"Every kind of online interaction—website visits, API calls to mobile apps, and others—is being attacked by bots. Whether it's fraud, scraping, spam, DDoS, espionage, shilling, or simply altering your SEO ranking, bots are wreaking havoc on websites as well as mobile and business applications.
But that’s not all: they’re also messing with your business intelligence (BI). They can skew audience metrics, customer journeys and even ad buys, making business decisions questionable and costly. According to Forrester, ad fraud alone was set to exceed $3.3 billion in 2018.
Not all bots are bad. In fact, your business depends on them. Search engine bots, for example, give your web presence visibility and authority online. Other good bots help you deliver better customer experiences—perhaps a chatbot provides instant customer assistance on your site. What’s important is enabling the good bots and blocking the bad ones."
Technology has provided its share of pros and cons for the financial services industry. On one hand, it has created a level of transparency between customers and their financial health, giving them access to their account information and enabling them to apply for loans, transfer funds, pay bills and withdraw funds with the click of a mouse or the push of a few buttons. On the other hand, it has changed consumers’ expectations regarding banking as a whole, expecting a level of service other online sites provide, such as immediate customer assistance and problem resolution.
Published By: SitePal
Published Date: Jul 02, 2007
Discover the benefits and potential pitfalls of using speaking avatars (virtual animated characters) for your small business websites. Learn the best practices to use to increase conversions with a talking character!
The Internet, years after its emergence, continues to be a challenge for most organizations. This paper examines the notion of eService and the need for it in large, global organizations in particular. It also provides guidelines for developing an effective eService plan, and concludes with a discussion of the most significant benefits of implementing such a plan.
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