What do EU cookie laws mean for you?

EU cookie laws and how they affect your business

 

Cookies can be helpful business tools, but they often toe the data protection line dangerously. As a result of this tendency towards uncertainty, the EU has introduced a new cookie policy to protect its users. The new policy makes opt-in procedures compulsory, because the user...

 

What is a QR code?

What is a QR code?

 

What do stamps, tickets, and posters have in common in the 21st century? More than you might think: Many companies now use QR codes on printed items for a variety of purposes. They can be used to quickly read data and execute commands. How does a QR code work? Which QR code...

 

The best Facebook alternatives

What are the best alternatives to Facebook?

 

We once used phone calls and text messages to carry out all our communication, but now our private conversations are largely digitalised and carried out almost entirely online. We write to each other via messenger apps and share photos, thoughts, and feelings on social networks....

 

The best TeamViewer alternatives

Alternatives to TeamViewer

 

You don’t always have to use the market leader – this also applies to remote access. TeamViewer is still the most widely-used solution for remote management and online meetings, but there are numerous alternatives on the market which can be considered. We present some serious...

 

Best Video editing programs

The 7 best video editing programs of 2020: beginner, advanced, and professional

 

Professionals use video editing software to create amazing films. However, video editing is not just for professionals. The best video editing programs of 2020 manage a balancing act between suitability for amateurs and professionals. With the right video editing software, you...

 

How to identify phishing e-mails and protect your data

Identifying phishing e-mails: the telltale signs at a glance

 

Scammers send out dubious e-mails attempting to obtain sensitive data from internet users every day. This is known as phishing and isn’t just annoying; fraudulent e-mails cost millions each year as internet users fall victim to them. We reveal how to identify phishing e-mails and...

 

Perfect out of office message: Examples and templates

How to create the perfect out of office message

 

The out of office message is a crucial part of email communication in the workplace. If you don’t have access to your email, your contacts will want to know when you’ll be back and whether or not you’ll be represented by someone else in your absence. An out of office reply may be...

 

Instagram for business, part 1: What is Instagram?

A picture paints a thousand words – this may sound like a cliché, but in a marketing context, it’s become an accurate assessment. Images and videos are becoming more and more important when it comes to communicating with potential customers; the visual image of a brand is almost as important as the content offered. And this is where Instagram comes into play. Almost all major brands are aware of...

Manage simple system processes with htop

Process managers can give experienced computer users and administrators an accurate overview of which programs and services are taking up the system’s capacity. Classic command-line tools are confusing, and can only be controlled with complicated commands. For Unix-like systems, such as Ubuntu, the task manager htop, with its text interface, is a first-class alternative. It can help inexperienced...

iptables tutorial: how to configure the filter tables of Linux kernels

Since the first version, Linux kernel has been implementing packet filter modules, with which filter tables can be created. However, additional programs such as iptables are required to configure the rule set. In our tutorial, we present the free software for the Linux kernel 2.4 and 2.6 and give you a little insight into how it all works.

Personalised newsletters: get closer to your customers

Whether they’re used in the e-commerce or publishing field: newsletters and e-mails offer an excellent way to get in touch with customers and strengthen the bond with them by providing interesting and valuable content. You won’t get very far with mass e-mails and standard newsletters, because the recipient will quickly filter out anything that doesn’t immediately catch their attention. So the...

Customer journey: turning viewers into paying customers

Marketing experts know that individually placed advertisements rarely get customers to carry out desired actions. In order to become a paying customer, consumers need to encounter the product, brand, or company they’re being advertised to at different locations and at different times. Such touch points are compiled and evaluated from customer journey data. We’ll explain how.

Cohort analyses – a quick insight into user behaviour

Tools like Google Analytics provide store and website operators with extensive data about customers and visitors. Performing an analysis of this information is crucial if you want to accelerate the success of your web project. Examining the database isn’t as easy as it sounds. Cohort analyses are becoming more and more frequent in online marketing to help companies define user behaviour and...

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 optimise 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...

The AdWords Advertising Guidelines at a Glance

Anyone who advertises with Google AdWords must follow certain guidelines. In addition to content, these guidelines define unauthorised practices as well as editorial and technical requirements. If an ad does not satisfy these requirements, it is automatically rejected by the system. This article provides an overview of what to look for when creating an advertising campaign.

SEO basics: link building—the right external links

Despite the radical change Google Penguin brought to the function of search engines, a website’s link structure still remains an important component of search engine optimisation. Gone are the days where websites were able to increase their ranking through the dubious practices of link farming and using expired domains. Nowadays, organic link building is the best method for improving a site’s...

Display advertising/display marketing vs. real-time advertising (RTA)

Banner ads and other forms of display marketing have been proven to be effective marketing strategies for products and services online. The new practice in this field is real-time advertising (RTA) and its real-time bidding (RTB) approach. This new strategy carries out an automated bidding war in milliseconds to decide which advert will be displayed. But how does it differ from traditional display...


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