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Wasabi Opensource A/B Testing Platform

Intuit have opensourced a enterprise grade A/B testing platform called Wasabi. This runs as an API on a separate server from your site/landers. It isn’t the easiest thing to setup and will require some knowledge of using the command line from a linux based system. You can setup multiple split tests on your website. For example you may want to test two different headlines or another test might be different...

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Book Review: How To Get Rich – Felix Dennis

This book was recommended on someones most life changing books list. Despite the guru title it’s actually quite a bit different to the standard Tony Robbins spin-offs. The writer Felix Dennis isn’t selling anything, there’s no upsells or hidden agenda. He’s an older guy that made a lot of money in magazine publishing and floated a large electronics mail order company in the US. His net worth is quoted in...

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List of websites with the most links in 2017

I was doing some SEO research using the cloud compute engine and ended up analysing tens of millions of URL’s using a link checking tool I built. The following list is a collection of the most linked to domains online. It will have a UK bias and isn’t in perfect order although more popular sites should appear higher up. These sites were all seen four or more times across different...

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Online Marketing Predictions For 2017

Here are my predictions for 2017 1. Native will go mainstream and start attracting big brand spenders Native advertising has been affiliate marketers little secret for a couple of years now. The volume is now at a stage where brand advertisers and big spenders are starting to come in and push inventory prices up. Quality issues are still there with a lot of native advertising being placed on sites which...

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How to display different banners for web/mobile

Adsense’s flex box has made it really simple to put in a piece of code which adapts to the size of available space. I had a situation where I wanted to put my own banners in and then realised I didn’t have the code to change the banner depending on the screen size. What I wanted was a dynamic ad block that displayed different ads depending on the width of...

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Beautiful Email Template [Download]

I loved this email layout so I created my own version which you can download from here: http://jamesbachini.com/misc/email.zip View the html page: http://jamesbachini.com/misc/email.htm Update all the images and links before you send out. The background skyline is in the zip file, you could modify to suit your niche just keep the color the same.

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Block bots and crawlers with .htaccess and robots.txt

If you want to block search engine and crawler bots from visiting your pages you can do so by uploading the following files to the / directory on your site. Double check you aren’t rewriting over any .htaccess file before you do it. http://jamesbachini.com/misc/blockbots/robots.txt http://jamesbachini.com/misc/blockbots/.htaccess (.htaccess link doesn’t work because it’s a no read file. So I have uploaded them as a zip) Download both files in a zip These...

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Using javascript to make a mobile landing page vibrate the phone

The following javascript uses the Vibrate API to make a phone vibrate when a page is loaded. You can time it with setTimeouts or onclick/onscroll if required. <html> <script> navigator.vibrate = navigator.vibrate || navigator.webkitVibrate || navigator.mozVibrate || navigator.msVibrate; navigator.vibrate(1000); // 1 second </script> Hello Buzz </html> There’s more information available at: http://www.sitepoint.com/use-html5-vibration-api/ This can be used to draw a users attention to the landing page or to create message effects...

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Ben Horowitz Hard things about hard things

Andreeson Horowitz is Silicon Valleys leading venture capital firm. Their portfolio itself is worth a flick through at: Portfolio It’s incredible how many of the tech startup success stories they have been involved in. Ben Horowitz is one of the cofounders and in his book the Hard things about hard things he talks about his time before he started the VC firm. He was CEO of Soundcloud/Opsware and describes himself...

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Node.js client for Moz API (MozScape)

I was doing some work with SEO domains and realised there wasn’t a node.js client for the MozScape API… so after Googling and not finding what I was looking for I built one. What this basically does is provide SEO metrics on the URL you provide. Here’s the download link: http://jamesbachini.com/misc/moznode/moznode.zip Full code below: var request = require(“request”); var crypto = require(‘crypto’); // Get credentials from https://moz.com/products/mozscape/access mozAccessID = “mozscape-xxxxxxxxxx”;...