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Category: Google
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…


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…


29 May 2014

5 “Panda Proof” Internal Linking Strategies

Last week Panda 4.0 rolled out and along with it a lot of new analysis as to what can trigger it. I started to write up my own analysis today, but decided to table that until next week when I can collect more data. However, in the meantime I think we should still talk about Panda. But instead of hashing out how to escape this filter, I would rather talk…


26 May 2014

How Google Plus Notifications Work: Who You Can Reach on Google+

Notifications can be the great ways to interact with your social media followers and even reach non-followers. I am thinking to start the series on how to make the most of social media notifications at the major social media platforms, and I’ll start with the least straightforward one: Google Plus. Google Plus, as always, defines the feature quite vaguely: Google+ notifications can be photos, messages, videos, events, or other things…


28 Mar 2014

March 2014 Content Round-Up in Internet Marketing Ninja World

Check out what has been happening in the Internet Marketing Ninja World, in the forums, communities, blog, and news, in March 2014. What are your hot topics that you want to discuss? Come visit the forums and participate. Internet Marketing Ninjas Blog Commonly Overlooked Web Site Requirements. TweetDeck or Hootsuite: Which One is Right For You?. 4 Alternatives To Guest Blogging For Link Builders. What Are Google Plus Hashtags?. What…


26 Mar 2014

Google’s Algo Is Improving … But How Smart Was It In The First Place?

Some friends a few years ago were pushing a piece of linkbait on Digg, whose title was something like “They Threw The Book – The USA’s Harshest Sentencing Judges Ever.” You would imagine that their client was someone in the legal field, right? Actually, the important keyword in that title is “book” and the client wasn’t even a bookseller, but a travel agency looking to rank for booking keywords. (Actually,…


28 Feb 2014

February 2014 Content Round-Up in Internet Marketing Ninja World

Check out what has been happening in the Internet Marketing Ninja World, in the forums, communities, blog, and news, in February 2014. What are your hot topics that you want to discuss? Come visit the forums and participate. Internet Marketing Ninjas Blog Understanding SEO Strategies and Tactics YouTube Series: WordPress Plugins for Video Presentation Leroy the Sales Guy and Lessons on Use Experience Free and Useful On-Page Optimization Tools New…


13 Feb 2014

Common Accidental Patterns That Can Trigger Panda Or Penguin

Google’s pattern matching algorithms such as Panda or Penguin are designed to filter out manipulative practices. However, sometimes it is possible to create these types of patterns completely on accident. These types of accidents can be costly and lead to over analysis because often times they appear innocent to the naked eye. Below are four common patterns that can easily be created on accident if you aren’t aware of them….


03 Feb 2014

Google Authorship Timeline: From 2008 to 2013 (Infographic)

Google Authorship has been a hot topic for a couple of years. Where is it heading? Well, we don’t know that exactly: We do hope Google will find the way to add Authorship as a factor when deciding how trusted and useful the target page is. Note: In case you don’t know what Google Authorship is, check out my SEOchat thread: “Google Authorship FAQ“ At least we know that Google…


31 Jan 2014

January 2014 Content Round-Up in Internet Marketing Ninja World

Check out what has been happening in the Internet Marketing Ninja World, in the forums, communities, blog, and news, in January 2014. What are your hot topics that you want to discuss? Come visit the forums and participate. Internet Marketing Ninjas Blog Flat or Big and Juicy? Don’t Scare Them With Your Voice: Entice and Engage Them! Smarter Outreach: 3 Tools to See Who’s Behind Each Email Do Not Build…


06 Jan 2014

The Huge List of Google Employees at Google Plus to Follow

Say what you like about Google Plus, it has one serious advantage: the people involved in Google are on it. Now only are they on the platform, but they are avid users of it. They are also remarkably welcoming to others who want to add them to their circles, and great about keeping up with discussions. If you are eagerly tracking Google’s trends and want to get an inside look,…


23 Dec 2013

Facebook Is Replacing Google & The Dramatic Shift This Heralds For Marketers (Part 1)

Facebook is eating Google’s lunch, which has far-reaching implications for the tactics marketers use, and more broadly has implications for marketing strategy and the relationship between marketing and product teams. Let’s look at this more closely. When Google ranks sites, it can’t really rank them based on product quality since it has no reliable signals for product quality. Put differently… Google is an information retrieval service… not a recommendation service….


02 Dec 2013

3 Absolutely Gold Greasemonkey Scripts for Searching Google

I search Google all the time; that’s my profession and my hobby. For me it’s easier to use Google to find an article I wrote back in 2010 on something-I-don’t-remember-exactly than to find a pen on my desk (yes, my desk is usually a mess; I say it proves that I am creative) I am not searching as a regular user, I suppose. Years of searching have made me a…