Monthly Archive: September 2012

Vegas Shows January 2013 0

Vegas Shows January 2013

Have I missed anything? Anyone going anywhere else around this time? Any advise for surviving a couple of weeks in Vegas? The xBiz awards on Jan 11th are in LA I think so might miss them. Aff Summit West is booked, we are staying at Ceasers Palace between Saturday 12th and Sunday 20th. I hope everyone has learnt their basic strategy for the blackjack tables: Update: There’s the Online Dating...

Redirection Methods and Referer Passing 0

Redirection Methods and Referer Passing

The following are some methods you can use to redirect users from one place to another. I generally use 301 redirects for anything where I want the referer passed through because this is the fastest. Double meta refresh for anything where blank referer is important and a custom script which incorporates the form submit redirect to fake the referer where this is necessary. Getting the right redirect is important to...

Lessons learned from writing a bespoke tracking platform 0

Lessons learned from writing a bespoke tracking platform

For a recent project I wanted to develop a tracking platform which was specifically designed to suit my needs. It needed to be simple to use, capable of handling seven figure audiences daily and built on technology I understand so it can be customised on the go. I decided to build it arround php / mysql giving each days data a new table. I also found that alot of the...

Is Facebook Going Live with Mobile Traffic? 0

Is Facebook Going Live with Mobile Traffic?

Is Facebook getting ready to go live with mobile traffic? There are options for mobile operating systems and devices in broad categories now. I still haven’t seen any ads other than sponsered stories on m.facebook.com yet… This screenshot is from the power editor in Chrome, highly recommended if you are uploading lots of similar ads.

Facebook Demand Government ID For Multiple Accounts 0

Facebook Demand Government ID For Multiple Accounts

Yesterday I logged into one of the Facebook accounts I use for marketing and was confronted with this: I took a photo of an id and modified the name, date of birth and photo to match the account. Note they require the date of birth you use when registering so make sure you note it. Everything else I blanked out. Blurred the image a few times to hide the modifications...

Combining Maxmind GeoIP with Google Maps iFrame 0

Combining Maxmind GeoIP with Google Maps iFrame

This is a quick script which uses Maxminds geoip location db downloadable for free from here with Google Maps iFrame. I haven’t tested this enough to find out if Google restrict the number of requests by referrer but you could always put a meta refresh page in the iframe to blank the referrer if thats a problem. <?php // you might have to change the first three lines $gpath =...