If you want to know how to start a blog, you’ll find no end of guides online showing you what to do. In general, they follow a pattern like this: Pick a niche Find a domain name Choose a blogging platform Select a web host Set up your blog Publish and promote posts Build an… Continue Reading How to Start a Blog: What the Experts Recommend
Earlier this month and for the third year running I attended CMA Kick-Off 2019 in Dundee. The event is for people who want to give their business the best start to the new year. While many of the attendees were members of the Content Marketing Academy membership community, there were also a number who were… Continue Reading Smarter Marketing From Super People! CMA Kick Off 2019
On Friday 5th January I attended CMA Kick-Off 2018 in Dundee. It was an event for getting off to the best start in business for the new year with friendly Content Marketing Academy members. January 5th 2018 – business owners from across the UK have travelled to Dundee today to attend #cmako2018 hosted by @chrismarr101… Continue Reading CMA Kick-Off 2018: Brilliant Tips For A Rewarding Year
Updated 9 May 2018. Why a liveblog? For CMA Live 2017 (content marketing conference extraordinaire), rather than writing about the event afterwards, as I usually do, I decided to do something different. Liveblog the event. I used the 24Liveblog WordPress plugin, which links to the 24liveblog online service. It was fairly straightforward to set up… Continue Reading CMA Live 2017 – Liveblog
For the last 12 weeks, I’ve been a part of the CMA 90 Day Challenge, thanks to the CMA Community. The goal was to produce at least one piece of content every week for a 12 week period. How did I do? I started the week beginning 6 March. The official last day for the… Continue Reading The CMA 90 Day Challenge Review – March-June 2017
A guest post by Sarah Arrow of Sarkemedia. You’ve heard about using a marketing quiz and you think it will be a great, interactive tool to add to your website. It will generate leads and subscribers for you, lower your bounce rate and build a deeper connection with your readers. You even have a good idea of… Continue Reading Where Do You Put Marketing Quizzes On Your Website?
BuzzSumo vs Right Relevance vs EpicBeat – tools to find influencers and popular content One problem every blogger or content marketer has is getting their output seen. You want to be creating high quality, relevant content that will be read (or watched, or listened to) and shared among a wide audience. Finding influencers in your… Continue Reading BuzzSumo vs Right Relevance vs EpicBeat – Which Is Best?
Last Friday I headed up to Dundee to kick off the year in the most spectacular fashion at the CMA Kick-Off 2017. An event dedicated to achieving excellence in content marketing and planning the best business year. A collection of short talks to motivate everyone in a cold, gloomy month. But it was so much… Continue Reading A Sensational Start to 2017 at the CMA Kick-Off Event
Who Needs Attention Grabbing Headlines? Every writer! Perhaps the most crucial element of any blog post is the headline. If you don’t get the reader to click through to your post, all the hard work, blood, sweat and tears are wasted. According to Copyblogger, most people won’t read your article: My friends at Start Blogging… Continue Reading How To Write The Best Attention Grabbing Headlines [Infographic]
If you’ve blogged for any length of time, you’ll have soon discovered that spam comments are a nuisance. If you use self-hosted WordPress, you can deter spam by: Configuring appropriate options in Settings > Discussion. Using an anti-spam comment plugin. Examples are Akismet, Antispam Bee and CleanTalk. But sometimes spam can slip through, or comments can… Continue Reading How To Tell If Your Blog Comments Are Spam