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...

 

Selling on facebook

Selling on Facebook: Here are your 3 options

Facebook is a particularly noteworthy social network. It bundles lots of different functions into a single platform. Whether you’re networking, sharing content, or trying to sell on Marketplace, Facebook lets you do it all. However, there isn’t just the one way to sell products on Facebook: Different methods can suit different businesses. Thanks to various F-commerce features, all this can be...

Google Lighthouse

What is Google Lighthouse?

Progressive web apps are becoming increasingly popular with users, as they don't have to be installed on a computer. With Google Lighthouse, providers now have tools to measure, analyze, and optimize the performance of these web apps. Lighthouse delivers key information in an easy-to-understand manner and also recommends actionable measures to the website provider.

eBay alternatives

eBay alternatives for bargain hunters

Almost everyone knows the online auction marketplace eBay. High commissions and negative experiences have led some users to try out alternatives. There are sustainable online marketplaces with fair business models and platforms where you can buy and sell safely. We present the best eBay alternatives and make the comparison: Which can hold its own?

Empathy Map

Empathy Map: The Quick Way to Understanding Customers

How do companies get a clear idea of the needs of their target group? The empathy map is a simple way to quickly obtain a good impression of the real problems of potential and existing customers, provided that you use the method in a team that has a degree of sensitivity. We present the empathy map with a definition and example.

Google Knowledge Graph

Google Knowledge Graph: What Is It and What Does It Do?

Google’s Knowledge Graph summarizes relevant information and links for a search request in a clear and visually appealing manner. This extra information on search results is provided in a separate widget. In this guide, we explain how the Knowledge Graph works and where the information comes from.

How to delete a Google Account

Deleting your Google Account: A step-by-step guide

Google’s services are very popular around the world. In addition to the well-known search engine, Gmail, Google Maps and the in-house browser Google Chrome are standard applications for many users. An active Google account is required to use these services and their features. But how can you delete your Google account if you no longer want to use the Google apps?

Graph Neural Network

Graph Neural Network: the next step in deep learning

Artificial intelligence, machine learning, neural networks: In the quest to improve software , computer scientists around the world are always working on new methods. Right now, graph neural networks are a hot topic because of their great potential. In these artificial neural networks, the connections between pieces of information are just as important as the data itself. What are the advantages...

The AIDA model: the formula for effective advertising?

What is the AIDA model?

The AIDA model has been around for more than one hundred years and illustrates the basic knowledge of advertising research. The schematic representation of the purchasing decision-making process is in four successive phases and is reduced to show the essential steps. Some see this model as too simplified and believe it doesn’t adequately depict modern, multi-layered communication processes. As a...

Micro-moments

Micro-moments: Delivering answers when it matters

Nowadays, our smartphones come with us everywhere we go. If a question comes to mind or we spot an interesting product, we reflexively turn to our devices: That looks great, where can I buy it? Where can I find the best deals close to me? Using our smartphones, we can find answers to these questions and make decisions in just a few seconds. Companies that leverage these micro-moments, hold the...

Deepfakes

Deepfakes: the next generation of counterfeits

Thanks to deepfakes, the internet is experiencing a new generation of counterfeits: they enable realistic video manipulation with little effort involved. This is due to pioneering technology. Machine learning and neural networks are able to portray people in situations that they’ve never actually been in e.g. in porn. This is how deepfakes on Reddit became so popular. In the future, these...

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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