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UK Postcodes for major cities

UK Postcodes for major cities

This is useful for PoF advertising. A list of postcodes (Zip Codes) for major cities in the UK. Can be used for all sorts of other uses, as you can see this was formatted for a php geo-targeting script. $postcode[‘London’] = ‘W1D1AP’; // use for england radius 75miles $postcode[‘Birmingham’] = ‘B46QS’; $postcode[‘Leeds’] = ‘LS18TL’; //not working $postcode[‘Glasgow’] = ‘G22EN’; $postcode[‘Sheffield’] = ‘S38LN’; $postcode[‘Bradford’] = ‘BD12DH’; //not working $postcode[‘Edinburgh’] = ‘EH11JT’;...

Building a Stack For Fun and Profit – The Internet Marketing 101

Time Frame: 3 Years Day 1 – The Study Period Read, read, read. You’ve probably heard from a friend, colleague or just through the grapevine that people are making alot of money promoting affiliate products online and want a piece of the action. It’s time to start soaking up knowledge to give yourself an idea of how it works, whether its for you, if the money they are talking about...

Direct Response Marketing Pushing CPC Prices Up – The Future for Google Adwords

Direct Response Marketing Pushing CPC Prices Up – The Future for Google Adwords

I was asked to setup a little campaign for an offline electrical company on “The Google”. The business they operate in is electrical testing or PAT testing as it is known here in the UK. It’s the kind of industry where I wouldn’t expect to find much competition when it comes to online marketing. That was until I saw the CPC’s in Adwords for keywords related to his business: This...

The Neverblue Velo Bankruptcy Saga

The Neverblue Velo Bankruptcy Saga

On April 3rd Velo Holdings the parent company of Vertrue which in turn is the parent company of Neverblue (have I got that right?) filed for bankruptcy. Performer insider released an “affiliate marketing is dead” post and I’m sure alot of affiliates, myself included, panicked. A generic email followed which stated “we intend to make all affiliate payments on schedule, in a timely and reliable manner” which shows good intentions...

Ruby & Selenium Script to Check Google SERP ranks

Ruby & Selenium Script to Check Google SERP ranks

Haven’t used this in a while but it used to work really well untill google would throw a captcha at you after the first 5000 queries. Might be of use to someone. It’s designed for linux and you’ll need selenium up and running to work it. #!/usr/bin/env ruby require ‘rubygems’ gem ‘selenium-client’ require ‘selenium/client’ system(‘java -jar ‘ + File.dirname(__FILE__) + ‘/../../selenium-server.jar &’) system(‘sleep 3’) $quickcheckres = Array.new #logfile dcom =...

Engage BDR – Self-serve RTB

Engage BDR – Self-serve RTB

Have you seen these ads all over the internet? Chances are pretty high it was probably served by Engage BDR. Up until now their minimum deposit just to test a campaign was $25,000 USD. Which for most affiliates is completely out of reach but now they have released a new real time bidding platform which is run on a self-serve basis. This means you have total control over your campaigns...

Handling large volumes of data with Prosper202

Handling large volumes of data with Prosper202

IMO the default version of prosper202 isn’t really designed to handle large volume media buys. The latest version 1.7.2 does make it easier with a simple click to clear click data button but it can still prove difficult to pull off reports once the ammount of data you are analysising exceeds a certain limit. The dedi I use for Prosper is a twin Intel Xeon quad core with 24gb of...

Captcha Cracker For PHPBB written in Ruby

Captcha Cracker For PHPBB written in Ruby

It’s been a while since I’ve done much in SEO so I am going to start publishing some of my old scripts. This is a captcha cracker which uses gocr and image magick to decipher phpbb captchas. It’s written in ruby and was designed as part of a backlink building module. You’ll need linux, gocr, ruby and imagemagick to run it. apt-get is your friend. It works by first cleaning...

Rotating Offer Pages and Landing Pages in Prosper202

Rotating Offer Pages and Landing Pages in Prosper202

It is really easy to setup rotation of urls in Prosper but if you actually want to track which url is doing better or you want to test different landing pages it can be a little more challenging. One way to do this is to set each url or landing page up separately and then use a php rotation script to divide the traffic. Direct Linking to an Affiliate Offer...

SiteScout RTB – A Walk Through

SiteScout RTB – A Walk Through

Update 23/08/12 – If you are interested in working with Sitescout make sure you check out their superb knowedge base. Sitescout is a great traffic source for display advertising. They basically act as a reseller for remnant traffic from some of the biggest ad exchanges in the world. There is needless to say massive volume if you can get something working. The system operates on a real time bidding structure...