Don't think it has been an easy ride. Far from it! Like any product development,
we had our plans and most didn't work out. And then we had to start over. Yes, we've
had our ups and downs but the fact that we have got to this moment – the Big Launch - proves
it was all worth it!
We could write a novel on how cognitiveSEO made it to the finish line – and maybe we
will someday – but for now here's a timeline of our glory moments:
April 2010 - The research
cognitiveSEO started out with one man – Razvan Gavrilas – and then a few brave
This period of time was mostly dedicated to research. Hours, days and months of
research to find out exactly what was missing and what they needed to develop a
remarkable product that people couldn't live without.
The idea – to provide the SEO community with a one of a kind tool that
would make their lives easier, without having to spend thousands of dollars
on several SEO tools.
The first concepts for cognitiveSEO were developed and then plenty of time and
effort was invested in the back-end of the application.
October 2010 – The development
Before starting to work on the development, surprise - in a matter of two days -3 of the brilliant minds behind the application decided to step down.
Welcome, new even more brilliant team! With plenty of training, we got back on the horse and started
the first mock-ups and the design of the site you’re currently on.
This is when we developed the link preview tool, for which we worked for about 12
months in order to reach the highest performance level. And we continued with carefully developing
the other complex features of our application.
June- November 2011 – Private Beta Launch
The Private Beta Launch took place at SearchMarketingDay in Poland and the feedback
was not only extremely positive, but also useful.
Based on the feedback we've received, cognitiveSEO was improved to make it better and better.
Now all that was left to do, was work on the presentation for our users – that is YOU - and correct
the small bugs prone to appear, taking into account the fact that it’s a 100% in-house developed application.
November 2011 –The month of Endless Preparations and Lost Nights
We wanted to launch in October … Guess what … it never happened because of the actual BUGS we
had in the application. We wanted to go LIVE with something almost 99% bullet proof.
We postponed and from that day on we spent the whole month of November solving bugs and correcting
work flow issues.
You might think that it is easy to create such an SEO tool from scratch. Well, it might be
easy if you wanted to use that tool internally. But when you need to ship that tool to actual customers
the story is completely different. The tools must actually work (almost flawless) … pretty much
BUG free and in a continuous work flow.
You are busy … you do not have the time to understand the product … the product must understand
We know that and we hope we did achieve that.
We know we have a lot more to work on but we hope that you will enjoy using our application and that
you it will save you many many hours (maybe full work days) monthly.
December 2011 – cognitiveSEO is Live!
We launched the system to the waters and we had a great few weeks after the launch. A lot of people where showing interest into the service starting with the first day.
Here is a photo of the twitter stream ... just to make an idea how it went. A picture tells a thousand words!
We hope that Version 2.0 will have at least the same success that we had with our initial launch.
Thank you and looking forward for Version 2.0!
Razvan Gavrilas and the cognitiveSEO Team!
February 2012 – cognitiveSEO Version 2.0 is being launched
2 months since running the service we are launching Version 2.0 which brings :
- A New module to the application named "Backlink Reports" that allows you to do fast Backlink Checking with hundreads of reports allowance per month.
- A lot of improvements to the inBound Link Analysis module.
- We switch from Weekly Rank Tracking to Daily Rank Tracking.
- After talking with you, our customer, these 2 months we decided to improve our pricing plans and added a $19 plan for Entry Webmasters and a $179 plan from Smaller Agencies.
- We doubled the upper limits on all of our plans, allowing you to analyze more sites on a monthly basis.
- A Video Tutorial section is being ramped up for all of our customers. Inside your account there is a Help section where we will be adding Tutorial Videos from time to time.
We want to thank all of our customers for being the Best Customers any company could have and for the feedback that you gave us!
We hope we managed to listen well and gave you what you really needed from this tool.
Thank you and looking forward for you to use the system at full throttle!
Razvan Gavrilas & The cognitiveSEO Team!
Here we are now. Being proud with what we have done and hoping that you will join the band-wagon and
be part of the story that changed SEO forever. This is only the beginning!
The people behind the operation
He is the proud Founder & Chief Architect of cognitiveSEO.com, an SEO Toolset focused on
in-depth analysis of ranking signals.
With over 7 years experience in affiliate marketing and search engine optimization and
12 years in programming and web development, he has gone from Web Developer to Super
Affiliate for large international networks. With a strong focus on everything that is
Search Engine related, he developed strategies to stand-out search engine updates similar
to Google "Panda".
His passion for search engine marketing led him to create his own SEO Toolset, trying to
solve the issues that he is facing in the search engine optimization field. And now you
can use it too!