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Cornelia Cozmiuc - cognitiveSEO Author

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Cornelia Cozmiuc

Cornelia is a proud Digital Marketer @ cognitiveSEO. When she is not documenting for the next amazing case study, she is probably somewhere trying out a new extreme sport such as Hang Gliding. Also, she's an avid traveler, extreme sports enthusiast, and aspiring drum singer.
You’ve heard it a thousand times by now already: write high-quality content and the ranks will follow. Or Content is king! But what does that even mean?   To shed some light once and for all if and how content influences rankings, we’ve performed an in-depth analysis on almost 40,000 keywords and around 4 million pieces of content. And the results are GOLD.     Content marketing, among other SEO strategies, is really a hot topic these days for any industry. But I bet y [...]
Mark Twain famously noted that “The difference between the almost right word and the right word is the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning”.   Admittedly, Twain didn’t know a thing about SEO, but his wisdom remains relevant beyond technology. Because, when you come to think of it, that’s a large part of what we do: we struggle to find the best way to say something, so as to make it the most attractive to potential users.   In the past few months we’ve b [...]
Conversion rates. At the end of the day, this is what it all comes down to. It's easy to dream of huge conversion rates; however, they've been rather hard to achieve lately. Hard, but not impossible. There are many tips and tricks out there on how to increase your conversion rates even by 529% in only one day.   We are not going to deliver overnight magic solutions in the following blog post. We are going to leisurely talk about how you can increase your conversion rates by following some eff [...]
It seems like the digital marketing community started to rave about “dwell time”. There is a lot of controversy on forums, blogs and social media of whether it is or not one of the search engines' ranking signals. Should you care about it? We have to admit that nowadays it is becoming increasingly important to understand your users. This is what makes Search Engine Optimization so interesting. You have to adapt, you have to continually change. But “dwell time” seems to cause a bit of con [...]
Social media marketing has, without any doubts, a huge potential to increase sales. What social media sites offer is increased brand recognition, improved brand loyalty, more opportunities to convert, higher conversion rates and better ranks in SERP. Keeping this in mind, one question pops out: what can Facebook SEO do for my business? With 51% of Facebook users being more likely to buy from brands they follow and 80% of US social networks connect to brands through Facebook, like  it or not, y [...]
SEO still keeps a lot of secrets for a lot of beginners out there, but even advanced users need to be constantly up to date with what happens in the online marketing world.  We've put a together a list of ten SEO facts you've probably never heard of before; however, even if you have, this is a friendly reminder.   There are a lot of SEO facts and stats out there, with more or less known matters. What we've tried to do is to put together a list of surprising SEO facts that make you look [...]
The amount of information that Google holds is, beyond any doubt, amazing and this is maybe one of the reasons we are so connected with this search engine. All the functions and functionalities keep evolving, and even though you might know and admire the really creative Google Doodles and you might have already amused yourself with some of the big G's April Fools Day jokes, some of you might not be aware of the different secrets that it holds: the Google Easter Eggs.  Blame it on the seaso [...]
Google is pushing for a shift from http to https, there is no secret in this. This strategy would probably be effective anyway, but with Google behind, the shift starts to resemble a done deal. The question is no longer whether sites will follow, but when. After all, who in their right minds would give up geolocation, encrypted media extensions or application cache? But aside from the technical complications of this move, there are other considerations as well. One such unforeseen side effe [...]
Google has, time and time again avoided - or even flat out refused - to give any indication of when it rolled out an update. Their way of doing this has been always to assert that they make updates to their algorithms on a continuous basis, rather than having distinct launch dates for particular releases. It’s not difficult to see why that’s probably a good idea. It keeps everyone guessing and acting on a desire to actually improve their SEO techniques rather than a temptation to eschew the [...]
The SEO landscape has changed enormously in the last years. Organic traffic comes and go, the websites' performance seems to be as volatile as it gets and at the end of the day, you might ask yourself: why did my organic traffic drop? Did Google change its algorithm again? Was a sort of SEO attack on my site or was it something that I did? And while you keep on searching for the reasons your hard-worked ranks and traffic went down the drain, your frustration gets bigger as the solution to your p [...]