All posts written by James Parsons

How to Use Buffer to Increase Your Blog Traffic Published by James Parsons • Social Media • Published November 17, 2015

One thing that comes up from time to time – more so in the last year than in years prior – is Buffer. From context, you can gather that it is an app for some kind of social media purpose, but if you’ve never used it, it’s hard to grasp just what it is and what it does. This is made more…

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Get Free Images for Your WordPress Posts with a Plugin Published by James Parsons • Content Marketing • Published November 11, 2015

You ever see the high quality images on a blog and wonder how the blog owner found them? It’s not easy, right? You have to find the right image, you have to make sure you can have the rights to use it, and you have to format it properly for your blog. It’s a tedious and time-consuming process, w…

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How to Move a WordPress.com Site to a Self-Hosted Install Published by James Parsons • Content Marketing • Published November 9, 2015

You might think that it’s a simple matter to migrate a site from a hosted WordPress.com version to the self-hosted WordPress.org version, and to a certain extent it is. The problem comes from the various issues you can have with doing steps in the wrong order, skipping a step, or just not knowin…

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25 Ways to Promote Your Blog Post After You Publish It Published by James Parsons • Content Marketing • Published November 2, 2015

Publishing your post is just the beginning of the adventure that is modern web marketing. There’s simply far too much content published every day for any post to stand on its own merit. The concept of “if you build it, they will come” is long outdated. It only works if you’re…

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The Pros and Cons of WordPress Multisite vs ManageWP Published by James Parsons • Content Marketing • Published October 29, 2015

Have you ever wondered how some of the largest blog networks out there do it? How they manage all the disparate sites and users? I did, once, so I took a look at Gawker media. They have a bunch of different sites, like Gizmodo, Lifehacker, Kotaku and Io9. They have a unique and consistent look, which indi…

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How to Get Social Share Buttons On WordPress.com Posts Published by James Parsons • Social Media • Published October 27, 2015

WordPress, that omnipresent, highly customizable blogging platform, comes in four distinct flavors. At the top, the high end, with thousands of plugins available to change literally every possible feature and function of the software suite, is the self-hosted WordPress.org. You need your own…

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How to Do Bulk Influencer Outreach on a Budget Published by James Parsons • Content Marketing • Published October 20, 2015

Who needs to be popular to get their posts seen by a huge audience? The answer is; not you. You can be a small business with an audience of 10,000 on Facebook, and you can reach millions of people if you play your cards right. That’s what influencer outreach is all about. This blog might not have a ma…

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50 Ways to Get More Social Shares on Your Blog Posts Published by James Parsons • Content Marketing • Published October 17, 2015

Social shares are the key to going viral. It’s a low-impact form of engagement users can do to show support for your content, your brand, and your business. It’s also a way they can share something they find funny with their friends, or something they feel deserves attention. You want yo…

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What Plugins Should I Install on a New WordPress Site? Published by James Parsons • Search Engine Optimization • Published October 12, 2015

The beauty of WordPress is the flexibility of the platform. You can run it stock out of the metaphorical box, or you can run a framework, custom theme, and a smattering of plugins to make it look and act like a completely unique and customized site. The only question is; what should you install?
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5 of the Highest Earning AdSense Layouts for Blogs Published by James Parsons • Monetization • Published October 5, 2015

AdSense is one of the best easy means of monetizing a blog for a reason. The pay is reasonable, the effort is minimal, and it scales well with a lot of traffic. It’s trivial to implement, it’s incredibly easy to register and get started, and you know you can trust Google to pay when you earn e…

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