20 Oct 2006

Jim Boykin’s Favorite SEO Writings.

Since I’ll be taking a blog break for ~6 weeks, I thought I’d leave some of my favorite post here on top, and organized nicely 😉 (Pulled from how it’s organized from my link teams training page).

Link Building Philosophies:
Picture of Link Neighborhoods  
Changes and Paranoia – the sky is falling

Why that site with 50 backlinks beats your site with 1000 backlinks.

The Google Gods Speak to Us about Link Building.

Just what is “relevant” when getting links?

How to find sites to get links from:
Buying links under the radar

Cherry Picking Links – Believe it

How to find the best Pages on these sites to get links from:
Tips for finding the best pages to get links from.
Part Two: Tips for finding the best pages to get links from.

How to place you links on these pages:
Text around your links…Keeping it Natural Looking.

Links Within Content, Linking to Content …. a Rant.
Co Citation – understanding how it effects your SEO.  
Text around your links…Keeping it Natural Looking.

FYI, I hate "Link Pages":
Link Pages are Dead – Long Live Content Pages.
Will the real link request please stand up?
Software vs. Manual Link Building and Management.



Ninja Knowledge
I like ‘em old.
Playing with Google’s Domain Age Factor

Google Ranking Filters: Trust and Age Factors.

Linking out – The overlooked link neighborhood.
New Pagerank Patent – Jims Abstract Translation.
The Historical Importance of Backlinks.
What does Google know about your domain names? by Nick Wilsdon
Damned to Google Hell – Supplemental Results
Psssst — GIVING away DMOZ Editor Accounts!
 Abhilash on the Future of Text Link Building.

Jim’s Hostingcon Presentation
Click Rate for Top 10 Search Results
How 46% of SEO’s get away with not buying text links.
Mike Grehan – Drink from his knowledge.

I’m Feeling Lucky,
Jim Boykin
CEO, We Build Pages


  1. Cristian Mezei October 21, 2006 at 4:36 PM

    I’ll be taking a blog break for ~6 weeks

    Get back safely 😉

  2. Tony Hill October 22, 2006 at 11:13 AM

    It’s nice to see all your posts under one big picture – it helps bring focus and clarity to your methods of finding links. Thanks for sharing all your knowledge Jim… I’ve learned a lot from you this past year.

    If you ever go broke again, at least you have enough material to sell a $47 link building e-book 🙂

    Take care

  3. David Temple October 22, 2006 at 9:43 PM

    Thanks for all the great link info in one area. I know you won’t be blogging but you’ll have you hands full with the new addition and bringing you site up to date. Look forward to seeing what’s up.

  4. Ian October 23, 2006 at 1:17 PM

    I’m sending these “Greatest Hits” to our link guys immediately.
    Thanks again Jim!

  5. Justin Goff October 23, 2006 at 5:46 PM

    Wow, great advice Jim. That is an amazing resource right there.

  6. Jeremy Luebke October 23, 2006 at 7:41 PM

    Haha, couldn’t stop posting could you? Anyone got the line on how long Jim can go without posting a new blog post?

  7. Alex F. October 25, 2006 at 12:57 AM

    I’ve been following the advice of one Jim’s articles and trying to buy clean text links from smaller non-commercial sites, mostly blogs. I’m wondering what you guys go on when offering a price for links?

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  11. Info web October 28, 2006 at 11:05 AM

    Useful text for a webmaster which can be used by any one for better ranking in search engines and directories.

  12. Jim Westergren October 29, 2006 at 7:43 AM

    Very nice, thanks. I will see if there is any I did not study yet.

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  15. Manish November 2, 2006 at 8:17 AM

    Thanks JB,
    What i can say other than excellent!, you made me busy to read those articles for next weeked 🙂

  16. Scott Fish SEO November 5, 2006 at 8:13 PM

    Great post here Jim! Now I have something to fill my time with this weekend! 🙂

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    Hey Jim,

    I’d rather put THAT post up on the homepage or an interstitial that helps navigate people your blog… that’s like the “what you ever need to read to understand SEO on Google 2006” 🙂

    talking about the ebook – I’d compile that today and start selling it… 🙂

    pre sell page man

  18. John November 25, 2006 at 4:36 PM

    First of all thank you Jim for your work and effort. This links is very usefull for me.

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    thank you jim you are perfect the link is perfect thanks again..

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