All posts written by James Parsons

How to Embed Medium Posts and Feeds on Your Site Published by James Parsons • Content Marketing • Published March 1, 2019

Medium is a blogging platform that is free for anyone to use, and has a handful of distinct advantages for bloggers of all levels. It’s even a valuable tool for those of you with a blog on your own domain, despite duplicating many of the same features. For example, you can have a company blog on you…

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10 Ways to Embed Pinterest Buttons and Boards on a Blog Published by James Parsons • Content Marketing • Published January 24, 2019

Pinterest is a social network that is often left out in the cold when we marketers talk about social marketing. We always tend to focus on the big names, like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Pinterest is no slouch, however, it just started out in a way that gave it an impression that has been hard to sh…

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How to Revert to Old Writing Style in WordPress Gutenberg Published by James Parsons • Resources • Published January 3, 2019

The more things change, the more they stay the same. In this case, change is inevitable; everything online changes sooner or later. WordPress has spent almost its entire life with the rich text editor we all know and… well, I can’t say love, but it’s not as if we’ve had a lot…

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The Ultimate Guide to Selling Coaching Services on Your Blog Published by James Parsons • Monetization • Published December 21, 2018

Why did you start your blog?
For some of you, it was a desire to get your opinions in front of the masses. You have opinions, you have data, you have conclusions, and you want them to be heard. You started a blog because, on the internet, anyone can build an audience.
For some of you, it was a means to make mon…

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25 Ways to Share and Promote Blog Posts on Pinterest Published by James Parsons • Social Media • Published November 23, 2018

Pinterest is a social network that has a huge amount of use and utility in some niches and is virtually ignored by others. It’s actually a great option for bloggers of all stripes, and you can get a lot of traffic and engagement from it if you know how. That’s what this post is for: to bring yo…

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How to Properly Build and Grow a Squarespace Blog Published by James Parsons • Content Marketing • Published October 25, 2018

Squarespace is one of many website builders that you can use to go from nothing to a functional website in a matter of hours. It competes with the likes of Blogger and WordPress, Wix and Weebly. I find it to be one of the better alternatives out there, and thus decided to write a guide to setting up and grow…

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5 Plugins to Send WordPress Posts to Facebook Instant Articles Published by James Parsons • Social Media • Published September 25, 2018

Facebook Instant Articles are a system Facebook has had in place for publishers to put their content, mostly blog posts, directly on the Facebook platform. This comes with a few advantages and a few disadvantages. Are you interested in using the system?
I’m going into this assuming that you a…

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List of Share Plugins That Are Compatible With OpenShareCount Published by James Parsons • Social Media • Published September 2, 2018

Any time you’re using a plugin on your website, you’re reliant upon any data sources that plugin uses to keep it functional. In many cases, there’s no path to failure. Something like Yoast SEO isn’t going to break unless they push an update that breaks something. Other plu…

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Why Most Blog Articles from Textbroker Will Hurt Your SEO Published by James Parsons • Search Engine Optimization • Published August 10, 2018

We have covered Textbroker before on this site, but today I thought I’d take a bit of a more personal look at the site and the content you get from it. I’m not going to make you wait, though; my conclusion is right up front. Textbroker isn’t a very good place to buy content if you&#8217…

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Is Sumo Pro Worth The Monthly / Annual Cost? Published by James Parsons • Resources • Published October 23, 2017

Sumo is a suite of apps that help you with email capture, conversions, and a host of other website and growth-related actions. It’s quick and easy to sign up for a free account, you just need to visit their site and click the “sign up free” button. It’ll ask you for your site UR…

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