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02 Sep 2014

How to Stay on Top of Your Pinterest Activity

Pinterest has proven to be absolutely awesome for marketing. With its business offering, it’s going to be even more efficient, so if you are not yet utilizing Pinterest, it’s time that you start playing with it! Here are a few tools to easily keep on top with your (and your team’s) Pinterest progress: Pinterest Notifications I’ve done a separate article looking at Pinterest notifications. It’s by far the best way…


28 Aug 2014

5 Useless SEO Metrics To Avoid

Metrics are awesome! Seriously I know I sound like a nerd, but the truth is, metrics make our jobs as SEOs easier because they allow us to quickly identify complex aspects of large data sets. If used correctly they can show patterns and trends that need to be identified. However understanding which metrics are the most important is a hard task. This is largely because some metrics are better than…


26 Aug 2014

Google Penguin Penalty Removal Can be Guaranteed… But Recovery Can Not.

For most companies, there is nothing worse in the world that can happen to your website than having it hit with a Google penalty. To loose from 30 to 98% of your rankings, for months on end, can be devastating. People are searching in Google for “Google Penguin” or “Google Penalty” or “Penguin recovery services”, etc, and then they’re seeing several Google ads, and organic listings for services such as…


25 Aug 2014

Content Distribution Checklist: How to Make the Most of Your Content Creation Efforts

Creating interesting, engaging content is just par the course for anyone involved in marketing, website development, or pretty much anything else on the web these days. Whole careers are launched on blogs, and if you are able to capture the continued interest of readers you can pretty much solidify a place in Internet history. But writing content isn’t really the whole problem. Most of us can generate something that will…


18 Aug 2014

How To Come Up With An AWESOME Content Idea (Even When Everything Seems To Have Been Taken)

There is a common question among people these days, from book author to amateur bloggers, in particular those who are new to the medium. They want to know how it is possible to come up with an original idea anymore. Hasn’t everything been taken? With the creation of the Internet, we have been provided with access to content in a way never seen before. We can share our own work,…


13 Aug 2014

Digital Assets to Get People TALK about You by @JimBoykin at #CZLSF

I am at ClickZ today tweeting and blogging what’s going on here. Here’s my favorite topic: Creating awesome content (digital assets) to generate natural links and traffic – wonderfully presented by our own Jim Boykin. Digital assets accomplish lots of important goals: They get people TALK about you! They turn your site into a BRAND => Create great digital assets that will drive social media shares, links and brand mentions…


11 Aug 2014

How to (Try to) Write a Perfect Headline

Writing headlines is hard. No, really…you may think you have a grasp on the whole thing, but you probably don’t. I know I don’t, most of the time. Writing the perfect headline to turn a web skimmer into a reader can be very hit and miss. The fact that you are reading this post write now can probably be marked down as a significant victory; you could have just as…


04 Aug 2014

3 Ways to Brainstorm a Useful How-to Video

There are lots of reasons to add how-to videos to your content marketing strategy: Make it easier for your customer to understand your product or niche Create another asset to get ranked and draw people in Drive video viewers into your conversion funnel Give your brand fans another reason to share on social media channels. Yes, there are many solid reasons to create how-to videos and none to neglect it……


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…