Skype alternatives

The best alternatives to Skype: 13 free applications for video calls

 

For millions of people around the world, video chats and conferences are an essential part of daily life – for both work and leisure. When it comes to video telephony software and applications, Skype is one of the pack leaders. In fact, many people are unaware that there’s a...

 

Promote your website

Promoting your website: crash course for beginners

 

There are well over one billion websites worldwide. If you’re a newcomer and want to improve your online presence, you need a well-thought-out strategy and a lot of patience. But solid online marketing efforts can give a website the desired reach. From SEM, to display, to mobile:...

 

Social commerce

Social commerce – using social media to increase sales

 

Social commerce connects online stores with social media networks to improve sales. In this way, small and medium-sized businesses can expand their customer base and boost revenue. But in order to employ social commerce effectively and develop a long-term strategy, retailers must...

 

The best TeamViewer alternatives

Alternatives to TeamViewer

 

You don’t always have to use the market leader – this also applies to remote access. TeamViewer is still the most widely-used solution for remote management and online meetings, but there are numerous alternatives on the market which can be considered. We present some serious...

 

Collaboration tools: a comparison of the best solutions

Collaboration tools: the best apps for better productivity

 

The bigger your business, the more difficult it is to manage all the different teams and projects. It’s especially difficult if not all employees are located in the same place – this is when planning resources and communicating quickly becomes a gigantic task. Collaboration...

 

Perfect out of office message: Examples and templates

How to create the perfect out of office message

 

The out of office message is a crucial part of email communication in the workplace. If you don’t have access to your email, your contacts will want to know when you’ll be back and whether or not you’ll be represented by someone else in your absence. An out of office reply may be...

 

Remote desktop: Success of the application

Remote desktop: Application, troubleshooting, and alternatives

 

Remote desktop connections are indispensable for day-to-day business. More than anything, allowing remote control access from another computer saves time: Whether for support, online conferences, or home office — with remote desktop, you can easily and conveniently connect your...

 

Mobile commerce: a mall in the palm of your hand

Try as you might, there’s no getting away from mobile commerce. This platform has experienced continuous growth in the past few years, establishing itself as a vital area of online commerce. These days, traders can generate as much as one third of their revenue through purchases made on smartphones and tablets. Finding success in mobile e-commerce relies on two main things: creating a thoroughly...

Tag your website with RDFa according to Schema.org’s guidelines

Recommended by W3C as a standard for embedding metadata into HTML, HTML5, XHTML, and other XML dialects, this data format forms the foundation for the semantic web. The project Schema.org provides a standard vocabulary for the markup format. Find out more about its applications and limits and get a feel for tagging with RDFa.

Marking up your website with JSON-LD according to Schema.org

JSON LD gives the programmers the possibility of embedding meta data as script separately from web content. Separating HTML markup and semantic annotation helps ensure a more easily read source text and facilitates tagging meta data for dynamic web content. All of this makes JSON-LD a serious competitor of the data formats RDFa and Microdata.

WordPress newsletter plugins compared

E-mail marketing plays a decisive role for companies, while bloggers can also keep their readers up to date with a newsletter. But getting the e-mail newsletter into the inbox of customers and followers can be difficult: for this, you must integrate a registration form into your website. WordPress offers numerous tools for this purpose, including a multitude of WordPress newsletter plugins. Here...

Good customer service ensures long term success

Acquiring new customers is an important matter for every online store owner, but it can be time-consuming and expensive. So it makes sense to try to keep existing customers long term and encourage them to continue buying from your store. How can you make use of resources to help extend the customer lifecycle?

CMS without database: the simple solution for small web projects

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Do you know any content management systems without databases? These simple CMS systems are usually free, can be downloaded online, and can often be extended and adjusted to the user’s needs. Despite these advantages, are simple CMS platforms really a serious alternative to the classic CMS giants Drupal, Joomla and Typo3, which are linked to databases such as MySQL or MariaDB?

For when the going gets tough: the IT disaster recovery plan

For businesses, a reliable IT infrastructure is just as integral to day-to-day operations as competent management, productive employees, and reasonable working conditions. A server outage is able to paralyze an entire company. Adequate preparation can help prevent some of the most common errors from occurring; unforeseen risks, however, will always remain a factor. In order to be on top of your...

How to make your website mobile-friendly

The internet is becoming increasingly more mobile, which is proving challenging for website operators. There are still many websites which aren’t properly optimized for smartphones and tablets and can only be partly displayed. Since Google’s mobile update, these sites can expect significant visibility losses. Separate mobile websites, adaptive and responsive designs, and mobile plugins for content...

More productivity with IFTTT

The web service IFTTT lets users automate the processes of over 200 different web applications, services, and devices according to rules defined by users. The rules, also known as recipes, fall into one of two categories: 'if recipes' made of one component, and 'do recipes' composed of two. Many pre-packaged recipes can be found online, and can be easily tested, even by beginners. ...

Successful B2B e-mail marketing

Cost-effective and efficient, the classic newsletter is a fixed component of every marketing mix. In B2C settings, marketers swear by specific target group segmentation and countless tracking options. The opportunities of e-mail marketing are also apparent in the B2B field: with the help of traditional newsletters you can acquire new customers, keep existing customers, and put lead nurturing into...


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