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...

 

Snapchat stories vs. Instagram Stories – a comparison

Instagram stories vs. Snapchat stories: is Instagram Snapchat’s biggest competition?

When comparing ‘My Story’ by Snapchat with Instagram’s new story feature, several similarities immediately become apparent. With the addition of stories, Instagram has extended its range of functions to include a clone of Snapchat's signature feature. But they didn’t stop there: Instagram has swiped a whole host of features from Snapchat in order to establish itself firmly as the largest...

Vero

Vero – True Social: a closer look at the hyped-up network

Where has this Vero – True Social suddenly come from? The social network has been experiencing a remarkable hype since the beginning of the year. Numerous influencers and companies have jumped on the bandwagon and more than 3 million users have followed suit. Vero’s greatest strength is its completely ad-free and chronologically-ordered timeline. However, the app has attracted controversy...

WhatsApp marketing for your company

WhatsApp marketing: how to set it up for your company

With 1.3 billion active users per month, WhatsApp is the most popular messenger app worldwide. The service has replaced SMS as a means of communication for smartphone users across generations. This is a good reason for companies to look more closely at using the app as a marketing channel. WhatsApp marketing isn’t yet a very widely implemented way to get in touch with customers.

The best alternatives to Facebook Messenger

The best alternatives to Facebook Messenger

Facebook's messaging function has long become indispensable as a means for many people to keep in touch with friends and colleagues – even on the move. Using Facebook Messenger app on your phone tends to use up a lot of battery power and internet data. Fortunately, there are good alternatives that allow you to navigate Facebook chats just as easily and quickly, and that often also help to protect...

Windows Movie Maker alternatives

The best Windows Movie Maker alternatives

Cut! That's a wrap – from Microsoft operating systems Windows 10 and on, Microsoft customers will have to do without the Windows video editing program. Fortunately, there are many Windows Movie Maker alternatives available on the internet, many of them free. Some of them offer beginners the most important basic functions, while others are impressive for even advanced and semi-professional video...

The most important social media platforms

The most important social media platforms at a glance

Choosing the right channels is the beginning of every social media strategy. In addition to the mandatory Facebook profile, there’s a wide selection of other social media platforms that can help aid in your efforts to further your brand and image. Reaching out to customers and defining target groups are just two of many advantages that these portals can offer.

Explainer Videos: The Best Tools

Create an explainer video: Comparing the best tools

Whether you want to clarify a problem, make a dull tutorial into something fun, or have your product reach millions of people, creative and funny videos are the way to go. But what exactly is an explainer video, and what should you bear in mind when making one yourself? Here we will show you which tools you can use to create explainer videos yourself.

What is machine learning? How machines learn to think

Self-learning systems: how does machine learning work?

Artificial intelligence has fascinated us for centuries: Countless books and films about robots and computers that behave like (or not like) humans testify to both the enthusiasm and concern we have for artificial intelligence. But how do machines get so smart? We explain how machine learning works, where it is already being used, and how self-learning systems can revolutionize the world of...

Augmented Reality in e- commerce

Augmented Reality: how Pikachu helps e-commerce

Augmented reality is considered to be the marketing trend of the future. And it’s true that this new technology really does build a bridge between the tactile and virtual worlds, a fact that offers enormous opportunities for both businesses and marketers. This is due to the fact that augmented reality means expanding and changing one’s perception of reality, and this applies to the e-commerce...

Personas

Personas: How to get closer to your customer

Every company wants to work close to the customer, to focus on the user. However, many companies only use averages and statistics as a basis. This is not how to reach the individual buyer. Personas are different. They are based on real people and reflect the heterogeneity of the target group. What do you have to pay attention 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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