Carp Fishing in France


Many Carp anglers in the UK are starting to think about a trip to France. Even 20 years ago there were tales of huge carp in France. Of course the best and most intrepid anglers started to venture out and find lakes to fish. Fast forward and there is a frenzy going on that sees many prolific waters fully booked out in every swim every week. This leaves you with a bit of a search on your hands! Fear not for we have a list of fishing websites that will help you find your perfect carp fishing holiday in France.

Websites For Carp Fishing Holidays In France

Carp Fishing World– The best newcomer already has 16 lakes organised for you to take a look at. With links direct to the lakes and fisheries and rules you can quickly find the right kind of lake on this website to save you time.

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Free Digital Marketing Advice


If you have a website or a blog and want to get more visitors aka customers sometimes then read on.

We are not going to discuss all the options but here are 4 channels that will work in combinations and individually to some degree depending on factors such as the kind of product or service you offer.

SEO (Search Engine Optimisation)
Paid Google Ads
Paid Facebook Advertising
Paid Instagram Advertising

That’s it guys. I said the advice was free not the methods. SEO will cost you in time to setup get a pro (harder said than done to find one!).

SEO

seo-basics

Don’t use the services of people on cheap platforms like fiverr. They don’t work and will actually end up costing you a clean up of backlinks. Oh while you are looking for backlink services on fiverr look at the services for removing links! You may need those if you BUY LINKS! Also the star reviews and ratings have to be given before you can check any results.

Do technical seo, make sure your site has the following
No broken links
No missing images
Friendly looking short url’s such as https://taps.com/products/taps or https://landed.at/australasia/new-zealand
Get https and redirect http traffic to https
Make sure your site is responsive and is mobile first

Google Paid Ads

“A good customer costs as much as a bad one!”

When you do keyword research you will discover what people are searching for with volume. LSI Keywords will also surface if you are using general matching in the ad setup which is the default. This can be costly to do so if you are on a budget you can make sure to do the following:

Start low, few keywords low daily spend and low max cost per click. Yes you will not get much in terms of customers but early on you are learning. Once you get a feel for things you can punch out across Ads and try to get some niches going that you can rank top in the Ad spots for less money. As with all the PAID advertising you will need to do this learning and it can also be seasonal. You will need a loop. Feedback your findings into tuning your ads the copy and the spend. It costs as much to get a good customer as a bad one!

Facebook Advertising

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If you have something that is more impulsive such as yoga pants or an inflatable flying shark that no one is going to search for in search engines then you need to go where people are. The stats prove it and you already know that people spend so much time on the facebook platform. More than this it is the ability to target the type of facebook user you are looking for. You want to advertise your yoga pants to people who are into yoga. Having that ability is a powerful start. But having more than an image and some good copy is still in order. A good landing page will get you orders providing your funnel is correctly functioning and you have a great UX on your shopping cart.

Instagram Advertising

Similar in reason to facebook, instagram offers some interesting options. It is good for brands and is a very visual app so your ad needs to be top notch to compete with this visually strong platform. Suggested Ad types include a story telling carousel and story types.

Summary

There is little way round it since google dominate the search market and started to offer fewer above the fold spaces for organic ‘free’ results that old SEO only approach is something you should be careful of. Yes SEO will help with the google paid adverts and you should be doing SEO. But you also need a budget for other online digital channels such as these.

Other digital marketing strategies for you to enjoy

Email Marketing

Organic Social Media Marketing including Youtube

Voice search (Alexa Google Home)

About the Author

When not enjoying a coconut rum in the Caribbean Calvin works in digital marketing and SEO. His agency Cambs Digital is helping companies find the best way to market their products and services online. You can reach him and his team through ask@cambs.eu or visit the agency website.

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We are sorry that you feel ______


Be careful as a support employee or PR person for your company. It  seems we are all getting this line. 147,000 results in google show this. So what happens is it really comes off as disingenuous.

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Skullcandy XT Free Review


These are pretty good earbuds, especially for the sound. They have a couple of issues however in my day to day use. I prefer to use my beats headphones for noise cancelling and sheer comfort while working. They are wired. At a push I can use the skullcandy and they start to feel a little uncomfortable at the hour mark. So thats the first thing. For the gym and running that’s probably not going to affect you.xt-free-earbuds

XT Free Review

Skullcandy XTFree Bluetooth Wireless In Ear Sport Earbuds with Mic are a solid buy. The dropouts are not enough to worry about and they really do hold in the ear excellently not falling out the sound is great and they look good too.

 

How to Optimize Video for Youtube for Online Marketing?


Before jumping on to how to optimize video for Youtube, let’s get to know some facts related to it.

