Jim Boykin - The Search Community Honors You

Dec 20, 2017 • 7:10 am | comments (3) by twitter | Filed Under Honor An SEO/SEM
 

Jim Boykin

This is part of the say something nice about an SEO/SEM series - feel free to nominate someone over here.

Jim Boykin, lives on Ballston Lake, New York, with his girlfriend and two sons. He has been deeply involved in the SEO community since 1999 and is known to be one of the people who is always testing and pushing the search algorithms to their limits.

Besides for being pretty good at the whole SEO thing, his company has grown to about 60 people over the years. He has tried and failed at many things, but has succeeded at even more. From myths about him such as accidentally noindexing his site before the sandbox update, which left him and his clients free of that penalty for a period of time to buying up SEO forums only to sell them back a few years later. Many well known personalities in the industry has and currently do work for Jim and his company. It all goes with his testing theme, test things, see if they work, if they don't try something new until it works.

To many, Jim is always a mentor and teacher because he has so much experience with so many different things in the SEO space. Not just from SEO tests but also from leading a company and more.

Donna Cavalier nominated Jim and wrote:

Jim Boykin was one of the first industry people who bought my novel. I know that sounds like a so-what kind of thing, but honestly, it meant so much to me. He then helped me attend a conference, and I don't know that he realizes how much his help was appreciated. There are many reasons Jim is on my list of good folks, but those are two specific and personal reasons that I'll always be thankful that Jim is part of our universe.

Jim Boykin Bio: Jim is the CEO and Founder of Internet Marketing Ninjas. Starting in 1999, his company has grown to about 60 employees.

From 2012-2017 Jim was also the CEO and owner of several online marketing communities including WebmasterWorld and SEOChat. Since 2005, Jim has spoken at over 100 marketing conferences.

Favorite thing about the SEO community? My favorite thing about the SEO community is the friendships that I'd formed and the people I've met in this industry. I've never seen another industry with so much love for each other, even towards competitors.

One piece of advice to the SEOs out there? Find one thing to specialize in. No one can be an expert at everything, but if you can find one thing, and try to be the best in the world at that one thing, it can payoff big.

Favorite things in general? My favorite color is Link Blue, my favorite thing to do is hang with my family, or hang with my work family. I enjoy auctions, and reading about SEO and business advice books.

What you want to be known for in the SEO space? What I want to be known for in the SEO Space.... well, I think I'm known for being a Link Builder, and I'm ok to be known as a link builder, you can even get fancy and call me a Content Marketer if you want. I'd like to be known as a good person as well.

For more about Jim Boykin see his company page and LinkedIn profile.

This is part of the say something nice about an SEO/SEM series - feel free to nominate someone over here.

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