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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.
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!"   I'd like to share [...]
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 [...]
We are extremely pleased and excited to announce you that the cognitive SEO API has been launched! That's right! After a long waiting time, we've finally released the first version of our API. It was good spent time, we say, as we wanted to deliver a cutting-edge, high quality product. With our freshly released API you can now access a plethora of data, from unnatural links to rankings and social signals and integrate them directly into your business flows. What we offer you is a power [...]
This is a TRUE, SUCCESSFUL & UNREQUESTED story from George Harris, one of our customers. "Mr Harris presents a very interesting Case Study on a Manual Action Recovery, where he outlines the fact that webmasters need to be perseverant and the recovery will finally happen. Lots of webmasters fail at Google Recoveries due to the fact that they expect it to happen after their  first Google Disavow or Link Removal campaign. It may take a few reconsideration requests until you get the re [...]
A subject that caught our attention and we considered to be worth researching it is the Diacritics SEO Technique. That's right, diacritics and their impact on search and , most of all, on the organic SERPs. In the following lines we are going to analyze the way Google is treating diacritics and how these can massively impact your search traffic. Let's get straight to the point with an example. Is there a difference between searching for “Haagen Dazs” versus searching for “Häagen Dazs [...]