What is dropshipping?

What is dropshipping?

 

Dropshipping is an e-commerce business model that allows an online shop to sell items without having to stock or ship them itself. Instead, deliveries are made via a wholesaler or directly via the manufacturer. In this article, we will go over how this type of collaboration comes...

 

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:...

 

How do demand-side platforms work?

Online marketing basics: demand-side platform

These days, online advertising is a bidding war, played out in real time. In just a few seconds, complex algorithms decide which banner or advertising medium is to be displayed to your target audience. This being said, everybody wants to show their ads where customers will see them, making ad impressions highly sought-after commodities. They are thus subjected to a competitive bidding process. The...

Creating a PayPal account

PayPal accounts – the advantages of the digital payment service

The payment methods offered by an online shop say a lot about its legitimacy, and can be decisive for many internet shoppers. Alongside debit card, credit card, and bank transfer payments, e-commerce has seen the rise of another online payment method in recent years: PayPal. But what is PayPal? Why is it so popular? And how does PayPal work exactly? We’ll take you through the basics for setting up...

What is display marketing?

Marketing basics: what is display marketing?

Display marketing is among the best-performing advertising channels in online marketing. Those who immediately think of irritating banner advertisements and obnoxious pop-ups have fallen behind the times. This is because display advertising has experienced some changes in recent years. In order to adapt to recent developments, like banner blindness, new strategies for gaining viewers’ attention...

How to get more Twitter followers

How to get more Twitter followers

The social networking platform, Twitter, has established itself as a social media giant. Public figures, political parties, associations, and businesses all make use of the numerous marketing opportunities this platform offers. Unlike other similar services, Twitter allows direct advertising. Your success mostly depends on your active follower-base which will only grow if you publish informative...

Retargeting ads: running more campaigns

Website retargeting: hot on the user’s heels

The biggest challenge facing the e-commerce industry today: turning users who’ve found their way to websites via solid SEO work or ads into paying customers. A number one spot in Google’s search results or the highest click rate with an AdWords campaign means nothing if these don’t lead to conversions. Through retargeting, you can fight against scatter losses by addressing customers who’ve shown...

Ad exchanges: what you need to know

Ad exchanges: advertise online

The advertisements you see online aren’t just chosen at random. Many extensive processes and procedures have gone into even the simplest of banner advertisements. The user doesn’t notice any of this thanks to real-time advertising, which takes a few milliseconds to decide which company can have their advertisement on the website. Ad exchanges are the central contact for advertisers and website...

How does a supply-side platform work?

Online marketing basics: what is a supply-side platform (SSP)?

Real-time advertising plays a central role in the world of display marketing. This process gives website operators or publishers looking to sell their free ad space the chance to trade advertising inventory in a fully automated bidding process. The goal of this is to sell the inventory to the highest bidder for maximum profit. The supply-side platform thus represents an important interface between...

IFFT—find out how to improve your workflow

More productivity with IFTTT

The web service IFTTT lets users automate the processes of over 200 different web applications, services, and devices according to rules defined by users. The rules, also known as recipes, fall into one of two categories: 'if recipes' made of one component, and 'do recipes' composed of two. Many pre-packaged recipes can be found online, and can be easily tested, even by beginners. ...

Creating Facebook pages for businesses

Social media for businesses: creating a Facebook page

A social media presence is essential for a successful marketing strategy, and maintaining a Facebook page is a key component of that strategy. What’s more, creating a Facebook page is simple. All companies, small and large, should ensure that they’re represented on the social media giant. Find out how here.

Twitter Cards: generating traffic for your website

Twitter Cards - how to turn followers into website visitors

Twitter Cards are a convenient option for turning the social media platform into an outlet for boosting your own web project. Whether you want to present a product, an appealing photo, an app, or your latest blog entry, Twitter Cards allow you to create snippets tailored to target groups that lead to your website.

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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