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 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...

 

What is Google Ads?

Google Ads is the most popular advertising platform for search engine displays. It also offers a portal to advertising space on various third-party sites through the Google Display Network. But how does Google Ads actually work? How much does Google Ads cost? And how can Google Ads help you?

Instagram tools: 7 apps for more success on Instagram

Since Instagram was released in 2010, the photo platform has been steadily growing. After being sold to Facebook, the online service became one of the most important marketing channels for bloggers, companies, and influencers. Being successful on this social image network, however, isn’t set in stone: Instagram apps help to create content and posts, and aid with time management as well as other...

Brick-and-mortar shopping vs. e-commerce: what’s the ROPO effect?

E-commerce has been booming for years now, and nowadays, even everyday items like groceries are ordered online. A threat to brick-and-mortar locations? Not necessarily: the ROPO effect shows that local retailers also have the possibility to take advantage of the marketing power of the internet. This is due to the fact that many customers do their research online and the make their final purchase...

What are the best alternatives to Facebook?

We once used phone calls and text messages to carry out all our communication, now our private conversations are largely digitalized and carried out almost entirely online. We write to each other via messenger apps and share photos, thoughts, and feelings on social networks. But because all our private communication now takes place over these digital channels, we now need to think more about our...

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 realize 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 programs 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 program. Despite the high number of users, the program doesn’t come cheap. The price can prove a hurdle, especially for private users – so many look for alternative solutions. What are...

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.

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.