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Category: Backlinking

What are Backlinks and Why are They Important? 10 Things to Know

Link building just might be the most misunderstood aspect of SEO. Any experienced digital marketer knows that links play a role in Google’s evaluation of a site. But how exactly does Google’s algorithm use links when determining a site’s authority? Are backlinks received from press releases or social mentions helpful for SEO? Are multiple links from the same site equally impactful? And most importantly, where should a marketer start when it comes to building backlinks? In this article, I’ll lay a foundation for understanding the history of backlinks, answer a myriad of FAQs about backlinks, and ultimately touch on the …

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5 Questions For Vetting a Potential White Hat Link Building Service

So, the time has come to revamp your SEO efforts. Although building any links with the intention of boosting your site’s SEO is frowned upon according to Google’s Webmaster Guidelines, there is a white hat way of doing it. With more and more SEO agencies coming forward and claiming they have the white hat techniques you need, it’s necessary to take a step back and properly vet an agency and the services they use. Since white hat link building is an absolutely necessary practice in any SEO campaign, it’s crucial to properly vet any white hat link building service. Whether …

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What Makes a Quality Backlink?

  Whenever Google rolls out a new Penguin update, marketing professionals across the globe sprint to their analytics to see if they’ve been affected. You’ve heard the horror stories. Sites dropping 90%+ organic traffic due to penalizations related to link spam or link quality. These penalizations cause the entire community to question what constitutes a quality link portfolio, and by extension, what is a quality link itself.   Most general marketing practitioners will turn to their most trusted sources of SEO news and performance. For many, that’s Moz. Moz and other sites like Search Engine Journal, Neil Patel, or Search …

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Best Practices: SEO Syndicated Content

There are two main ways that search engines rank which websites will be at the top of their search engine results pages (SERPs). These two ways are on page optimization and off page optimization. While on page optimization consists of factors that can be seen directly on a site page, off page optimization consists of factors that boost a site’s rank behind the scenes. Amongst these factors is SEO syndicated content. However, at Victorious SEO, we don’t use syndicated content in the sense that most are familiar with. Let’s take a look at what Victorious SEO syndicated content is, how …

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5 Black Hat SEO Techniques to Avoid Like The Plague

So, you’ve come around to the idea of starting an SEO campaign for your company. Some companies say it’ll take some time until you see quality results, others tell you it only takes one month to boost your search rankings and website traffic. While both seem like nice, pleasant companies to have do SEO for you, one is not. One company is like the plague. That company is the one who said they could provide quality results from your new SEO campaign in one month. They can offer that short of a time frame because of the way they do …

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Competitive Backlink Analysis: SEO Strategy That Kills The Competition

Building backlinks can go a long way in your website’s SEO campaign. Not only should you make sure that the links you are linking to are not broken, but you should also be wise in choosing which links to put in your site. This factor gave rise to competitive backlink analysis, which has become an effective tool to boost SEO for any website. When it comes to search engine optimization, many websites turn away from broken 404 pages. However, when used properly, these broken links can actually create amazing opportunities for your business.

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