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The most important Google updates at a glance

From Panda to Penguin: the main Google updates at a glance

It took less than two decades for Google to rise to power. The search engine giant determines what can be found online and decides whether web projects are successful or not. If you want to appear at the top of the search results, you have to abide by Google’s guidelines – even those that are regularly changed and continually tweaked through algorithm updates. Here are the main Google updates of...

Magento: an introduction to the open source software

What is Magento

Many contemporary content management systems such as WordPress and TYPO3 can be used to design and program web stores with the help of plugins. But depending on the CMS, plugins can be pretty inconvenient to manage, making them a poor choice for larger projects. Some content management systems like Magento, however, are specially tailored for e-commerce, and therefore present a considerably more...

PrestaShop – the modular system for e-commerce

PrestaShop: the shop platform with HQ in Europe and Miami

The search for the perfect software to meet your requirements of design and functionality for e-commerce can be a long and tedious affair. Some platforms just don’t quite give you the design you’re after, while others might look great but lack important shop functions like flexible payment methods, legal certainty, or optimization for mobile devices. PrestaShop was developed especially for...

What is a thumbnail?

Thumbnails – little pictures, lots of power

Thumbnails can be found everywhere online. These small images help users to get a preview of web content such as photos or videos, and to select what might interest them. Thumbnails can be seen as teaser, formatted as compressed images. Website operators use the thumbnail images to attract attention and gain clicks. But what exactly are thumbnails? And when are they used?

Etsy alternatives

Etsy alternatives: where to shop for handmade pieces

Looking for an alternative to Etsy? The online marketplace is one of the most important places to sell for many artists, makers, and arts and crafts supplies. Whether Etsy is too expensive or too complicated for you, or you simply want to look for another selling portal: We’ll show you the best Etsy alternatives.

Click and Collect

What is Click & Collect and how do you get started with it?

Ordering food or goods online has become a habit for many. The advantages are obvious: products are rarely out of stock and delivered right to one’s doorstep, making this a very convenient way to shop. However, Click & Collect provides an alternative to traditional home delivery, allowing customers to pick up the goods they ordered online. In this article, we’ll discuss its advantages and how you...

Selling crafts online

Selling crafts online: Make money with your hobby

Whether you make unique arts and crafts, jewelry or sew your own clothes – it’s easy to share your products with the world. There are several simple and affordable options for selling your crafts online. Keep reading to find out more about selling on online marketplaces, setting up your own website, and using social media to your advantage.

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...

Crisis marketing

Crisis marketing to the rescue!

Economic crises pose a threat to the existence of many businesses. Irrespective of whether they’re caused by external or company-internal events: don’t freeze your advertising budgets! Instead, go into the offensive. During hard times, company owners should try to reach out to existing clients and customers, develop trust, and motivate them to keep shopping. Crisis marketing necessitates a...

The biggest online marketplaces that you should know

Selling online: the top English-speaking online marketplaces

You want to sell online – but where? If you don’t want to be entirely responsible for your own online shop, then you should offer your products on e-commerce platforms. Aside from the giants Amazon and eBay, there are other interesting online marketplaces that are worth checking out. In this guide, we present some options and show you each of their benefits and drawbacks. In addition to their...


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