Answers to online survey related topics

28.11.2016

Answers to online survey related topics

What are online surveys? What benefits do they offer? When are they useful? Can you earn money with them? What resources do you need to conduct a survey on the Internet? Answers to these and other questions are given below.

Online surveys – Definition

Online surveys are polls that are conducted on the Internet. Their goal is to determine customer and user opinions. Online surveys are very cost-effective in contrast to telephone surveys and face-to-face interviews carried out in research institution centers or on the street. In addition, multimedia elements can be easily included in the survey.
However, opinion polls on the Internet are also controversial because surveys that can be accessed by everyone are seldom representative. This is because a portal generally has only one specific user group. For instance, users visiting a vintage car fan site will be less prone to agree with a “prohibition of emissions in motor vehicles.” The level of agreement would certainly be higher on a website that addresses urban gardening. Therefore, average public opinion regarding the “prohibition of emissions in motor vehicles” topic cannot be determined this way.

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Professional company profiles

23.11.2016

company profile

A company profile presents a business to the public and among other things helps attract new customers. Especially for unknown companies and brands it is a good opportunity to increase their reach and awareness about them.

How is a company profile created?

A profile is similar to a curriculum vitae or résumé. It introduces a person and characterizes them. A profile should make clear what kind of person is hidden behind it and what defines them. That also includes a person’s characteristics and important stations of their life. A company profile should be similarly arranged: it should provide an overview, list milestones, elaborate on important characteristics, and mention a few points that distinguish the company from others in the field. So beforehand an exact analysis is of great importance. All facts have to be compiled and noted. Of interest, for example, are the year of establishment, significant company activities, cooperation with other firms, or collaboration with well-known customers. The strategy a company pursues should also be mentioned. Possible area of specialization, any out of the ordinary equipment, and special nominations or awards should also be incorporated into the text. So that a potential customer can make reach out as easily as possible, a company representative and their contact information should always be listed. If there is more than one location, these of course should also be mentioned.

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Penguin 4.0: What the Google update accomplishes

16.11.2016

Penguin 4.0

When webpage operators hear the term “Penguin” they do not associate it with the cute, black-tailed creatures of the Antarctic. They link it to a Google update that has driven one or two webmasters to desperation by making their perfectly search engine optimized webpage suddenly disappear from the Google ranking. The webmasters had to put a lot of effort into winning back the former rank. But what exactly does Penguin do? And which changes does the version Penguin 4.0 bring? What we can reveal is that Penguin 4.0 will make it simpler to undo penalties by Google.

What is Penguin?

Penguin is the name of an update that combines various changes of the Google ranking algorithms. Penguin’s goal is to suppress so-called web spam in the search results. “Web spam” is a term used to describe webpages that use unauthorized methods to achieve a better ranking in Google. Webpages with a better ranking are supposed to provide the searcher with enhanced value. This is not the case with web spam. These pages are written for search engines and their goal is to produce a large number of clicks.
The first Penguin update was released in 2012. Its effect was immediately perceptible. Many top ranking pages suddenly disappeared from the ranking. In English speaking countries, 3.1 percent of all search queries were affected. In Germany three percent of the search queries were impacted, and in Poland as many as five percent.

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The new API Explorer

07.11.2016

Mobile Workforce

For the past eight years we have provided our customers with a service option that enables them to integrate our services via an API into their IT infrastructure and company workflows. Our customers can use the API for example to place new orders, or submit order data and get the results directly back into their system. This service is popular and is being increasingly used. We have now further optimized the API for our customers.

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Mobile Workforce – Transition through Technical Progress

25.10.2016

Mobile Workforce

Smartphone, iPad, Laptop – the rapid technical developments of the previous century have changed our lifestyle drastically. Mobile devices with their host of functions are also applicable to business objectives, and provide, the technological basis for modern labor according to the mobile workforce model.

Modern mobile devices with their overwhelming number of cross media functions like internet access, word processing, email, social media and applications (apps) allow users to perform a variety of operations at any time in any place. Communicating, getting informed, researching, developing concepts and taking part in discussions are no problem today with portable digital gadgets. The impressive technological innovations which transferred these tasks to handy formats, can also be applied to commercial, organizational and administrative purposes, and constitute the ideal basis for individually defined work. The use of a mobile workforce, which means one no longer bound to the corporate office space, represents a steadily increasing trend in today’s job market. Their share of the total personnel volume in Western Europe and the USA already amounts to over 50 and 70 percent respectively (IDC study).

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