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Best Practice Recommendations on How to Rank for Images on Google Image Search

  1. Name your Images Descriptively and Use Plain Language Related to SEO, it is essential to use relevant keywords to help your webpage rank on search engines. Before you upload an image, you need to name it using a description you want that image to rank for. If you create descriptive, keyword-rich file names, this will be very significant for image optimization. Search engines not only search the text on your webpage, but they also search for keywords in your image file names. 2. Op...
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Fix your mobile usability issues before you get a Google Penalty

Many Webmasters around the world have received message like the below laterly: Fix mobile usability issues found on http://www.yoursite.com Google systems have tested 5,550 pages from your site and found that 100% of them have critical mobile usability errors. The errors on these 5,550 pages severely affect how mobile users are able to experience your website. These pages will not be seen as mobile-friendly by Google Search, and will therefore be displayed and ranked appropriately for smartp...
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Ultimate list of Google supported domains

Here some nifty list that some of you could find useful, especially if you are scraping google :) The below is the definite list (November 2013) of all google search engines sites by TLDs: google.com google.de google.at google.pl google.fr google.nl google.it google.com.tr google.es google.ch google.be google.gr google.com.br google.lu google.fi google.pt google.hu google.hr google.bg google.com.mx google.si google.sk google.ro google.ca google.co.uk google.cl google....
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Generic Country Code Top Level Domains

Google treats some ccTLDs (such as .tv, .me, etc.) as gTLDs, as we've found that users and webmasters frequently see these more generic than country-targeted. Here is a list of those ccTLDs (note that this list may change over time). .ad .as .bz .cc .cd .co .dj .fm .io .la .me .ms .nu .sc .sr .su .tv .tk .ws Google treats the following as gTLDs that can be geotargeted in Webmaster Tools. Generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs) .aero .biz .cat .com .coop .edu .gov ...
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iRank SEO Expands Keyword Tracking to New Countries in Version 2.0

iPhone users can enjoy being updated by personalised results for the news, the weather, and now, their SEO ranking.     Orchidbox have launched version 2.0 of their iRank SEO app, which lets iPhone users easily track their keyword rankings via simple keyword charts. The iRank SEO app now caters to other country domains. Previously the app was only compatible with .co.uk and .com websites.   New Countries Added to iRank SEO: - Canada ...
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Google Expands Sitemaps on Google Webmaster Tools

Last week Google announced the launch of their new sitemaps features within Google Webmaster Tools. Let's take a look at the new features:     First and foremost, the visual changes to the area are clear. Data such as indexation and submitted URLs is now presented in simple but effective graphs, and the deeper information is all tabled neatly in easily accessible detail. Errors are displayed much clearer, and are grouped to make navigation and understanding easier. This makes...
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How to Remove Pages from Google in 12 Hours

At Orchid Box we have gained a lot of experience in understanding the methods used by Google, especially how it caches and indexes websites.   Sometimes clients’ website have urls they don\'t want to be exposed, searchable or even visible to the general public. Previously methods have relied on Google, submitting a URL removal request to Google and hope that they will action it within a 2 month time frame.   Fortunately you can now get your page removed from Google’s ...
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How to Add To or Share Your Webmaster Tools Account With Multiple Users

Google has now set up an option to add users to Webmaster Tools or share it across multiple accounts...finally! All you have to do is head for the site verification page and you'll find a nice "add user" option, saving you hours of fiddling with verification codes in your metadata! This additional user has instant access to Webmaster Tools too, so it's an easy and immediate bonus.     ...
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