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Alternatives to Google

Numerous companies and nonprofit organizations offer web search services beyond the Google algorithm. The competition is usually stuck with an outsider status but they also present interesting approaches and innovative business models that don’t necessarily rely on the advertising industry. The trend toward anonymous web searches is also starting to appeal to more and more users, meaning that website operators should take these alternatives to Google seriously. [...]  

Google Home vs. Amazon Echo – A comparative study

Google Home vs. Amazon Echo – which smart speaker is best? Google Home is the first major competition in a field dominated by the Amazon Echo. But which one is a better smart speaker? Which of the two speakers answers your questions more reliably and accurately? Which one has the most extensive smart home features? We provide a comparison of the two smart speakers. [...]  

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. [...]  

What is RankBrain?

Google is the search engine of choice for an overwhelming majority of internet users around the world. Around 3 billion user requests are answered each day by the market leader. This is partially thanks to a self-learning AI system known as RankBrain. Normally, Google lays low when it comes to revealing its search algorithms but this time the company has been quite open. We explain how RankBrain works. [...]  

What is conversion rate optimization?

Successful SEO measures help land you a spot in the top ranking positions of the search engine results pages (SERPS) and increase the influx of visitors to your site. But what happens when only a few visitors are actually buying your products or subscribing to your newsletters? Conversion rate optimization (CRO) analyzes websites and order processes and helps identify weak spots throughout the customer journey. [...]  

What is good web usability?

When building and designing a website, there are numerous points to consider: technical implementation, design, suitable content, and of course, the marketing aspects. All these aspects should have one goal: to optimize website usability. Websites need to be user-friendly in order to be ranked higher by Google and to contribute to the company’s success. If you bear this in mind when designing your website, you’re on your way to being successful in online business. [...]  

Google Analytics: improving your web project

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? [...]  

Google Translate Alternatives

These days dealing and engaging with foreign languages is easier, quicker, and more direct than ever. Whether you’re at work or on holiday, numerous language tools and smartphone apps can help with the translation of difficult words, sentences, and online texts. Google Translate and alternative translation websites offer comprehensive tools that easily enable us to understand other languages. Across the internet there are many free applications for a variety of contexts, and with the help of flexible language choice, suitable synonyms, helpful example sentences, and basic spell check, all succeed in making interacting with other languages that much easier. [...]  

Optimizing multilingual websites for search engines

If you want your website to gain ground on the international stage, it’s crucial to be able to offer your content in a range of languages. But it takes more than just a good translation to keep all the versions of your site at the top of the search engine results pages. Without adequate SEO measures, your multilingual websites can quickly fall short of the mark. [...]  

The best translation apps for Android and iOS

Finding the right translation app can be quite a challenge due to the ever-increasing choice available on the market. Which translator app is best when traveling abroad? We provide a detailed overview of the best translation apps for Android and iOS. [...]