Internet Marketing, Ninja Style

Subscribing to all sorts of internet marketing blogs can only get you so far. By and large, most of these blogs cover basic information, rather than getting into the highly advanced nitty-gritty of true internet marketing. As you can probably imagine, it gets pretty complex and remarkably difficult to understand. So, what is a lowly marketer to do? Ask a ninja, of course. No, not this ninja. We’re talking about the Internet Marketing Ninjas who ordered up this review. And these ninjas definitely know their stuff.

Meet the Internet Marketing Ninjas

Reputation is everything. You could be a perennial expert in search engine optimization, but if no one knows who you are, then you might as well be yelling into a brick wall. I’m sure you’ve come across plenty of Internet marketing sites run by virtual nobodies, claiming that they have unlocked the secrets of the web and they’re willing to share these with you (for a small fee, of course). This is not the case with Internet Marketing Ninjas. These guys know their stuff, and we know them.

Internet Marketing Ninjas is comprised of “over a dozen of the top industry experts” and they’re more than prepared to help you learn “about every aspect of Internet marketing, from affiliate marketing to link building to social media strategies.”

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Pictured above are Aaron Wall of SEO Book, Neil Patel of Pronet Advertising (and Quick Sprout), and Jeremy Shoemaker of Shoemoney. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. The online shinobi also include guys like Bill Slawski, Jim Gilbert, Lee Odden, and more.

What Would A Ninja Do?

Reading through the blogs of Internet marketers is useful, of course, but that’s a lot of text to digest and a lot of archives to browse. When you sign up with Internet Marketing Ninjas, you gain access to a library of Internet marketing training videos and SEO tools. You can get a preview of some of these videos through the main page, but it’s only after you get membership that you can truly appreciate the power of these web-savvy ninjas.

For example, Andy Beal has three videos in the collection, providing over an hour of instruction about keyword selection, the long tail, latent semantic indexing, paid reviews, and so on. You can hit up his preview page to get a snippet of these videos.

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The embedded player functions in much the same way as Google Video or YouTube. It was a little confusing at first, though, because all I saw was a big black block. I waited for a bit, thinking that the page was still loading, but nothing happened. Then, I inadvertently hovered my mouse over the black box and the playback controls emerged near the bottom. It works, but I would have liked if the media controls were immediately visible.

For Serious Marketers Only

With so many big names involved in this project, it’s obvious that Internet Marketing Ninjas offers a highly attractive package. You’re learning from the world’s best Internet marketers and they’re letting you in on what led to their success. Beyond the instructional videos, you also get a healthy complement of SEO tools — though they don’t say exactly what these are — to help improve your search engine rankings.

Sounds great, right? Well, Internet Marketing Ninjas isn’t for noobies, nor is it for anyone on a tight budget. Clicking the “order now” button, I was hit by this:

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No, that’s not a typo. A one-year membership with Internet Marketing Ninjas costs nearly $3,000. That’s not a lifetime membership and (I think) you can’t download the videos for later viewing. All the videos are streamed from the site. I’d expect that more videos will be added as the site matures, so that’s why you’d want to keep your membership active… but don’t worry, the membership is on auto-renew.

Oh, and before you get any funny ideas, read this part of the terms and conditions

Individuals that are in any way associated with, employed by, agents of, working for, or affiliated with Internet search engines or search engine-affiliated organizations may not register to use this site, and may not use, view, or otherwise take advantage of any information provided to members of this site, including videos, tools, or any other material provided to members.

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Non-Ninjas Need Not Apply

The Internet Marketing Ninjas landing page is pretty plain. There really aren’t any “sections” for you to enjoy other than the bios and their accompanying preview videos. That said, I appreciate this design over the more conventional one-page sales letters that we usually see. I guess these ninjas know what they’re doing.

And they’d better know what they’re doing if they plan on charging nearly three grand every year.

Click Here to Sign Up With Internet Marketing Ninjas