E-Commerce

Native advertising: the right context

Marketing Basics: Native Advertising

Unlike traditional online advertisements, native ads are designed with both their target groups as well as the context in which they are to appear in mind. Native advertising is most commonly implemented within editorial contexts. Here, it’s important for ads to blend in with their natural surroundings as much as possible. And while this type of advertising needs to be labeled as such, it...

Website accessibility

Web accessibility: reach more people online

Accessible websites remove obstacles: People with disabilities, the elderly, mobile users, or young visitors have different needs and demands when surfing the net. Many website operators have already implemented changes to make their sites more accessible to everyone. It’s not just the user that benefits from accessible web design, however: companies will find their websites rank better in the...

Snapchat marketing for businesses

Snapchat in social media marketing: tips and examples for companies

Social media marketing through Snapchat is something that many companies find challenging. Using the platform for advertising is in many ways quite different compared to other social media campaigns; e.g. on Facebook or Twitter. Successfully implementing a Snapchat campaign requires a comprehensive understanding of the range of functions of the app and as well as its users. We provide some...

Canvas fingerprinting – online tracking without cookies

Canvas fingerprinting: the cookie successor

For decades now, cookies have been the principle tool used by web analysts to collect user data. These cookies are used to monitor the performance of websites or ads and to optimize pages for customers. But many users have since caught on to this questionable method of data collection and analysis, now deciding to block these investigative text snippets. But a new method of online tracking is on...

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...

Google AdWords alternatives

Google AdWords alternatives: the best platforms for effective SEA

In order to advertise in search engines, most businesses will use Google AdWords. There can be no denying that both SEA and SEO efforts are always geared towards the market leader Google. However, for a healthy marketing mix it also makes sense to look at some Google AdWords alternatives. The likes of Bing, Amazon, Facebook, and more, offer useful platforms for targeted and effective advertising....

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...