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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.
Social media world is always changing. We see new platforms emerge and go on a monthly basis. I am personally always sad to see platforms go because I realize their teams and hard work behind each project but life is life. It never stops! Here are the three we saw go in 2016: Blab Blab used to be the best Google Hangout on Air alternative out there.
Instagram has become one of the hottest social networks around. But did you know you can do more than just post photos? Here are ten insanely, awesomely helpful hacks to try right now. Change The Format Of Your Picture Once upon a time you could only use squares for your Instagram photos. Which was a real pain if you wanted something that didn’t fit well within those confines.
This week brings us news that Facebook Ad audience metrics may as accurate as some advertisers imagine. Additionally, an attendee at an event in Canada gets confirmation that click data does play some role in organic search rankings. Also, EU renews a possible filter as part of copyright proposal Facebook Ad Metrics Questioned by Analyst View full discussion Facebook Ad Metr ...
Choosing to run a blog is a big decision. Whether it’s a business blog or just a way to make some extra money, it will eventually consume your life. The work you put into it, the joy you feel when it takes off, the frustration when it doesn’t – all of these are part of the natural emotional cycle of the blogger.
This week, there was much discussion and speculation around Gary Illyes claimed that you can’t know which links are critical, and how webmasters should understand what he was saying and why. The community also talked about what they hope to gain from when Google switches to mobile first indexation. Also as study shows that up to 87% of social shares go unattributed.
This weeks major discussions dealt with the upcoming HTTPs chrome flag change, Facebooks revamp of their video product, Googles testing of new publisher subscription features. Other noteworthy discussions dealt with best practices for site migrations. Be HTTPs by October or Chrome will show “not secure” flag View Full Discussion The latest version of chrome is labeling alread ...
This week there have been some interesting news from Facebook, with announcements that they will no longer be counting accidental clicks and that load time will now be feed ranking factor. Members also discussed the state of AI and if the current AI techniques are all that they are promoted to be. In Google news, members weigh in on recent changes to the Google Quality Rater Guidelines.
It’s been another busy week in search with a number of interesting Google announcements including a Search Console refresh and a new badge feature in image search. In highlighted discussions, Webmasters discuss what it means to be a Webmaster, revisiting pixel width, whether AMP is a ranking factor, and more? Google Search Console Refresh & Some New Reports Picked up on Th ...
Social media in all its forms has become something more than the optional step into the modern business model it used to be. Now it is mandatory. Businesses from large corporations to tiny “mom and pop” shops are expected to have an online presence of some level. Not having a Facebook page or a Twitter account can actually lose you business.
Over the last couple weeks there has been extensive discussion around potential algorithm updates in July. Webmasters were reporting issues with Bing Webmaster Tools and Google Search Console reported a data anomaly in search analytics data. We also say good bye (or good riddance depending on your point of view) to Adobe Flash, and more.
This week Webmaster World challenges marketers to think about how they would generate traffic without Google as a thought experiment. Cre8asiteforums members discuss if link buys in the past paid off long term. SEOChat members discuss ways to get new SEO clients, if you’re just starting your SEO consulting practice.
Your knowledge and experience is your biggest asset. That’s what defines your business and that’s what helps you stand out. How to effectively market your knowledge online? Of course, content marketing is the answer. But simply creating expert content is not going to be answer. You need to put it forward in front of niche influencers to spread the word.
In the last couple weeks, we’ve seen a legislative and legal shift in tides for both Google and Facebook in a number of their biggest markets, see the perspectives and forum member commentary below. Members also discuss a upward trend of bot traffic and new “muting” capability on twitter. July 12 “Battle for the Net” With Facebook and Google taking part over Net Neutrality T ...
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.
This week’s biggest news was Google being fined 2.42bn euros by the European Commission after it ruled the company had abused its power by promoting its own shopping comparison service at the top of search results. Below we highlight the most indepth discussion of the news you’ll be able to find online.
I share almost everything I like and read on Twitter. I think Twitter is the link-friendliest network. I can share only 2-3 links on Facebook (not to be too annoying and linky) but Twitter is never tired of links. But tweeting an article title is boring: More often, when reading, I feel like tweeting what it’s said in the body.
This week members discuss dwell time and page speed and how much of a role exactly they may play in ranking. Also, Snapchat unveils a new publisher tool and Google opens up Google Job Search to the dev community. Is Dwell Time A Ranking Factor? Member KernelPanic, references a 2011 blog post from bing about how they use dwell time as a ranking factor.
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