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How to make money blogging: part two

Many bloggers aren’t too confident with the ins and outs of cooperating with advertising companies and allowing sponsored posts on their blogs. It’s normal to expect a little something back from all the time and effort you’ve invested in your blog. In part one you read about the basics of making money by blogging, but there are alternatives to advertisements and sponsored content, meaning you don’t have to question your integrity. [...]  

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. [...]  

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. [...]  

Amazon SEO: Simple means to higher sales

Those who want to sell online often can’t avoid going to Amazon with their own online shop. The sales platform is one of the most important e-commerce magnets in the world, which is why good placement in the Amazon search results is highly competitive. Like classic search engine optimization, Amazon SEO has developed into an important success strategy for this reason. If you understand the mechanics of the e-commerce search engine and utilize the correct means, you have a good chance of improving your ranking and making it easier for potential customers to discover your products. [...]  

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. [...]  

Sale contract agreement on the internet

Most people don’t spend much time reading into laws and paragraphs of legal jargon. But for online business it is extremely important to know your rights and obligations, both as a merchant and as a customer. Even for simple matters such as an online sale contract, there are some regulations which differ from physical retail. The law has laid out some important duties for online merchants that are intended to protect the customer – transparency and disclosure of information are a must in e-commerce. [...]  

How can I increase my Alexa rank?

The Amazon daughter company Alexa Inc. collects lots of data relating to how often and from where a website is visited, and then builds a ranking list from this data. But for many website operators, the Alexa rank is a bit of a mystery. How does the internet giant actually calculate the ranking, and what exactly does it signify? This digital guide offers the best tips and measures which can all help to improve your Alexa ranking. [...]  

Website relaunch – what to bear in mind

There’s a control phase in every website relaunch. In the first few days after the restructuring, you should monitor the site heavily. This gives website operators the chance to register negative effects, identify sources of error, and promptly start any countermeasures that are needed. [...]  

Competition analysis on the internet

If you only base your web project on your own marketing ideas, you run the risk of prioritizing the wrong issues or losing sight of important tasks. To adapt your own campaign in terms of search engine optimization and advertising, you need to carry out a selective competitor analysis. But which tools provide the best options? [...]  

Paperless office: the advantages of digital archiving

Digitized photo albums and music collections are nothing new; for years now, internet users have been able to manage their music and images online. This phenomenon allows us to share our snapshots with friends via social media platforms and listen to our favorite songs while on the go. The paperless office is the workplace equivalent, and although companies seem to be slow to go digital, the advantages are many. [...]