This last month was all about Google Penguin. Because of that, I thought on asking some of the brightest minds in the SEO industry, to share their opinions on what "Penguin" is and how it affected link building and SEO.
It is important to know that none of the interviewees knew who are the other participants to the interview. This makes the interview unique, by sharing the individual opinions regarding the Google "Penguin" update, of each of the link builders.
This is an in-depth interview [...]
Notice : As we are approaching our commercial launch in November (the exact date is not disclosed yet), we are starting to "leak" features and info about the cognitiveSEO product.
Today we are announcing that cognitiveSEO is doing the same thing ... but from an SEO point of view.
What are the "Link Previews" ?
In the past 12 months we have been working on a unique and powerful feature, called "Link Previews" (t [...]
Disclaimer: this is the author's personal opinion and is not the opinion or policy of cognitiveSEO or of the little green men that have been following us all day.
Our weekly link building technique column has been dormant for a while as I was link building by guest posts on other SEO blogs myself. You might have noticed or read these postings already. Maybe I will collect them at the bottom in the comment section for those that haven't yet. This week I'd like to write about a technique [...]
Earlier this week one of my favorite link building blogs, SEER Interactive, has published a post on why Google +1 votes are not a good ranking signal. The post by Wil Reynolds recapitulates 10 years of history of ranking factors in search to make its point.
It all sounds very convincing unless that it is not true. The old school SEO thinking does not apply here in the case of Google +1 which rather has to do with social media than search. I'm far from a Google fanboy but the
+1 votes, e [...]
This is our third infographic from our "cognitiveSEO Infographic Series".
If you are doing SEO, you clearly know the following concepts :
Black Hat SEO
Grey Hat SEO
White Hat SEO
The infographic below will give you a short overview on each of the concepts above. It will answer the questions below and more:
What Hat do I Really Wear ?
What Hat should I Wear ?
What Risks am I exposed to using Black Hat / Grey Hat or White Hat SEO techniques?
What tactics are involved in [...]
"Content is king" is one of the widest spread Internet memes. Whether you agree or not you will see the phrase referenced all over the place. For several years Google was one of the most ardent supporters of the "content is king" philosophy.
Why does Google want you to "create great content" and lots of it?
In order to explain why I wanted to track the first mention of "content is king" just to find out that Bill Gates said in January of 1996. Also Sumner Redstone of Viacom said it before [...]
SEO has been pronounced dead ever since inception, in recent years the number of people claiming that SEO is dead for one or another reason has grown significantly though.
One explanation for this trend is that publishers want to gain attention by badmouthing a whole industry, especially as it works really well with SEO practicioners and their enemies. Both cried foul each and every time like some dog which barks once you cross a line entering its territory.
The second major explanation [...]
This is our second infographic from our "cognitiveSEO Infographic Series".
We will tell you the long story short about Blekko, one of the new comers in the Super-Competitive Search Engine space.
If you already know Blekko then the infographic will give you a clearer overview about it & clarify most of your doubts.
If you don't know Blekko, then surely this graphic will give you the best possible insight about the new search engine.
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Many people don't know Blekko yet but already feel the influence of the search engine start up that offers customizable search results for advanced users. Blekko is actually the driving force behind much of innovation in the search industry right now.
Blekko bragged to be spam-free by removing so called content farms that were flooding Google
with low quality pay by the dozen content created solely for the purpose of getting search traffic. While Google claimed to have worked on [...]