It takes more than having a range of good products in your online shop to participate in the online trade boom and secure yourself a large slice of the cake. The basic requirement and the first step to success in online trade is the fast and simple traceability of your products, both in the popular search method, “Googling it”, as well as via the internal search function provided by your shop.
The second step is obviously providing customers with sufficient information about the product to ensure that they can make a purchase decision with a feeling of confidence. This means that the relevant product information must be clearly structured and include detailed illustrations of the products being offered on your site as well as convincing product descriptions.Read more
Corporate Blog – For marketing experts, blogs have been the focal point of communication with their target groups for quite some time. In the meantime, a growing number of companies fall back on this method of communication. There is work involved in a blog but the effort is worthwhile. The website obtains new, unique content, that can also make potential customers aware of a company, for example through publicity in social networks, including Facebook or Twitter. Correctly used and with suitable topics, blogs can help companies present themselves in a better light. It makes a company look more authentic, sincere and transparent than an advertisement ever could.
The Google search engine algorithm, “Penguin 4.0” update, is due to be released this year. Gary Illyes, the Google Webmaster Trends Analyst, announced this at the beginning of October. Worldwide, Google Penguin was initially introduced in April 2012, and has been updated five times since. The last update, Penguin 3.0, was launched in October 2014.Read more
An overview of important Google updates
After the mobile update at the end of April, Google carried out its Phantom Update in May 2015. Many domains worldwide noticed that changes had been made to the algorithms; they suffered losses, and Google did not divulge any details. They only disclosed that the update was not connected to the mobile update. Small and medium sized pages were affected – usually editorial pages or advice pages. They had to tolerate a safety loss between 20 and 40 percent whereas brand pages as well as consulting or category references achieved an increase of up to 30 percent. The reason why some domains gained and others lost is open to speculation: insiders suspect that Google rewards pages that offer real added value and unique content.
In maths, an algorithm is – in simple words – a solution scheme. Search engines including Google & Co. also use algorithms. Users enter a question and obtain a result a few seconds later. To display useful and appropriate results, the search engine must work out a “solution” (result) for the “problem” (question); this is where algorithms come into use. How they establish the order and relevance of the results depends on the rating criteria set by the respective search engine operator.