The AIDA model: the formula for effective advertising?

What is the AIDA model?

The AIDA model has been around for more than one hundred years and illustrates the basic knowledge of advertising research. The schematic representation of the purchasing decision-making process is in four successive phases and is reduced to show the essential steps. Some see this model as too simplified and believe it doesn’t adequately depict modern, multi-layered communication processes. As a...

All about SocialBlade

SocialBlade: social media data on demand

Understanding social media means understanding numbers. While internal tools such as YouTube Analytics provide a lot of numbers, it is not always easy to understand them at first glance. The third-party provider SocialBlade has thus made it its business to prepare and present data from platforms such Instagram, Twitter and YouTube in a clear and concise manner.

The filter bubble: how it influences us

The age of the filter bubble – a small world in a large network

Shout out to diversity of opinions! But: how much do you really consider other people’s opinions? If you want to be informed as comprehensively and impartially as possible, it is important to think outside the box. In connection with the term 'filter bubble', the algorithms of Google, Facebook, and other online services have, however, been criticised for some time. The accusation: they create...

Google Home vs. Amazon Echo – A comparative study

The best smart speakers: Google Home vs Amazon Echo

Google Home vs. Amazon Echo – which smart speaker is best? Google Home is the first major competition in a field dominated by the Amazon Echo. But which one is a better smart speaker? Which of the two speakers answers your questions more reliably and accurately? Which one has the most extensive smart home features? We provide a comparison of the two smart speakers.

The best Google Analytics alternatives

The best Google Analytics alternatives

Website tracking is very important in online marketing to be able to see how users are interacting on your site. The first choice is normally the tracking tool offered by the search engine, Google. But for data protection reasons, more and more users are looking for alternatives to Google Analytics. There’s a great selection of web analytics tools – we will examine applications with similar...

Customer journey mapping: targeting the customer

Customer journey mapping: the company from the customer perspective

Use customer journey mapping in order keep track of your customer’s behaviour. 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 optimising the buying decision process.

Personas

Personas: How to get closer to your customer

Every company wants to work close to the customer, to focus on the user. However, many companies only use averages and statistics as a basis. This is not how to reach the individual buyer. Personas are different. They are based on real people and reflect the heterogeneity of the target group. What do you have to pay attention to?

What is Quora?

What is Quora? The question portal, explained.

The English version of Quora has already established itself as a major question-and-answer portal and has been growing its dynamic community since 2010. Quora is a knowledge portal where users can communicate respectfully with each other. Quora combines the best elements of the social media, question-and-answer site, and discussion communities.

COUNTIF in Excel

Practical functions in Excel: COUNTIF explained

What is COUNTIF? With Excel, Microsoft provides a helpful spreadsheet program. The application combines numerous functions – most of which many users are unaware of. It therefore makes all the more sense to learn more about it and use the program for more than just creating tables. The COUNTIF function helps you create statistics, for example. We explain clearly how to use COUNTIF correctly in...

Heat map analysis: usability check for you web project

Heat map analysis: how to visualise your visitors’ behaviour

By knowing the total number of unique visitors and purchases made on your website, you can quickly calculate the conversion rate for your online store. This figure, however, doesn’t reveal why a visitor made a certain purchase or deciding against buying a product. A heat map analysis, on the other hand, can shed some light on the matter and help you to increase the number of conversions.


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