Mobile Commerce

Captcha | codes and images for spam protection

Captcha: codes, images and puzzles for spam protection

For years, the captcha has been a necessary evil for securing interactive web applications (e.g. online forms) against spam. The fully-automatic public Turing test distinguishes between computers and humans. The test exposes which automatic queries are performed by spam robots, which then minimises the administrative effort needed for interactive websites. We present the most common types of...

Amazon alternatives

The best alternatives to Amazon at a glance

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 UK, but it doesn’t come without criticism. Luckily, there are alternatives to Amazon for those that want to shop elsewhere.

Augmented Reality in e- commerce

Augmented Reality: how Pikachu helps e-commerce

Augmented reality is considered to be the marketing trend of the future. And it’s true that this new technology really does build a bridge between the tactile and virtual worlds, a fact that offers enormous opportunities for both businesses and marketers. This is due to the fact that augmented reality means expanding and changing one’s perception of reality, and this applies to the e-commerce...

Website app, responsive site or mobile site?

Responsive web design, app, or mobile website?

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...

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 scanner apps are the best? And what are the disadvantages of using these graphic codes?

How chatbots are revolutionizing online marketing

Chatbots in online marketing

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....

What is the ROPO effect?

Brick-and-mortar shopping vs. e-commerce: what’s the ROPO effect?

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...

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...

Second screen for online advertising

Second screen: when one just isn’t enough anymore

For many users, one screen is simply not enough. Dubbed by marketers as second screen, this phenomenon describes the new usage patterns of the smartphone generation. What’s meant here is the simultaneous usage of multiple devices. Both television broadcasters as well as advertisers seek to use this channel to their advantage as a means of winning over potential customers. Find out how the wall...

What is Google AdWords?

What is Google Ads?

Google Ads is the most popular advertising platform for search engine displays. It also offers a portal to advertising space on various third-party sites through the Google Display Network. But how does Google Ads actually work? How much does Google Ads cost? And how can Google Ads help you?


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