The evolution of Google search results: 1998 to
Google search results: the evolution of the SERPs
  • Search engine marketing

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...

Google search results: the evolution of the SERPs
Google Discover
Google Discover – How to use it for SEO purposes
  • Search engine marketing

You can find Google Discover reports on the Google app on your tablet or smartphone directly under the Google Search function. In this article, we will tell you about Google Discover and its functions in more detail, as well as the differences from and similarities to a normal Google Search, how you can use Google Discover for search engine optimization (SEO), and what websites this is helpful...

Google Discover – How to use it for SEO purposes
Delete bad Google reviews
How to delete a negative Google review
  • Online sales

When you’ve just put all your strength into launching your business, there’s nothing more frustrating than receiving a negative Google review. But there’s one thing that’s even worse: one that’s totally out of place or, worse yet, one that qualifies as slander. But don’t worry: In many cases you can delete a bad Google review that’s inappropriate. We’ll show you how it’s done.

How to delete a negative Google review
How to sell online
How to sell online: steps to successful sales on the Internet
  • Online sales

Selling products online expands your sales potential almost exponentially. Full-time entrepreneurs aren’t the only ones who can make a living selling products. Seniors, students, or anyone who has left work can enter the online business world and make a profit. After all, established brands such as Amazon would not be possible without e-commerce.

How to sell online: steps to successful sales on the Internet
Selling crafts online
Selling crafts online: Make money with your hobby
  • Online sales

Whether you make unique arts and crafts, jewelry or sew your own clothes – it’s easy to share your products with the world. There are several simple and affordable options for selling your crafts online. Keep reading to find out more about selling on online marketplaces, setting up your own website, and using social media to your advantage.

Selling crafts online: Make money with your hobby
Amazon SEO: Simple means to higher sales
Amazon SEO: Improve your Amazon ranking
  • Search engine marketing

Those who want to sell online often can’t avoid going to Amazon with their own online shop. The sales platform is one of the most important e-commerce magnets in the world, which is why good placement in the Amazon search results is highly competitive. Like classic search engine optimization, Amazon SEO has developed into an important success strategy for this reason. If you understand the...

Amazon SEO: Improve your Amazon ranking
Amazon keyword tools for better e-commerce rankings
Amazon keyword tools: the best solutions for Amazon keyword research
  • Search engine marketing

If you want to improve the visibility of your products on Amazon, eBay, or your own online shop, keywords are important clues. If you know how users search for particular products online, then you can use this to your advantage and edit the titles, product descriptions, and so on, appropriately. Amazon keyword tools are helpful and play an increasingly important role – and not only for the biggest...

Amazon keyword tools: the best solutions for Amazon keyword research
What is good web usability?
Web usability: How user-friendly is your site?
  • Online sales

When building and designing a website, there are numerous points to consider: technical implementation, design, suitable content, and of course, the marketing aspects. All these aspects should have one goal: to optimize website usability. Websites need to be user-friendly in order to be ranked higher by Google and to contribute to the company’s success. If you bear this in mind when designing your...

Web usability: How user-friendly is your site?
Sales opportunities in mobile commerce
Mobile commerce: a mall in the palm of your hand
  • Online sales

Try as you might, there’s no getting away from mobile commerce. This platform has experienced continuous growth in the past few years, establishing itself as a vital area of online commerce. These days, traders can generate as much as one third of their revenue through purchases made on smartphones and tablets. Finding success in mobile e-commerce relies on two main things: creating a thoroughly...

Mobile commerce: a mall in the palm of your hand
Instagram for business: social media marketing
Instagram for business, part 1: What is Instagram?
  • Social media

A picture paints a thousand words – this may sound like a cliché, but in a marketing context, it’s become an accurate assessment. Images and videos are becoming more and more important when it comes to communicating with potential customers; the visual image of a brand is almost as important as the content offered. And this is where Instagram comes into play. Almost all major brands are aware of...

Instagram for business, part 1: What is Instagram?

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.