Corporate identity, crossmedia and workflow, resilience and synergy – the language of the modern world teems with Anglicisms, buzzwords and special terms whose meaning is not immediately clear to everyone. Online lexica and online glossaries can provide relief where internet surfers or media users are in danger of getting lost in the jungle of foreign words and digital tech jargon.
Online lexica and glossaries simply and concisely explain a subject’s complicated terms and in this way make the issue being discussed understandable for a wider audience. Online lexica, as a separate electronic database, provide the user systematically organized, general or specialized information that is as comprehensive as possible. On the other hand, online glossaries are attachments (so-called addendums) to a blog or website, that further define the central technical terms used in the article by providing synonyms, translations or explanatory sentences.
Today’s printed or digital glossaries consist of lists of terms and their explanations, usually arranged in alphabetical order. Their origin goes back to antiquity where it was common to use marginal notes (so-called glosses) to facilitate the reading of written works. The most well-known online lexicon, available in various language versions, is offered by the free-licensed encyclopedia Wikipedia, which is compiled by many co-authors.
On the Internet, duplicate content is a problem that arises in many different forms. Web users are often faced with identical content when doing online research. Search engines react to identical content with negative rankings, and website operators are frustrated when Google & Co. suddenly stop listing their offers in the search results.
Duplicate content describes a many-faceted phenomenon that occurs on the Internet when identical or similar content appears on various websites. It can involve similar texts or text modules within the same domain (so-called internal duplicate content) or on various web domains (external duplicate content.) The duplicate content can soon become a make-or-break for the successful operation of websites. Similar texts give Internet users the impression that their online research has been pointlessly misrouted and at the same time, deliberate or non-deliberate duplicate content can have a negative influence on ranking given by relevant search engines.Read more
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