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Googler Helping Affiliates…. in 2012!

Googler Helping Affiliates…. in 2012!

Just when you think everyone working under advertising at Facebook and Google has been treated to a common sense bypass I get a lovely message like this. Hello James, Thank you for writing in. Hope you’re doing well! I’m Jaya, from the Google AdWords Support Team and I’ll be assisting you with your queries today. First of all, I am extremely sorry about the delay in getting back to you....

Bing URL Ripper for Dorks

Bing URL Ripper for Dorks

This is a URL ripper which uses bing to search for a dork i.e. “powered by wordpress” and output a list of thousands of wordpress sites. This example was actually setup to rip ning sites but you can adjust accordingly. Written in ruby for linux… #!/usr/bin/env ruby require ‘net/http’ require ‘uri’ class Search def search(search) search = search.gsub(‘ ‘, ‘+’) linksinc = Array.new paths =[‘/search?q=’ + search, ‘/search?q=’ + search...

Script.aculo.us –  Interactive Landing Pages

Script.aculo.us – Interactive Landing Pages

Interaction is key in modern web design and one of the tools I’ve found to be very helpful in making a more interactive environment is script.aculo.us It is basically a javascript inlcude which can provide you with a whole load of effects and functions to use on your landing pages. Check out a simple example I put together here. Download > Unzip > Open test.htm in a browser This simple...

Social Network Demographics

Social Network Demographics

Heres a little sketch I put together of the stereotypical users of each of the major social networks. I used Alexa to put this together based on their audience profiling and I’ve linked to each at the bottom if you want some further reading. Alexa profiles: Facebook Twitter Linkedin Pinterest MySpace

Internet World London 2012

Internet World London 2012

Earls Court, London was home to Internet World 2012 and on a wet Wednesday morning in April I jumped on a train to check it out. It was my first visit to this show and I came away with mixed feelings. I was hoping it was going to be like ad-tech but there was only one company exhibiting that was selling traffic, I think they deserve a mention for that...

15 Tools I Couldn’t Live Without

15 Tools I Couldn’t Live Without

Everyone has their own set of tools that makes their day to day working life easier. Below I have made a list of the tools I use regularly and recommend to others. Notepad ++ – A great little text editor for windows (I use Kate in Linux). I pretty much hand code everything now so I spend alot of time using a text editor and Notepad ++ and Kate are...

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’;...

Affiliate Marketing 101 | A Timeline for Success 5

Affiliate Marketing 101 | A Timeline for Success

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...