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 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...

 

Lead management: Lead nurturing – part three

Was your lead generation campaign a hit? Congratulations! You achieved your goal of getting potential customers interested and made the first important step in the lead management process: establishing contact. Sending this contact immediately to the sales department would be a big mistake, since most potential customers wouldn’t be ready to discuss specific offers at this stage. This is when lead...

Lead management: Lead generation – part two

Are you looking for potential customers online? You will soon realise it’s quite a challenge to grab internet users’ attention. Users are becoming more and more sensitive to advertisements and end up deliberately ignoring them. It might seem impossible to establish contact in this way, let alone generate qualified leads. But with the right strategy, and working closely with lead management,...

Dialogue marketing – finding success through interactive customer relationships

Dialogue marketing is about opening a conversation with consumers. Unlike mass marketing techniques, dialogue campaigns are adapted to cater to the interests and needs of individual customers. In order to build and retain positive customer relationships, companies are now using a range of communications channels to generate consumer reactions. These include traditional direct marketing techniques,...

Inbound marketing: the elegant way of addressing customers

Advertising on social networks like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, or on search engines like Google, is a crucial way for large companies to make themselves found online. Smaller companies and online stores, on the other hand, must depend on cheap but efficient alternatives. One possible solution is so-called inbound marketing, which focuses on the individual user and aims to make them a...

What are the free Microsoft Word alternatives?

Without a doubt, Microsoft Word is one of the most popular computer programmes in the world. Practically everyone who’s written a text on a computer has used Word to do so, and the majority of companies work with the programme. Despite the high number of users, the programme doesn’t come cheap. The price can prove a hurdle, especially for private users – so many look for alternative solutions....

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...

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.