Visual Basic & div tags Part 1- How to scrape data off of webpages

At Balihoo, we recently encountered a problem. We needed to extract all the text and formatting from past blog posts we had written, but our service provider didn’t have a tool to do that. Since there were over 600 posts, this isn’t the kind of project you want to do by hand. With a bit…

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6 marketing lessons from a multi-level marketing scheme

Around 6 o’clock last night the multi-level marketing salesperson we had spoke with a few weeks ago showed up. While we didn’t end up buying the vacuum she was selling, I did get a fun “free gift” and a lot of great marketing insights. If this pitch can sell a $200 vacuum for $2500, what…

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“You Might Like This”– How to Implement a Winning Product Recommendation System

Here at Balihoo I recently developed a content or resource recommendation system that allows our website to dynamically feed recommendations to every visitor of our site. When setting up automated coding to nurture our current leads, we realized we had far too many content pieces, and we were guiding users down too many different paths.…

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