My Fall 2013 Cleveland State University Professional Development Class List

Cleveland State University Professional Development Center
Cleveland State University Professional Development Center

I just got the list of my next set of classes I’ll be teaching at Cleveland State through the end of 2013.

Here they are:

WordPress and Digital Marketing Tips & Tools are brand new. I’m pretty excited about those.

I’ve linked to each class above. You can register right on each of those pages.

Their phone number is: 216-687-6957

I’d love to see you at one of those sessions.


My First Book Review Is In!

After being in this business for over 13 years I finally have my first book coming out: Link Building Is Dead. Long Live Link Building!

As a “big picture” kind of person, the prospect of writing a book is a huge concept. Book writing is all about detail.

But some how. Some way. I got it done.

After you write a book there is an entire other aspect to it: Marketing your book.

I feel much more comfortable in that environment.

Before the launch date you should send out some advanced reader copies. Mine looks like this:


That’s Internet veteran and best selling author Kristopher Jones with his copy of the book.

So, I sent a bunch of those out a couple weeks ago.

(Incidentally, if you are a blogger or publisher of some sort and would consider reviewing the book, let me know. I’ve got a few of these copies left. Use this form to request it.)

Being this is my first book the feelings that go along with it are all new.

I sent out these advanced reader copies.

Then I waited.

Then I got a few notices that people had received it. That was cool.

Then I waited some more.

At this point you wonder what people are thinking.

  • Had they read it?
  • Did they hate it?
  • Are they not saying anything because it’s terrible and they are just nice people?

Mind you, all this wondering happened in about 2 weeks. People need a little time.

But then finally it happened! I got my first review to come over. Just last night.

It was from Jim Boykin, founder and CEO of Internet Marketing Ninjas.

Jim is highly respected in our industry. And his company is currently going gangbusters.

So this was an exciting one to get.

I opened it. And here’s what it said:

BoykinIf you are a link builder, content marketer or SEO, this book is required reading. Sage’s book explains not just the “how’s” but the “why’s” as well so you understand the bigger picture. The advice given in this book is the real key to rankings in the search engines, and it’s just not links, it’s community participation (which this book explains). Well Done Sage, I’ll be recommending that all our link builders at Internet Marketing Ninjas buy and read your book.
Jim Boykin

That’s as good a review as anyone could ever ask for.

No one knows the industry better than Jim. In addition to running Internet Marketing Ninjas. He also runs and owns these prominent communities:

I’m just so tickled.

Thank you Jim! Your glowing words mean the world to me.

The book comes out in September.

If it interests you please sign up for the official notice here:

Link Building Is Dead. Long Live Link Building! The Book by Sage Lewis

I’m going to be giving a big huge discount on the day it launches. The email notification will be the surest way to get that discount.

I’m excited to see what you think of the book.



Why you should enter SageRock contests

It’s because sometimes hardly anybody enters.

Last month we had a contest for people who signed up for Friday Internet Marketing with me and Greg.

Only 7 people signed up.

The lucky winner was Charles Budde.

He’s a regular at the show and a great participant. So it was really cool he won.

Keep an eye out for future contests. You probably stand a good chance of winning.

Congratulations, Charles! Let us know what you bought. :)



Akron General to open three new ‘smart’ Operating Rooms

Akron General is one of only four hospitals nationwide to have both intraoperative CT and MRI capabilities, according to Brainlab, an international firm that develops, manufactures and markets software-driven medical technology.

That’s just plain hot.

Akron and Cleveland have been a world-renowned center for medicine for some time.

A doctor once told me it’s because the industrial revolution brought a lot of money into the area and industrialists invested in medicine. That gave us a boost that has always allowed us to stay ahead.

SageRock is current doing some in-depth training and consulting for the Adventist Health System just outside of Chicago.

Here’s a tweet from them:

Adventist Midwest (@keepingyouwell) tweeted at 9:29 AM on Thu, Jan 31, 2013:
Thanks to @sagerock for an excellent day of SEO training yesterday! We’re getting ready to take to the next level.

They are a super great group to work with.

We’d love to do the same for you all Akron General.

Sage is Now a Live Ninja

I’ve always wanted to be a ninja. Now’s my chance.

I’ve just been approved into the Live Ninja community here:

Sage is a Live Ninja
Sage is a Live Ninja

I didn’t really think much about getting into the program. But I submitted my application some time ago. And I just got approved today. So, there must be some sort of vetting process.

At any rate, using this tool you can hire me by the minute ($1.50 per minute). I’ve never tried offering my services that way. But I’m very interested in experimenting with it.

Greg and I discussed Live Ninja and an audio-only tool that is similar called Clarity. You can see that video here:

Clarity and LiveNinja on Friday Internet Marketing

The way it works is you schedule a time to meet and we do a video meeting through the Live Ninja tool.

You only pay for the time you use. So if we only talk 11 minutes that’s all the time you use.

It could be a really affordable way of getting some quick advice.

If you are interested check out my profile here: