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Razvan Gavrilas

Founder & Chief Arhitect @ cognitiveSEO
E-maiI: razvan.gavrilas [@] cognitiveseo.com
He is the proud Founder & Chief Architect of cognitiveSEO, an SEO Toolset focused on in-depth analysis of ranking signals. With over 8 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. 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.
Every SEO specialist might feel overwhelmed from time to time because of their constant effort to see the outcome. It is a long term commitment. There are no shortcuts and you must look for future results, not present ones. For SEO amateurs, it is even harder. It is a constant battle to keep the rankings high. They will always try to find the easy way. We won’t talk about them today; we will address those who are striving to do white hat SEO. We've compiled a checklist with the most imp [...]
Writing is an art and discovering the secrets of boosting your readers' engagement can transform you into a master of copywriting. Setting the right tone, answering to questions, drawing attention, adding personality and bringing your content alive with visuals or interactive data are just a few techniques that can get you there. You know that warm feeling you get when you speak with one of your friends? You talk, he listens, he asks questions and so on. You understand each other. A sim [...]
The internet is a scary thing. Who knows what you could find out there, on the dark side. You must be very careful to avoid being a victim of the numerous SEO mistakes that exist on the internet, such as the defective management of site links, short content blogs, flash content, poorly written content, missed title tags or meta descriptions to slow website speed, deindexation of your site, blocked content on CDNs, ignored social elements and so many more.     We’ve prepared an [...]
In the old days of Black Hat SEO, these techniques, tricks, tactics or however you'd like to call them may have worked, until the search engines started taking actions and updating algorithms to penalize websites using such Black Hat SEO Techniques. And, as the search engines don’t like to let themselves and their users be tricked, they took measures to keep the search results as clean and accurate as possible. Using the proper techniques to rank and to get organic traffic can be ha [...]
Penguin 4.0 is here and is real-time. This means that the Penguin portion of the algorithm will always be “on” and updating from now on. As we have previously developed in an earlier blog post, Penguin going real-time is huge news for the SEO community. With Penguin 4.0, the algorithm should now catch spam link profiles more quickly. Aside from the fact that Penguin’s data is now refreshed in real time so that changes will be visible much faster, Penguin will be able to devalue spam by [...]
You're probably familiar with inbound.org, the online community that helps marketers stay connected. Putting it simply, inbound.org is an online hub where good marketers come to get better, the platform itself states. It's a great place for sharing ideas, connecting, interacting or even finding a job. Being in the industry, we always cast an eye over the platform as indeed, we've found very interesting pieces of content, needless to say about its very active community from which we could [...]
Dominating SERPS is what all of us dream of. And, despite popular opinion, being on the 2nd page of a query’s results doesn’t mean that you’re not interested in publishing great content that solely serves the reader's’ interest. Sometimes it means just that the industry is highly competitive and it’s almost humanly impossible to outsmart the competitors. What to do then? We thought of the most complete list of SEO techniques to help you walk this extra mile and finally see the results [...]
Cold email outreach is clearly more than just sending an email ‘to the right guy’. Converting your marketing prospects into marketing opportunities is not something that everybody does right from the first shot. For once, because it works like a riddle – it’s never the thing that first pops into your mind. This is because that very first thing you’re thinking of including in your outreach pitch was probably used by other hundreds of people hoping to stand out. Then, since influencers [...]
Outreach is exceptional. It gives you a great head start when you most need one - it teaches you what people in your niche best respond to and it makes you more popular. There are endless benefits to it. And while these are widely discussed, we’re going to go through some poignant examples of outreach (with their dos and don’ts) and their results. The key takeout is being able to make a comparison between the different types of situations the following people found themselves in, and [...]
Update September 23, 2016: Real Time Penguin is now live! Google just announced on their official Webmaster blog that after a period of development and testing, they are now rolling out an update to the Penguin algorithm in all languages. Aside from the fact that Penguin's data is now refreshed in real time so that changes will be visible much faster, Penguin is now more granular. The Penguin algorithm will be able to devalue spam by adjusting ranking based on spam signals, rather than affecting [...]