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Since July, when we launched the automatic unnatural link detection tool, we analyzed carefully how our customers use it. We quickly understood that you needed a fast way to manually validate the links to be disavowed, in order to be 100% confident that those are the correct ones. In order to be 100% sure that a link is unnatural or not, you actually need to load that page and look for the link on the page.  The major problem, is that you usually have to visit hundreds, if not thousands, [...]
Watch the Recorded Broadcast of the Content Marketing Landscape 2013 Hangout with Lyndon Antcliff and myself here: We discussed advanced content related stuff. Here are some of the topics: Tips for creating content for boring industries. How to increase your brand. How to build a network. How to do Link Baiting. How non-writers can create good quality content. Case Studies Q&A A lot of cutting-edge stuff. Enjoy your Watch!   Video Transcript Razvan: H [...]
Watch the Recorded Broadcast of the Link Building Landscape 2013 Hangout with Wiep Knol and myself here: We will be discussing advanced links related stuff. Here are some of the topics: Link Building Remembering (2000 ... 2012) What Link Building Strategies still work in 2013 What will the Link Landscape look like in 2014 and beyond Case Studies Q&A A lot of HQ stuff here. Enjoy your Watch! Video Transcript Razvan: Hello everyone! This is Razvan Gavrilas from c [...]
This is a TRUE, SUCCESSFUL & UNREQUESTED story from Manuel Porras, one of our customers. "I don't have any knowledge about a recovery using the Google Disavow on an algorithmic penalty. Only manual penalties have been publicly reported to work using the Disavow tool. Knowing this I wanted to be 100% sure that this isn’t something else. I took the diligence and analyzed the situation carefully." Read the full-disclosure at the end of the article.   Let me tell you my e [...]
Yes they really are! :) Oui. Ja. Si. Ja. Da. Ken. Hai. 是 [Shi]. Já. Haan. Да. Evet. Nai. Tak. Taip. Kyllä. Ja. Ya. They are actually killing you site and business, that is if you are building a sustainable medium to long-term online business as most people do. If you are into the “trickery” business (like short term  with no brand attachments ... ) then unnatural links may still do it for you. (read about it at the end of the article). Here are a few things on what this articl [...]
This post is actually my presentation that I gave last week at SearchMarketingDay in Poznan. It is a guide that I called the “THE NO.BS GUIDE” and covers the most important aspects surrounding the Google Penguin penalties and Unnatural Link Warnings. This guide combined with our freshly launched automatic unnatural link detection system gives you super SEO powers to recover and prevent any unnatural link penalty. I would like to personably thank Cezary Lech and the MaxRoy team for [...]
The Visual Link Explorer provides you with a visual way of exploring the links of a site. This is the easiest, yet advanced, visualization that allows you to comprehend the ever-growing complexity of a site’s link profile. I will present here some of the most used case scenarios, so that you can easily comprehend how to get the best out of this tool.   Use Case 1 – Pitching New Clients Use Case 2 – Prospecting High Quality Links Use Case 3 – Finding Link Problems U [...]
Important Update! We released the automatic unnatural link classification tool to help you in your unnatural link recovery, after this post was published. We recommend you check it for unnatural link analysis! With the latest chit chat that Google is going to release the next version of Google Penguin soon, I think it is a good time to remember how you can easily detect unnatural links in your sites’ profile. This detection technique can to be used for any site, even if [...]
We had a "full-house" Webinar on Friday (all 100 seats were occupied). As promised to everyone in the webinar here is the recording for to digest. Main Topics What are Unnatural Links? How do I spot them? How do I recover from an Unnatural Links Penalty? Quick Overview of the recent Interflora Penalty. "Unnatural Link" Sites Analyzed - Case Studies     SmartLipo - Medical Surgery Niche     Allesovergokken - Online Gambling Niche Netherlands     Webhostingmadness - We [...]
After the last few days when every SEO pro, and his dog, wrote about the Interflora penalty, I decided to take a look into the case. What I found out is that, in my opinion, Google seems to enforce another old guideline. That is: "Advertorials" Google Advertorial Update Mockup I ran an indepth analysis on cognitiveSEO for Interflora and some of its top competitors, that are still ranking.Here are some of my findings. 1. The Interflora backlink profile does not look more unnatural, that a [...]