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Article written by Ashock

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Youtube is the second largest search engine in the world. It gets 100 hours of video uploaded every 60 seconds. About 4 billion videos are viewed daily on Youtube. It’s no wonder because everyone use is to search for techniques, knowledge, ideas, hacks & so on.

Optimizing video for Youtube helps for most of the digital marketing campaign. Such campaign includes Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Pay Per Click (PPC), Buzz Marketing, Viral Marketing and so on.

In order to optimize video for Youtube, you have to follow simple steps. The post deals with those points which explain steps to optimize Youtube video for online marketing.

  1. 1. Video Wide Optimization

Video is the content which you share through Youtube. Its optimization is main thing we are talking about. You can optimize single video by paying attention to following points.

(I)Title of the Video:

Title of the video contains valuable information which helps viewers identify needy videos in search results. As with text pages, the title of your Youtube video is the most important piece of copy on the page.

Having titles geared around a keyword and formed around a potential search query increases the chance that your video will be found and watched by more audience.

When looking into how to optimize Youtube videos for online marketing. It’s a good idea to include keywords with high monthly search volume and low competition in the title. For example: If you are making a video on creating any particular game, put title for a video ” How to make a Game”. It is beneficial to do so. There is a high chance of more views in your videos.

Once you’ve identified the target keywords that best describe your video. Create titles for the videos based on how you would expect searchers to find your content.

(ii) Video Descriptions:

Along with a well-formed title, description of the video is also crucial for the optimization. Descriptions are certainly guaranteed to be attractive to both the viewers and the Youtube. Currently, Youtube provides 5,000 characters for video descriptions. In this case, you’ll likely have more than enough room to give the better introduction to the video.

It is important to make the first 157 characters of your description as compelling as possible. You can use one of your more valuable keywords within. This is because Youtube shows up to 150 characters of the allotted 5,000 characters until the viewer clicks on the option to see more.

(iii) Video tags for Youtube:

Youtube video tags help to identify each Youtube video at its most objective level. It plays a heavy role in Youtube search sector. By tagging each video with popular tags, Youtube will be able to better serve your video in response to organic searches.

(2) Youtube channel specific SEO optimizations:

A Youtube channel serves as a hub for all your company’s video content allowing you to present your brand to Youtube. By optimizing your channels overall presence, you will better capitalize on views as

they arrive at your channel homepage.

(iv) Channel Description:

The description of the channel may be the first information about you that viewers encounter as they see your channel. The channel description is a way for you to communicate to Youtube sector. To do this, you’ll need a description that highlights your most important content right up front, so that the users won’t have to dig around to find something worthwhile.

For doing this just keep in mind to utilize the full 1,000 characters channel description limit.

(v) Watermark:

The branding watermark enables you to remember your channel logo across all the videos on your channel.

(vi) Channel Keywords:

Channel keywords act as general keywords intended to clearly define your channel using key phrases and terms. However, be aware that Youtube only allows 10 keywords per channel. Be sure to pick keyword wisely.

There are a couple of key principles to keep in mind when optimizing video for the Youtube.

The search result, the user engagement and on-page elements (page titles, descriptions, and video tags) are the best methods to achieve a good position in Youtube search rankings. This makes optimizing video for Youtube a lot simple than for the Google. This is why people are excited about Youtube.

To clarify the scope of what these Youtube tips will cover it is important to note that there are various aspects of a Youtube channel and video that have their own set of best practices. These areas can be divided into two parts: channel-specific & video-specific SEO optimizations which have been explained above. I hope you have now learnt steps to optimize video for Youtube.

Top Antigua Beaches To Visit


Antigua has 365 beaches one for every day of the year. I know I would get bored of the beach way before then but as I write this in January I could use just 1 day at the best beach in Antigua. Now which is the best beach in Antigua?

Here are my top 5 Antigua Beaches

Dickenson Bay

Jolly Beach Also known as South Beach

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Darkwood Beach

Half Moon Bay This is a wilder beach and fun to play in the waves. Not so much shade and limited services.

Pigeon Beach A very calm beach great if you are near to English Harbour.

 

8 Great Antigua Tours and Excursions


Antigua is the perfect Caribbean holiday destination and no holiday is complete without exciting trips of sailing, scuba diving, kayaking, snorkelling or simply enjoying the beach. It becomes difficult to choose from the huge choice of tours and excursions available in Antigua. One always wants to try all of these exciting tours but don’t have enough time. Here are some of the most famous and most adventurous tours for you to try in Antigua.

All Antigua Tours

The tours range from snorkelling and kayaking trips, motorbiking, sailing, yacht charters, eco tours, bus tours, sports fishing and much more. You can discover Antigua in your own way by going on any of the tours you like. You can spend your holiday in Antigua sunbathing and relaxing on the beach or taking a motorboat tour around the island or simply enjoy the beautiful turquoise waters of Antigua kayaking.

