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ATW: Goa

ATW: Goa

I’ve finally got round to setting up a category for travel stuff and have set a redirect at jamesbachini.com/atw Goa was a lot of fun, I’d love to go back between December and January because it gets pretty crazy apparently. In off season it’s quiet with not many western tourists. Beaches are beautiful, traffic is a little calmer than Mumbai although all the drivers still love their horns. Food is...

Mumbai Reality

Mumbai Reality

Dharavi is the most populated slum in Asia with over a million people living in a square kilometer. It’s an incredibly eye opening place to visit because of the way the people there just get on with their daily business. With conditions such as running water limited to 3 hours a day you’d think the people would get down. It’s incredible to see smiles on the faces of kids as...

Ideas for improving landing pages

Ideas for improving landing pages

The following is a list of proven methods that can improve the ctr and cvr of a landing page. Big Bright Buttons – Have you split tested different buttons, button text etc? Copy and Text – Persuasive text is key and an art form in itself. Images – Every image on that landing page should be there for a reason, a padlock suggests safety and confidence, a arrow draws attention...

Facebook Social Graph, Start of the end for online dating?

Facebook Social Graph, Start of the end for online dating?

Today Facebook launched the social graph in the UK. You can see from the below screenshot how this can be used to search for friends and friends of friends who are single. Could this be the start of Facebook entering or getting more involved in the online dating world? With the introduction of #hashtags it was clear Facebook was treading on Twitters toes. Now social graph is a clear attack...

Using Google Fonts on Landing Pages

Using Google Fonts on Landing Pages

This is how you can use Google web fonts on your landing pages, blog posts and web pages. The benefit of this is that the font is loaded from a remote server include on the Google APIs so it does not depend on the local storage of that font on the users computer. This makes it great for landing pages as it will render the same on Windows, Mac, Android,...

Email Bounce Handling

Email Bounce Handling

Here’s some PHP code developed to handle bounced email responses. This will give each response a code to $resno and a category to $rescat. There are 4 categories: Unknown – Hard bounce user or email address isn’t valid Spam – Soft bounce, blocked by spam filters Full – Soft bounce, user is out of resources or inbox is full Block – Soft bounce, IP/Domain is being blocked for SMTP connections...

Online Banner Design Tool

Online Banner Design Tool

Need to design/modify banners but don’t have Photoshop installed? Try this online image editor: http://pixlr.com/editor/ A great little tool for the affiliate that only does image editing once in a blue moon, you lucky souls. Pixlr – The online alternative to photoshop

Installing Prosper202 for Affiliate Marketing

Installing Prosper202 for Affiliate Marketing

Things you’ll need to get setup with Prosper202 and affiliate marketing: > A webhost or VPS or Dedicated server (web host is cheapest, Dedi’s are most expensive, VPS is a good compromise) > A domain name, just use a .com in case you want to run international in the future. Godaddy are pretty good. > An ftp client. I use fireftp, a firefox addon. Just type ftp into the addons...

Yousif Yalda Recognition

Yousif Yalda Recognition

Recognition for being a complete idiot. Don’t ever run traffic to Profit Kings Media (PKM) or you’ll end up with stupid Skype messages like this: