Jim Westergren
A blog about me, my projects, SEO, Web Development and Personal Development.
"If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves." - Thomas A. Edison

Jim Westergren

I am Jim Westergren and I am a successful entrepreneur and founder of 3 companies. I live in Sweden with my wonderful wife and 3 children.

For more about me, see my about page.

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Backlink Generator

1 Oct 2006

I was drafting on a new article but I missed a word to describe something specific. Let me coin the term "Backlink Generator". EDIT: Article now written here. With "Backlink Generator" I mean a "machine" that generates backlinks passively. It is a tool, script or something else which makes people link to it without any [...]


Historical Fiction Forum

27 Sep 2006

I have bought a new site and been working on it for a few days. Historical Fiction .org It has an active forum with almost 40 000 posts and a large number of book reviews written and submitted by it's forum members. The site is almost 1 year old and my plan is to make [...]


Release of my new Link Building Service!

20 Sep 2006

Finally after a lot of work my new link building service is ready and is here released. This new service is totally unique for the SEO industry (challenge me if I am wrong) and is developed based on my recent article: Link Building Guide. This new service provides links that: Are one-way to your site. [...]


Andy Hagans now offers a Link Baiting Service

18 Sep 2006

Andy Hagans is one of the top 10 link builders on the planet, IMHO. I have been reading his articles, his blog and studied his service descriptions to fine tune my own services. He has now a new article up, When Are SEO Firms Going to Offer Link Baiting Services?. Well worth a read. He [...]


Stop the Topsites Spam!

14 Sep 2006

There is a site I have had a lot of problems with in regards to the hosting. That is my Directory TopSite. I finally moved the site to another hosting I have in which I pay $150 monthly for (15 C-class IPs, unlimited accounts etc). But then I got an urgent mail from the hosting [...]


Link Juice from Technorati? No!

9 Sep 2006

Technorati is a good tool to connect up with other bloggers in a true Web 2.0 spirit. WordPress pings and creates tags out of your categories automatically and they are a lot of plugins out there that makes Technorati tags out of your blog posts' content and place them at the end of the post. [...]


Lonelygirl15 is Jessica Rose

9 Sep 2006

Update, September 13th: See these articles: NY Times and LA Times It turns out the people behind the wildly popular video blog lonelygirl15 are not studio executives, Internet moguls or, as some suspected, Satanists. Instead, they are aspiring filmmakers who met at a mutual friend's birthday party in April: Miles Beckett, 28, a Web-obsessed medical [...]


Funny Emails

5 Sep 2006

This is my official blog post of funny emails that will be updated as I get more. These are written by humans by filling out the contact form (no spam). xxxx is my editing to keep the privacy. This one is coming from an old online flash games site that I had. Somehow he tracked [...]


Some random news #1

2 Sep 2006

I don't really have time to blog so here are you get the short version all at once and in no order: You can now change colors of this site. This site got just listed in DMOZ. I won an alexa competition. My business partner who is also my father sold his house and is [...]


My Other Interests

24 Jul 2006

You probably know that one of my main interests is SEO - Search Engine Optimization and I also like to design web sites. Perhaps you also know that I have a strong interest in writing fiction. And you might also know that I am also very interested in philosophy - especially metaphysics. Let me list [...]


Self-employment the way to go

24 Jul 2006

I have just read one of the recent articles by Steve Pavlina: 10 Reasons You Should Never Get a Job I really recommend it but I want to say that it is not as simple as it might look like. Steve is talking about making a living out of blogging and I can tell you [...]


New Page Strength SEO Tool

15 Jul 2006

SEOmoz has just recently released a new kick ass SEO tool: Page Strength SEO Tool I really like this tool and it is far better in measuring page strength than the crappy PR. Actually PageRank has just been updated and I checked my 45 sites ... the values are more weird then ever. The start [...]


Bought some new sites

28 Jun 2006

I regularly invest in new sites and now I have done a new round. Here are the new ones I got hold of: Game Reign PR5 high trafficed flash game site Wi-Fi-Hotspots Unique site Find More Articles 3,2K articles, nice script Mesothelioma Learning Nice high paying content nishantonline.info PR4 domain for later use turtlcafe.net PR4 [...]


Superspammer getting billions of pages in Google

18 Jun 2006

A spammer from Romania has found a loophole in Google and is getting billions of subdomains into Google in just 3 weeks - and ranks them! Here is a site query of one of the domains. The stupid thing is that he also ranks: example 1, example 2. "TheHoff" is writing how this was done [...]


