E-Commerce

E-books part one: how to create an e-book

The interest in e-books has largely increased in previous years, and modern reading devices with energy-saving ‘e-ink’ display technology have now made the once niche product a mainstream contender. In our multi-part series, we give you tips on creating your own e-book. Welcome to part one: things to consider regarding planning, structure, and publishing.

A/B testing for website optimization

Teaser Your product range is complete, the technical implementation is finished, and with the help of web designers and graphic designers, you have created the perfect visual concept for your online store. But what happens if clicks and conversions fail to materialize? Sometimes it’s down to a small aspect like a color, a button, or how single elements are arranged: any of these can dissuade...

Content delivery networks from a SEO point of view

Content delivery networks (CDNs) provide website owners with a global web of servers. Depending on from where a user accesses a website, the closest server will respond and deliver the site’s static content as fast as possible. Although the user will not notice any of this, they undoubtedly benefit from the shorter loading times and optimal availability. Given that loading time and performance are...

Successful content planning

To be able to implement all your content marketing goals, you’ll need a well-structured and thought-out editorial plan. By carrying out proper strategic considerations in advance – including topic research and resource planning – you can be sure to create a solid content plan that gives all your editors a clear view of the tasks ahead. By doing so, you can give more weight to your content...

How to use recommendation systems in e-commerce

Admittedly, automated systems also make mistakes, but overall, it’s quite impressive that online stores can suggest products that users like. By streaming movies and series, the respective platforms are able to 'learn' the users’ tastes and then generate playlists automatically. This isn’t a coincidence, but rather the ability of modern recommendation systems.

8 steps for a successful content strategy

There’s more to expanding your online business than just increasing sales. Using content marketing, a business can inform, entertain, and reach out to potential customers in order to win their trust. It’s therefore important to create strong content with valuable information, tailored specifically for your target group. But this kind of content doesn’t just appear overnight. If you want long-term...

Successful content promotion

A content marketing strategy doesn’t just appear, but is rather the result of an intense analysis of goals, strengths, and content. Implementing the strategy requires a lot of personnel as well as finances. You design the content, write blog posts, produce videos, and put together whitepaper and e-books. After all this, you still aren’t finished. Nothing will happen if you don’t start promoting...

Guerilla marketing | Advertising with a viral effect

In this era of Facebook, Twitter, etc. it’s more important than ever for businesses to attract consumers’ attention. But in such a barrage of multimedia ads, how do you succeed in getting noticed? Through the use of remarkable advertising techniques, so-called guerilla marketing offers the opportunity to reach millions of social media users worldwide. Welcome to guerilla marketing 2.0 – where...

Alchemy CMS: the CMS based on Ruby

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While most content management systems are based on the PHP scripting language, Alchemy CMS uses a less common but more dynamic programming language: Ruby. There are also countless add-ons available from Ruby on Rails that can help to extend your web framework to create complex projects like company websites or online shops. Find out what makes this intuitive CMS a good bet for beginners.

What is neuromarketing?

‘I think therefore I am’ – René Descartes’ iconic saying, it seems, may only be half true. If you choose to believe neuroscientists like António Damásio and Joseph E. LeDoux, then cognitive and emotional processes play a part in every rational decision. Even clicking the purchase button in an online shop is a decision that has been unconsciously influenced by emotional information. Or at least...