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The Truth About .com, .net, and Their Impact on SEO

If you’ve ever researched domain extensions and their influence over search engine rankings, you’ve likely seen a lot of contradictory information about whether or not they are an important factor. In today’s post, we’ll be getting to the bottom of the .com vs .net SEO debate and providing our readers with the facts they need to make the best decision for their business. But first, let’s cover the basics. What is a Domain Extension? When you type a website URL into a web browser like Google Chrome or Apple Safari, you are using a domain name. For example: “https://victoriousseo.com/” is …

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Blog Post Template – Victorious’ Cheat Sheet for Optimizing SEO Content (Rev. 2019)

(If you want immediate access to the Victorious internal content Google Doc template, click here. ⬅️You’ll need to request access from your business email, we’ll get approved ASAP! ??) Google demands that blog articles are laid out in a manner that’s easy to read for both users on all devices, and the Google search spiders. To give them what they want, you’ll need a blog post template, otherwise known as a blog article template that will check all these boxes. To give you a leg up (and save you from blog template confusion hell), we’ve created one for you! Using …

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The No-Fluff Guide to Meta Search Engines for 2019

Welcome to the world of meta Did you know there is life beyond Google? It’s true. Meta search engines are a strange topic because many of these sites started as direct competitors to Google back in the late 90s and early 2000s. Investigating metasearch and meta search engines is like walking through the history of search. But if meta search engines confuse you like Inception had confused us, this guide is for you. We have put together this no-fluff article on what meta search engines are, where they matter, and where they don’t. Join us as we explore this fascinating …

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Sitemap Examples: XML Best Practices to Optimize for SEO and Google

Website sitemaps are one of the most misunderstood pieces of the SEO equation. Most people aren’t sure what it does, why it’s necessary, and how to set it up correctly for the best results. However, one thing remains a fact – a sitemap is essential to rank for competitive keywords, so you must figure out how to set it up correctly. Therefore, in this article, we’ll analyze a sitemap example and figure out precisely what it is and what are the sitemap best practices. Ready to get started? Then read on below. What is an XML Sitemap and Why Do …

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11 Search Engine Optimization Tips for Every Marketer (Revised 2019)

Keeping up with the changes in the SEO world is a challenge. Sometimes, even experts with years of experience find themselves stumped by some of the updates and algorithm changes that Google rolls out. In order to stay on top of the SEO game, it’s crucial to always follow the newest developments in the industry and look for reliable SEO optimization tips from experts. With that in mind, we decided to put together a list of useful and effective search engine optimization tips that will help you navigate the world of SEO more comfortably. Read on, and you’ll find 11 …

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The Ultimate Guide to SEO Reputation Management

SEO Reputation Management: 3 Powerful Strategies to Improve Negative Brand Mentions It takes less than two-tenths (.2) of a second for an online visitor to form an initial impression of your brand once they’ve looked you up, according to researchers at the Missouri University of Science and Technology. And it takes just another 2.6 seconds for that viewer’s eyes to concentrate in a way that reinforces that first impression. For many of your best customers, the first experience with your brand is through Google search. So what happens when they enter your brand name into their favorite search engine or …

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Local SEO Keyword Research: The Key to Engaging Customers in Your Area

How to beat your competition and master local SEO keyword research  So, you’re looking over your website analytics and you notice that you’re not ranking for local keywords. You may say to yourself that local keywords aren’t that important. “I’m ranking for my big keyword categories. Why do I need to worry about local keywords?” Because you have local customers. We at Victorious want to see you achieve victory over your local competitors. We’ll introduce you to local keyword tools so that you can start carrying out your own local keyword research. Why local keywords are good  At first glance, …

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Voice Search & SEO: 7 Techniques for Voice Search Optimization

Understanding Voice Search & Voice Search Optimization There are few things in life that are certain: death, taxes and the fact that when you search, ‘voice search,” the top result will be some SEO or marketing publication proclaiming, ‘THIS is the year that AI assistants will shatter everything we know about search!’  While the impact has been less than sudden, there’s no denying voice search and the mobile revolution have left their mark on the SEO industry.  But what is voice search and how exactly should we respond to it? The fact remains that voice search is on the rise …

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Web Design and SEO: How to Build a Functional and Findable Website (2019)

Web Design and SEO Your website is the central hub of all of your online marketing efforts. Whether you’re promoting your site on social media, driving traffic using paid ads, or using search engine optimization techniques, having a website that enhances those efforts is essential. However, what many businesses fail to consider is the crucial link between web design and SEO. Businesses design their website and think they’ll figure out how SEO works once the site is launched, only to have to overhaul the entire website later on because it isn’t being optimized to its best ability based on Google.  …

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