Jon Cooper is a sophomore at the University of Florida studying finance. Even though he's “younger”, he happens to be a respected expert in the SEO arena; particularly when it comes to link building.
I had the absolute privilege of interviewing Jon Cooper recently to discuss niche sites, link building, and more. Today I am excited to share that podcast interview with you!
I've actually referred to Jon Cooper and his site PointBlankSEO.com many times. Jon is someone who has taken the time to both discover lots of great link building techniques AND to actually document those for us all to follow.
In particular, whenever I am stuck for how to build links, I will refer to his Link Building Strategies page to spark some ideas.
I wanted to get Jon's opinion on a number of topics and what's working for him right now. Here's a quick outline of the topics covered in the podcast interview:
- How Jon got started in link building
- Why he decided to create PointBlankSEO.com
- I ask Jon why he doesn't just quit school to pursue his business!
- Why Jon stopped building niche websites
- Discussion on when someone should build niche websites and when they shouldn't
- Is 10 sites better than owning just one? (A question Pat Flynn answered on my podcast previously).
- How to build links to niche websites?
- How to build links to Authority websites
- A great strategy to get links from Universities
- Link research tools mentioned: OpenSiteExplorer.org and Ahrefs.com
- Jon's thoughts on using expired domains for link building
- The future of link building: Where is Google going?
Overall, we covered a lot of these topics in detail and had a great discussion!
You can catch Jon on Twitter here: @PointBlankSEO
And of course, check out his blog at: PointBlankSEO.com.
And finally, we didn't talk about his link building course specifically in the podcast, because I just wanted solid content. However, his course is a very very good one on link building. Like I've mentioned before, its the basis for a lot the link building that I do for my sites.
Listen to the Podcast Here
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