WhatsApp storage full
WhatsApp storage is full - how to clear it?
  • Social media

A full WhatsApp storage can negatively affect the app’s performance on your smartphone. But to restore functionality, you can simply empty your memory directly in WhatsApp itself. Read on for our step-by-step instructions so you can learn how to delete individual files or your entire file memory on Android or iPhone devices.

WhatsApp storage is full - how to clear it?
CRM and its importance in e-commerce
What is the customer lifecycle in marketing?
  • Online sales

The customer lifecycle plays an important role for companies when it come to their marketing plans. The detailed insights into the business relationships with customers are often invaluable, especially for customer relationship management (CRM). What exactly is the customer lifecycle? And what do the typical customer lifecycle stages look like?

What is the customer lifecycle in marketing?
Gender marketing: definition and implementation
What is gender marketing?
  • Online sales

What makes men and women tick? As we know, it’s not always the same thing. Advertisers have long been aware of the fact that gender marketing has become a central aspect of the image of many businesses but how does it work in practice? In this guide, we demonstrate how entrepreneurs and advertisers can benefit from using gender-based marketing in your promotion strategy.

What is gender marketing?
Inbound marketing: how to gain new customers
Inbound marketing
  • Online sales

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...

Inbound marketing
How viral marketing works
Viral marketing: digital word of mouth
  • Online sales

Targeted and intelligent advertising is the key to a company’s success – online as well as offline. In the ideal case, your own messages and content are so good that they will spread quickly, like a virus. Sometimes when advertising messages run under their own momentum, problems such as chaotic situations and reputation damage occur. But if you practice viral marketing correctly, you have the...

Viral marketing: digital word of mouth
Omnichannel marketing: definition and strategies
What is omnichannel marketing?
  • Online sales

The definition of omnichannel marketing sounds simple: customers use multiple channels that enable them to seamlessly purchase a product or use a service. They are then supported by dialogue marketing and encouraged to make further purchases. Omnichannel is the new buzzword and many sales models such as 'click and collect' have long since become part of their customers’ everyday lives. But how...

What is omnichannel marketing?
Multichannel marketing
Everything you need to know about multichannel marketing
  • Online sales

Multichannel, crosschannel, omnichannel – there are many terms for the multi-track form of marketing, but they all mean the same thing to a limited extent. This is why the first concept can be described as the evolutionary precursor of the other two. The “multi” in “multichannel strategy” doesn’t include all channels like omnichannel marketing does. These are not necessarily linked, as is the case...

Everything you need to know about multichannel marketing
Dialogue marketing | Interactive relationships with customers
What is Dialogue Marketing?
  • Online sales

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,...

What is Dialogue Marketing?
Google Shopping Feed
Google Shopping feed: How to set up a successful Google product feed?
  • Search engine marketing

Google Shopping is one of the most successful online sales platforms around. The products advertised are displayed as ads above the search results. Wondering how to set up Google Shopping for your product? Or perhaps what a good Google Shopping Product Feed looks like and how to optimize it? We’ve got the answers here.

Google Shopping feed: How to set up a successful Google product feed?
Search more effectively with Google operators
Advanced web search with Google operators
  • Search engine marketing

Google is the most popular search machine in the Western world and handles billions of search requests daily. What few users know, however, is that Google has a number of specialized commands to help searchers find what they’re looking for as quickly as possible. These operators are entered into the search bar along with keywords or search terms. Website operators can also gain valuable...

Advanced web search with Google operators

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 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). IONOS’s Online Marketing Guide is a one-stop shop for clear and comprehensive information on online business and online marketing.