3D Secure

3D Secure: Mastercard and VISA are becoming more secure

 

These days, credit card fraud primarily takes place on the internet. Criminals use hacked information to take advantage of customers, retailers, and banks. In order to make internet purchases more secure, credit card companies like VISA and Mastercard have released a new version...

 

PSD2

PSD2: What does the Payment Services Directive mean for you?

 

When it comes to making payments on the internet, customers favor security and convenience over everything else. The payment process shouldn’t take long and must meet data protection requirements - after all, this is very sensitive data. Regarding PSD2, the EU is presenting a new...

 

Best Video editing programs

The 7 best video editing programs of 2019: beginner, advanced, and professional

 

Professionals use video editing software to create amazing films. However, video editing is not just for professionals. The best video editing programs of 2019 manage a balancing act between suitability for amateurs and professionals. With the right video editing software, you...

 

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...

 

Lead routing: the sales department takes over

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...

Lead nurturing: from contact to customer

Lead nurturing

Contact is established with the potential customer. What now? It would be a big mistake to hand this lead over to the sales department, because those interested are not ready for concrete offers so early on. This is where lead nurturing comes into play: maintaining contacts and further qualifying leads with precisely tailored content.

Excel Pivot Tables

Pivot tables: using Excel to its fullest

Excel pivot tables can considerably ease the evaluation of data. Data analysis can be especially time-consuming and tedious with complex numerical series, but with Excel pivot, this doesn’t have to be the case. Simply place your data in the right context and filter the essential information in just a few clicks. The pivot table allows you to create expressive diagrams in no time. Find out all you...

Excel shortcuts

30 Excel shortcuts to speed up your work

Excel shortcuts enable you to carry out your work a lot faster, but you first have to learn them. We present you with 30 useful Excel key combinations that faciliate your daily work. From navigation, to inserting cells, to calculating totals. If there isn’t already a shortcut for a function you regularly use, you can easily create your own Excel shortcuts.

How does successful lead management work?

Lead management

A successful online marketer can be compared to a gardener; Just as a gardener waters his plants at all stages of their growth, an online marketer should care for their customers during every step of their journey. Contacting the potential customer isn’t always enough to convince them to try out your product or service. When it comes to lead management, the customer is accompanied from initial...

The Best Altcoins

Altcoin: What are the alternatives to Bitcoin?

Bitcoin’s success has spawned hundreds of cryptocurrencies now available on the market. Known as altcoins, they try to fix Bitcoin’s weaknesses or else have a completely different focus. In this article, we present the most popular and important alternatives to Bitcoin and explain their main differences: what are the advantages and disadvantages of each cryptocurrency?

Measuring success: Instagram statistics & analysis tools

Instagram for business – part 3: measuring success

Monitoring success is an indispensable part of advertising, and social media marketing with Instagram is no different. But there is still quite a bit of uncertainty with this social network, where everything revolves around having the perfect picture. In reality, many businesses have no idea how successful their campaigns are. The potential for optimization often goes untouched, and the followers...

Inbound marketing: how to gain new customers

Inbound marketing

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 shops, 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 long-term...

B2C - Business-to-consumer

B2C: Business-to-consumer

“B2C“ stands for “Business-to-Consumer” and refers to business relationships between companies and consumers. For example, when customers place an order in an online store, they enter into a business relationship with the respective company. The company enters into a communication relationship with their customers by sending an order confirmation, a newsletter, or recommendations for further...

Everything you need to know about e-books: e-book formats

Everything you need to know about e-books – part three: e-book formats

Are you looking to publish an e-book and are searching for the right file format to suit your needs? In the third part of our series on e-books, we’ll be taking a closer look at the most popular e-book formats on the market today, comparing their advantages and disadvantages and helping you to decide which format is the right one for you.

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. 


Get your own .US domain now, the first year is free!



Limited time offer*





Enter the web address of your choice in the search bar to check its availability.
* Offer valid for customers with a bona fide US presence. Promotion ends on August 31, 2019.