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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 [...]
On April 2, Victoria Edwards wrote a popular piece for SearchEngineWatch titled “Screw Link Building, It’s Called Relationship Building!” In the piece, she discusses case studies from Jo Turnbull and Erin Everhart that ruminate on the concept of link building and how the practice is more modern, acceptable and profitable when it includes, or is converted entirely to, relationship building.     Edwards writes, “What do you want out of a personal relationship? Loyalt [...]
After the latest update last week(prefix analysis), we announce a new feature that allows you to quickly check new links for any site. We introduce you: Fresh Links Check your Fresh Links Now! We just made it easier for you to quickly check new links for any site. This allows you to check the new links that were acquired by a site in the last 14 days. The Fresh Links tab is available for all the type of checks supported by the backlink explorer: Domain Subdomain URL Prefix [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]