I’m currently in the middle of a project that requires VPS hosting physically located in Australia. I currently have a VPS in Tokyo, New York, California and Amsterdam with Linode and Digital Ocean, but one in Australia is new to me. It’s just a proof of concept initially so I’m looking at fairly low spec’ed instances, but I thought I would share my research:
This is something I’ve been thinking over for almost 12 months, and I’ve finally tweaked it to the point where I’m happy to share. The question in my mind was:
Can you present dynamic content on a 1:1 basis to a user in an email based on their location, device, time of day and more?
Suppose someone (who all you knew was their email address) happened to open your email on an android phone, in Sydney, 2 days after you sent your email campaign. Would you want to show him anything different to someone in Brisbane, on a Desktop machine, 2 days earlier? Of course!
The guys at Seer Interactive put together a fantastic tool for extracting the results from a Google SERP and putting them straight into a Google Spreadsheet. It’s been great, but one thing has always bugged me and that’s the inability for it to handle pages. One of my most common uses of the tool is to cross reference the pages indexed by Google (site:example.com) with all pages linked to within the site structure. In order to get the full list from Google though, going through a few pages of results is a requirement for a site with a few hundred indexed pages. Continue reading →