The best Alexa Skills

Amazon Echo upgrade: the best Alexa Skills

 

So you think Alexa can do a lot? Well, it’s now possible to add even more capabilities to the smart Amazon Echo speaker. If you network it with external providers, you can extend the pre-configured functions with different applications. With Amazon Alexa Skills, Alexa becomes a...

 

The best online marketplaces that you should know

Selling online: the top English-speaking online marketplaces

 

You want to sell online – but where? If you don’t want to be entirely responsible for your own online shop, then you should offer your products on e-commerce platforms. Aside from the giants Amazon and eBay, there are other interesting online marketplaces that are worth checking...

 

The best WhatsApp alternatives

The best WhatsApp alternatives

 

Invitations to dinner parties; updates about work; an away day with your Sunday football team: if you’re not using WhatsApp, you run the risk of missing out on important information. With more than a billion worldwide users to date, the app is more popular than almost any other...

 

The best YouTube alternatives at a glance

YouTube has revolutionised the internet: since it was founded, it has been inundated with video content and more than a billion users have been recorded. No other alternative has come close to this impressive number. But what are the other alternatives to YouTube and what do they have to offer? Here are the five best YouTube alternatives at a glance.

WhatsApp marketing: how to set it up for your company

With 1.3 billion active users per month, WhatsApp is the most popular messenger app worldwide. The service has replaced SMS as a means of communication for smartphone users across generations. This is a good reason for companies to look more closely at using the app as a marketing channel. WhatsApp marketing isn’t yet a very widely implemented way to get in touch with customers.

From Panda to Penguin: the main Google updates at a glance

It took less than two decades for Google to rise to power. The search engine giant determines what can be found online and decides whether web projects are successful or not. If you want to appear at the top of the search results, you have to abide by Google’s guidelines – even those that are regularly changed and continually tweaked through algorithm updates. Here are the main Google updates of...

What is copywriting?

As a copywriter, you are both a writer and a seller. Copywriters provide the content for marketing activities of all kinds – with the aim of prompting a reaction from the reader. If they inquire about a product or service, subscribe to a newsletter or, at best, make a purchase, the copywriter has achieved their goal. If your company markets products or services, copywriting is also relevant for...

Kibana dashboard tutorial for beginners

If large amounts of data have to be indexed and structured, the license-free engine, Elasticsearch, is a popular solution. The Kibana web interface is often used to present the processed data in an appealing form. Together with Elasticsearch and Logstash, this forms the so-called ELK stack. In our Kibana tutorial, we explain step by step how to get the server application Kibana up and running and...

The sharing economy

Whether Uber, Airbnb, or Netflix – users are quite enthusiastic about the affordable and easy-to-use platforms and are using them in increasing numbers. Established industries, on the other hand, are becoming increasingly nervous as customers migrate. At the centre of the debate is the term "sharing economy". What is behind this term and what are the advantages and disadvantages of the sharing...

Demand generation – strategy for sustainable customer relationships

Demand generation and lead generation are two fundamentally different concepts, but are often used interchangeably. A prospective customer does not necessarily have to qualify as a lead in order to be valuable for economic gain. It could end up looking totally different, for example, when the customer or business partner enters into a long-term relationship with a company. Specialist know-how and...

Process Mining

Process mining applications provide methods with which you can reconstruct and visualise processes using event data. The goal is to prepare implicit process knowledge in such a way that you make it available to employees and applications as explicit knowledge. Read how this works and what advantages and disadvantages are associated with it.

Pinterest advertising: all you need to know about Pinterest ads

It’s no longer a secret that advertising with social networks can effectively target specific customer groups. Each network offers a different set of benefits depending on its thematic orientation and functions. Pinterest focuses predominantly on image-based content. The pinboard network has almost no thematic restrictions and is therefore in high demand when it comes to advertising. What do you...

The 7 best alternatives to PayPal at a glance

The UK loves shopping online because it’s so convenient. Fast, easy, and secure payment methods have contributed to the rise of this sector. Until recently, online payment systems were heavily dominated by one industry heavyweight: PayPal. But not everyone is enthused by this payment method, having been criticised for both security as well as data protection issues. Fortunately, there are plenty...

Online marketing

The 1&1 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). 1&1 IONOS’s Online Marketing Guide is a one-stop shop for clear and comprehensive information on online business and online marketing.