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...


Twitter account hacked

Twitter account hacked - what to do?

In recent years, reports of compromised Twitter accounts have been piling up. If your Twitter account has been hacked, recovering the account is often not that difficult to do. In our article, we explain how you can tell whether your account has been hacked and what the next steps should be if this is unfortunately the case.

How to change Instagram name

How to change your Instagram name – step by step

Your Instagram username is the pathway you can use to find other users and be found yourself. If you want to change your own Instagram name, it is possible in just a few simple steps. We’ll explain step by step exactly how to change your Instagram name. Our article also reveals what you should keep in mind when changing your name!

Facebook account hacked

Facebook account hacked: How to get your account back

Increasing cybercrime is making itself felt on social networks. Social media sites such as Facebook are integrated into everyday private and professional life and offer an ideal target for attack due to the large amount of personal data. Here’s what to do if your Facebook account has been hacked and your password was changed.

Stripe vs. PayPal

Stripe vs. PayPal - Payment gateways at a glance

Choosing the right payment gateway is essential for a successful e-commerce business. Besides the well-known giant PayPal, there are a number of alternative providers. One of them is Stripe. Find out which advantages and disadvantages the two payment gateways offer and which provider is the right one for your web store in this Stripe vs. PayPal comparison.

How to retrieve deleted WhatsApp messages

How to retrieve deleted WhatsApp messages: Step by step

You archived or deleted a WhatsApp chat and now need to get it back? There are various methods available for both Android and iPhone owners to retrieve deleted WhatsApp messages although you will have needed to have done a backup beforehand. Our article explains step by step what you need to do to retrieve deleted WhatsApp messages.

Discord Bots

Discord bots – the top 20 for your channel

Discord bots are available for various purposes and needs, ranging from practical statistics tools to virtual pets and musical entertainment, translation, and moderation tools. We have put together a list of the 20 best Discord bots available for your channel right now. Read our article for an introduction to each one.

Instagram account hacked

Instagram account hacked - what to do?

As the popularity of a social network increases, so does the likelihood that users could become victims of hack attacks. Because of the many private photographs, Instagram accounts are often hacked, for the simple purpose of blackmailing the account’s owner. In this article we will show you how to recover your hacked Instagram account.

Statutory rights

Statutory rights: what buyers and sellers should know

It can be a real nuisance: you order a product online, unpack it, only to discover a defect or fault. Your rights to claim a refund or repair are governed by your statutory rights. It is important to know which deadlines apply, what your options are, and how warranties and guarantees can be implemented by the retailer.

Merge data in Excel

Merging data in Excel: A step-by-step guide

If you want to compare data and run analyses, it is often necessary to merge data in Excel. This can quickly get messy though, depending on what kind of contents are in the table. Keep reading our article to find out how to use the Consolidate function as well as the Power Query Editor to successfully merge data in Excel.

Remove Excel read-only

Remove read-only in Excel files

Some Excel files have a write protection or are marked as final. If you want to edit such an Excel document, there are multiple options to unlock it. In our guide on how to unlock an Excel file from read-only we show options for different protection types like password protection, partially protected files, and finalized files.

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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