All posts written by James Parsons

A List of Content Title Idea Generators That Actually Work Published by James Parsons • Content Marketing • Published October 1, 2015

Blogging is hard work, and the hardest part about it is coming up with what to write. The easiest way to guide your content is to come up with catchy titles, particularly when you’ve covered all of the basic and intermediate topics related to your industry. Title generators can help a lot with th…

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Why You Shouldn’t Accept Money for a Guest Post on Your Site Published by James Parsons • Content Marketing • Published September 29, 2015

Guest posting is one of the most controversial of the legitimate techniques for brand building, link building and SEO. It has a rocky history, from legitimacy to a raging pushback spurred on by Matt Cutts, to its current position as a maligned but valuable process.
The problem with guest posting is h…

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How to Successfully Bring an Old Website Back to Life Published by James Parsons • Content Marketing • Published September 23, 2015

The internet is littered with the corpses and shells of old websites. Many disappear entirely. Some end up as parked domains. Some still have enough attention to keep the bills paid, the lights on, but no one home.
Maybe you own one of those old shells. Maybe you’re looking to buy a website on the…

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WordPress.com Premium V.S. A Self Hosted WordPress Blog Published by James Parsons • Search Engine Optimization • Published September 20, 2015

WordPress is interesting, as a blogging platform. There are three forms of WordPress, though one is an upgrade of another. You have WordPress.com, which is the hosted solution. It’s like Blogger or Tumblr; WordPress themselves hosts your blog, with a blogname.wordpress.com URL. There&r…

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Is it Better to Post Fewer Long Articles or More Short Articles? Published by James Parsons • Content Marketing • Published September 16, 2015

This question is one many bloggers struggle with on a daily basis. On one hand, you have frequent updates, which are generally considered to be valuable to SEO. After all, every piece of content you post is an opportunity to be found in organic search, linked to on other blogs, and shared on social medi…

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Our Review and Breakdown of Every Feedburner Alternative Published by James Parsons • Content Marketing • Published September 9, 2015

Recently, we published a post about Feedburner, and all of the problems associated with it. You can read it here, but I’ll summarize the main points for you.

By using Google proxy servers, it hampers direct scrapers that base themselves on RSS feeds.
The Google URL means it’s difficult…

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Which Social Buttons Should You Display on Your Posts? Published by James Parsons • Content Marketing • Published September 6, 2015

These days, it seems as though every website has social buttons somewhere. They might be up top, in the navigation. They might sit down in the footer, mostly ignored and lonely. They might stretch in a bar across the top of every blog post, above or below the headline. They might sit at the bottom of post…

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How to Find Out Who Is The Owner of a Blog Published by James Parsons • Content Marketing • Published September 2, 2015

A lot of personal information hides on the Internet, some more public than others. Some of the most common bits of information is just the name of the owner of a website. It’s actually not all that hard to find out, but there is some variation to the process, depending on the type of site. I’…

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The Ultimate Guide to Using a Content Editorial Calendar Published by James Parsons • Content Marketing • Published August 14, 2015

In content marketing, a term that’s often thrown around is the editorial calendar. It’s usually used in the context of “write a post, throw it on your editorial calendar, and move on to other aspects of your marketing.” When you go out to search, you find a few plugins and it…

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50 Free Directory Submission Sites with High PR Published by James Parsons • Social Media • Published August 5, 2015

Before we begin, I’ll admit that this is a little bit of a clickbait title. There are two reasons for this; one is because directory submission is one of those advanced techniques you should only use if you know what you’re doing, and even then, use it in moderation. The other reason is bec…

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