Jim Boykin recently launched his new members only training/tool set program called Internet Marketing Ninjas. If you haven’t heard of it yet it is for sure worth looking into. (I would imagine most of you have as I don’t get that many n00b SEO people here)
I took a good look at each piece of the program. It’s not a cheap membership ($2995) but the quality of the material should warrant the price.
Jim has collected enough speakers to pretty much cover all aspects of search marketing and the majority are industry people I respect. Each of them speak at length about their specific specialties which is much more information than you usually get hearing them speak at a conference. Most of the videos average around an hour or so, but some are longer and cover more topics (ShoeMoney for instance has a 3.5 hour video).
- Aaron Wall of SEO Book
- Andy Beal of Marketing Pilgrim
- Bill Slawski of SEO by the Sea
- Christine Churchill of KeyRelevance
- Cameron Olthuis
- Jim Boykin We Build Pages
- Jim Gilbert KeyRelevance
- Jeremy Schoemaker of ShoeMoney
- Jill Whalen of High Rankings
- Lee Odden of TopRank
- Neil Patel of Pronet Advertising
- Todd Malicoat of Stuntdubl
I previewed some of the videos and the quality of information sounds great. You can only preview 5 minutes or so of each presentation so I didn’t get the whole experience, but with that long of a discussion I’ll assume they’re spilling most of the beans (nobody spills all the beans, especially this group, but I’d bet you get more than usual).
The price of admission is probably worth the 3k they charge simply because of the video, but you also get access to the members only tools from We Build Pages. Now most of these tools used to be free so I tried a lot of them, and they work okay. I assume since it’s going private they will be maintained a little better (something similar to the SEOmoz Premier tools). That being said, I wouldn’t sign up just for the tools. It’s nice to have them all in one place, but the majority can be found elsewhere or developed yourself with an intermediate level of coding skills.
There are also a few tools I thought were strange to even promote. Header checker, keyword density report, and spider view? I think if you’re dropping 3 dimes on this you’re probably beyond that. Another thing I would recommend is a little better explanation of what some of the tools actually do. For example, maybe a little hint at what the “Mac Daddy SEO Analysis” tool does. I am really interested in how the Link Value Tool works because I’ve been discussing building a tool like this with Scott and Jon over at Raven SEO. I guess I’ll have to sign up to find out what this one does.
Overall I give it a thumbs up. I would be interested in some feedback on anyone who has signed up for it.