Google Home vs. Amazon Echo – A comparative study

The best smart speakers: Google Home vs Amazon Echo

 

Google Home vs. Amazon Echo – which smart speaker is best? Google Home is the first major competition in a field dominated by the Amazon Echo. But which one is a better smart speaker? Which of the two speakers answers your questions more reliably and accurately? Which one has the...

 

Paperless office: the advantages of digital archiving

Paperless office: can you really digitize everything?

 

Digitized photo albums and music collections are nothing new; for years now, internet users have been able to manage their music and images online. This phenomenon allows us to share our snapshots with friends via social media platforms and listen to our favorite songs while on...

 

The Google evolution: Mobile search results

Google mobile search: the evolution of the Google search

 

In the modern world you don’t just have your smartphone on you at all times – you have Google as your daily companion as well. Through its broad range of services and applications for mobile devices the search engine market leader has taken a firm grip of the mobile phone...

 

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 excursion with the college soccer 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 on...

 

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...

 

Google Pay

What is Google Pay? Everything you need to know about Google’s online payment service

Google wants to revolutionize the way you pay, both online and offline. Google Pay enables quick and simple payments between people, and stores any number of bank accounts and credit cards at the same time. The mobile payment app could even make cash superfluous in the future – replaced by cashless payment via mobile phone. Here, we explain how the service works and how you can set it up.

Social bots

Social bots – the technology behind fake news

Sensational election results and influencing public opinion – these are both associated with social bots. They are known as being digital opinion leaders that represent extreme political positions on social networks or to simply start disagreements. This technology influences what we think and feel. But what is the real danger of social bots? How influential are they, and how can you protect...

Omnichannel marketing: definition and strategies

What is omnichannel marketing?

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...

The filter bubble: how it influences us

The age of the filter bubble – a small world in a large network

Shout out to diversity of opinions! But: how much do you really consider other people’s opinions? If you want to be informed as comprehensively and impartially as possible, it is important to think outside the box. In connection with the term 'filter bubble', the algorithms of Google, Facebook, and other online services have, however, been criticized for some time. The accusation: they create...

Overview of the Best Website Traffic Checkers

The best free website traffic checkers at a glance

A website traffic checker quickly gives you an overview of how many visitors your website attracts and how they get to your website. It is important to answer the following questions: How successful is your page? Is cooperation worthwhile? A website traffic check is particularly useful in the context of competition analysis. Here we introduce six free tools that allow you to evaluate traffic...

Marketing Mix - An Overview of 4P Marketing

A marketing mix: the right strategies for success

To best position your products on the market, you need a good marketing strategy. The term ‘marketing mix’ includes all actions taken to market your product. This article will explain this term in detail and introduce available marketing instruments.

SWOT analysis - How to create a positional analysis

What is a SWOT analysis?

A SWOT analysis links internal inquiries with environmental analyses. The comparisons of strengths and weaknesses of individual business areas as well as external chances and risks make it possible to position a company in the competitive environment. The goal of such an analysis is to identify potentials and threats. The results of the SWOT analysis are presented in the form of a matrix and...

Targeting

Targeting

Targeting is the magic word for online marketing. Advertising and online commerce are as global as the internet. In this vast content universe, you will find many potential customers. But widely spread marketing campaigns are expensive and often fail to make a direct impact on sales figures. As a regional service provider, you can achieve more by localizing your advertisements and as a specialized...

The evolution of Google search results: 1998 to

Google search results: the evolution of the SERPs

Google has more or less shaped the way that we search for things online. The undisputed market leader among search engines has consistently found new features and functions to simplify and speed up the methods we use to find web pages and information on the internet. Since the foundation of the Google search back in 1998, Larry Page and Sergey Brin’s internet giant has consistently kept things...

Essential Conversion Optimization Tips for Your Website

40+ Essential Conversion Optimization Tips for Your Website

If you’re looking for that magical formula that transforms your website into a money-making machine, I’m sad to say there isn’t one – or at least, not one single one that does the trick. It’s more of a combination of techniques that you’ll undoubtedly have to tweak as you go – and then test according to your customer’s online behavior. If you’re looking to better convert your site’s visitors...

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. 


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