The biggest 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 the college 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...

 

Snackable content – bite-sized web content

Snackable content has become an online marketing buzzword. The term refers to content on the web that can be taken in quickly and easily. Examples of snackable content include posts and tweets, pictures or memes, and short videos. Snackable content is designed to suit the average attention span of web surfers, and is usually sensationalist or emotional, designed to pique a reader’s interest...

Promoting your website: crash course for beginners

There are well over a billion websites worldwide. If you’re a newcomer and want to improve your online presence, you need a strategy and a lot of patience. Marketing offers many approaches to give a website the hoped-for reach. From SEM, to display, to mobile: these are the most important methods for beginners in a nutshell.

Why there’s no way around social media monitoring

The beginning of all social media efforts: running a critical inventory on your company or business. How well known is my brand within the biggest social networks? In what context do mentions of my products or services arise? On which platforms do these discussions occur? Social media monitoring (SMM) can deliver valuable information on this front. Different tools can assist you in keeping track...

Content counts: creating a content strategy in 8 steps

There’s more to expanding your online business than just increasing sales. Using content marketing, a business can inform, entertain, and reach out to potential customers in order to win their trust. It’s therefore important to create strong content with valuable information, tailored specifically for your target group. But this kind of content doesn’t just appear overnight. If you want long-term...

6 tips for significant A/B tests

Your website or online store is finally ready, but you still need to adapt and optimize it. Even small changes, such as the position of a form or CTA buttons, can have a positive impact on your business. Running simple A/B tests enable you to check certain hypotheses and test them accordingly. But if you decide to use A/B testing to help your company succeed, you need more than just the right...

The best alternatives to Skype: 13 free applications for video calls

For millions of people around the world, video chats and conferences are an essential part of daily life – for both work and leisure. When it comes to video telephony software and applications, Skype is by far the leader of the pack. In fact, many people are unaware that there’s a considerable number of good alternatives to Skype on the market, which are also available free of charge. Some of...

Keyword research - part 3: keyword strategy

An exhaustive keyword list alone isn’t enough to deliver any results that you’ll be able to use for an SEO strategy. Insights for onpage optimization can only first be derived if the search terms have been both quantitatively and qualitatively evaluated and prioritized according to their relevance for the project you’re optimizing. In part three of our series, we show you how to develop such a...

Keyword research – part 1: first steps

The world of search engine optimization revolves around keywords. Website operators looking to optimize their project for major search engines must find out how to get their search terms on the coveted top spots in the search engine results pages. To put it another way, on-page optimization can’t take place without first conducting keyword research. In the first part of our series, we introduce...

The most important Google SEO Tools at a glance

If you want to draw lots of visitors to your website, you first have to understand their online behavior. Ask questions such as: who are they? Where are they from? What are they searching for? And will they find the answer on my site? By using different Google SEO tools you can analyze these parameters and adjust your website accordingly.

The most important SEO plugins for your browser

Before a website can be fully optimized for search engines, website operators must first see which areas have room for improvement. Analysis and evaluation of link profiles, meta tags, PageRank and many other factors is part of everyday life for SEO specialists. With the help of a variety of SEO tools, you can save yourself a lot of time and stress in SEO. Many of the best tools come as practical...

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 midsized 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 optimization (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.