  1. Shirley Heights Lookout Tour

    Shirley Heights is one of the best lookout points on Antigua to watch the beautiful sun melting into the blue waters of Antigua. Shirley Heights was named after the former governor of Antigua, Sir Thomas Shirley. It is the best point on the island to soak the beautiful bird-eye view of the island and see the English Harbor, Galleon Beach, and a beautiful sunset. You can take this tour to dance, enjoy and have a delicious meal atop Shirley Heights.

  2. Antigua Round Island Tour

    You can get to see all the famous attracting on Antigua in this round island tour. During this 3.5 hours tour, you will be visiting the Nelson’s Dockyard National Park. It is a colonial-era British naval base where you can admire the luxurious yachts lining its marina. You can see the famous English Harbour and the stunning view of the ocean. Roam around the art galleries and the colonial era structures like the Copper and Lumber Store, Admiral’s Inn, Harbor shore and the Sailmakers Loft. After that head to Blockhouse ruins to soak up the beauty of miles and miles of Indian Creek and the Atlantic Ocean.

  3. Sailing and Snorkeling Tour

    If you are a sea lover, then this tour is for you. You can get a 6-hour sailing and snorkelling trip around the island in the blue waters. The trip will start from you getting on board and heading towards the southern coast to view the beautiful white beaches of Antigua. You will be stopping at the island’s largest reef, the Cades Reef and jump in to snorkel and see the magical underworld. You will be able to see schools of bright coloured fishes, soft corals and other sea creatures. When you get back up on the boat, your barbeque will be ready for you to enjoy. Then you will head to Antigua’s secluded bays where you can enjoy sunbathing, relaxing on the white sand beaches, swim in the calm waters or simply walk along the length of the beach. After your relaxing hour, you will head back to cruise port while dancing on Caribbean Rhythms and enjoying drinks from the open dance bar.

  4. Snorkeling and Kayaking Bird Island Adventure Tour

    You can book a tour to enjoy kayaking, snorkelling and sightseeing the crystal-clear waters of the bird island in just one day. You will depart from your hotel and ride through the beautiful countryside of Antigua with a local guide to tell you about all the stories and history of the island. Then you will get on board to sail through the crystal clear waters to get to the Bird Island. Enjoy a delicious barbeque lunch there before heading into the water for kayaking. The Water is crystal clear and ample of light penetrates the water, so you can easily see the underworld and take amazing photographs underwater. Snorkel and kayaking all you like and enjoy the crystal-clear waters.

  5. Island Safari and Stingray Tour

    If you are an animal lover, you will love this island safari tour. You will be spotting wildlife and explore exotic plants of the island in a Land Rover Defender. Riding through the rugged roads of Antigua and exploring the wilderness. After this fascinating island safari, you will be heading towards the Stingray City. Here on the Barge Reef, you can feed and swim with Stingrays. After your refreshing experience with the stingrays, clean yourself with a shower and enjoy a delicious lunch.

  6. Cades Reef Snorkeling

    If you love snorkelling, the best way is to go on a 6-hour cruise to Cades Reef. On this 2mile long Reef, you can see the beautiful moray eels, barracudas, corals, stingrays, seahorses, angelfishes and many more sea creatures while snorkelling the length of the Reef. The waters are warm ( 80 degrees Fahrenheit) and just about right to drift along the beautiful Cades Reef.

  7. Antigua Island Tour

    If you want to see the unexplored portions of the island, this tour is for you. You will be picked up from St. John’s and travel to Dow’s Hill. Here you can get the bird-eye view of the Falmouth Harbor, English Harbor, and Resident yacht lining the harbour and Montserrat’s active volcano if the weather is clear. After taking in the breath-taking view, you will be heading to the Island’s National Parks to explore the wilderness and history of Antigua. You will enjoy the Fig Tree Drive, the rain forests of Antigua and the white sand beaches of the southern coast of Antigua. You can enjoy sunbathing on the Turner beach, enjoy a swim in the ocean and have a delicious lunch.

  8. St. John’s Sightseeing Tour

    Explore the urban charm of St. John’s in this 3-hour sightseeing tour. You will be exploring the famous spots of the city like the Heritage Quay, the town centre, the Vegetable Market and the St John’s Cathedral. You can shop to your heart’s wish and browse through a wide variety of locally made items, designer items, jewellery, t-shirts, woven good and much more.

You can explore Antigua in any way you like, whether on road or by a cruise ship. Just remember to have fun and explore the unique Caribbean island to the fullest.

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