Author: James

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Pop Under Code 2017

This code is used for running pop under traffic on your own site. It adds an onclick function to every link on the page which opens a new tab with the clicked link and changes the existing window (underneath) to a popped ad url. Make sure you change the var puURL from http://Google.com to whatever you want to pop. The number 3600 in the code is number of seconds to...

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Capitalisation of Links www.MySite.com Test

I thought an interesting split test would be to test if links that are capitalised get more clicks than ones that don’t. For example: http://www.jamesbachini.com/ – standard (control) http://www.JamesBachini.com/ – Capitalised This was for a site that wasn’t a personal name and contained a full directory and page like http://www.MyGreatWebSite.com/example/page.htm Here are the results: Case Clicks Leads Standard 37065 1080 Capitalised 35531 1024   From this I would suggest that...

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How to sell anything

I saw this online and thought it was a really good infographic to show what happens on the other side of the sales marketing divide. For most online marketers the thought of having to make a phone call or actually talk to someone probably seems a bit alien. We just buy high volume traffic, dump it on a high converting landing page and wait for the money to roll in....

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Passing URL parameters (GET variables) on a PHP redirect

This was something quite simple that shouldn’t have taken me as long as it did to figure out. I had traffic going to one url: http://myserver.com/lander.php?source=google&campaign=no1&c1=foobar I wanted to split the traffic to try two different conversion funnels. The thing was I needed to keep the source, campaign, c1 variables in the url and pass them through to the following landing page so they could be tracked correctly. So I...

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Publisher Side Ad Platform Statistics

This really shows the dominance of Google for display advertising, especially for smaller sites with their Adsense platform. I’ve thought for a while that Facebook should be able to enter this market and using their vast amount of user data increase CPM’s for small publishers. As of yet this hasn’t been widely adopted and Adsense still dominates. Google also own Doubleclick which is used more widely by larger advertisers.

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Instagram Ads CTA Buttons

First time I’ve seen call to action buttons being displayed on Instagram ads. This could be a game changer for anyone building an InstaAudience.

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2017 What Works In Digital Marketing Video

This is a really nice round up from Brent Dunn and Ryan Gray of what worked in 2016 and what affiliates and digital marketers can/should be doing in 2017. Talks a lot about local marketing and moving in to areas which aren’t as competitive.

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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...