Website optimisation: how to use web analytics

Which parts of my site are the most effective? How do my customers navigate from A to B? How do visitors find my site, and what makes them leave again? For all these questions and more, web analytics can provide the answers. Web analysis tools such as Google Analytics use sophisticated technology to track all actions on your website and allow you to draw insightful conclusions about your target [...]   

Google Analytics – no way out?

A long term and comprehensive user analysis, the most important tool for a successful website, can easily be carried out with the help of Google Analytics. But not everyone is satisfied with the market leader for web analysis. Those with data-protection related concerns are often particularly wary of kowtowing to the digital giant’s questionable terms and conditions. But just what alternatives are [...]   

Google Analytics: analysis for web success

Website operators pull out all the stops to try and guide visitors to their sites, through advertisements, links, or simply high-quality content. To measure the impact of different measures, Google Analytics tracks the behavior of site visitors and sums it up in detailed statistics. But how does Google do this and how can this be useful for your site?   

Marketing basics: data management platforms

A data management platform (DMP) stores and organises user data to use for marketing purposes. The supply-side platform and the demand-side platform use this information on the ad exchange to tailor ads in real time, allowing companies to reduce losses and ensuring ads reach their target market. Learn more about DMPs here.   

Big Data: definition and examples

When we shop online, book holidays, and search for gift ideas, we hardly give a second thought to the fact that each search entry leaves behind a trail of our identity. Busy web bots are never far behind and sweep up this information. The result of all of this is Big Data: massive volumes of data that is analysed and used for a variety of reasons. But is there reason to be wary of leaving behind [...]   

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 [...]   

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 [...]   

Buyer personas: get to know individual customers better

In online marketing today, one thing matters most: data, data, data. But what use is all this diverse information that you've been collecting and evaluating if you only use it to address a vague group of people? A better way is to identify the individuals behind the data and put the focus on them. Creating concrete buyer personas helps to ensure that your carefully planned-out marketing measures [...]   

Web Page tagging: gathering data through code

Those who use Google Analytics know how valuable the data is that this web service is able to deliver. In order to hold your own against the likes of your competition, monitoring your website visitors is an indispensable task. But which techniques make these data gathering tools so useful? We’ll introduce the concept of web page tagging and let you know how it works.