Written by James Parsons

James Parsons

James Parsons is a blogger and marketer, and is the CEO of Pagelift. When he isn't writing at his personal blog or for HuffPo, Inc, or Entrepreneur, he is working on his next big project.

Articles written by James Parsons:

When we talk about social bookmarking sites, we think of the big names, like Digg, Reddit, and Delicious. The thing is, there way, way more than just these big names. Most of them aren’t as large, of course. They don’…
There’s a bit of a pervasive myth in SEO that there are 200 factors that Google uses to determine search ranking. This is a very misleading claim, but it’s also a very clickbait-style headline. After all, that’s why the big…
Throughout all of history, when it comes to Google search, one of the core pillars of your ranking has been your link profile. As years pass, the value and meaning of that profile has changed, though, and that makes for a complicat…
SSL is the Secure Socket Layer, a protocol of Internet communication that encrypts data leaving point A and decrypts it when it arrives at point B. The entire purpose of SSL certificates and HTTPS usage is to make data difficult o…
Search, marketing, content and social; marketing has many fields and many experts. It’s also constantly changing. Everything from Panda and Mobilegeddon to the slow shift away from Facebook and into messaging apps has an i…
Look, I get it. Website redesigns suck. They’re time consuming, they’re costly, and they can result in a drop in traffic if you alienate old users with a new design they don’t know how to use. Why bother with a redesign when y…
I wrote this eBook with business owners in mind. There is so much fluff out there on how to rank a business locally; Yelp and Google want to charge you thousands to get in front of local customers, and SEO agencies will charge you eve…
SEO very much a nebulous concept. It’s hard to look at a piece of content and analyze just how valuable that content is. It’s hard to tell how much value changing your meta titles may be. There are so many aspects of SEO, major an…
There are many metrics you can use to judge a page. Google’s outdated, dying PageRank is one. Various backlink health checks are others. One of the most credible, these days, is the Moz-created Page Authority. How Page Author…
There comes a time in the life of every website, young or old, that they must become aware of and deal with their backlink profile. The older a site is, and the longer it has gone without this treatment, the more risk there is involve…