E-Commerce

Breadcrumb navigation: Explanations and Examples

Breadcrumb navigation helps visitors on your site to better navigate its structure, using selected filters or parent categories. It makes it easier for users to go back one or more steps. In this article, we explain what breadcrumb navigation is, why it is important for a good user experience, and how to implement breadcrumbs ideally in your website.   

Intelligent search: using the search function

For many customers, the search bar is the first port of call when visiting an online shop. It is the most important tool for research and shopping online; something which most e-commerce retailers have been aware of now for quite some time. But a search bar is often not enough. Many retailers choose to use very basic standard solutions, despite the fact that an intelligent search with features [...]   

Predictive analytics | Definition and examples

What is predictive analytics? The subsection of big data analysis has similarities to data mining. But what exactly is the difference and how does predictive analysis actually work? We provide the answers on this method of data analysis, show you what it is used for, and what tools there are for using the technique of predictive analytics.   

Snapchat marketing for businesses

Social media marketing through Snapchat is something that many companies find challenging. Using the platform for advertising is in many ways quite different compared to other social media campaigns; e.g. on Facebook or Twitter. Successfully implementing a Snapchat campaign requires a comprehensive understanding of the range of functions of the app and as well as its users. We provide some [...]   

How does affiliate marketing work?

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 [...]   

How to use prototypes in online marketing

Good ideas are a dime a dozen in the start-up scene. Only a few of these are actually realized as many founders fail and lose the money they invested. So why not test before you invest to see whether an idea has a potential future? Prototyping in online marketing is a valuable technique for analyzing a business idea’s market potential in advance, and therefore testing the project’s perspective [...]   

Cease-and-desist letters in e-commerce

Legal disputes don’t necessarily have to be settled in court. In many cases, copyright law-related issues can be resolved outside of court using a cease-and-desist letter. In this guide, we provide an overview of what you should include in an official warning as well as a guide to responding to legal warnings.   

What are advertorials?

Native advertising is the new buzzword in marketing. But not everyone correctly understands how advertorials and other native advertising work. Advertorials should not be confused with flat advertisements: As an advertiser, you have to stick to certain game rules. An advertorial should not only fit in with its editorial environment, but also needs to lay all its cards on the table – Two words: [...]   

Captcha | codes and images for spam protection

For years, the captcha has been a necessary evil for securing interactive web applications (e.g. online forms) against spam. The fully-automatic public Turing test distinguishes between computers and humans. The test exposes which automatic queries are performed by spam robots, which then minimizes the administrative effort needed for interactive websites. We present the most common types of [...]   

Customer journey: the basics of touch point analyses

Marketing experts know that individually placed advertisements rarely get customers to carry out desired actions. In order to become a paying customer, consumers need to encounter the product, brand, or company their being advertised to at different locations and at different times. Such touch points are compiled and evaluated from customer journey data. We’ll explain how.