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Category: Google
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…]


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 Most websites have a bunch of older, thin, outdated content that may have no positive signals (in terms of backlinks and traffic).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…]


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…]