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Adrian Cojocariu

Adrian is a passionate SEO Analyst who discovered the digital marketing world at a very early age. He is also a professional piano player and a martial arts enthusiast. Still, SEO remains his biggest love of all.
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 [...]
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'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 [...]
The subdomain vs. subdirectory question has been around probably ever since Google first appeared. People ask themselves if having one or another affects SEO. The popular belief is that switching from a subdomain to a subfolder of the root domain will help increase the overall rankings of your website.   But is that true?   The short answer is... it depends. But if you're asking yourself which one you should use and you want to make a very documented opinion on the subject before y [...]
The advent of CMS (Content Management Systems), such as WordPress, has revolutionized the internet, with around 5-10 websites being built every single second. If websites were built before only by professionals, today anyone can create a website in a matter of minutes, with little to no coding knowledge.   That creates lots of opportunities, but also comes clogged up with many problems. After an easy 5 minutes install process, one of the first things most people want to do is customize [...]
Has it ever happened to you to read an SEO article and, on the verge of your maximum concentration, to stumble upon a term you don't quite know what it means?   Be it slang, jargon or an expression used with a different meaning than we might have thought, at some point everyone has been in the position of browsing several web pages just to understand what that term actually referred to. So, we created an “ SEO Lingo”, maybe the most comprehensive and user-friendly glossary of SEO ter [...]
Writing for SEO purposes can be difficult and time consuming. However, it's time well spent, as SEO helps us rank better in the search engines.   How do you write an SEO-friendly blog post, you might ask? Using a step-by-step SEO checklist, of course! By the end of this article, you'll know exactly how to write search engine friendly blog posts. So, give it a good read!     Don't loose time! Below you can find the full checklist you should follow if you want to have SEO f [...]
There's a big hype going on about chatbots. If you've heard of them but aren't quite sure what exactly they are or how they work, you're in the right place.   This article will explain what chatbots are and how they can help you take your digital marketing to the next level. I'm not using "to the next level" as an idiom, because chatbot marketing might just be the next big thing. It has the potential to revolutionize the marketing world!     Chatbots can improve and benef [...]
Optimizing a page for mobile speed? Not easy. Mobile search has come a very long way, especially since the Google Mobile Friendly Update, back in 2014.   Mobile optimization keeps evolving, and it happens fast.  At first, we had separate mobile versions, then responsive designs, now we have Google AMP pushing strong. What AMP (accelerated mobile pages) is, if and how AMP can influence SEO and how it will impact your business - you can find the answers to all of these questions in the fo [...]