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Razvan Gavrilas

Founder & Chief Arhitect @ cognitiveSEO
E-maiI: razvan.gavrilas [@]
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.
Update: 15th June 2015 : Penalty Recovery in 6 Days - Thumbtack rankings seem to have recovered after only 6 days of penalty. You can skip the Penalty Analysis if you are interested in the Recovery Analysis only.   This is the very interesting penalty and surprisingly fast recovery story of Thumbtack, an online platform that allows service providers and consumers to find each other and negotiate jobs online. We don't know if it has something to do with its swift rankings recover [...]
The world is changing and the virtual world is the vanguard. Businesses are getting more dynamic and increasingly diverse. We understand that and want to help you stay ahead of the trends, rather than constantly trying to catch up with them.   Whether you’re an independent professional, a small agency or a full-fledged brand, your ambitions come before your size. We believe one of the best things about the web is its ability to level the playing field and allow the Davids of the wor [...]
Having a Google Links Penalty is not something you wish for, but it’s something that you might have to deal with if Google found those rotten links in your link profile. In today’s article we’re going to analyze the process of creating a Google Disavow file, submitting it to Google and tracking the results.   To provide help to the people who practiced "bad" link building in the past and were in search of ways to clean up their messy link profile, in October 2012 Google launched the d [...]
  I think there is no secret for anyone that here, at cognitiveSEO, there is only one thing that we treasure more than constantly improving our services: OUR CLIENTS. That’s right! The biggest pride of cognitiveSEO is our clients. They are our driving force, they are behind our restless urge for development and they are also our greatest source of learning. That is why we’re continuously making improvements to our tool, just to be sure it includes all the features our customers ne [...]
We can already notice a convergence between digital marketers, SEOs and webmasters. Nowadays they all have their tasks and responsibilities, yet all of their work will revolve, more or less, around the concept of link building. This is the topic that we’re going to talk about in today’s article. The concept of link building represents a way of creating a high authority website, with a great page rank that will ultimately lead to achieving your company’s marketing goals. To make it clear [...]
As we hope you already got used to, we, at cognitiveSEO, devote a large part of our time to improving our tool and therefore, to our customer satisfaction. We do believe that excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better and that's exactly what we are trying to do: a cutting edge product, tailored to our users' needs and which provides highly accurate data.   And to prove that "cutting-edge" is not just a saying for us but really a constant concern of reaching the h [...]
We've seen and heard many people just throwing their business online, many times with great products, and failed at it. One of the reasons they failed was because they didn't have a well structured marketing plan before they started the journey and were missing out on competitive intelligence data. In today's article we wish to address that issue by presenting the tools made available by Google and going through some concepts and ideas that can be extracted with their use. An idea is basically [...]
In our recent posts we've tackled topics of content, natural growth and Start-up Strategies and focused less on link building. Well, in this article we'll talk about just that, a way to build new & relevant links to your site, after reading and understanding an in-depth competitive analysis. We'll present the link intersection technique, a way to go even more in-depth with the competitive analysis and link commonalities study. We've always advocated natural link building and this techniqu [...]
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 [...]