The age of the filter bubble – a small world in a large network

Shout out to diversity of opinions! But: how much do you really consider other people’s opinions? If you want to be informed as comprehensively and impartially as possible, it is important to think outside the box. In connection with the term 'filter bubble', the algorithms of Google, Facebook, and other online services have, however, been criticized for some time. The accusation: they create...

WDF*IDF: What can the SEO miracle formula really do?

One of the most important tasks when it comes to designing your own website is creating and publishing high-quality texts. They shouldn’t just be highly relevant and readable, they should be optimized for search engines to rank highly as well. While the days of using keyword density as a quick path to success are over, semantic analysis methods like WDF*IDF are becoming more and more important...

What is Quora? The question portal, explained.

The English version of Quora has already established itself as a major question-and-answer portal and has been growing its dynamic community since 2010. Quora is a knowledge portal where users can communicate respectfully with each other. Quora combines the best elements of the social media, question-and-answer site, and discussion communities.

The best free website traffic checkers at a glance

A website traffic checker quickly gives you an overview of how many visitors your website attracts and how they get to your website. It is important to answer the following questions: How successful is your page? Is cooperation worthwhile? A website traffic check is particularly useful in the context of competition analysis. Here we introduce six free tools that allow you to evaluate traffic...

What is a SWOT analysis?

A SWOT analysis links internal inquiries with environmental analyses. The comparisons of strengths and weaknesses of individual business areas as well as external chances and risks make it possible to position a company in the competitive environment. The goal of such an analysis is to identify potentials and threats. The results of the SWOT analysis are presented in the form of a matrix and...

Targeting

Targeting is the magic word for online marketing. Advertising and online commerce are as global as the internet. In this vast content universe, you will find many potential customers. But widely spread marketing campaigns are expensive and often fail to make a direct impact on sales figures. As a regional service provider, you can achieve more by localizing your advertisements and as a specialized...

Self-learning systems: how does machine learning work?

Artificial intelligence has fascinated us for centuries: Countless books and films about robots and computers that behave like (or not like) humans testify to both the enthusiasm and concern we have for artificial intelligence. But how do machines get so smart? We explain how machine learning works, where it is already being used, and how self-learning systems can revolutionize the world of...

40+ Essential Conversion Optimization Tips for Your Website

If you’re looking for that magical formula that transforms your website into a money-making machine, I’m sad to say there isn’t one – or at least, not one single one that does the trick. It’s more of a combination of techniques that you’ll undoubtedly have to tweak as you go – and then test according to your customer’s online behavior. If you’re looking to better convert your site’s visitors...

Data mining tools for better data analysis

In the digital age, it’s normal for data from small and medium-sized companies to grow to unmanageable amounts. Data mining tools are used to extract desired information from data sets. These extract recurring patterns from the data and make them available to marketers and statisticians. We have compared the most important data mining software and show where their strengths and weaknesses lie.

Referral spam: attack patterns and countermeasures

Do you find that lots of the traffic that arrives on your site comes from suspicious sources? There’s no need to worry since website operators encounter inconsistencies in reports from analysis tools (such as Google Analytics, Piwik, or etracker). The reason: referral spam falsifies visitor statistics. Learn how hackers can manipulate referrer information and traffic data, as well as which...