In The New World Order

Why We Are All Teachers & Learners In The New World Order | Basic Blog Tips | Scoop.it

Content marketing is increasingly about online teaching and learning...

These days we’re teaching and learning on a social media platforms. Here are some of the more powerful examples (which include video):

  • Google Plus is a social media platform and you can teach or learn there by screen sharing in Google Hangouts (and later on YouTube)
  • YouTube is a social media platform and you can teach or learn there. Check out Ileane Smith’s recent Triberr training.
  • Udemy and SkillFeed (and a plethora of other online learning platforms) are social media platforms and you can teach or learn in these places and get paid
Ileane Smith's insight:

Rob Cubbon shares powerful insights and encourages us to constantly learn and teach what we know.

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21 FireProved strategies to get 60,000 visitors (Ultimate guide) - FireProved Marketing

21 FireProved strategies to get 60,000 visitors (Ultimate guide) - FireProved Marketing | Basic Blog Tips | Scoop.it

It took me long to write this post. No, it isn't about hours. Nor days. Not even months. It took me years to write this post.


16.Start a Podcast

There are only few people who I know that are running a Podcast. You can start by listening Ms. Ileane from BasicBlogTips where you can find some cool tips. Podcast open door to a whole new audience. Use it.


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10 Signs a Content Marketing Campaign Is Dying (And How to Save It)

10 Signs a Content Marketing Campaign Is Dying (And How to Save It) | Basic Blog Tips | Scoop.it

If your content marketing campaigns are dead in the water, you may be guilty of one of these 10 fails. Read what they are and how to fix them....


For web users, there’s nothing more annoying than wanting to share a piece of content and having to do it manually, or using the buttons on the site only to find they don’t work. Most people will only give you one chance to get this right before going elsewhere.

The fix: If you haven’t already, check your analytics and see where people are sharing your content, then make sure you have the appropriate buttons so they can share at will.

Check out how Backlinko has included social buttons to the side of their posts for easy sharing.

And for goodness’ sake, please input your Twitter handle so people don’t have to type it in.

Ileane Smith's insight:

I see countless bloggers who neglect to have their Twitter handle applied to their social sharing plugin. Even when your content does get shared, you'll never know if you don't monitor your @mentions. 

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Why Buffer App rocks - Tips, Tricks and Features

Why Buffer App rocks - Tips, Tricks and Features | Basic Blog Tips | Scoop.it

A long time ago, in a blogosphere far far away…I was looking for some awesome tools to automate my tweets. There are certainly a lot of them out there. I checked. As a result, the choice is quite difficult....

Buffer integrates with Bit.ly

Ok, so scheduling your tweets is pretty cool. But the fun does not stop there!

If you like using link shortening services, Buffer integrates with some of the best ones:

  • J.mp
  • Buff.ly
  • Bit.ly

Of course, we all know Bit.ly is the best service out there. If you want to learn a bit more about how to use Bitly, check out Ileane Smith’s post on statistics and tracking with Bitly.

Bit.ly also allows you to add UTM params for unique link tracking, in order to monitor your marketing campaigns. Awesome huh! I know, you just fell off your chair.

**Note:  If you don’t know about link shortening services – they replace URLs with very short ones. It gives you more space to tweet. Remember, you only have 140 characters.


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Shout out from Mia Voss on Social Media Power Chat

Thanks for the shout out @themiaconnect #batcrapcrazy #ileanegram


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWNtZC0tjvw

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