Category: Traffic

Facebook Share button more effective than Likes? 0

Facebook Share button more effective than Likes?

A recent post at SEOMoz suggested that their research has found a better correlation between facebook shares than Facebook likes. The full post is here and makes for an interesting read. One of the things that really caught my attention was in the comments and I quote: “After chatting with our Google rep it seems that FB shares have much more SEO weighting than FB Likes and similar. This is...

Custom wordpress 404 page for SEO 0

Custom wordpress 404 page for SEO

We have recently been purchasing used domain names from Godaddy auctions and Dropday. When we get the domains the first thing we do is look at what traffic they were pulling for what topics via google cached web search. If there is some good content on there and things we want to keep we will rebuild the page with the same url. The big advantage of this is that you...

Setting up twitter feed to post to Twitter and Facebook accounts 0

Setting up twitter feed to post to Twitter and Facebook accounts

If you don’t already have a facebook and twitter account for your company they are really easy to setup. On facebook remember to click the “Create a Page for a celebrity, band or business” link on the homepage. Once you have those accounts setup head over to twitterfeed.com and sign up for an account. Enter your blog url where it says rss input (it will automatically locate the rss file)...

Setting up custom facebook and twitter buttons using php 0

Setting up custom facebook and twitter buttons using php

The canonical tag has been a god send for us helping to get pages indexed and clean up site structures. In many sites we use the same php variable for our share buttons. This is a great way to setup custom twitter and facebook share buttons for your pages. We always use an external template file and then include it from the pages but you can hard code this into...

Perfect Site Structure 0

Perfect Site Structure

It is widely accepted that Google places the most weight on the first 100 links it finds on a web page. With that in mind we can design a website that is optimised so that every single page is as close to the root domain as possible. Even with a 1,000,000+ page website you can still have every page reachable with a minimum of three clicks. We have designed a...

Poor mans GeoIP – Quick and Easy Geolocation 0

Poor mans GeoIP – Quick and Easy Geolocation

//poor mans geoip $country=trim(file_get_contents(“http://api.hostip.info/country.php?ip=”.$_SERVER[‘REMOTE_ADDR’])); //You can then redirect customers to different offers depending on country. I wouldn’t recommend this for critical or high volume use. if ($country == ‘MyCountry’) { yadda yadda yadda; }

Two php functions for scraping content and extracting links 0

Two php functions for scraping content and extracting links

////// Grab webpage ////// function webFetcher($url) { $crawl = curl_init(); curl_setopt ($crawl, CURLOPT_URL, $url); curl_setopt($crawl, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, 1); $resulting = $resulting.curl_exec($crawl); curl_close($crawl); return $result = $resulting; } //////////////////////////////// //// extract links //// function extract_links($text) { preg_match_all(‘/<\s*a[^<>]*?href=[\’”]?([^\s<>\’”]*)[\’”]?[^<>]*>(.*?)<\/a>/si’, $text, $match_array, PREG_SET_ORDER); $return = array() ; foreach ($match_array as $serp) { $full_anchor = $serp[0]; $href = $serp[1]; $anchortext = $serp[2]; if ( (preg_match(“/http:/i”,$href)) && (!preg_match(“/cache/i”,$href)) && (!preg_match(“/google.com/i”,$href)) && (!preg_match(“/youtube.com/i”,$href)) && (!preg_match(“/wikipedia.org/i”,$href)) && ($href[0]!= ‘/’)...

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Dynamically modifying the landing page with TrafficVance using php

I ran into a silly issue today when dynamically modifying a landing page using TrafficVance. The script I was using was a pretty straight forward: <?php if ($_GET[‘t202kw’]) { $kw = strip_tags($_GET[‘t202kw’]); } if(strpos($kw,’jetinternetmarketing.co.uk’) !== false) { $page = ‘<h1>Dont target JiM on traffic Vance</h1>’; } ?> The problem was that the url I was using in Traffic Vance was http://www.jetinternetmarketing.co.uk/lander.php?t202kw={KeyWord} my target for example was: jetinternetmarketing.co.uk The script wasnt...