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Fastlane Millionaire – BoM May 0

Fastlane Millionaire – BoM May

The Fastlane Millionaire is a self-help style book aimed at aspiring entrepreneurs. It does contain a lot of egotistical bull sh*t that you normally find in these style of books but there is also some gems of information. It is a bit like the 4 hour work week where if you can cut through the rubbish then what’s left is actually some solid advice. I would say if you have...

Setting up Maxmind GEOIP2 Legacy Database with PHP or Javascript 0

Setting up Maxmind GEOIP2 Legacy Database with PHP or Javascript

This is the php code I use to access geoip data from Maxmind’s geoip database: <?php $gpath = getcwd() . “/GeoIPCity.dat”; if (isset($_SERVER[‘HTTP_X_FORWARDED_FOR’])) { $myip = $_SERVER[‘HTTP_X_FORWARDED_FOR’]; } if (isset($_SERVER[‘REMOTE_ADDR’])) { $myip = $_SERVER[‘REMOTE_ADDR’]; } include(“./geoipcity.inc”); $gi = geoip_open($gpath,GEOIP_STANDARD); $record = geoip_record_by_addr($gi,$myip); $city = $record->city; $countrycode = $record->country_code; geoip_close($gi); echo ‘countrycode = “‘.$countrycode.’”; city = “‘.$city.’”;’; ?> It sets city and countrycode vars, the two lines you’ll need to edit...

Dealing With Googles Mobile Friendly Algorithm 0

Dealing With Googles Mobile Friendly Algorithm

From the 21st April Google will be penalising sites for mobile search which don’t appear mobile friendly. You can test your site here: https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/mobile-friendly/ If you haven’t done any mobile design you’ll probably get some warnings like this: Text too small to read Links too close together Mobile viewport not set Content wider than screen The first thing you should do to make your site mobile friendly is add a...

Golden Gems in Copywriting 0

Golden Gems in Copywriting

Copywriting is an essential skill in affiliate marketing. Being able to persuade a user to complete an action comes down to communication and a lot of the communication on a website or landing page is written text. When I write copy I follow a build > breakdown > rebuild workflow. What this means is I’ll write a straight forward piece of persuasive text and then analyse it to pull out...

WhatsApp being used for spam 0

WhatsApp being used for spam

This is the first time I’ve seen spam on WhatsApp in the UK. I got two messages from different numbers advertising the same site. I’d imagine they are utilising free sims along with an android bot of some sort to register an account and then target known mobile numbers from a list.

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SEO for Fun and Profit

SEO Summary Search engine optimisation can be broken down into onsite and offsite factors. Onsite Factors Domain age Domain relevance (Topics throughout site) Domain name relevance (keyword.com) Domain registration factors such as renewal date and private whois Site speed, page load times Site freshness, new daily content Title relevancy Keywords in meta description H1 tag relevancy Keyword relevancy to text content (think latent semantic indexing) Text content length Image relevancy...

The intelligent investor –  April’s Book of the Month 0

The intelligent investor – April’s Book of the Month

The intelligent investor is to fund managers what cashvertising is to marketers. First published in the mid twentieth century it now comes with an updated commentary which is as good as the book itself. Graham inspired a host of famous investors including Warren Buffett and this book mirrors my own opinions about going against the trends of the stock markets. Always buy low when everyone else wants out and thinks...

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Tool to generate a guest blog post request

This tool can be used to generate a guest blog post request for SEO purposes. This is a great way to not only build SEO juice but it also gets your name out there and helps interact with the community surrounding your niche. http://www.jamesbachini.com/misc/guestpostrequest.php Simply enter your name,site,niche and theirs and it will generate a unique guest post request letter. Email that over and you will hopefully get some responses....

The balance of an online marketers skillset 2

The balance of an online marketers skillset

Effective online marketing requires a balance of skills. A good campaign requires creativity, great design, effective programming and meticulous optimisation. Leonardo Da Vinci would have made a great affiliate. If he was around in today he’d find this easy because he had a great balance of artistic creativity and scientific inquisition. Good design is intertwined with art as engineering is with science. A successful online marketer, or team of marketers...

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Stack That Money Meetup STM London 2015

Stack that money has been a great meetup. I was surprised at the turnout which topped over 700 members. The talks were good, particularly some of the ones on the second day. Highlights included: Tim Tetra’s tricky little presentation where he sold a magic bullet to a crowd that should know better. Lars Kroijer one of the few city bankers who I’ve heard and not wanted to run away from....