Monthly Archive: April 2015

Setting up Maxmind GEOIP2 Legacy Database with PHP or Javascript 0

Setting up Maxmind GEOIP2 Legacy Database with PHP or Javascript

This is the php code I use to access geoip data from Maxmind’s geoip database: <?php $gpath = getcwd() . “/GeoIPCity.dat”; if (isset($_SERVER[‘HTTP_X_FORWARDED_FOR’])) { $myip = $_SERVER[‘HTTP_X_FORWARDED_FOR’]; } if (isset($_SERVER[‘REMOTE_ADDR’])) { $myip = $_SERVER[‘REMOTE_ADDR’]; } include(“./”); $gi = geoip_open($gpath,GEOIP_STANDARD); $record = geoip_record_by_addr($gi,$myip); $city = $record->city; $countrycode = $record->country_code; geoip_close($gi); echo ‘countrycode = “‘.$countrycode.’”; city = “‘.$city.’”;’; ?> It sets city and countrycode vars, the two lines you’ll need to edit...

Dealing With Googles Mobile Friendly Algorithm 0

Dealing With Googles Mobile Friendly Algorithm

From the 21st April Google will be penalising sites for mobile search which don’t appear mobile friendly. You can test your site here: If you haven’t done any mobile design you’ll probably get some warnings like this: Text too small to read Links too close together Mobile viewport not set Content wider than screen The first thing you should do to make your site mobile friendly is add a...

Golden Gems in Copywriting 0

Golden Gems in Copywriting

Copywriting is an essential skill in affiliate marketing. Being able to persuade a user to complete an action comes down to communication and a lot of the communication on a website or landing page is written text. When I write copy I follow a build > breakdown > rebuild workflow. What this means is I’ll write a straight forward piece of persuasive text and then analyse it to pull out...

WhatsApp being used for spam 0

WhatsApp being used for spam

This is the first time I’ve seen spam on WhatsApp in the UK. I got two messages from different numbers advertising the same site. I’d imagine they are utilising free sims along with an android bot of some sort to register an account and then target known mobile numbers from a list.

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SEO for Fun and Profit

SEO Summary Search engine optimisation can be broken down into onsite and offsite factors. Onsite Factors Domain age Domain relevance (Topics throughout site) Domain name relevance ( Domain registration factors such as renewal date and private whois Site speed, page load times Site freshness, new daily content Title relevancy Keywords in meta description H1 tag relevancy Keyword relevancy to text content (think latent semantic indexing) Text content length Image relevancy...

The intelligent investor –  April’s Book of the Month 0

The intelligent investor – April’s Book of the Month

The intelligent investor is to fund managers what cashvertising is to marketers. First published in the mid twentieth century it now comes with an updated commentary which is as good as the book itself. Graham inspired a host of famous investors including Warren Buffett and this book mirrors my own opinions about going against the trends of the stock markets. Always buy low when everyone else wants out and thinks...