What is a QR code?

What is a QR code?

 

What do stamps, tickets, and posters have in common in the 21st century? More than you might think: Many companies now use QR codes on printed items for a variety of purposes. They can be used to quickly read data and execute commands. How does a QR code work? Which QR code...

 

Joy of Missing Out

JOMO: The mindful countertrend to FOMO

 

JOMO (joy of missing out) is the antithesis of FOMO (fear of missing out). Younger people especially are discovering the joy of missing out for themselves. They’re enjoying the moment, instead of chasing after trendy events and comparing themselves to others on social media. JOMO...

 

Promote your website

Promoting your website: crash course for beginners

 

There are well over one billion websites worldwide. If you’re a newcomer and want to improve your online presence, you need a well-thought-out strategy and a lot of patience. But solid online marketing efforts can give a website the desired reach. From SEM, to display, to mobile:...

 

The best Facebook alternatives

What are the best alternatives to Facebook?

 

We once used phone calls and text messages to carry out all our communication, now our private conversations are largely digitalized and carried out almost entirely online. We write to each other via messenger apps and share photos, thoughts, and feelings on social networks. But...

 

Best Video editing programs

The 7 best video editing programs of 2020: 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 2020 manage a balancing act between suitability for amateurs and professionals. With the right video editing software, you...

 

Microblogging: quick blogging made easy

Microblogging: a new way to blog

Microblogging is a form of blogging that involves publishing short, quick-to-the-point messages. A variety of apps and websites use microblogging and thereby attract millions of users. But what is behind the immense success of microblogging platforms? An introduction to the most popular and widely-used microblogging services and how to use them.

How can I increase my Alexa rank?

What is the Alexa ranking and how can I improve it?

The Amazon daughter company Alexa Inc. collects lots of data relating to how often and from where a website is visited, and then builds a ranking list from this data. But for many website operators, the Alexa rank is a bit of a mystery. How does the internet giant actually calculate the ranking, and what exactly does it signify? This digital guide offers the best tips and measures which can all...

Voice search optimization for your website

Optimizing websites for voice search – future-oriented SEO

The process takes place rather quietly and unnoticed, but then again, voice search is becoming more and more important for search engines – and also for SEO. Changes in user behavior and the first adjustments in search algorithms that take this trend into account are already noticeable. Future-oriented SEO starts right now with voice search optimization. Get to know the most important voice...

What are advertorials?

Advertorials – The king of native advertising

Native advertising is the new buzzword in marketing. But not everyone correctly understands how advertorials and other native advertising work. Advertorials should not be confused with flat advertisements: As an advertiser, you have to stick to certain game rules. An advertorial should not only fit in with its editorial environment, but also needs to lay all its cards on the table – Two words:...

Buying followers – is it worth it?

Buying followers: is it worth the investment?

Fans, followers and likes – these are the currency of social media. But building an active and loyal following on Facebook, Instagram, etc. isn’t always easy - huge competition means it can be hard to attract people to your page. For that reason, buying followers and likes can seem an enticing option. Unfortunately it’s one which rarely proves to be the key to long-term success.

How to get more Instagram followers

How to get Instagram followers – our top tips

Facebook’s subsidiary Instagram is growing in interest for companies. Considering it now has over 500 million registered users worldwide, it’s not hard to see why. Instagram gives the general public a unique look into the lives of their favorite celebrities: you too can offer users a chance to get closer to your business, by uploading original photos, graphics, and video clips. So how do you get...

SEO Update: 2016 ranking factors according to Searchmetrics

SEO ranking factors 2016: the Searchmetrics study at a glance

With the annual correlation study on the topic of ranking factors, Searchmetrics has been taking care of the SEO sector since 2012. The prominent search and content performance platform also presents the most important findings each year in Google rankings – this comes in the form of general ranking factors and rank correlations. We have summarized the key learning points of the 2016 study for...

Banner blindness: explanation and impact

What effect does banner blindness have on online marketing?

Advertising banners, pop-ups, and similar ad formats are not popular within the internet community. The user consciously as well as unconsciously ignores this kind of advertisement while surfing the web with more and more internet-savviness, as well as being increasingly wary of untrustworthy fake dialog boxes. This phenomenon is known as 'banner blindness', which was identified by Benway and Lane...

Personal branding: make yourself a brand

Personal branding: how to market yourself online

The principle of self-marketing is best known as a tool used by celebrities. But while almost all of us post regular photos and updates on social networks, only some are using these tools to create an image for themselves as a means of helping their career. This process is known as personal branding. But how do you set about building a brand for yourself? Our introduction to personal branding will...

SEO basics: link building tips for good page ranking

SEO basics: link building—the right external links

Despite the radical change Google Penguin brought to the function of search engines, a website’s link structure still remains an important component of search engine optimization. Gone are the days where websites were able to increase their ranking through the dubious practices of link farming and using expired domains. Nowadays, organic link building is the best method for improving a site’s...

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. 


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