Probably you are familiar with the story of the two English salesmen who went down to Africa in the 1900s. They were sent down to find if there was any opportunity for selling shoes, and they wrote telegrams back home. And one of them wrote: "Situation hopeless. Stop. They don't wear shoes." And the other one wrote: "Glorious opportunity. They don't have any shoes yet." There's a similar situation when it comes to The Disavow Tool also, because there are some people who think that it's an ov [...]
This is a TRUE & SUCCESSFUL story from Jonathan Verrall - Senior SEO Manager at Jellyfish and one of our long time customers.
“ Negative SEO attacks can come in many shapes. Given the latest Google Updates, black hats had to up their game, resorting to all kind of elaborated SEO attacks. In this context, keeping an eye on your backlinks is mandatory, as well as maintaining a healthy link profile. Below, there is a great, in-depth story about a recovery from a negative SEO attack from [...]
I'm sure most of you are familiar with Buffer, the tweet scheduling app that evolved into a social media scheduling app. Now the tool is viewed as a necessity, not only for startups, but for every business which aspires to do great content marketing and build a tribe for itself. With a yearly income of nearly $4 million, Buffer managed to become one of the best platforms to schedule, analyze and create social media strategies on all social media websites including Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus [...]
This is a TRUE & SUCCESSFUL story from Bryan Stenslokken, SEO Manager at St. Louis-based internet marketing company Clix.
“Below you will see presented another interesting recovery story from one of our great customers. Even with a sitewide link penalty reduced to a partial one, the site recovered its rankings. After nine months and another disavow the Partial penalty was removed also, leading to an even bigger ranking boost. It's a great story about organization, analysis and patienc [...]
This is a TRUE & SUCCESSFUL story from Dale Gillespie, one of our customers.
“Below you will see presented an interesting recovery story from one of our great customers, Mr. Dale Gillespie. Happily, he chose to share with us his experience regarding an Google Penguin Recovery and a successful implementation of a 301 redirect strategy mixed with 404 on pages affected by unnatural links. It's a great story about perseverance, patience and thinking ahead!"
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Site hacking poses a constant threat for webmasters and online business owners. Whether you're just interested about how to deal with hacking, or unfortunately you've received a "Notice of suspected hacking" message in Google webmaster tool, in this article I`ll try to give you some tips on how to deal with it and how to even prevent it in the future. Even though Google does what it can to stop spam and SERP Hijacking, black hatters still use this shady tactic to rank up various sites. The ha [...]
As we think you already got used to, we at cognitiveSEO are ceaselessly working on improving our existing features or adding new ones in order to offer the best business solutions for our Cognitives, meaning our great customers. You might be already familiar with our fully customizable SEO Dashboard that we've launched around half a year ago and as we believe that innovation is the key to success, we've included some new features to it. We added more widgets to our already famous SEO [...]
Time has passed since the Panda 4.0 update and there’s still a lot of talk around this subject. At that time, the headlines were filled with words of panic, which foretold an impending doom. Yet, time proved that the latest Google Panda shouldn't be brought in discussions in terms of penalties. Instead, targeting and deranking low quality content would be more appropriate concepts to bring into discussion. So it seems that the Panda update should affect the ones who do not comply with Go [...]
The use of a robots.txt file has long been debated among webmasters as it can prove to be a strong tool when it is well written or one can shoot oneself in the foot with it. Unlike other SEO concepts that could be considered more abstract and for which we don’t have clear guidelines, the robots.txt file is completely documented by Google and other search engines.
You need a robots.txt file only if you have certain portions of your website that you don't want to be indexed and/or you nee [...]
One of the things we do here, aside from trying to help others to figure out how search engines work, is to deeply research any pattern and data we can, in order to best figure it out for ourselves. We keep a close eye on Google and the likes, ask questions and sometimes even experiment to make sense of what goes on behind the scenes. But as is the case with all human observation (from quantum physics to sociology), it is impossible to study something without - at least at some point - becomin [...]