• SEO Website Redesign – A Guaranteed Checklist on How to Not Lose Your Rankings

    An SEO website redesign is not a walk in the park, and it could easily become an SEO disaster if you don’t do it right. Any change you make to your website’s redesign can cause traffic loss and make your current site not so very “search engine ranking” friendly. Maybe you want to switch to https, you want to go international, or maybe you just want to start a rebranding strategy.

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  • How to Do Link Building and Not Get Penalized in 2017

    Dozens of articles are published daily on the ultra-discussed topic of link building. Just try a simple search on Google with the “link building” query and most likely the “link building is dead” auto complete will show up. From what we are concerned, link building is far from dead. It would be arrogant to say link building (or even SEO) is exactly the same as it was a couple years ago.

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  • 23 Most Important SEO Tasks You Should Validate Now

    Every SEO specialist might feel overwhelmed from time to time because of their constant effort to see the outcome. It is a long term commitment. There are no shortcuts and you must look for future results, not present ones. For SEO amateurs, it is even harder. It is a constant battle to keep the rankings high. They will always try to find the easy way.

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  • 48 Fatal SEO Mistakes to Avoid Weakening Your Rankings

    The internet is a scary thing. Who knows what you could find out there, on the dark side. You must be very careful to avoid being a victim of the numerous SEO mistakes that exist on the internet, such as the defective management of site links, short content blogs, flash content, poorly written content, missed title tags or meta descriptions to slow website speed, deindexation o ...

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  • Hiring an SEO Company? 6 Critical Questions to Avoid Getting Tricked!

    You might have heard the saying “If you want something done right, do it yourself!” more than once. Before agreeing or disagreeing on it, indulge me while I tell you a bit of its origins. A French writer named Charles Étienne is the “father” of this world wide used phrase but the literal translation is actually – ” One is never served so well as by oneself “- .

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  • 44 Black Hat SEO Techniques That Will Tank Your Site

    In the old days of Black Hat SEO, these techniques, tricks, tactics or however you’d like to call them may have worked, until the search engines started taking actions and updating algorithms to penalize websites using such Black Hat SEO Techniques. And, as the search engines don’t like to let themselves and their users be tricked, they took measures to keep the search results ...

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  • The Voice Search Effect on SEO. Revolution or Storm in a Teacup?

    OK, Google! Please write an article for the cognitiveSEO blog that will bring millions of readers and shares. As I got no luck with Google Assistant, I’ve tried the same thing with Siri and Cortana, just that this time I’ve been more polite. I said “please”. Still no luck. This being said, after a few more attempts I reconciled with the idea that I have to document and write on ...

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  • Google Penguin 4.0 Recoveries – How These Sites Got a Huge Traffic Boost

    There is no need to stress more the fact that Google has just made an innovative update: Penguin 4.0 – a real-time, granular algorithm update that allows both real-time penalties and incredibly quick recoveries. However, with such a big controversy around this update, what we need to dwell on more are case studies and analyses in order to have the best understanding of the late ...

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  • Do Social Signals Influence SEO? A 2016 Study on 23 Million Shares

    There is a lot of buzz and fuzz regarding the influence of shares, comments, likes, etc. on SEO in general. Yet, the question that is on everyone’s lips is actually: “Are social signals a ranking factor?” There have been lots of discussions around this topic, both pros and cons; even some studies were conducted on it. Yet, no clear light has been shed on the matter.

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