E-Commerce

What are advertorials?

Advertorials – The king of native advertising

Native advertising is the new buzzword in marketing. But not everyone correctly understands how advertorials and other native advertising work. Advertorials should not be confused with flat advertisements: As an advertiser, you have to stick to certain game rules. An advertorial should not only fit in with its editorial environment, but also needs to lay all its cards on the table – Two words:...

Display advertising vs. real-time advertising (RTA)

Display advertising/display marketing vs. real-time advertising (RTA)

Banner ads and other forms of display marketing have been proven to be effective marketing strategies for products and services online. The new practice in this field is real-time advertising (RTA) and its real-time bidding (RTB) approach. This new strategy carries out an automated bidding war in milliseconds to decide which ad will be displayed. But how does it differ from traditional display...

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...

Multivariate testing –  usability tests for success

Multivariate testing: the complex process for optimizing the conversion rate

Conversions are highly contested, whether it’s regarding newsletter registrations, transactions, or how many clicks an advertisement receives. It is therefore important to critique your project daily and search for alternative ways to get visitors to carry out the desired action. Multivariate testing is one of the most complex ways to determine user behavior and it promises success when it comes...

Growth hacking: creative growth strategies

Growth hacking: how to grow your company with smart and affordable ideas

In order to get new products or services onto the market, it’s more important than ever before to carve out new, more creative paths to achieve this goal. While search engine optimization and social media marketing have since established themselves as indispensable components of any marketing mix, growth hacking is, for the most part, still in its infancy. This latter term refers to the principle...

AdWords – Advertising Guidelines at a Glance

The AdWords Advertising Guidelines at a Glance

Anyone who advertises with Google AdWords must follow certain guidelines. In addition to content, these guidelines define unauthorized practices as well as editorial and technical requirements. If an ad does not satisfy these requirements, it is automatically rejected by the system. This article provides an overview of what to look for when creating an advertising campaign.

The basics of trademark law

The main points on trademark law and brand protection

It makes sense for companies to protect their brand as early on as possible. This is how they safeguard themselves and their legal department from any troubles, and stop their competition from profiting from their good image and reputation. It’s also worthwhile for young online companies to do the same because the brand name doesn’t just carry prestige, but also security and money. Read on to...

Web Page tagging—a tried and true web analysis method

Web Page tagging: gathering data through code

Those who use Google Analytics know how valuable the data is that this web service is able to deliver. In order to hold your own against the likes of your competition, monitoring your website visitors is an indispensable task. But which techniques make these data gathering tools so useful? We’ll introduce the concept of web page tagging and let you know how it works.

CRM and its importance in e-commerce

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?

How do demand-side platforms work?

Online marketing basics: demand-side platform

These days, online advertising is a bidding war, played out in real time. In just a few seconds, complex algorithms decide which banner or advertising medium is to be displayed to your target audience. This being said, everybody wants to show their ads where customers will see them, making ad impressions highly sought-after commodities. They are thus subjected to a competitive bidding process. The...


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