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Google started to apply even more penalties and they are getting stricter and stricter when it comes to the link building strategies that you may be using. There is a lot of confusion and chit-chat floating around the unnatural links concept. For this reason I decided to host a free training webinar, to help you clarify what are the most important aspects when talking about a Google Penalty. The "Unnatural Links & Recoveries Webinar  with Razvan Gavrilas" was recorded and can be watch [...]
In nature, there is no such thing as opposite. The night is not the opposite of the day, as the light is not the opposite of dark. There are just different phenomena that exists in different shapes. Allow me to extrapolate this to links. When asked: “What is a natural link?”, the correct answer is: A natural/organic link is not necessarily “the opposite of the unnatural link”. It is much more than that. And although unnatural links are in fashion, maybe its time to put the spotligh [...]
With all the confusion and all the Penguin updates going on about unnatural links, it may be a bit overwhelming to keep track on all the Google Guideline violations. Some of them are an obvious violation of Google’s Quality Guidelines and some of them are not that easy to spot. The process of link development is already hard enough without Matt Cutts breathing heavily down your neck. Who should read this article ? Those of you, website owners or SEO professionals who wish to learn more abou [...]
Unnatural links. Everybody talks about them: Webmasters struggle to find tools that could help them identify the rotten apples in their garden. Google sharpens its weapons to catch “the enemy”. Black Hat SEO fans gets the chills and internet users try to avoid them. We all relate to them but do we really know what unnatural links are? What is an Unnatural Link about? In a few words, as it is presented in the Google Webmaster Guidelines, any link that intends to manipulate the PageRank, [...]
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: LastMinute Recovered its rankings in 2 days. Read [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 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 [...]