Canvas fingerprinting: the cookie successor

For decades now, cookies have been the principle tool used by web analysts to collect user data. These cookies are used to monitor the performance of websites or ads and to optimize pages for customers. But many users have since caught on to this questionable method of data collection and analysis, now deciding to block these investigative text snippets. But a new method of online tracking is on...

Data-driven marketing: from big data to smart data

Throughout the internet, users leave behind digital footprints: whether it’s while browsing your favorite sites, taking a look at different products or offers, or even just googling an address. With the help of analyses and algorithms, data-driven marketing makes it possible to connect the dots and find relationships. Marketers are able to extract important information from these findings in order...

Web Page tagging: gathering data through code

Those who use Google Analytics know how valuable the data is that this web service is able to deliver. In order to hold your own against the likes of your competition, monitoring your website visitors is an indispensable task. But which techniques make these data gathering tools so useful? We’ll introduce the concept of web page tagging and let you know how it works.

Key performance indicators (KPIs) in online marketing

In the world of online business there are various performance indicators which are used to measure the success or failure of a business. In the e-commerce and publishing sector, analytical tools enable you to develop various optimization measures based on KPIs as well as allowing you to get the most out of individual pages and campaigns. The tools can be used to uncover any weaknesses and show...

Big Data: definition and examples

When we shop online, book vacations, and search for gift ideas, we hardly give a second thought to the fact that each search entry leaves behind a trail of our identity. Busy web bots are never far behind and sweep up this information. The result of all of this is Big Data: massive volumes of data that are analyzed and used for a variety of reasons. But is there reason to be wary of leaving behind...

Marketing basics: data management platforms

A data management platform (DMP) stores and organizes user data to use for marketing purposes. The supply-side platform and the demand-side platform use this information on the ad exchange to tailor ads in real time, allowing companies to reduce losses and ensuring ads reach their target market. Learn more about DMPs here.

Buyer personas: get to know individual customers better

In online marketing today, one thing matters most: data, data, data. But what use is all this diverse information that you have been collecting and evaluating if you only use it to address a vague group of people? A better way is to identify the individuals behind the data and put the focus on them. Creating concrete buyer personas helps to ensure that your carefully planned-out marketing measures...

Competition analysis: the best tools for checking out the competition

If you only base your web project on your own marketing ideas, you run the risk of prioritizing the wrong issues or losing sight of important tasks. To adapt your own campaign in terms of search engine optimization and advertising, you need to carry out a selective competitor analysis. But which tools provide the best options?

Google Analytics: analysis for web success

Website operators pull out all the stops to try and guide visitors to their web presences, through advertisements, links, or simply high-quality content. To measure the impact of different measures, Google Analytics tracks the behavior of site visitors and sums it up in detailed statistics. But how does Google do this and how can this be useful for your site?