Watermark Images on the Fly – Nice & Easy PHP Script

Here’s a great free script that I was able to get working easily on one of my sites:

Watermark Images

This script will take any image and automatically add a watermark before it is delivered from the server to the person’s browser.

  • Covers all the image formats nicely: works with .jpg .gif or .png file
  • Watermark image is a basic gif file, no fussing with fancy png files

I haven’t had a chance to dig around the site yet, but it looks like there are plenty of tips and script goodies in there, something for everyone. Love that!

Useful File Utilities – Product Review

I purchased Useful File Utilities awhile ago to see what I could do with all those affiliate product codes when hand building product pages. I like to customize the code a bit to fit better with my site designs.

I do use a text editor that will mass search and replace several files at once, but I have to make each change one at a time. With Useful File Utilities, I use the plugin Batch Replacer to configure *all the changes* I want to make, select all the files I want changed, click a button and bam! Every change is made in every file.

Here’s what I’m talking about. Say I want to change 4 different elements from each product code I take from CJ:

<table border="0" width="600" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="0">
<td valign="top" >
<p><b><font size="4">CJ Merchant Product</font></b></p>
<input type="submit" value="Buy">

To something like this:

<table border="0" width="500" cellpadding="10" cellspacing="5">
<td valign="middle" >
<h3>CJ Merchant Product</h3>
<input type="submit" value="Click Here">

Before I had to do a search and replace separately for each of those 4 changes. With Useful File Utilities here’s what I do:

  • I make one file per domain with all the changes configured specifically for that domain (I don’t make the same changes to aff codes across all my sites)
  • Save the above Batch Replacer file (it’s a free plugin) to use now and forever
  • When I add aff codes to my webpages, I open the Batch Replacer File for the domain I want, select the files/web pages that I want changed, click a button
  • My work is done–all the changes are made.

It’s simply a matter of one click of a button and CRUNCH, all my code is changed to the way I want it.

There are more features to this software that I haven’t looked at, it’s pretty much a swiss army knife for files :lol:.

Price? I know we’re used to spending big piles of cash for something that saves us time and/or money–but this software is just $29.99. No joke. It’s also softpedia certified as having no adware/spyware/viruses.

Trial download here: Download 15 Use Trial – Includes Batch Replacer Plugin

Order here: Useful File Utilities

Tutorials: Figure Out How To Do Stuff

And enjoy!

*I am not affiliated in any way with this product, just pleased as punch I found this

Great Blog To Pick Up

I’m just doing *a bit* of reading tonight before I dive back into my pile of work that I want to finish up tonight and I can’t help but point out the V7N Search Marketing News blog. Color me outta the loop…but I don’t know who Peter Da Vanzo is. Is he part of V7N? I thought it was just John Scott. Again–I’m not too hip on these things :lol:. But Peter’s one of the writers for the blog and he’s really coming out with some great reading.

A little bit of the news/headlines stuff, but not so exclusive to it that it has a danger of flagging the blog as ‘nothing all that useful/original’. He has been putting in a lot of original content and tips for affiliates and webmasters to follow–without all the damn-sad-sorry-sales-pitches/promo-for-my-friends-stuff that we can find ourselves sucked down into and start screaming to ourselves: WTF am I spending my time reading this blog for again???

Here’s what caught my eye in my latest scan through:

  • Link Building – some notes and a pointer to another blog post
  • How to Build Landing Pages That Work – notes and a blog pointer
  • Adsense Strategy – Trap the Cursor – again notes and a blog pointer
  • Are Your Pages Too Heavy? – notes

Again I don’t know who Peter is, but he’s doing an awful lot of *good* blogging for V7N. Not only good, but helpful and original info.

I also see now that the blog comments are turned off and people are to post in the forums instead–I’m not too fond of that since I’m not too big on forum posting (the whole signup/username/password/verify then login and post thing and have yet ANOTHER profile/login to keep track of–can’t be bothered). But can’t please everyone :lol:.

Add the blog to your feed reader for awhile, see if you enjoy it like I have been lately.