E-Commerce

Ads.txt

Ads.txt: what’s the function of the file?

Ads.txt is meant to help fight a scam in programmatic buying: the scam of domain spoofing. The underlying concept is as simple as it is efficient: publishers are given more control over who can trade their ad space, and control this via a simple text file. We explain what this file is all about, how you can easily create an ads.txt file yourself, and how you can make sure that it’s working as...

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...

Click fraud: how to out fraudulent clicks

How to protect yourself from click fraud

Every year, click fraud costs the advertising industry billions. An increasing amount of advertising operators have to deal with the fact that their ads often don’t reach their intended targets due to artificially generated clicks through the likes of link farms or bot nets that seek to deplete advertising budgets. We take a closer look at the topic of click fraud and show you some counter...

ePrivacy Regulation: About the EU’s privacy policy

ePrivacy regulation is on the way! What do you have to expect?

The EU plans to significantly tighten data security online: With the ePrivacy regulation, the collection of personal data should only be allowed following explicit allowance. At this point, it’s not certain what exactly will be included in the ePrivacy regulation: We’ve consolidated for you here what we already know. As website operators, it makes sense to inform yourselves now as to which changes...

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...

Information overload – too much advertising?

Information overload in the era of mass media

Every day we are bombarded with adverts and messages loaded with all sorts of information. And there are those that argue that globalization has meant that the market has become saturated with products. Many consumers feel overwhelmed by the sheer amount of information. This so-called information overload means that consumers take in hardly any adverts anymore. Here you can find out exactly what...

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?

SEO add-ins for Excel - easily connecting data

SEO add-ins for Excel: optimizing and editing all in one

SEO data is the bedrock for any successful online marketing venture. The calculating power of Excel is a boon to data analysts when it comes to processing metrics and analysis data. But how can these large quantities of data gathered from SEO tools be directly processed in Excel? SEO plugins for Excel offer a very practical possibility here. We present the most useful extensions here.

Hyperlink | Definition and examples of use

What is a hyperlink?

Hyperlinks, links from one website to another, are one of the basic elements of the world wide web – the world’s most popular and widely used hypertext system. Hyperlinks are primarily used to navigate the net. But search engine providers use a network of cross-referencing links to determine who links to whom. Hyperlinks are interpreted as recommendations. If a trustworthy website links to another...

The AIDA model: the formula for effective advertising?

What is the AIDA model?

The AIDA model has been around for more than one hundred years and illustrates the basic knowledge of advertising research. The schematic representation of the purchasing decision-making process is in four successive phases and is reduced to show the essential steps. Some see this model as too simplified and believe it doesn’t adequately depict modern, multi-layered communication processes. As a...