James Bachini

Social

  • 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 […]

  • Is Facebook Going Live with Mobile Traffic?

    Is Facebook getting ready to go live with mobile traffic? There are options for mobile operating systems and devices in broad categories now. I still haven’t seen any ads other than sponsered stories on m.facebook.com yet… This screenshot is from the power editor in Chrome, highly recommended if you are uploading lots of similar ads.

  • 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

  • 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 […]

  • Custom Facebook Share and Twitter Tweet Buttons as WordPress Widget

    The following is the php code to make your own dynamic Facebook share and Twitter tweet buttons. Just place the images in the root directory and install the Samsarin PHP widget. Copy this code into a Samsarin Php widget and drag it to your sidebar. <a target=”_blank” href=”http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=<?php echo “http://” . $_SERVER[‘HTTP_HOST’]  . $_SERVER[‘REQUEST_URI’]; ?>”><img […]

  • 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 […]