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One of the things we do here, aside from trying to help others to figure out how search engines work, is to deeply research any pattern and data we can, in order to best figure it out for ourselves. We keep a close eye on Google and the likes, ask questions and sometimes even experiment  to make sense of what goes on behind the scenes. But as is the case with all human observation (from quantum physics to sociology), it is impossible to study something without - at least at some point - becomin [...]
We are extremely pleased and excited to announce you that the cognitive SEO API has been launched! That's right! After a long waiting time, we've finally released the first version of our API. It was good spent time, we say, as we wanted to deliver a cutting-edge, high quality product. With our freshly released API you can now access a plethora of data, from unnatural links to rankings and social signals and integrate them directly into your business flows. What we offer you is a power [...]
This is a TRUE, SUCCESSFUL & UNREQUESTED story from George Harris, one of our customers. "Mr Harris presents a very interesting Case Study on a Manual Action Recovery, where he outlines the fact that webmasters need to be perseverant and the recovery will finally happen. Lots of webmasters fail at Google Recoveries due to the fact that they expect it to happen after their  first Google Disavow or Link Removal campaign. It may take a few reconsideration requests until you get the re [...]
A subject that caught our attention and we considered to be worth researching it is the Diacritics SEO Technique. That's right, diacritics and their impact on search and , most of all, on the organic SERPs. In the following lines we are going to analyze the way Google is treating diacritics and how these can massively impact your search traffic. Let's get straight to the point with an example. Is there a difference between searching for “Haagen Dazs” versus searching for “Häagen Dazs [...]
In this in-depth analysis we are going to highlight some interesting findings about the Google Penguin 3.0 Update. Although speculations have been on since early summer, it wasn't until this fall that Google's representatives said it loud and clear : Penguin 3.0 is rolling out! It's true that "it’s a slow worldwide rollout, so you may notice it settling down over the next few weeks" and it's also “ affecting fewer than 1% of queries in US English search results." as the Google guys announced [...]
One of the “fathers” of modern anthropology, Claude Lévi-Strauss, once described the scientist as “not a person who gives the right answers, [but] one who asks the right questions.” Scientific progress, by extension, might be measured best not by the answers we get, but by the questions we ask to get those answers. Questions are maybe our best tool in relating with ourselves and with the environment. Asking questions says not so much about the problematic nature of our environ [...]
Even since we are in kindergartner until we take our grandchildren to visit the Natural Science Museum, we try to learn something. Luckily, learning is in our human nature. We try to learn something about everything and everything about something. And I think that this is great. Yet, what is even greater and maybe more meaningful is what we do with the things we've learned; how we make use of that information and how we change our course of action according to the data that we gathered. Digit [...]
Image Reading and Object Recognition in Images is an important task and challenge in image processing and computer vision. A simple search for "automatic object recognition" on Google scholar will provide you with a long list of articles mixing all sort of sophisticated equations and algorithms, dating from early '90s until present. This means that the subject has been highly intriguing for the researchers in the field from the very beginning of search but is still a work that seems to be in pro [...]
Some say we are workaholics, some say we are perfectionists. What we say is that we do our best to provide our customers with the best experience they can get from using a SEO platform. The fall comes along with a partnership we are proud to introduce to you today. The cognitiveSEO + Searchmetrics integration provides unparalleled insight for any SEO Professional. In the following lines we are going to present you the importance of this integration and the benefits that you will get from it. [...]
Whenever we talk about SEO and the idea of optimization, some of the first things that come to our mind are content, backlinks or keywords. This is not wrong, but it isn't exhausting the possibilities of SEO either. Especially since there are plenty of factors that weigh in a page rank that are not purely backlink or content-driven. So it should not have come as too much of a surprise when in 2010 Google announced that page load speed was to become such a factor. Of course, one factor out of mor [...]