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Category: Google
30 Jun 2020

Find and Fix Mixed Content Issues with This Free Tool

Among newer SEO issues that have become a widespread problem is so-called “Mixed Content” issue. Let’s find out: What mixed content is How to spot and fix the mixed content issue What Is Mixed Content? Mixed Content issue occurs when a secure page serves non-secure content (images, videos, but also scripts, styles, etc.) Mixed content occurs when initial HTML is loaded over a secure HTTPS connection, but other resources (such… [Read More…]


24 Jul 2017

Announcing: 2017 Google Search Click Through Rate Study

IMN is pleased to announce our Summer 2017 Click Through Rate Study, now available in Whitepaper format in the Resources section of our website! It’s been a while since we’ve last written about this topic, and since last summer, there have been multiple changes to both the algorithms that determine the organic rankings AND the visual presentation of the SERPs. These changes include: Mobile Friendly Update (#2!) 4 Pack of… [Read More…]


06 Jul 2017

3 Studies of Google’s Featured Snippets You Should Read

Googles featured snippets are the new Google authorship, albeit less exciting because featured snippets steal links from publishers in SERPs. Whether you like them or not, that’s the change we have to deal with because if you are not featured, your competitor will. Here are three recent studies of Google’s Featured snippets you need to be aware of: 1. Ahrefs Study of Featured Snippets Read the full study here: Ahrefs… [Read More…]


14 Mar 2017

Google Making the Web Faster: Over the Years

With AMP project being aggressively pushed by Google recently, site speed topic has been discussed more actively again. In case you wanted to get a quick background of those discussions, here is the timeline of Google trying to make the web faster and dealing with site speed over the years: 2009 December: Google Page Speed report comes to Google Webmaster Tools under “Site Performance” section. 2010 April: Google announces they… [Read More…]


10 Oct 2016

How to Get Prepared for Google’s “Intrusive Interstitials” Update

A couple of weeks ago, Google has announced that exactly on January, 10, it will hit pages with “intrusive interstitials”. What does it mean? Let’s find out! What are interstitials? Interstitials are the web pages that show up before or after expected content page, usually as a popup or full-screen ad. They usually display ads or optin forms. Interstitials are considered a form of interruption marketing. Which search results will… [Read More…]


26 Sep 2016

[Updated] Everything We Know about Google Penguin 4.0

Google Penguin 4.0 was officially announced on Friday and I’ve waited a few days to collect various questions and observations. I’ll be updating this post as more questions and observations are coming. So what do we know by now? From the official announcement: Penguin 4.0 is real time (and part of algorithm): Google will determine if a web page should be affected by Penguin filter as it crawls the page…. [Read More…]


30 Nov 2015

89% of Websites that Ranked 7 Years Ago are Not Ranking Now!

“89% of sites that ranked 7 years ago are not ranking now. ” From Marcus Tober of SearchMetrics quoted from the Chicago SEJ Summit earlier this year.  (see tweets) After I heard this, I had a private chat on Facebook with Marcus about this……he said: Behind the analysis is our massive 7 year historical Research Cloud I aggregated all domains that used to have at least one ranking in the… [Read More…]