Data Analysis

Kibana tutorial

Kibana dashboard tutorial for beginners

If large amounts of data have to be indexed and structured, the license-free engine, Elasticsearch, is a popular solution. The Kibana web interface is often used to present the processed data in an appealing form. Together with Elasticsearch and Logstash, this forms the so-called ELK stack. In our Kibana tutorial, we explain step by step how to get the server application Kibana up and running and...

KPIs in online marketing

KPIs (key performance indicators) in online marketing

In the world of online business there are various performance indicators which are used to measure the success or failure of a business. In the e-commerce and publishing sector, analytical tools enable you to develop various optimisation measures based on KPI's as well as allowing you to get the most out of individual pages and campaigns. The tools can be used to uncover any weaknesses and show...

Demand generation

Demand generation – strategy for sustainable customer relationships

Demand generation and lead generation are two fundamentally different concepts, but are often used interchangeably. A prospective customer does not necessarily have to qualify as a lead in order to be valuable for economic gain. It could end up looking totally different, for example, when the customer or business partner enters into a long-term relationship with a company. Specialist know-how and...

Process mining

Process Mining

Process mining applications provide methods with which you can reconstruct and visualise processes using event data. The goal is to prepare implicit process knowledge in such a way that you make it available to employees and applications as explicit knowledge. Read how this works and what advantages and disadvantages are associated with it.

A comparison of data mining tools

Data mining tools for better data analysis

In the digital age, it’s normal for data from small and medium-sized companies to grow to unmanageable amounts. Data mining tools are used to extract desired information from data sets. These extract recurring patterns from the data and make them available to marketers and statisticians. We have compared the most important data mining software and show where their strengths and weaknesses lie.

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...

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 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...

Targeting

Targeting

Targeting is the magic word for online marketing. Advertising and online commerce are as global as the internet. In this vast content universe, you will find many potential customers. But widely spread marketing campaigns are expensive and often fail to make a direct impact on sales figures. As a regional service provider, you can achieve more by localiszing your advertisements and as a...

Overview of the Best Website Traffic Checkers

The best free website traffic checkers at a glance

A website traffic checker quickly gives you an overview of how many visitors your website attracts and how they get to your website. It is important to answer the following questions: How successful is your page? Is cooperation worthwhile? A website traffic check is particularly useful in the context of competition analysis. Here we introduce six free tools that allow you to evaluate traffic...

Log analysis: User statistics from the server log

Log analysis: What the web server log reveals about your visitors

How many pages are accessed by a single user when they’re visiting your website? And which links or search queries did they use to lead them to you? To answer such questions, well-known web analysis tools like Google Analytics seem to be the only option. But the web server’s automatically generated log file also provides a solid foundation for user information. The following guide discusses the...