SEO Meeting in New Delhi India

11 Jun 2006

Indian members of the Digital Point Forums have organized a SEO meeting in New Delhi on the 17th June 2006. Web site for the Delhi SEO Meet Official DP thread for the meeting Official blog for the meeting By looking over the guest list (nick names, pics) I recognize several friends and good partners (Pankaj [...]


Link Building Guide

4 Jun 2006

Update March 27, 2009: This article was written by me almost 3 years ago in june 2006. It needs to be updated to correctly reflect the current search engines guide lines and new methods for link building. / Jim Westergren Introduction I have been providing many thousands of links to my SEO clients and I [...]


Hard words from John Scott

1 Jun 2006

Q. Why doesn't my online drugstone rank for "viagra", "levitra" or "cialis"? A. Because you're a schmuck business adding absolutely no value to the world wide web and as such you have no quality linkage, and will continue to have no quality linkage. Google determines the value of a website based upon its linkage, and [...]


Fractal Art

31 May 2006

I was idle surfing before going to sleep and somehow I entered on a wiki userpage, which brought me to the word Fractal art. I was of course curious and impressed and saved down some links for you guys to see what I liked. First let's explain the word: Fractal art is the visual depiction [...]


2 big redesigns and 2 new sites

29 May 2006

Usually I just concentrate on SEO for myself and clients and don't do so much web site designing but the last days was an exception. In fact I even don't offer web design anylonger to clients so when I do it is mostly for my own sites. This is the new web design updates from [...]


Vacation mixed with company planning

26 May 2006

On the May 11-12, 2006 I was out for vacation/planning in a very nice place in Sweden called BĂ„stad and Hovs Hallar. I had been working for many weeks in front of the computer and so it was very nice to have some real nature. With my partner Peter Larsson we did some major financial [...]


Turning down SEO clients

26 May 2006

I just explained to a Swedish client why I turned him down. He is willing to pay 7K USD to me for the SEO job to his site. I looked at the site for 5 minutes, read the KW he wants to target and explained to him why I choose not to take this job. [...]


Link Value Calculator

23 May 2006

Text Link Ads just released their Text Link Ads Calculator. It uses Alexa, backlinks, theme, number of links to be sold, sitewide or single page and location of the link in the calculation. Announcement and discussion at their Link Building Blog. I certainly like it, do you? Will you use it?


Matt Cutts on BigDaddy, linking, crawling etc

20 May 2006

Matt Cutts just recently wrote a major post, Indexing timeline. In it he explains a great deal about the new BigDaddy infrastructure, new rules for crawling and how relevancy in regards to links now has become a lot more important. I will quote below what I personally find very interesting from his post and his [...]


The invaluable SEO Guide

20 May 2006

Rand has been updating his invaluable SEO Guide some months ago and today I printed it out from his word doc (26 pages) and read it on the bus while travelling. I must say that I am really impressed. Altough I know a great deal in the SEO business I still encountered a lot of [...]


Link Building Wiki

19 May 2006

Wow, found another very great SEO resource. It is just released. Let me present the Link Building Wiki. There you have most of the things you need in the area of link building, collected by one of the most prominent in the link building business, TextLinkBrokers.com


Young people that impresses me

18 May 2006

David Wilkinson, 12 years old blogger Check his blog. "Are you making any money blogging?" Yes, quite a bit actually. I could definitely live off $500 a month until I turn 14, by which time I aim to be earning more, by experimenting in Internet Marketing. Abhishek Tripathi, 16 years old from India From his [...]


New jobs from clients never ending

17 May 2006

I got some major media coverage in Sweden recently and together with my partner Peter Larsson we made a decision that from now on we only take big jobs for big clients and I increased my rates 3X. Rather do a tip top SEO job to a big client that can really pay than smaller jobs for small sites. And then I thought, ok now noone from Sweden will order with these new rates and I have time to complete all the open jobs from before. But I still get orders and interest!


V7N SEO Contest is over - Which KWs is next?

17 May 2006

Ok, I came #2 on the contest. I had planned to win, but ok. For more info on that contest, read my contest page here. I got some major media coverage, especially in Sweden. Newspapers, radio and even TV (unknown channel). So now that is over - which keywords do I plan to "win" now? [...]


Never leave AdWords unattended

17 May 2006

If you ever are too busy ... make sure you still keep an eye on AdWords. I have been very busy lately, especially the last 2 weeeks. I checked AdWords and wow - burned $300 in 7 days, usually it is running on $20 per week or something for all my campaigns. (I use AdWords [...]


Blog or Articles?

10 May 2006

I need your feedback. Should I skip the blogging and instead write valuable articles on this site, like a new each week or so? And then remake to have a more static home page? Or rather blog several times a day and provide new daily content for daily visitors like a real blog? Should I [...]


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