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  Larry King, the famous TV star, used to say to his audience that his father came to the US thinking that America is the land of all possibilities and that the streets are paved with gold. After arriving, he realized 3 things: The streets weren't paved with gold. The streets weren't paved at all. He was the one who would pave the streets. We often tend to believe that creativity leads to success only when it's built on clear directives and extensive plans, but, as in the anecdote [...]
Quick Info This analysis was done with the cognitiveSEO toolkit, a respected & iconic tool among many SEO professionals & the entire SEO industry as a whole. Get your Free 14 day Trial Now and Enjoy one of the best tools for Link Profile Auditing, Unnatural Link Detection, Social Visibility Analysis and Rank Tracking. +Extra Topping: You'll get a Live Demo with Razvan Gavrilas the Founder & Architect of cognitiveSEO. Update: This is the complete case study of the Halifax Goog [...]
One of the ways that can guarantee you always being a step ahead of your competitors and a top player in your niche is to be up-to-date with how your site and your competitors sites are doing from an SEO point of view.  Think how the following might affect your business: Your Rankings Drop. New HQ reviews are published about your competitors. Important Competitor Links become broken. A Negative SEO campaign hits you. Some competitors start to outrank you in Google and Bing. You l [...]
Guest Blogging is a great tool for increasing a site’s reach and engaging with new & relevant audiences. Using it just for the link building aspect doesn't add any particular value to the readers or to the site the content is posted on. Genuine Guest Posting works by engaging with audiences that are interested in your content. Guest posting is still widely used as a “link building tool”, for generating contextually relevant links. When it is mostly used  as a “link building t [...]
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, [...]
Blog traffic became a huge factor in determining the success of an online marketing campaign. Traffic whether it is referred or organic could bring potential customers to a site that obviously makes the business profitable and increases its branding potential (especially when customers became brand advocates). There is a lot more benefits a brand could gain once it has a continuous flow of traffic. But the methods on how to actually do it are more important than the theories. In this p [...]
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. This is True and below you can find a fully detailed explanation of the current situation. Check this in their our search results here. As a Google Plus user I first noticed this 6 months ago and thought it was a glitch. Problem is it wasn't, and nothing changed since then. I call this: the "Google +" Branding Bug. Let me explain. Each brand may be searched, in a search engine, by various brand name variations. In our case the most important are: Google+ Google + Googleplu [...]