iMod Digital: This Week In Search 19-2-16

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Friday is here, and you know what that means – our curated list of awesome content from around the web focusing on Search Engine Optimisation, Pay Per Click marketing, as well as one or two bonus articles. What do you throw in this week? There is only one way to find out…

SEO

How I Made $2,128 Per Blog Post – SEOAUV

A different take on how to make money from blogging, but none the less, this post is still fascinating. Who would have thought that a site with only 47 blog posts could generate cash like that? Nick did.

We Analyzed the HTTPS Settings of 10,000 Domains and How It Affects Their SEO – Here’s What We Learned – Ahrefs.com

Does HTTPS really have an impact on your search engine rankings? They analzyed 10 000 sites so you could say that they understand things pretty well. Some interesting findings, and great advice.

Facebook Rolls Out Instant Articles To All Publishers – Marketing Land

The web is all about speed at the moment, and Facebook has enjoyed some success with Instant Articles, and now it is rolling it out to all publishers that wish to opt in. Social and SEO stopped holding hands, and are soon to start hugging as they start to merge together. Looooong gone are the days where you could optimize a few keywords and build a few links.

Tell Google Why You Want More Data In Search Console Analytics #moredataSAN – SE Round Table

Save many digital marketers out there by requesting more data within Search Console today. This is no joke – you could actually save lives by encouraging Google to provide further insight, and no longer limiting the time range to only 90 days. You can hear the cries of desperation and enthusiasm.

New and Improved Local Search Expert Quiz: What’s Up with Local SEO in 2016? – Moz

Think you know all about Local Search and how to get your business into the local results pack? It’s time to man up and take the quiz to prove your metal. Yea, that’s what I thought. This one isn’t for the imposters out there.

Website Performance Battles

How does your site stack up against another performance wise? Is your site a Ferrari with no engine under the hood, or is your site an Opel Corsa tricked out with all the works to make it fly?

PPC

The Complete Guide to Gmail Ads – SitePoint

Once you have read this post, you will be thinking, “but how was I not doing this before!?”. Yep, it is that simple.

Steal these 37 Twitter Ads Examples for Your Next Campaign – Ad Espresso

37 ad examples that you can grab right from twitter and start implementing right away? Why are you even still reading this? Get playing!

Google To Remove Right Hand Side Ads On Desktop? – The Media Image

We have been seeing this for a while now already, but to see it is moving to new markets is interesting. Is Google fighting for more relevance against organic traffic? Ads on the right? What are those?

BONUS

Introducing GIF Search On Twitter – Twitter Blog

Now you have the ability to easily find GIF’s to pop into your hilarious blog posts, or simply to add the colour to your work emails that you simply haven’t been able to express appropriately with mundane words.

THE SNAP GENERATION: A GUIDE TO SNAPCHAT’S HISTORY – GARY VAYNERCHUK

This is a social network that I still have no clue how it works, or why it is taking over the world, but judging by the number of zero’s attached to its valuation, I think it is safe to say that I am the one that is clueless.