Save Us from Free Speech, Public Hangouts and File Sharing: Internet Censorship Across the Globe

Save Us from Free Speech, Public Hangouts and File Sharing: Internet Censorship Across the Globe

How much a country censors the Internet tells how “free” that country actually is. Internet censorship is a more current and serious issue than one might believe. With social media becoming a powerful tool to raise voices of political dissatisfaction, Internet censorship proportionately rises.

As international SEO experts we’re concerned about restrictions on the web which prevent users from reaching their targeted search. Blocking websites and social media platforms isn’t only “bad for business”. It’s a violation of internationally established human rights such as free speech and freedom of information. This blog post will help you understand how Internet censorship works and […] Read more

What Are McDonald’s Jobs Sub-page Titles Saying: A Career or Just a Job?

What Are McDonald’s Jobs Sub-page Titles Saying: A Career or Just a Job?

Our grandmother used to say: “Go to school and study, so you won’t end up working at McDonald’s.” Working behind the McDonald’s counter has always had a negative connotation. But when the financial crisis broke out our grandmother’s changed her tune to: “As long as you have a job, even if it’s at McDonald’s.”

Language is the most powerful tool when communicating a message. At GFluence we’re interested in different cultural habits and matching them with consumer analysis. By analyzing the McDonald’s jobs sub-page titles across countries, we can tell where baking burgers counts as a real profession or […] Read more

Who Tops The Big 15 Ecommerce Markets in 2017 – China or US?

Who Tops The Big 15 Ecommerce Markets in 2017 – China or US?

2017 is in full swing and so is ecommerce business. Based on research from emarketer.com forecasting  ecommerce sales up till 2019, we’ve prepared an overview of the top 15 ecommerce markets in 2017. This way you can still properly re-valuate your annual marketing strategy. In 2016 global ecommerce sales reached more than $22 trillion. This is a 6% yearly increase with sales estimating to reach $27 trillion in 2020.

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It Matters How and to Whom You Call to – CTA Buttons Language Comparison

It Matters How and to Whom You Call to – CTA Buttons Language Comparison

Many articles have been written about the psychology behind Call to Action (CTA) buttons. Current research included everything from color analysis to the style of language comparisons of CTA buttons. However, fewer content is devoted to a direct language comparison across different nations and cultures.

At GFluence we are interested in international campaigns gone bad or at those which “hit the spot“. Through an in depth analysis of cultural factors influencing the success of global marketing strategies we love to show you what International SEO is really about. We took a detailed look at one Amazon and […] Read more

Baking a Cake or Mending a Heartbreak – What Do People Associate Chocolate with

Baking a Cake or Mending a Heartbreak – What Do People Associate Chocolate with

If chocolate is the king of comfort foods and an essential first aid for all types of heartbreak, then one might consider the Swiss extremely depressed with Germans following right behind. As SEO experts we take extra care when interpreting data and though Switzerland ranks as the world’s biggest chocolate consumer, more insight is needed to properly understand the phenomenon.

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Where Do People Find Love? A Global Overview of Dating Apps

Where Do People Find Love? A Global Overview of Dating Apps

“I don’t need much. Just someone, whom I can talk to, take a trip together and who has a similar sense of humor.” Sounds familiar? It’s almost a proverb among single people, where the same question has been asked for centuries: “Where does one go to meet new people?” The answer to this question has changed throughout time and if ladies in Victorian times swore by dinner invitations and society balls, today’s unattached men and women needn’t go further than the screen of their phone or desktop.

In collaboration with App Annie analytics BBC News has conducted […] Read more