02 Apr 2007

What’s up in the world of Jim and We Build Pages?

I was away last week so this week it catch-up. Things are moving fast for ole Jimmy here. Seems like a lot of my time is now totally scheduled. Never a dull moment. Since I’ve not been blogging much lately I thought I’d give a run down on some of the things here that have been on my mind lately. Just because I’m being quiet, doesn’t mean nothings going on….in fact, it’s quite the opposite.

Blogging:
I feel bad for hardly posting…..seems I’ve said so much already, all I’ve got left to say are the things I’d never say publically. (I can still hear Todd saying, "Stay under the radar Jim!").

SEO Tools:
The past 3 months we’ve been building our own private tools, so nothing has been going public….and all the tools I’ve got in mind for the near future are also all going to have to be private tools as well.

We Build Pages Business:
Maybe I shouldn’t say this…but we hit our 8 month client goal in the first 9 weeks of this year (also having many existing clients increase their investment with us helped us to reach this goal too).
I wasn’t planning on hiring much more now, but with the remainder of the ninja’s time, I’d almost rather put into investing more on our own sites (ya know, them old sites 😉 ), rather than taking on many more new clients….we’re exploring many things in this area 😉 …. but in any case, it looks really good what ever direction we move in there.

Link Ninjas and SEO Pow Wow:
Stay tuned for something Huge going on here. What would you say to tons of training videos, a private Jim’s blog (where I don’t hold back….much 😉 , Private We Build Pages tools, online training manuals, and more?

Linking:
Not sure what to say… 17 full time link builders….it’s a hell of an unmolested and under the radar site database that’s also being created…nothing more I can say there.

Wife and kids:
All fine. Sam and Nate are growing like mad. Nate’s still not sleeping through the night (I’m on binky duty (3-4 times each night)), and often up at 6 (if Mary feeds him once during the night, I’ve got the second (if he wakes up before 7)

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So next week is SES NYC.
Today Joe Morin posted the official SES NYC 2007 Party Event and Schedule.

The big debate here was to go to NYC alone, or to bring the Ninja team. Bringing the team is pretty expensive, so instead we decided to rent tour busses and take trips each month to: Boston (3 hours), Montreal (3 hours), NYC (3 hours), and Niagra Falls (6 hours). Those 4 trips combined would cost the same as bringing a small ninja army to SES NYC for one night….and I think our team would rather the trips where we can "bond" rather than "sell".

I’m thinking of only spending Monday and Tuesday nights in NYC….we’ll see. On Monday night there’s a Charity Party open to all ($40 donation at door) being hosted by the Internet Marketers of New York. I’m hoping to catch that and maybe Tuesday I can luck my way into some other party too.

Cheers!

Comments

  1. Glenn April 3, 2007 at 1:44 AM

    if you have some downtime before SES, or just need a fun 10-minute break from the complexities of SEO 😉 check out this marketing trivia game, which includes some online marketing-related questions:

    http://www.promomarketerschallenge.com/index.php?Plink=L1175274339317754633

    see you all at SES!

  2. Christoph C. Cemper April 3, 2007 at 4:14 AM

    Jim

    sounds like you’re feeling lucky… you could pretty much hire 50 more people from how this sounds… then you would also need a couple more managers to get back to “SEO work” 🙂

    See you at the Charity party Monday night!

    cheers,christoph

  3. SEOsanfu April 3, 2007 at 8:15 AM

    I’d like to hear more about the pow wow…

  4. Fionn April 3, 2007 at 11:56 AM

    Could’nt happen to a nicer guy 🙂

  5. Aaron Pratt April 3, 2007 at 12:18 PM

    I think most SEO bloggers have kind of blown their load when it comes to blogging stuff. I have turned my blog into a kind of off the cuff rant session.

    Privatize tools, how about offering subscriptions for a fee?

    Private Jim forum? That sounds interesting, not much is private anymore and there surely are lots of eyes.

    I is good/bad to see that links are still what it is all about, I absolutely HATE link building.

  6. Jim Boykin April 3, 2007 at 8:06 PM

    Aaron –
    “privatize tool for subscription fee” = Exactly
    “Private Jim Forum” – actually a blog and included with the above.
    Plus training, videos, and more..and yes, monthly fee.

  7. Matt April 4, 2007 at 1:41 AM

    Jim,

    I’d be interested in your tools as I find your current ones great. Have you decided how much you will be charging and any sneak info on what type of tools?

  8. Nick Wilsdon April 4, 2007 at 4:44 AM

    “privatize tool for subscription fee” = Exactly
    “Private Jim Forum” – actually a blog and included with the above.
    Plus training, videos, and more..and yes, monthly fee.

    Yes sounds a good idea – we’d pay for that here. There isn’t much material out there for our trainee-ninjas that I rate. I have a list of articles we make them read (dominated by your posts!) but something more structured would be very valuable.

  9. Domainer's Gazette April 4, 2007 at 7:48 AM

    oh, I’d be game for a privatized seo or domaining tool, and a private Jim forum would be even better. More than half the knowledge I use today comes from Jim, so the more the better…

  10. John faris April 16, 2007 at 5:32 PM

    “What would you say to tons of training videos, a private Jim’s blog (where I don’t hold back….much , Private We Build Pages tools, online training manuals, and more?”

    I say YES! And the sooner the better…

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