Hi, I'm Jon Cooper

I’m an entrepreneur based in Austin, Texas that enjoys growing companies. After starting my career as an SEO consultant, I parlayed those skills into building a marketing agency and launching a portfolio of digital businesses.

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Conferences I’ve Spoken At

  • State Of Search Dallas. Texas - 2013 State Of Search
  • SMX Sydney Sydney, Australia - 2014 SMX Sydney
  • SEOZone Instambul, Turkey - 2015 SEOZone
  • InboundCon Toronto, Canada - 2015 InboundCon
  • Private Workshops London & Warsaw - 2016 Private Workshops
  • PeepCon 2.0 Manila, Philippines - 2016 PeepCon 2.0
  • SearchFest Portland, Oregon - 2016 SearchFest
  • SEODay Kolding, Denmark - 2017 SEODay
  • MNSearch Minneapolis, Minnesota - 2018 MNSearch
  • Traffic Think
    Tank Live
    Virtual - 2020 Traffic Think<br />
Tank Live

Consulting Reviews

Very informative call, straight to the point, lots of insight. Highly recommend.

— Ryan Shevin

Ryan Shevin
Super helpful. Jon was clear in his advice and helped us get started in the right direction to make an impact on our site.

— Byron Linton

Byron Linton
Punctual, direct & clear answers. Highly recommended.

— Ben Wynkoop

Ben Wynkoop
Awesome call. Very helpful not only for link building ideas, but I also learned some new things on running a better marketing agency. Thanks, Jon!

— Gerrid Smith

Gerrid Smith
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My Journey

  • 01

    I got my first job in SEO at age 17 working for my neighbor from her dining room table. I didn’t know what I was doing for the first month or two, but after getting my hands on a copy of “SEO for Dummies”, a few other books and SEOMoz’s blog archive, I started to put the pieces together.

  • 02

    A year later I started Point Blank SEO, a blog that chronicled my own takes & ideas on various aspects of SEO. I went deep into “link building”, the art of getting other websites to add hyperlinks to your own in order to gain popularity and trust in the eyes of Google. It ended up being the sub-topic I wrote about almost exclusively.

  • 03

    It wasn’t long before I found out other people like to read about link building, too. They also like to have others do it for them. So during the second semester of my senior year in high school, I started receiving freelance inquiries and full-time job offers for link building work.

  • 04

    I didn’t make it through all 4 years at the University of Florida (still: Go Gators!). By my sophomore year, I started Hyperlynx Media, my link building agency. I worked out of a coworking space and hired my fellow classmates, teaching them how to do email outreach. After formally dropping out a year later, I moved us to our own office and scaled up to 20 part-time employees (all college students). We built links for household name retail chains, local service companies, $10B+ software companies, humble affiliate websites and celebrity funded startups.

  • 05

    I can’t express the full value running a marketing agency has provided me. I got to learn about so many different types of businesses, how they operate and how they make money. Seeing all of those examples and getting to talk directly with each of the founders and teams involved gave me an incredible education on entrepreneurship.

  • 06

    Through that education, I started launching digital businesses that would utilize my SEO know-how and our agency resources to get off the ground and grow. I sold Point Blank SEO in 2018 and spend most of my time these days doing a lot more than just links and content, but our agency still has a few legacy clients and I’m still a link builder at heart!

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