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We're excited to present you the second episode of the cognitiveSEO Talks: On Search and Traffic with Michael King, a digital marketer and SEO pro with a remarkable experience. Michael shared with us exclusive tips & tricks, insights from the technical SEO field to content marketing and everyday marketing challenges.   Did you ever wonder what outreach campaigns are the SEO Pros using? Or what experienced digital marketers approach content marketing or Google's ranking signals? If yes [...]
The internet gives a business the power to compete on a global level. Gone are the days when your only competitor was the other shop across the road. If you sell your products or services on a website, you have the power to quickly expand beyond your country's borders, without spending millions of dollars on opening new physical stores.   But in order to do this, you have to speak their language. And, in order to speak their language, you need to translate your website. Apparently, settin [...]
Every digital marketer, webmaster, SEO professional, or online business owner is interested in and needs to do rank tracking. We all depend on it like we do on oxygen.   Yet, with Google's latest changes and algorithm updates, it's becoming harder and harder to do keyword tracking accurately. There are even voices saying that rank tracking is obsolete and makes no sense in tracking your keywords anymore.  But is it really so?   Despite all the restless pessimistic thoughts and nag [...]
Building white-hat links of high value and in accordance with Google's guidelines have been a pain point for years now. Algorithms and updates will keep on getting better and so should the SEO Pros.   We've deeply documented a technique that has sparked quite a lot of controversy but also delivered great result: the link reclamation technique. Within the following lines, you'll find what this technique is, when and how to use it to deliver maximum results. The broken pages and link rec [...]
We decided it was about time we teamed up with bright minds in the marketing and SEO industry and gained some exclusively valuable knowledge right out of their mouths.   Hence this is how cognitiveSEO Talks: on Search and Traffic was born. It was not born from a wish upon a star only, but also with hard work and planning.   Now everything you wanted to know about SEO, but were too afraid to ask is right here, ready to be played and listened to wherever you are. You'll definitely fi [...]
Faster, easier, higher. That's what we're all up to when it comes to ranks and traffic, right? Well, easy wins with little effort are rare in SEO. There are most likely myths that will wipe out your business instead of boosting it.   As we are often being asked about many misconceptions from the SEO world, we've decided to gather and share with you the most important SEO myths that tend to keep you from improving your ranks and traffic. And of course, clarify them once and for all.   [...]
If you're a webmaster, then you love backlinks. You're all about them, saying yes to every backlink opportunity like it's your first date ever. You smile when you manage to get one, and you're always looking for new link building openings.   But I'm about to tell you a story about a link that doesn't bring you that much joy:   Someone read your article. They liked it. They contacted you, stating how interesting the information was and that they would link to it from their website. [...]
Knowing how to analyze your SEO competition is an important step in determining your overall keyword and SEO strategy. There are many factors involved in the process, and without the correct framework, it can get complicated.   This SEO Competitor Analysis Template will guide you through the exact steps you need to take in order to deploy a comprehensive analysis. Below the infographic, you can find a detailed explanation of each step.     We’ve tried to make the steps as [...]
Google is trying to change the game of the results and focus more on the user, as we’ve heard multiple times before and seen it into action with its various updates and algorithm changes. What do users want? What are they searching for? What do they need? What is the context of their search?    Search has changed dramatically over the years and that is natural. And websites should keep up with all these changes if they still want to rank in top positions; even if that means to decipher [...]
Google's algorithm has evolved a lot over the years. The main purpose of the improvements was to be able to better distinguish natural links from artificially generated links. Although big advancements have been made, top ranking websites with clean link profiles aren't always the case.   It probably happened to you (or to someone you know) to run a business in compliance with all Google's guidelines when it comes to  link building but, at the end of the day, to be dethroned by other si [...]