E-Commerce

The biggest online marketplaces that you should know

You want to sell online – but where? If you don’t want to be entirely responsible for your own online shop, then you should offer your products on e-commerce platforms. Aside from the giants Amazon and eBay, there are other interesting online marketplaces that are worth checking out. In this guide, we present some options and show you each of their benefits and drawbacks. In addition to their fees, it’s worth taking a look at the range, thematic focus, or customizability of each marketplace, as these factors may be important to you and your online success. [...]  

E-commerce platforms: a software comparison

Selling products and services online – it’s easier today than ever before. The opposite is true of choosing the right shop system: when searching for the best solution, online merchants are confronted by an almost endless range of professional e-commerce software. But which product meets the requirements of your own online project? Our website comparison provides you with clues and a clear comparison of the individual shop systems. [...]  

Registering your company name or trademark

The name of your business is critical for success. A good company name can create a strong brand that will allow you to stand out among the competition. But what happens after you’ve found the perfect name for your company? Read on to find out more about registering a company name and registering a trademark. [...]  

An introduction to clickbait

‘What you’re about to read in this article has never been discussed before!’ This may not be entirely true, because the topic of clickbaiting is already commonplace in the world of social media. But by using sensational titles and descriptions like we just did, marketers and publishers aim to generate clicks to boost their ad revenue. And for the most part, it works. So how is this tactic so successful? And if it’s working, why is it so heavily criticized? We’ll take you through the function, tactics, benefits, and criticisms of clickbait. [...]  

Click fraud: how to out fraudulent clicks

Every year, click fraud costs the advertising industry billions. An increasing amount of advertising operators have to deal with the fact that their ads often don’t reach their intended targets due to artificially generated clicks through the likes of link farms or bot nets that seek to deplete advertising budgets. We take a closer look at the topic of click fraud and show you some counter measures that you can take. [...]  

What does reputation management mean?

The good reputation of a company is enormously important – especially on the internet. Through well thought-out reputation management, you can ensure that public attitude toward your brand doesn’t fall into the negative. For this, you need to know your target audience and their interests on the internet, and observe their behavior on social media. We explain what exactly is meant by online reputation management and how this effective PR technique can be applied. [...]  

CMS comparison: A review of the five best platforms

Range of functions, ease of use, and technical aspects: If you’re searching for the right content management system (CMS) for your website, many factors must be taken into consideration. Worlds lie between a small blog and a huge company website, but sometimes the same system is behind both. The market for open source solutions of the CMS variety is huge. Among the best known are WordPress, TYPO3, Joomla!, Drupal, and Contao – five systems with different strengths and weaknesses. [...]  

How to make money blogging: part one

So you want to turn your hobby into a profitable source of income? Many dream of being able to make money with their blog. This doesn’t just happen overnight: a lot of work and patience must be invested. You first need to acquire readers before you can even start to think about options like banner advertising and sponsored posts. What do you need to get a commercial blog up and running? And which traditional sources of income should you consider? [...]  

The best content marketing tools

Carrying out a content marketing strategy effectively from start to finish requires sustained, professional, and goal-orientated execution. Many marketers will despair in this huge mountain of challenges. From the research to the monitoring, many different people are involved, and countless tasks need to be divided, scheduled, and then completed. But not to fret – there are many handy content marketing tools out there that will help make your life that bit easier. [...]  

What is the ROPO effect?

E-commerce has been booming for years now, and nowadays, even everyday items like groceries are ordered online. A threat to brick-and-mortar locations? Not necessarily: the ROPO effect shows that local retailers also have the possibility to take advantage of the marketing power of the internet. This is due to the fact that many customers do their research online and the make their final purchase offline (‘research online—purchase offline’). This can only work if local merchants optimized their web presences. [...]