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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...

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 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...

The best 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...

E-commerce platforms: a software comparison

E-commerce platforms: online store software comparison

Choosing the right e-commerce platform for your online store can be a complicated task: the sheer quantity of options alone make finding the perfect solution sometimes seem like an insurmountable task. First and foremost, the business situation and personal preferences are the main factors that determine which e-commerce platforms are right for you. We’ve laid out which options are available and...

How to use recommendation systems in e-commerce

Recommendation systems in e-commerce

Admittedly, automated systems also make mistakes, but overall, it’s quite impressive that online stores can suggest products that users like. By streaming movies and series, the respective platforms are able to 'learn' the users’ tastes and then generate playlists automatically. This isn’t a coincidence, but rather the ability of modern recommendation systems.

CMS comparison

CMS comparison 2021: The 5 most popular open source systems

Range of functions, ease of use, and technical aspects: If you’re searching for the right content management system (CMS) for your website, many factors must be taken into consideration. Worlds lie between a small blog and a huge company website, but sometimes the same system is behind both. The market for open source solutions of the CMS variety is huge. Among the best known are WordPress, TYPO3,...


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