Last night Alex Graves from Bronco posted an article discussing the Payday Loans niche and how he thinks that the Google algorithm has been gamed, even after the Penguin and EMD update.
I tweeted to him, the payday loans case study that I did back in June (this was the first case study of its kind, that ignited a series of articles talking about how the payday loans niche is abused in Google). He is saying that this new site ranking on the "payday loans" keyword in the UK was not a hacked [...]
After Bing released their disavow tool, now it's time for Google. A lot of people waited for this tool from Google, as with all the "Penguin" updates this year, a lot of webmasters were left in the dark having their sites penalized with no ability to remove those low quality links successfully.
As Google warns you this is an Advanced Tool and should be used with caution. It can harm your site's rankings in Google.
What cognitiveSEO will do for you is give you the needed tools to [...]
I just received this mail, in the morning, from a certain "Steven Robert" whom I never talked to before asking me to publish his SEO article.
Here is the mail. Straight to the subject wouldn't you say :) (FAIL)
What is his name again ... Robert or Robart ... !? ( FAIL)
This is a bulk mailing with a WORD file attached containing the "master SEO piece article" ... ( FAIL AGAIN)
And he wants to rank for "search engine". Hey Google ... you got competition! (TOTAL FAIL)
Quick Idea: [...]
Finally I got to the point where I can write this. We have been continuously working for the last 5 months on this upgrade. To put it simply, this is the biggest upgrade to cognitiveSEO yet, and it improves the way you analyze backlinks by adding even more link data points into a new & simplified user interface.
In the age of raw link data and hundreds of SEO metrics, we are improving the backlink analyzer concepts used in our tool by providing:
Fresh & Complete Link Data [ [...]
There are many SEO tactics that could negatively influence a sites' ranking. The tactics presented in this article are 7 of the most important ones, that I consider you should avoid, as to the 2012 events (Penguin/Panda/other Google updates). They are both onsite and offsite tactics. (Note: LQ = Low Quality)
1. Directories (LQ)
This is one of those "Post Penguin" tactics to avoid. Of course there are still, great human-edited directories that will give you quality links (even if paid). bo [...]
Last year, potpiegirl found a document from Google, by searching the Google index, that was entitled "2011 Google Quality Raters Handbook". Today doing the same thing, I found a new leaked, 161 pages Google document entitled :
"General Guidelines Version 3.27 - June 22, 2012￼￼"
I will not provide a link to this document, due to obvious reasons, but you can try to search, either on Google or the Social Media sites and you will probably find it.
What I will share with you in this post, is [...]
We always listen to our customers feedback. Your feedback has really guided the creation of this update.
Thank you for being such a great customer!
This update is more geared to SEO agencies and Professional SEOs that need reporting functionality.
PDF Export functionality
The update is structured as follows :
The $49 package gets the PDF export functionality (without the ability to customize the logo)
All packages from $99 and up get the full White- [...]
I am starting a series of high quality SEO reports and Case Studies on variety of verticals. The first one that I chose is the "Online Gambling" vertical. This is one of the most competitive markets online.
All these reports are in PDF format. To get the Free SEO report, I just ask for a Tweet. You will get real world case studies and a limited time discount on cognitiveSEO.
PDF Quick snapshot
Here are some pieces of content from the PDF report.
This is a guest article written by Traian Neacsu. He is the Director of SEO and co-founder of Pitstop Media Inc, a top rated Canadian SEO company that provides search engine optimization services to businesses across North America. The views of the author do not necessarily represent the views of cognitiveSEO.
High authority, relevant backlinks are gold for search engine rankings. And we are always attempting to trace and to get our hands on them.
When it comes to find the best backl [...]
"Before you continue reading this post you need to be aware that the case study presents actual data and results from Google. We do not endorse using these kind of black hat practices. We only present them as they are being used and abused. Maybe Google will fix these faster. All for the sake of search transparency ... "
High rankings for highly competitive keywords are still being obtainable, post “Penguin”, with black hat practices.
How do I dare to say that you might ask? Well bec [...]