Skype alternatives

The best alternatives to Skype: 13 free applications for video calls

 

For millions of people around the world, video chats and conferences are an essential part of daily life – for both work and leisure. When it comes to video telephony software and applications, Skype is by far the leader of the pack. In fact, many people are unaware that there’s...

 

Promote your website

Promoting your website: crash course for beginners

 

There are well over one billion websites worldwide. If you’re a newcomer and want to improve your online presence, you need a well-thought-out strategy and a lot of patience. But solid online marketing efforts can give a website the desired reach. From SEM, to display, to mobile:...

 

Social commerce

Social commerce – using social media to increase sales

 

Social commerce connects online shops with social media networks to improve sales. It allows small and medium-sized businesses to expand their customer base and boost revenue. To capitalise on the huge potential of social commerce, retailers need to understand how to use it...

 

Best Video editing programs

The 7 best video editing programs of 2020: beginner, advanced, and professional

 

Professionals use video editing software to create amazing films. However, video editing is not just for professionals. The best video editing programs of 2020 manage a balancing act between suitability for amateurs and professionals. With the right video editing software, you...

 

SEO plugins for your browser

The most important SEO plugins for your browser

Before a website can be fully optimised for search engines, website operators must first see which areas have room for improvement. Analysis and evaluation of link profiles, meta tags, PageRank and many other factors is part of everyday life for SEO specialists. With the help of a variety of SEO tools, you can save yourself a lot of time and stress in SEO. Many of the best tools come as practical...

Google SEO tools

The most important Google SEO Tools at a glance

If you want to draw lots of visitors to your website, you first have to understand their online behavior. Ask questions such as: who are they? Where are they from? What are they searching for? And will they find the answer on my site? By using different Google SEO tools you can analyse these parameters and adjust your website accordingly.

Video conferencing

Video conferencing: How to make virtual meetings a success

Flexible working models are hard to imagine without video conferencing. Employees from different locations can meet easily for personal exchanges on a digital platform. But which software is recommended for optimal video conferencing? How can you make video conferencing more effective? We have compiled the most important tips.

What is search engine advertising (SEA)?

What is SEA? The basics of search engine advertising

With search engine advertising (SEA), you can embed links to your website in the exact place that internet users search for products and services like yours. How does SEA work? And how much does it cost to advertise with a search engine? Discover everything you need to know about SEA, including the Google AdWords’ bidding process, and to what extent SEA can help you achieve your business goals.

Google Lighthouse

What is Google Lighthouse?

Progressive web apps are becoming increasingly popular with users, as they don't have to be installed on a computer. With Google Lighthouse, providers now have tools to measure, analyse, and optimise the performance of these web apps. Lighthouse delivers key information in an easy-to-understand manner and also recommends actionable measures to the website provider.

Selling on facebook

Selling on Facebook

Facebook is a social network with huge potential for retailers. It combines lots of different functions on a single platform. Whether you’re networking, sharing content, or trying to sell on Marketplace, Facebook lets you do it all. There isn’t just one way to sell products on Facebook – there are different methods to suit different businesses. Thanks to intuitive F-commerce features, it’s easy to...

Skype alternatives

The best alternatives to Skype: 13 free applications for video calls

For millions of people around the world, video chats and conferences are an essential part of daily life – for both work and leisure. When it comes to video telephony software and applications, Skype is by far the leader of the pack. In fact, many people are unaware that there’s a considerable number of good alternatives to Skype on the market, which are also available free of charge. Some of...

eBay alternatives

eBay alternatives 2020 for bargain hunters

Almost everyone knows the online auction marketplace eBay. High commissions and negative experiences have led some users to try out alternatives. There are sustainable online marketplaces with fair business models and platforms where you can buy and sell safely. We present the best eBay alternatives and make the comparison: Which can hold its own?

Micro-moments

Micro-moments: Delivering answers when it matters

Nowadays, our smartphones come with us everywhere we go. If a question comes to mind or we spot an interesting product, we reflexively turn to our devices: That looks great, where can I buy it? Where can I find the best deals close to me? Using our smartphones, we can find answers to these questions and make decisions in just a few seconds. Companies that leverage these micro-moments, hold the...

Google Knowledge Graph

Google Knowledge Graph: What Is It and What Does It Do?

Google’s Knowledge Graph summarises relevant information and links for a search request in a clear and visually appealing manner. This extra information on search results is provided in a separate widget. In this guide, we explain how the Knowledge Graph works and where the information comes from.

Online marketing

The IONOS Guide to Online Marketing: tips and expertise for all

There are many options and strategies for marketing content, products, and services online. In addition to traditional outlets (like banners or videos), e-commerce also lends itself particularly well to generating customer attention: methods like search engine, affiliate, and social media marketing are all part and parcel of a good online marketing mix. In our guide on the topic, we’ve compiled important information on the basics of online marketing and have also included plenty of expert-level tips.

Who should use our Online Marketing Guide?

From beginners to experienced professionals, this guide offers individuals of all competency levels relevant tips for successful online marketing. And online marketing basics are just as much a part of this guide as expert-level topics (‘Cloaking–an SEO blackout’ or ‘Canvas fingerprinting–web tracking without Cookies’). Readers looking to set up e-commerce platforms or become online marketers stand to gain a lot with this content. Small and mid sized companies aiming to enter the online market or expand their marketing skills will also find useful resources here (e.g. ‘Creating a business plan for your online store’, ‘8 tips for successful online store marketing’, or ‘Successful social media marketing’).

How the guide is structured

The articles are divided into four different subcategories. Under ‘Online sales’, you’ll find texts on how to construct and operate an online shop. In addition to the fundamentals of online marketing, there’s a lot of information on how to upgrade your web store located in this section. The subcategory, ‘Social media’ provides tips on how to win over customers and create campaigns within today’s conventional social media networks. Here, you can find out how to execute different strategies in varying levels of complexity. Under the keyword, ‘Social media marketing’, there are articles on search engine optimisation (SEO), search engine advertising (SEA) as well as useful online marketing tips for relevant tools and techniques. The fourth and final subcategory, ‘Web analytics’, covers different approaches and tools for gathering data on visitor behavior and how to create web statistics (e.g. with Google Analytics). IONOS’s Online Marketing Guide is a one-stop shop for clear and comprehensive information on online business and online marketing. 


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