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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.
There are many questions about canonical tags that could have landed you on this page. What are canonical tags? When to use them? Do canonical tags impact SEO in any way?   We know, there's a lot to take in. But do you know what the good part is? This article will answer everything you need to know about canonical tags!     Quick answer: Canonical tags affect SEO from two points of view. For once, they directly influence how search results display. They can also influence t [...]
There's a lot of confusion when it comes to meta descriptions and SEO. Do they affect search engine rankings? Is it worth spending the time to write a good meta description?   Well, in theory, meta descriptions do not affect SEO. This is an official statement from Google, released in 2009. However, since meta descriptions show in the search engine results, they can affect CTRs (click through rates), which are linked to SEO & rankings. So, in practice, meta descriptions might have an i [...]
Wikipedia is one of the most (if not THE most) authoritative sources on the internet. With an average of 8 billion pageviews every single month and over 6 million articles posted only in the English version of the colossus, Wikipedia claims its well deserved spot as the 5th most visited website of the planet.   Yet, it does not serve any ads to its users. How is this possible? Every other site you visit on a daily basis probably runs ads to survive. How come the 5th most visited site in t [...]
You've probably heard about internal linking a lot, because everyone is talking about it. But what's all the fuss about? Should you really bother doing it? Is it really that effective? If yes, why? There are many questions to be answered.   During our cognitiveSEO talks, many guests talked about the importance of interlinking between your own web pages. Therefore we decided to tackle this subject and let you know about the best internal linking strategies.      What Is [...]
If you own a website, especially one with English content, chances are that you will get spammed, sooner or later. If you don't start protecting yourself as soon as possible, you will definitely have some trouble with it.   To help you out, we've gathered a list of 5 most common types of SPAM and what you can do to protect yourself against them. You'll see what exactly SPAM is, why people practice it and how you can fight it back.     Comment Spam Trackback Spam Nega [...]
Do you have a business, or maybe clients that own local businesses? If yes, then you're in the right place, because you're going to find out how you can double or even triple their click-through rates on Google.   People often think that they can only rank once for a keyword. For the most part that's true, because Google has gradually restricted the number of times you can show up with the same domain on the same search query. However, things are a little bit different when it comes to so [...]
We all know that BlackHat SEO is considered to be a bad thing. One might think: "as long as you can rank a website well with it, it must be good; there are risks of getting caught and penalized by Google's algorithms, but most people take that risk, don't they?"    Well... actually no. BlackHat SEO really is a bad thing. Not only for the one that uses it, but for you and everyone else, as well. Why? Because most BlackHat SEO tactics started off as legitimate ways to optimize your websit [...]
If you haven't searched Google for an alternative to doorway pages, then you might think this article is about BlackHat SEO techniques. If doorway pages are against Google's Guidelines, doesn't that make any alternative wrong, as well?   Well, the answer to that can be nuanced, because sometimes webmasters have no alternative. They need to create multiple, similar pages, but fear that Google's algorithms will see them as doorway pages and penalize the entire website for that. Their only o [...]
We all know that quality links to our website are beneficial for rankings. But link-building is hard and time consuming and reckless link-building is sort of 'illegal' in terms of Google Guidelines. Your only 'legal' option is to create great content and distribute it properly in order to earn natural links.   The problem is that not all pages are easily linked to. It's just not the case for category pages, or landing pages in strange niches, such as leech breeding. So, instead, you creat [...]
Did you know that Google doesn't show all your pages in the search results, even though they have the potential to rank high? Yeah, that's right! Your page is eligible to rank high, but doesn't get displayed in the searches.   These are called omitted results and, although they aren't something to freak out about, they can sometimes become a little bit of a pain. If your website is listed in Google's omitted results, almost nobody will ever see it. Fortunately, there are some things you c [...]