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During the summer time we focused on analyzing our customers’ feedback. One of the most requested features was the ability to create custom backlink filters.  We carefully thought about this and decided to implement this new feature as it makes a lot of sense. This will save you a lot of time as you will be able to save your favorite filters and apply them later on. Here is a quick guide on how to do it: 1. Apply a set of normal filters. (minimum 2) 2. Save as Custom Filter [...]
For the last couple of months we’ve been hard at work on a new backlink analysis tool called: Instant Backlink Explorer Check your site for Free Now!   explorer.cognitiveseo.com The concept of this new tool is to allow quick access to important backlink data in seconds. It is not your average backlink checker. It does so much more. The new link explorer tool is free to use by anyone (even without a cognitiveSEO account / limited features apply). The free trial gives you full access t [...]
Today is the day, cognitiveSEO’s bot gets a “face” and a “name”. I would like to introduce you: Mr. James [Bot] - Agent SEO This is the “guy” who is crawling your sites and your backlinks, analyzing your content and social visibility.  If you have any problem with him crawling your site just send him a mail at support@cognitiveseo.com. He will get a dedicated page in the future ... but for the moment I prepared a short “interview” in order to introduce him to you: &nbs [...]
In the last months we have been working on an automatic unnatural links classification system. Before going into the details of this new tool, I would like to share with you the challenges that we had in implementing such a complex system. (if you are not interested in those just skip to the tool) 1. User Oriented Concept The Unnatural Links subject generates a lot of confusion among website owners, webmasters and even SEO professionals. I can tell you that the unnatural link concept is a hard [...]
It's time again for another important cognitiveSEO upgrade. In the last months we worked continuously at adding better features, improving the user experience and creating new integrations that would allow our customers to get the best SEO intelligence possible at the best price on the market. Let me structure the new release so that you can easily see what we added to the system and how it will benefit you: MajesticSEO Partnership Important Links and Rankings Upgrades Simpler Credit [...]
In the last year we researched quite a bit on the subject of social signals correlation vs backlink acquisition trends. The in-depth analysis, lead us to build the new Social Visibility module that allows you to analyze and track the social footprint of any website on the three big social networks: Twitter, Facebook and Google Plus.   Let me ask you 3 questions and if at least one of them is a question that you asked yourself in the past then this new module will be of great help to you. 1 [...]
Can too few Brand Anchor Text or too much Commercial Anchor Text penalize a site? (note: commercial anchor text is also known as Money or SEO anchor text) Taking in consideration all the unnatural link penalties lately and the new ones to come, Google surely does not only look at the individual links, but it also looks at the Anchor Text Profile naturalness. Google tries to understand if the anchor text pointing to a site looks natural or not. This can be easily done by the search engi [...]
Last Friday, we quietly pushed another update to the cognitiveSEO toolset. We pride ourselves with the high level of support that we offer our customers and with the fact that we actually listen to your requests. A lot of you, have reported in the past, various features that you would love to see implemented in the toolset. With this update, as with any other, we tried to cover some of them. Here is the quick list of updates: 1. Ability to run Prefix based Backlink Analysis. You can [...]
Updated: The recorded webinar can be found here. Since last year, it seems that Google started to aggressively clean its search index from sites that do shady link building practices involving the creation of unnatural links. Last year it started with Penguin , which was mostly about low quality links and this year it started with the Interflora Penalty that aims at “advertorial” content written with the pure scope of increasing search engine rankings. I have seen a lot of confusion ar [...]
Another week … another highly requested feature is launched. After our latest successful upgrade last week, with the new Visual Link Explorer, here comes another feature.This new feature extends the overall functionality of the cognitiveSEO toolset by allowing tagging and tag filtering. What is a TAG in cognitiveSEO? TAG = “A label attached to something for identification or other information.” We added color to make it easy to spot and differentiate among various tags.   [...]