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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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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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Company Record: Seven Nominations at the US Search Awards!

Victorious Shortlisted as Finalists for Multiple SEO Awards It’s more than halfway through the year, and Victorious has continued to pick up steam into awards season. For the second year in a row, we’ve been shortlisted for seven categories at the US Search Awards, a nationally recognized assembly of the search engine industry which celebrates the success of various SEO, PPC, and content marketing agencies.  In 2018, Victorious took home ‘Best SEO Campaign’ and ‘Best Small SEO Agency’. As we’ve expanded, so have our accolades. This time around, Victorious has been nominated for multiple awards, including Best SEO Campaign in …

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How Does SEO Work?

SEO is a notorious black box for modern marketers.  Experts either proclaim SEO to be the ultimate online marketing solution or pronounce it dead while trying to promote the next big trend. Make your way onto any marketing blog or publication and you’re bound to find plenty of conflicting information about how SEO works and how search engines determine results. But for small business owners who don’t have much experience promoting their business online may be asking – how does SEO work? After all, although the basic idea behind SEO may be clear, the exact process of how search engines …

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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 algorithmic 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 high-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 Engine …

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What is the Google Algorithm? The 9 Essential Updates + Our Predictions

What is the Google Algorithm and SEO? In its most simple form, SEO can be defined as a data-driven approach to optimizing a website in order for it to generate more traffic organically from Google and other search engines. On average, there are about 10 results on the first page of Google. The pages that fill these positions are ordered by rank. The higher your page is on the search engine results page, the better your click-through rate is. Brief History of SEO Nowadays, Google and other search engines are smarter than ever- they use artificial intelligence to help process …

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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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Victorious Wins 2018 Search Engine Land Award for Boutique SEO Agency of the Year

The SEO and SEM community came together Tuesday night in Seattle, Washington at the 2018 Search Engine Land Awards to recognize the industry’s most outstanding individuals, campaigns, and agencies. On the 6th, we announced that Victorious had been named one of three finalists in the running for Boutique SEO Agency of the Year. Today, it is with great pleasure to announce that Victorious has took home that award. In the presence of over 500 industry professionals and event sponsors – Google, Bing, Marin and Acronym – Victorious walked across the stage at the Museum of Pop Culture to receive the title …

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Victorious Named 2018 Agency of the Year Finalist by Search Engine Land!

Search Engine Land, the leading industry source for news and in-depth analysis about search engine technology and performance, has named Victorious a finalist for the 2018 “Agency of the Year” at the Landy Awards in Seattle, WA. To say we’re pumped is an understatement. 🙂 Year after year, the submissions from around the world continue to impress and raise the bar — it’s incredible to have earned a nomination among an impressive field of agencies. Search Engine Land created “The Landy Awards” to recognize individuals, SEO tools and PPC platforms, agencies and internal marketing teams within the digital marketing community who …

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