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Step-by-Step Banner Design

Banner design: how to design your own banners

Advertising banners are an elementary component of online marketing. Well-designed advertisements invite the viewer to take advantage of your offer. Therefore, well-made graphics can generate attention, clicks, and ultimately sales. However, many things can go wrong when it comes to banner design. We explain to you in a step-by-step guide what constitutes good banner advertising and which mistakes...

Deleting a Google result and protecting personal data

Deleting personal data with Google

The internet never forgets – is it always true? In some cases, search engines are obliged to grant users permission to delete defamatory search results. If Google displays personal data that is outdated or of no interest to the public, users can request the search engine to delete links to that data from the results pages permanently. But what exactly is the ‘Right to be Forgotten’ act, and when...

Alternatives to Google

The most popular alternatives to Google

Numerous companies and nonprofit organizations offer web search services beyond the Google algorithm. The competition is usually stuck with an outsider status but they also present interesting approaches and innovative business models that don’t necessarily rely on the advertising industry. The trend toward anonymous web searches is also starting to appeal to more and more users, meaning that...

What is the ROPO effect?

Brick-and-mortar shopping vs. e-commerce: what’s the ROPO effect?

E-commerce has been booming for years now, and nowadays, even everyday items like groceries are ordered online. A threat to brick-and-mortar locations? Not necessarily: the ROPO effect shows that local retailers also have the possibility to take advantage of the marketing power of the internet. This is due to the fact that many customers do their research online and the make their final purchase...

How to submit your website to Google News

Google News: submitting and optimizing your website

Google News is the world's most popular news search engine. Submitting your website to Google News can immensely boost the success of your website. Registering for Google News is far from easy and requires careful optimization of your website while following Google News guidelines – but the effort really pays off. The 1&1 guide to Google News will show you how it works and how you can optimize...

The most important Google ranking factors

Google ranking factors

Google is accountable for over 80% of search engine searches in the USA, making it by far the most popular search engine. It’s therefore of the utmost importance for owners of commercial internet projects to have their website ranking as highly as possible in the search results. It’s definitely worth taking into consideration the many different factors that influence Google’s rankings.

How does mobile SEO work?

Mobile SEO: optimize your site for mobile devices

Many businesses invest a lot of time and money into search engine optimization: spending weeks working on keyword strategies, checking links, and working on the site’s technical framework. But then – nothing happens. This could be because mobile SEO has been neglected. It’s important to remember this vital step, since most searches now come through mobile devices, and Google expects website...

Blogging tips: SEO for blogs

Blogger tips: how to optimize your blog for the search engine

Without a doubt, high-quality, content-rich articles are the essence of a good blog. Due to the huge selection of blogs and high rate of competition, blog operators need to actively promote their web projects. Search engine optimization for blogs, in particular, is an often-underestimated means of increasing the reach of a blog and attracting readers from the target group.

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....

The Google evolution: Mobile search results

Google mobile search: the evolution of the Google search

In the modern world you don’t just have your smartphone on you at all times – you have Google as your daily companion as well. Through its broad range of services and applications for mobile devices the search engine market leader has taken a firm grip of the mobile phone industry with the help of its many partners. Google offers more than just a mere mobile search, the company provides personal...