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25 Jan 2022

Google’s FAQ Rich Snippets: Generate More Clicks from Your Current Positions

Google search engine optimization is no longer only about ranking higher. It is also about getting the most of your current positions. As Google’s search result pages are becoming richer and more diverse, there are ways to yield more clicks from lower rankings without investing in increasing them. One of those low-hanging-fruit opportunities is Google’s FAQ rich snippets. Jim Boykin, CEO of Internet Marketing Ninjas, and Ann Smarty, IMN’s analyst… [Read More…]


24 Jan 2022

The Recent Google Update – Potential Problems and Solutions

Every other week there’s an (unconfirmed) Google update that is widely discussed around SEO forums and communities. What do you do when you hear about a potential Google algorithm update? Jim Boykin, CEO of Internet Marketing Ninjas, and Ann Smarty, IMN’s analyst discuss Google’s update and how to react to yet another one: Question: What do you do when there’s another Google algorithm? The short answer is: Nothing special. There’s… [Read More…]


21 Jan 2022

SEO Content Optimization in 2022 with Jim and Ann

What is considered SEO-friendly content in 2022? This concept has changed a lot since SEO started. Have you been keeping up? How much content do we need for Google to “like” our pages? Whatever you do, don’t create “fluff” content, says Google’s John Mueller on Twitter, so Jim Boykin, CEO of Internet Marketing Ninjas, and Ann Smarty, IMN’s analyst got together to discuss SEO content optimization in 2022 and also… [Read More…]


20 Jan 2022

Is there Value in NoFollow Links (and Google Link Attributes) ?

Google has encouraged website owners to use “nofollow” link attribute for years to mark self-serving, user-generated and paid links. Then in 2019, they added two more link attributes – rel=”sponsored” and rel=”ugc” – that would allow them to better understand link graphs. When introducing the two extra link attributes, Google also pointed out that they were changing their treatment of the nofollow attribute. Before then nofollow had been a strong… [Read More…]


19 Jan 2022

Can Low-Quality Content Hurt Your High-Quality Content?

Ever since Google’s Panda, SEOs have had a continuous debate: Can low-quality pages of the site negatively impact high-quality content and drag their rankings down? Most websites have a bunch of older, thin, outdated content that may have no positive signals (in terms of backlinks and traffic). Can those pages be holding your key pages down and prevent them from ranking higher? How do we identify those lower quality pages?… [Read More…]


18 Jan 2022

Google Penalties Backlog and Mapping Your Backlinks to Known Link Sellers

See the Full Jim and Ann discussion in the video below. Have you recently received a dreaded manual penalty notification alerting you of a manual action Google has taken on your site? If it is backlink-related, you are likely to see a huge drop in organic clicks once you are penalized by Google. Your next step would be cleaning up your links (if it’s link-related of course) and file a… [Read More…]