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How to Add Google Plus Authorship to a Shopify Site

Adding Google authorship to content is now an important step for many sites and content creators. Enabling your content to display its author gives your listings in the search engine results a potential increased CTR of over 20%. Including it on...

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...

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...

Optimising Mobile Websites For Your Business

With over half of the UK population using smartphones, the internet is being accessed through mobile phones at an increasing rate. If a business doesn’t have a website, it’s seriously damaging its chances of success. This is becoming the way for...

Google Adwords Update

As we all know, the world of SEO is dynamic and in a constant state of fluctuation. Just as the rules of the game never stay the same, neither do the tricks or tools. When it comes to Google AdWords and Analytics, the existence of monthly updates...

AFNIC Has Launched IDN Registrations

We are pleased to know that AFNIC has launched IDN registrations, allowing people and entities to register domain names with characters such as é, ç, ê, or the German ß. If you own a domain name registered under one of the following extensions...

April 2012 – SEO Update

Local Search Listings Come Up Trumps According to a recent study conducted local search listings provide the most relevant search results irrespective of medium. The study, conducted by comScore, entailed that local search listings now serve as an...

SEO News From Orchid Box Italian Office

Last Monday I spent a day in Orchid Box Italian office talking to my fellow continental SEOs Danilo and Gennaro. Business is going well over in Italy despite the crippling recession and high tax rates. Indeed Italian taxation is now the 3rd...

Bing is Going to Start Charging for the API

Bad news for all the SEO using Bing API, they are going to stop the FREE API and start charging for it. It is a sad news as Bing API was the only FREE alternative to google scarping. We have used it partially on our SEO software tool to get...

Bing is Going to Start Charging for the API

Bad news for all the SEO using Bing API, they are going to stop the FREE API and start charging for it. It is a sad news as Bing API was the only FREE alternative to google scarping. We have used it partially on our SEO software tool to get...

Domain Authority – All You Need to Know

Domain Authority is a metric created by the brainboxes over at SEOmoz essentially to try and create a new, more reflective score on how likely a domain is going to be able to rank in Google's search results. It's a score that here at Orchid Box...

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...

10 Tips For Google Analytics First-Timers

Google kicked off 2012 with some improvements to its free-to-use analytics platform. We’ve put together a list of tips that beginners and intermediate users could use to improve their website and ecommerce.  Here are new features to help you pick...

List of Google Websites With Country Codes

 I had to look for this data today and it wasn't very easy. I want to share with you my findings: Google Search Engine URL Country Served International Country Code https://www.Google.com USA US https://www.google.co.jp Japan JP...

Do a Barrel Roll in Google

Google is the most powerful search engine in the world, it earns billions of dollars per year, it has revolutionised the web and yet still astonishes everybody. We are not talking about a new technology that will help to solve all the global...

Steve: The Man Who Created the Apple of Eden

Steve Jobs is gone, and with him all the genius of a brilliant manager. He was not only a  revolutionary businessman, he was a man who had always believed in a dream, looking forward to the obstacles and the walls that envious people had tried to...

New Facebook Tag Suggestions

Facebook users add more than 100 million tags to their photo's and Facebook has been upgrading it's photo tagging technology (for example by increasing resolution of photo's from 720 pixels to 2048 pixels) and more recently by launching Facial...

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A New Domain – Orchid Box Has a New Address

Orchid Box today performed a swift and speedy shift of domain from our old abode in Soho to a fresh and exciting new upgrade in Covent Garden, in the heart of London. We've made sure The Right Honourable General Google is aware, and this...

Aziende al Top – Orchid Box Italy/Italia is Launched!

Buon giorno! Well, it's the moment you've all been waiting for. Or at least those in the amazing land of Italy have been waiting for... Orchid Box Italia is live and in business. We're already quite possibly the most multi-national office in the...

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Linkbuilding – Quantity VS Quality

A great debate amongst SEOs is the question of links - should you target high quality, high authority links in small numbers, or get hundreds of paid links elsewhere on low page ranked sites that might hold less weight individually? Well, it's a...

Increase Your Pagerank: The SEO Process Of Linkbuilding

SPIFFING OR SPAM? At Orchid Box, we certainly do not think Linkbuilding is “spam” – in fact it is an essential part of the SEO business (as competitors like Omniforce, Epitaph Solutions and Vivid Lime will testify to), a laborious but invaluable...

Perfect Landing Pages Tips And Technology

Effective landing pages are the key to converting customers through paid search. There is little point in spending money attracting people to your site if your pages aren't doing their job properly. If visitors to your landing pages have clicked...

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