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01 Aug 2014

Adding Some Pizazz To Social Sharing.. with Sniply!

Earlier this week, a friend of mine, Alex Yong, sent me to a really cool page. Not only was it interesting content, but what was that thing in the lower corner? It was social sharing by way of Sniply! Sniply allows you to create all sorts of fun social sharing options, including links, buttons, and forms. With the upgraded, paid version, you can have even more options. And, I liked…


31 Jul 2014

Jim Boykin, Thom Craver and Chris Boggs to Speak at ClickZ Live in San Francisco

ClickZ Live in San Francisco is fast-approaching, and you won’t want to miss the sessions featuring Jim Boykin, Thom Craver and Chris Boggs, three SEO Rockstars from Internet Marketing Ninjas. Digital Assets (with Jim Boykin), Search Engine penalties (covered by Chris Boggs) and Analytics (with Thom Craver) will be the main topics of these three sessions, and there’s no one better to go in-depth with than the Ninjas. Simply put, these…


29 Jul 2014

So, What’s The Right Time To Tweet?

Successful tweeters become so because they learn to carve out a following, big or small, using what works best for themselves. Part of that is through a solid engagement strategy, and through sharing relevant content. There are dozens of little things that count: Hashtags that increase the exposure of your tweet, the use of visual tweets, people your tweet is reaching at this very time. With some platforms, such as…


28 Jul 2014

Internet Marketing Ninjas, ClickZ to Host Benefit for Homeless Youth

Internet Marketing Ninjas is teaming up with ClickZ Live to jointly sponsor a Charity Party on August 13th 2014 from 8:00pm to 11:00pm.  This will be a private event in conjunction with Clickz Live San Francisco. The party, to be held at Harlot on 46 Minna, will be open to the first 150 people with a conference event pass.  There will be a suggested donation of $40 at the door…


24 Jul 2014

How to Get Out of Google Penalty Hell: With Jim Boykin

Below please find the adapted script: Welcome to our today’s Internet Marketing Ninjas show. We are talking about Google penalties with Jim Boykin, the CEO of Internet Marketing Ninjas: about all kinds of fun things that Google does to us that we have to deal with… How to identify a penalty? Jim: With the manual penalty, that’s fairly easily to tell: You are going to go to your Google Webmaster…


22 Jul 2014

Two Tips to Declutter Email Inbox for the Social Media Marketer

Email inbox is the huge part of my productivity. I am using it as a task manager: it is easy to sort and organize email messages as separate tasks (with Thunderbird, I can also bring it to my desktop, and enjoy more flexibility with options). However as an active social media user, I have to deal with hundreds of automated email notifications and alerts daily (and on busy days even…


21 Jul 2014

Strike a Ninja Pose and Win a Pass to Pubcon Las Vegas 2014

Around this time each year, there is a flurry of excitement over Pubcon Las Vegas. Social media is filled with details about registration and announcements of great speakers and cool keynotes, and it’s hard not to get excited. This is a popular conference for the ninjas (it may have something to do with the great location), and we’re always looking for ways to send others to this awesome event. This…


18 Jul 2014

Sharing Your Greetings: Holidays, Birthdays, and Anytime Greetings

With a couple of holidays hitting North America (Canada’s Canada Day and the United States’ Independence Day) this month, it got me searching for that list of web sites to use for sending greetings. Hey, greetings can be sent for holidays, birthdays, and just to say “hi.” For savvy business people you can find uses for greetings sites to work into your engagement. I’m going to start with one of…


17 Jul 2014

8 Metrics for Backlink Analysis

I often hear people in the SEO industry talk about which metrics they use. Sometimes I will hear that some swear by a given data set. Others will completely ignore some data, and some develop their own metrics. Personally I like to collect as many metrics as possible and judge the quality of the site/page based on their relative context to other sites/pages in the same niche. But then the…


14 Jul 2014

How To Control Your Video Search Result Listing

Search engine result pages is becoming plain again. With author pictures going away, who knows what other rich snippet will be affected next. But there’s no reason to be discouraged! We need to make the most of what we have now and if it’s gone one day, well, we’ll learn something else. That’s what makes Internet Marketing so exciting, right? So let’s try to get the most from our video…


11 Jul 2014

New Google Quality Rating Guide: Reputation and Expertise Get Hotter!

Here’s the summarized adapted script of the video: Thom: We are hanging out with Internet Marketing Ninjas today and we’ve got Jim Boykin, CEO Internet Marketing Ninjas, Ann Smarty who in charge of communities and social for us. My name is Thom Craver. I’m the field development and IT. And are wonderful guess today is Jen Slegg, search marketing consultant extraordinaire.. Welcome and thanks for joining us! Jen has been…


07 Jul 2014

5 Tips for a Winning Youtube Custom Video Thumbnail

YouTube is one of the most useful tools for content marketing. The problem is the high number of competing videos you have to stand out against. According to the site’s statistics, 100 hours of video are uploaded on YouTube every single minute! You read that right… that is 6,000 in an hour, 144,000 hours in a day. Your best bet will always be building a consistent audience. But you still…


03 Jul 2014

8 Strategies For Leveraging Big And Small Brands For Link Building

We already know that Google is keen on identifying patterns in their data that are likely the result of a brand presence. This is largely because it has become universally understood that brands are trust worthy and deserving of attention. Whether or not you agree with that, the fact remains that brands perform better in search results. It may seem like common sense, but it’s worth noting that larger brands…