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 you’re investigating a site to see if it’s a place you want to try to post on, leave a comment on, or otherwise get a link from, one piece of information you may want to discover is whether the site uses followed or n…
YouTube is difficult to use for a lot of brands, particularly small businesses. One problem is simply the types of content on the site, and what people are generally using it for. They want to find music, movies, short films, and v…
The third version of Google’s much-maligned Penguin algorithm was released back at the end of 2014. Since then, we have enjoyed relatively stable search results, at least where links are concerned. That all changed a fe…
Forums are a contentious issue in SEO. Many people figure that their heyday is long passed. Many more recognize that they have a role in online social interaction, but that they aren’t very good for marketing. Some hold ou…
Google search results used to be an impartial and objective list of the most valuable items they could find for a given query, based on factors like the number of links and the number of times keywords were mentioned in the text. Ho…
Joomla! is a content management system (CMS) designed to organize your entire website and display it with ease. Before we dive in, know that I won’t be including the “!” at the end of Joomla every time I write i…
Schema.org is a type of information codification presented by Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, and Yandex. Since it’s supported by so many big players online, it’s the only real way to structure data online. The idea is…
If you’re not familiar with the world of internet marketing, and someone told you that you should use Screaming Frog, what would you think? I’d probably call them crazy. As it turns out, though, Screaming Frog is an…
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’…
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…