Banner blindness: explanation and impact

What effect does banner blindness have on online marketing?

Advertising banners, pop-ups, and similar ad formats are not popular within the internet community. The user consciously as well as unconsciously ignores this kind of advertisement while surfing the web with more and more internet-savviness, as well as being increasingly wary of untrustworthy fake dialog boxes. This phenomenon is known as 'banner blindness', which was identified by Benway and Lane...

Personal branding: make yourself a brand

Personal branding: how to market yourself online

The principle of self-marketing is best known as a tool used by celebrities. But while almost all of us post regular photos and updates on social networks, only some are using these tools to create an image for themselves as a means of helping their career. This process is known as personal branding. But how do you set about building a brand for yourself? Our introduction to personal branding will...

How to use prototypes in online marketing

Prototyping 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...

Online surveys: getting feedback the easy way

Getting customer feedback with online surveys

Surveys present a common method for regularly inspecting the satisfaction of your customers, receiving feedback, or obtaining general input and opinions to different topics. Online surveys are becoming more and more popular and can be flexibly implemented. But what should you look out for when you create an online survey?

How does real-time advertising work?

The main participants in real-time advertising

Many businesses see banner advertising as one of the least appealing and innovative forms of online advertising, but display advertising has continued to develop in recent years. Thanks to real-time advertising and real-time bidding, a new audience can be reached, which advertisers should take advantage of. All it takes is a few milliseconds for lots of components to come together and display...

What is mobile advertising?

Marketing to go: mobile advertising

To reach potential customers, any time or place: that’s the vision of all the advertisers who want to get on board with the mobile generation. These days, most of us have our smartphones on us all the time, and savvy marketers can take advantage of this fact to zero in on their target audience and increase the success rate of their adverts. But for every advantage mobile advertising presents,...

What is good web usability?

Web usability: How user-friendly is your site?

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...

Creating a PayPal account

PayPal accounts – the advantages of the digital payment service

The payment methods offered by an online shop say a lot about its legitimacy, and can be decisive for many internet shoppers. Alongside debit card, credit card, and bank transfer payments, e-commerce has seen the rise of another online payment method in recent years: PayPal. But what is PayPal? Why is it so popular? And how does PayPal work exactly? We’ll take you through the basics for setting up...

Ad exchanges: what you need to know

Advertise online with ad exchanges

The advertisements you see online aren’t just chosen at random. Many extensive processes and procedures have gone into even the simplest of banner advertisements. The user doesn’t notice any of this thanks to real-time advertising, which takes a few milliseconds to decide which company can have their advertisement on the website. Ad exchanges are the central contact for advertisers and website...

How does a supply-side platform work?

Online marketing basics: what is a supply-side platform (SSP)?

Real-time advertising plays a central role in the world of display marketing. This process gives website operators or publishers looking to sell their free ad space the chance to trade advertising inventory in a fully automated bidding process. The goal of this is to sell the inventory to the highest bidder for maximum profit. The supply-side platform thus represents an important interface between...


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