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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...

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...

Google Finally Indexes Javascript & Ajax

Much to the chagrin of webmasters, developers and SEOs alike, Google have never been very good at coping with Ajax or Javascript content on websites and opt never to index their content. This means a wealth of comment plugins and more technical...

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...

We Love the New Lady.co.uk New Look

Lady.co.uk has decided to celebrate the royal wedding in style. Check out a picture taken from my iPhone: ABOUT THE LADY In continuous publication since 1885 and widely respected as England's longest running weekly magazine for women, The Lady is...

Google Tsunami Alert

As the news of the massive 8.8 magnitude earthquake hit the coast of Japan today, sending two tsunamis into the city of Sendai (some reports claim one was a 30ft tsunami), Google has been actively alerting its users to the dangers in the Pacific....

UK Snow and an SEO Traffic Drop | Orchid Box Blog

I have been working in the industry for over 5 years and I always find it interesting to study patterns in traffic for our own websites and our clients' . As you may well know, we have had 2 terrible (or fantastic, depending on how you look at it)...

Orchid Field Blog Post – Why You Need Monitoring Tools

Looks familiar? We can all be the victims of treachery sometimes, but in all my years I have never experienced anything like this. The Orchid Box blog has been the victim of a horrendous crime, as a mean spammy content thief has stolen one of our...

How to Submit a Site to Cuil Search Engine

Here at Orchid Box we love small search engines as well as the big ones like Google and Bing. If you want to submit your site to cuil.com search engine "biggest search engine on the planet" please go to this page:...

Second Level Domain Names in the UK and SEO

Some of our clients have asked us to advise them on domain names. There are quite a few second level domain names in the UK. The easiest choice is to get a co.uk, but sometimes you might be able to get very powerful domain extensions. If you don't...

Google Search – Is Google Becoming a Monopoly?

The story of Google is one of growth, gross and global domination. They have long prided themselves as a company of bringing the fairest and most accurate search results in the world, their algorithms and innovations bringing about the very best...

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Word Extraction To Get Assured Keyword Strength

Here at Orchid Box, we’re always looking for the best keyword extraction techniques. Finding strong keywords for your content can be time consuming and full of trial and error. Having come across this fantastic keyword extractor we’re confident...

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