YouTube alternatives: an overview of the best portals

The 10 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 two billion users have been recorded. No other alternative has come close to this impressive number. But what are the other video portals are available and what...

 

Deleting a Telegram account

Deleting a Telegram account

 

Deleting a Telegram account is almost as easy as making one. We explain why people are making the move away from Telegram, how to completely delete your account, and what happens after you’re done. You should be aware that you can’t recover a deleted telegram account. Keep...

 

Delete Snapchat account

Deleting your Snapchat account: How it’s done

 

Snapchat’s recipe for success is that images and videos that have been sent are automatically deleted immediately after they have been viewed. However, many people will eventually want to delete their Snapchat account completely. There are several possible reasons for this – the...

 

SWOT analysis - How to create a positional analysis

What is a SWOT analysis?

A SWOT analysis links internal inquiries with environmental analyses. The comparisons of strengths and weaknesses of individual business areas as well as external chances and risks make it possible to position a company in the competitive environment. The goal of such an analysis is to identify potentials and threats. The results of the SWOT analysis are presented in the form of a matrix and...

An Overview of the Best iTunes Alternatives

Which media players are the best iTunes alternatives?

If you want to listen to music from your computer, or organise your digital music collection, iTunes is the most popular choice of tool. However, even iTunes has its weaknesses, and that is why we are providing a list of good alternatives. These media players specialise in different features and address different user groups. So, what are the good iTunes alternatives and what distinguishes them?...

Information Retrieval: how Search Engines retrieve Data

Information Retrieval: the Great Search for Knowledge

In our everyday life, we search for and receive a lot of information. Through the Internet, the searching for data and facts has changed tremendously. Search engines help us find the information we need from the vast amount available. But how do Google and other search engines actually gather the information? Behind both large search engines and smaller library databases, there are so-called...

What is Twitch? TV for the gaming scene!

Twitch: TV for gamers

Despite slipping under the radar for many internet users, video streaming platform, Twitch, has quietly established itself as a new form of online entertainment, enjoyed by millions of people around the world. Using this platform, people can watch each other play video games, chat to other players, and celebrate the celebrities of a scene that many don’t even know exists. So, what is Twitch? In...

Comparing the most popular Content Creation tools

10 Content Curation Tools at a glance

The internet is made up of a lot of content, to say the least. If you want to filter out the most interesting posts for your customers, and curate content efficiently, you need the help of specialised tools. These range from simple, small browser extensions to comprehensive, all-in-one solutions. In addition to the price, the range of functions should really be what you make your choice based on:...

Storytelling tools at a glance

Storytelling tools – how digital storytelling works

Good digital storytelling is the focus of new marketing strategies and content design. Stories that are told online should be exciting, vivid, and above all, multimedia-rich. A large number of storytelling tools are now available, which means that multimedia stories can be achieved without the need for in-depth technical knowledge and financial resources. We explain which storytelling tools are...

Brand ambassador: who, what, and why?

Brand ambassadors and their importance in online marketing

Brand ambassadors are often the face of a company on social networks like Facebook or Instagram, company blog posts, at fairs, conferences, and other such events. They give a brand a friendly face. These days, brand ambassadors operate in a field, which, in this era of web 2.0, is getting a whole new lease of life: authentic influencers and standard employees are replacing famous celebrities as...

The Best Alternatives to Paint

An Overview of the Best Paint Alternatives

Microsoft Paint is a classic among graphics programs. However, the software, which is standard on all Windows systems since Windows 95, has long since been surpassed by other software. That’s why Microsoft will not be developing the program any longer. Find out which free paint alternatives are available in this comprehensive review.

Referral spam: causes and countermeasures

Referral spam: attack patterns and countermeasures

Do you find that lots of the traffic that arrives on your site comes from suspicious sources? There’s no need to worry since website operators encounter inconsistencies in reports from analysis tools (such as Google Analytics, Piwik, or etracker). The reason: referral spam falsifies visitor statistics. Learn how hackers can manipulate referrer information and traffic data, as well as which...

LinkedIn ads: B2B marketing in the business network

LinkedIn ads: Marketing geared toward the target group

LinkedIn is the first port of call for global B2B marketing. Contrary to Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest, you can reach the community in your business network on a professional level instead of through funny videos. LinkedIn ads give you multiple formats to choose from to address your target group. From content marketing to classic banner adverts: We explain what the various options are good for...

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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