Amazon’s market power is huge and puts other mail-order companies worldwide under a lot of pressure. The all-rounder is particularly successful when it comes to electronics, toys, and fashion. It might be the most popular online store in the US, but it doesn’t come without criticism. Luckily, there are alternatives to Amazon for those that want to shop elsewhere.The best alternatives to Amazon at a glance
To have a successful web presence, it’s now crucial to be able to reach out to as many users as possible by making your site available on a variety of platforms. This means mobile websites and responsive design are becoming ever-more essential tools for website operators. But with web apps and native apps adding two further possibilities to the mix, deciding which option works best for you can be...Responsive web design, app, or mobile website?
Mobile advertising, Facebook marketing, and marketing automation: marketers are making their way even closer to the user, trying to understand them so they can show them advertisements tailored to their needs and reach them over the most appropriate channel. Only a few have actually been successful on one level of online communication: private Facebook and WhatsApp chat. This should soon change....Chatbots in online marketing
If you want to upload an app to the Google Play Store and are close to achieving that goal – your Android application is ready in the release version, and now set to find its way onto as many mobile devices as possible – there are still a few small steps left. Submitting an app to Google’s official app store may take some time. Among other things, you will also need to create accounts with various...Create your own app – Part 5.1: Upload an android app to Google Play
When Apple released the first iPhone in 2007, the iPhone Dev Team group published the first jailbreak for the phone’s operating system iOS in the same year. Through the years, similar workarounds have been released for various follow-up models and other Apple devices to access the blocked administrator rights. What exactly does this involve? What are the advantages and disadvantages of an iPhone...Jailbreak: What is involved in advanced user access to iOS devices?
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...Brick-and-mortar shopping vs. e-commerce: what’s the ROPO effect?
In May 2016, Google launched the next big change to the appearance of its search engine results pages with Rich Cards. Given that more than half of searches on the world’s most popular search engine come from mobile devices today, it’s hardly surprising that the latest results format update is designed specifically for smartphones and tablets. So what do Rich Cards entail? And how can web...Rich Cards: the new Google results format
Use customer journey mapping in order keep track of your customer’s behavior. Only those who qualitatively evaluate customer experiences’ on central contact points, so-called touchpoints, are able to sustainably improve the interaction with their target groups. In just six steps, we’ll show you how to create a customer journey map for optimizing the buying decision process.Customer journey mapping: the company from the customer perspective
Website usability tests are a common method of optimizing your web project. A/B testing is especially popular and this method consists of comparing two variants of a page with each other. However, actually implementing and analyzing one of these tests isn’t easy, even with powerful tools. Statistic problems and poor decisions quickly lead to you defeating the purpose of the optimization.Statistic problems and other obstacles with A/B testing
Most beginnings get off to a tricky start – this might sound clichéd, but it is definitely true when taking the first steps in online marketing. If you’re searching for an SEO manual or the master plan for a suitable online marketing mix, you might be left disappointed. Each company has to find its own mix of campaigns and channels that works for them. If you know the most important online...Online marketing basics: what you should know