Creating an Excel drop-down list
Creating an Excel drop-down list
  • Online sales

If you regularly use spreadsheet programs to process large datasets, you will welcome anything that helps. This is where drop-down lists in Excel come in. These allow you to conveniently add content with just one click so you don’t have to type the same thing again and again. We show you how to insert a drop-down in Excel.

Creating an Excel drop-down list
How does natural language processing work?
What is natural language processing?
  • Online sales

The language errors and mistranslations on Google Translate might often be good for a funny anecdote, but behind this slightly error-prone translation tool lies one of the most complex computer technologies ever developed. Natural language processing may still be in a relatively primitive stage, but its complex technology already enables computers to translate from one language into another, carry...

What is natural language processing?
Texting abbreviations
Texting abbreviations: HTH!
  • Social media

Chat slang has gained momentum since the dawn of the internet. Texting abbreviations and acronyms allow users to keep communication fast-paced and easy. But for anyone who isn’t familiar with text message abbreviations, reading a message from a friend or family member can become a long exercise in decoding. What is the history of internet abbreviations and which acronyms should you learn? Keep...

Texting abbreviations: HTH!
How programmatic buying works
What is programmatic buying?
  • Online sales

Online marketing is becoming faster, more precise, and more efficient; this development is especially visible in traditional online advertising mediums, like banners and ads. By enlisting the help of programmatic buying (PB), marketers are able to harness the power of algorithms and mathematics for their campaigns. This allows advertising inventory to be automatically purchased and displayed to...

What is programmatic buying?
Beginner tips for Google AdWords campaigns
5 tips for your first Google AdWords campaign
  • Search engine marketing

Starting your first online marketing campaign is a serious challenge. Alongside e-mail marketing and search engine optimization (SEO), display advertising is a key component of any good online marketing plan. When it comes to running your first Google AdWords campaign, you’ll need a great strategy, sensible planning, and expert know-how to give yourself the best possible chance of success. Here’s...

5 tips for your first Google AdWords campaign
AdWords optimization: the best tricks
AdWords optimization – how to perfect your Google AdWords campaign
  • Search engine marketing

The success of a Google AdWords campaign doesn’t rest solely on the size of a budget. There are plenty of tools and tricks to help you achieve promising results with a relatively low click cost, provided you take the time to maintain your campaign regularly. Read on to find out just how you can implement your own AdWords optimization.

AdWords optimization – how to perfect your Google AdWords campaign
Ads.txt
Ads.txt: what’s the function of the file?
  • Online sales

Ads.txt is meant to help fight a scam in programmatic buying: the scam of domain spoofing. The underlying concept is as simple as it is efficient: publishers are given more control over who can trade their ad space, and control this via a simple text file. We explain what this file is all about, how you can easily create an ads.txt file yourself, and how you can make sure that it’s working as...

Ads.txt: what’s the function of the file?
How does real-time advertising work?
The main participants in real-time advertising
  • Online sales

Many businesses see banner advertising as one of the least appealing and innovative forms of online advertising, but display advertising has continued to develop in recent years. Thanks to real-time advertising and real-time bidding, a new audience can be reached, which advertisers should take advantage of. All it takes is a few milliseconds for lots of components to come together and display...

The main participants in real-time advertising
Google AdWords alternatives
Google AdWords alternatives: the best platforms for effective SEA
  • Search engine marketing

In order to advertise in search engines, most businesses will use Google AdWords. There can be no denying that both SEA and SEO efforts are always geared towards the market leader Google. However, for a healthy marketing mix it also makes sense to look at some Google AdWords alternatives. The likes of Bing, Amazon, Facebook, and more, offer useful platforms for targeted and effective advertising....

Google AdWords alternatives: the best platforms for effective SEA
What is Google AdWords?
What is Google Ads?
  • Search engine marketing

Google Ads is the most popular advertising platform for search engine displays. It also offers a portal to advertising space on various third-party sites through the Google Display Network. But how does Google Ads actually work? How much does Google Ads cost? And how can Google Ads help you?

What is Google Ads?

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.