Conversational Marketing

What is Conversational Marketing?

 

Conversational marketing is a hot topic for SMBs looking to change the way they reach out to new and existing customers. Learn more about how to engage customers on a one-to-one basis and grow your business with a more human approach to marketing.

 

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 Conversational Marketing?

Conversational marketing is a hot topic for SMBs looking to change the way they reach out to new and existing customers. Learn more about how to engage customers on a one-to-one basis and grow your business with a more human approach to marketing.

Content Marketing

Informative, creative, and adapted to the users’ needs: that’s how all advertising should be. But in reality, it’s a different story. People have grown sick and tired of traditional marketing methods, having developed the ability to ignore even the most aggressive forms of advertising. The solution: offer the customer information and high-quality content in order to transform them from a reader...

Big Data: definition and examples

When we shop online, book vacations, and search for gift ideas, we hardly give a second thought to the fact that each search entry leaves behind a trail of our identity. Busy web bots are never far behind and sweep up this information. The result of all of this is Big Data: massive volumes of data that are analyzed and used for a variety of reasons. But is there reason to be wary of leaving behind...

From Panda to Penguin: the main Google updates at a glance

It took less than two decades for Google to rise to power. The search engine giant determines what can be found online and decides whether web projects are successful or not. If you want to appear at the top of the search results, you have to abide by Google’s guidelines – even those that are regularly changed and continually tweaked through algorithm updates. Here are the main Google updates of...

Native Advertising

Unlike classic online ads, native ads are designed to be both context-sensitive and target-group oriented. Native advertising usually takes place in an editorial environment. The ads should fit into the natural content as well as possible. The aim is to create attention through a positive user experience and subsequently achieve brand awareness.

Marketing automation

Marketing automation refers to software platforms through which databases and campaign management aspects are connected with one another. This allows a form of campaign planning in which marketing measures are automatically deployed, measured and evaluated. We'll tell you how you can benefit from marketing automation.

Inventory control in online trading

When the orders start stacking up, that’s when you know your efforts have paid off and your webstore project is finally getting off the ground. However, attempting to keep up with the demand whilst carrying out transactions and shipment manually could ultimately prove disastrous for your company. Avoid the logistical nightmare by implementing a well-planned, solid structure for your purchases and...

Lead scoring

Not all leads are the same, something which each marketer will realize sooner or later. It’s not the mass of contacts that make a successful lead management campaign; it’s how they’re categorized. This is where lead scoring comes in. Lead scoring models, used to find out which contacts are the most promising, help to categorize and prioritize all leads so that you can invest your time and energy...

Kibana dashboard tutorial for beginners

If large amounts of data have to be indexed and structured, the license-free engine, Elasticsearch, is a popular solution. The Kibana web interface is often used to present the processed data in an appealing form. Together with Elasticsearch and Logstash, this forms the so-called ELK stack. In our Kibana tutorial, we explain step by step how to get the server application Kibana up and running and...

Lead routing

All steps in the lead management process are aimed at building sustainable customer relationships and bringing products and services to customers in a profitable way. Once all measures have been taken in the lead nurturing process to successfully connect the contact and provide them with suitable information tailored to them, the sales department comes into play. When it comes to lead routing, the...

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.