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...

 

How companies use social selling

Social selling: business relations on the social net

Purchasing decisions are rarely made out of the blue. Customers usually go through a decision-making phase, during which it’s up to the company to convince the customer of their need for the product. This is most effective when you present yourself and your products as trustworthy and honest as possible – particularly on social networks, where your target group conducts research, asks for...

Slack alternatives

5 Slack alternatives for internal corporate communication

Slack is a cloud-based communication tool for businesses. It is best known for its user-friendliness and its instant rise to success on the market. Many Slack alternatives are just as intuitive in their design and adhere to strict security standards. With self-hosted and open source options, some of the best alternatives to Slack provide businesses with full control over their data, and what’s...

Skype alternatives

The best alternatives to Skype: 14 free applications for video calls

For millions of people around the world, video chats and conferences are an essential part of daily life – for both work and leisure. When it comes to video telephony software and applications, Skype is one of the pack leaders. In fact, many people are unaware that there’s a considerable number of good alternatives to Skype on the market. Some of these programs even boast extra features that can’t...

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 the market. But this networking comes with its disadvantages too: the main one being that WhatsApp shares user data...

Google Search Console: Things to know before you start

Google Search Console for beginners

Google provides web developers with many free tools, but hardly any are as versatile and important to the SEO sector as the Google Search Console. Using the free analyzer tool, developers can take their website’s settings and technical optimizations into their own hands, gain access to statistics not visible to the public, and learn to better understand the “Google view” of things.

AR apps

AR apps: Overview of the best augmented reality applications for iOS and Android

Augmented reality apps for iOS and Android make use of the modern technology of augmented reality (AR). In AR, the real world is supplemented by virtual elements to create a unique user experience. There is now a huge selection of apps with AR features: these range from AR games and applications for buying and selling, through to solutions for learning and travel.

Distributing goods in e-commerce

How to organize sales in your web store

To successfully run an online shop, you need much more than just the right product and good search engine rankings. If you haven’t already considered it, it will become clear as soon as your first orders come through that a well thought-out distribution policy is just as important to stay competitive long/term as the necessary capital. What really matters when choosing sales channels?

COUNTIF in Excel

Practical functions in Excel: COUNTIF explained

What is COUNTIF? With Excel, Microsoft provides a helpful spreadsheet program. The application combines numerous functions – most of which many users are unaware of. It therefore makes all the more sense to learn more about it and use the program for more than just creating tables. The COUNTIF function helps you create statistics, for example. We explain clearly how to use COUNTIF correctly in...

SEO add-ins for Excel - easily connecting data

SEO add-ins for Excel: optimizing and editing all in one

SEO data is the bedrock for any successful online marketing venture. The calculating power of Excel is a boon to data analysts when it comes to processing metrics and analysis data. But how can these large quantities of data gathered from SEO tools be directly processed in Excel? SEO plugins for Excel offer a very practical possibility here. We present the most useful extensions here.

What is conversion rate optimization?

What is Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO)?

Successful SEO measures help land you a spot in the top ranking positions of the search engine results pages (SERPS) and increase the influx of visitors to your site. But what happens when only a few visitors are actually buying your products or subscribing to your newsletters? Despite good traffic, the web project still isn’t as successful as it could be. The practical and effective solution to...

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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