General Data Protection Regulation: new laws from 2018

On 25 May 2018 a new European law on data protection will take effect. However, many companies and website operators are unprepared for the new...

Gender marketing

What makes men and women tick? As we know, it’s not always the same thing. Advertisers have long been aware of this fact, and over the years, gender...

Email encryption with SSL

Are your emails encrypted when you send and receive them? If not, there’s no time like the present! Encrypting your email is the only way to ensure it arrives safely at its destination. Otherwise sensitive data such as passwords, bank details or addresses, could be available for anyone to read. The simplest solution is the SSL transfer protocol.   

Website retargeting: hot on the user’s heels

The biggest challenge facing the e-commerce industry today: turning users who’ve found their way to websites via solid SEO work or ads into paying customers. A number one spot in Google’s search results or the highest click rate with an AdWords campaign means nothing if these don’t lead to conversions. Through retargeting, you can fight against scatter losses by addressing customers who’ve shown [...]   

PayPal accounts – the advantages of the digital payment service

The payment methods offered by an online shop say a lot about its legitimacy, and can be decisive for many internet shoppers. Alongside debit card, credit card, and bank transfer payments, e-commerce has seen the rise of another online payment method in recent years: PayPal. But what is PayPal? Why is it so popular? And how does PayPal work exactly? We’ll take you through the basics for setting up [...]   

10 .htaccess tricks that everyone should know.

Are you the webmaster of an Apache server? Then you should definitely use .htaccess. This text-based configuration file is an easy outlet for changing server settings. Once you know how to create a file and use a few .htaccess tricks, you can begin configuring your sever.   

Tips and examples to help create great 404 pages

When surfing the web, users are often stopped in their tracks by 404 pages. This error message means that the page the user is trying to reach doesn’t exist. Most of these webpages are standardized, but some operators choose to create their own, individual 404 pages. So how do you go about creating a memorable, innovative 404 error page? We’ll take you through the dos and don’ts of making a 404 [...]   

Responsive web design, app, or mobile website?

To have a successful web presence, it’s now crucial to be able to reach out to as many users as possible by making your site available on a variety of platforms. This means mobile websites and responsive design are becoming ever-more essential tools for website operators. But with web apps and native apps adding two further possibilities to the mix, deciding which option works best for you can be [...]   

How to set up a website search engine

Usability is a crucial factor when it comes to the success of your online presence. It’s therefore of the utmost importance that users can find their required information easily and without delay. As a website operator, you can make this possible by enabling your visitors to browse your site for specific keywords. Find out more about how to create a custom search engine for your website.   

The right marketing mix: online vs. offline

Online or offline advertising: which marketing method should you choose for your business? The answer is both; traditional marketing and online marketing go hand in hand. While print and TV campaigns can get your brand noticed in the public eye, SEO and SEA measures aim to personalize online advertisements to specific user groups. Both types of marketing have their advantages and disadvantages, so [...]   

Malicious software: how to recognize, remove, and prevent malware

Practically every PC user fears Trojan horses and computer viruses. Security is paramount if you are managing sensitive data or setting up a server. You need a comprehensive security concept to protect yourself against insidious malware. It’s helpful to know the different types of malicious software that exist, and how to combat and safely remove them.   

Online marketing basics: affiliate marketing

Commission-based business transactions are familiar to most readers when it comes to the real estate or insurance industry: If a broker manages to successfully sell a flat or insurance to a customer, he or she receives a commission. The same principle applies for the classic discipline of online marketing: affiliate marketing. The players here are registered merchants and affiliates, who calculate [...]