How to Do Link Building in 2022-2023
How should we be doing link building in late 2022 and into 2023? Jim Boykin, CEO of Internet Marketing Ninjas, and Ann Smarty, IMN’s analyst, discuss how link building should work (and how we don’t recommend it working). Link building starts with creating something linkworthy. This could be a very useful tutorial, a niche report, […]
Auditing and Fixing a Backlink Profile with Bill Hartzer
Backlink audit is one of the most complicated SEO tasks these days. How do you know what is a good link and what is a bad link? To discuss a backlink audit, Jim Boykin, CEO of Internet Marketing Ninjas, invited Bill Hartzer, a blogger, SEO, and marketer who started coding HTML websites back in the […]
My Competitors’ Backlinks are Manipulative. What should I do?
Most businesses look at their competitors’ backlinks. And in many cases, the common question is “Why doesn’t Google take any action against my competitor’s manipulative links?” Jim Boykin, CEO of Internet Marketing Ninjas, and Ann Smarty, IMN’s analyst, discuss competitive backlink research and how to interpret it these days. Whenever you do a competitive backlink […]
Is there Value in NoFollow Links (and Google Link Attributes) ?
Google has encouraged website owners to use “nofollow” link attribute for years to mark self-serving, user-generated and paid links. Then in 2019, they added two more link attributes – rel=”sponsored” and rel=”ugc” – that would allow them to better understand link graphs. When introducing the two extra link attributes, Google also pointed out that they […]
Google Penalties Backlog and Mapping Your Backlinks to Known Link Sellers
See the Full Jim and Ann discussion in the video below. Have you recently received a dreaded manual penalty notification alerting you of a manual action Google has taken on your site? If it is backlink-related, you are likely to see a huge drop in organic clicks once you are penalized by Google. Your next […]
Scholarship Link Building – Penalized !
I believed in scholarship link building back about 15 to 20 years ago. It was a novel concept that seemed legit. Offer a scholarship on your website, then write to every school and college and ask them to add a link to your scholarship page on their site. Problem is, is that between about 2008 […]
Got a Marketing Email Like This? RUN! #JimAndAnn Show
Last week we talked about weird leads and today we’ll talk about other interesting emails we receive. We receive service pitches daily at Internet Marketing Ninjas and some of them are actually dangerous, so we’d like to discuss a few here and urge you to stay away from dealing with companies like that. Here’s the […]
Acquire 300-400 Good-Quality Links: From Weird Leads Series @ Jim & Ann Show
From time to time, at Internet Marketing Ninjas we receive what we call “weird leads”, those that are hard to reply to in a serious way. In the sort series of videos we’ll be addressing those weird leads. Here’s the first one: The Lead: Hi, my name is XXXX XXXXX, I’m currently looking for a […]
Make The Most Of How You Link
Linking is art… You may fail to realize that but linking is much more than just providing more context to whatever you are writing about. Linking is the way to bring up your old content, make your site more trustworthy and, yes, build connections with niche influencers. Here are a few tips for you to […]
How to Ask for a Link to Stay within Google Webmaster Guidelines? Jim & Ann Show
Today we are discussing links, not building links but requesting links.. Last week Portuguese Google Webmaster blog published an article where it was said that you could not ask for links. Our community picked it up and started actively discussing it… A few days later Google re-phrased that saying that you could not ask for […]