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I am sure you are already accustomed with checking backlinks at the Domain, Sub-domain or Page level. There is one other type of check that you might be interested in … Today we introduce: Prefix / Folder Backlink Checking I am sure that at least once in your “SEO PRO life”, you needed to quickly check the backlinks for a product category (ONLY) or a blog directory? This new feature allows you to segment the links that point to all of the pages on a site that respect a specific w [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
After our unnatural link detection launch last week, a lot of people asked if they should disavow NO-FOLLOW links. The short answer is that there is no exact answer on this. There are 2 major, contradictory, opinions on this: No. You shouldn’t disavow No-follow links, as Google says it doesn’t pass any ranking juice to them. [GOOGLE APPROVED] Yes. You should disavow No-follow links as they might be created using unnatural methods and they could add up in the unnatural link mix. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
We already read a lot about low quality backlinks and unnatural backlinks. What about the high quality ones? These are the ones that get your site upper and upper in the SERPs, so let’s focus for a minute and see what is so different on a high quality link versus a normal link.   From a generic point of view the overall important characteristics of a high quality link are: Authority If an important site is linking to you, there is a good chance that your site has something imp [...]
With the growing importance of social media in the Internet Marketing Mix, it is important to know how your social strategy stands against your competitor’s social strategies. To get access to this information you need to analyze the “shareability” of your competitors content. Here are 3 metrics that give you quick and in-depth insight into the social media marketing techniques that are used by any site. 1. Total Shares A great metric that tells you how your site is standing, from a soc [...]