‘I think therefore I am’ – René Descartes’ iconic saying, it seems, may only be half true. If you choose to believe neuroscientists like António Damásio and Joseph E. LeDoux, then cognitive and emotional processes play a part in every rational decision. Even clicking the purchase button in an online shop is a decision that has been unconsciously influenced by emotional information. Or at least...
Neural networks generate artificial intelligence. They ensure that Siri, Alexa and Google respond to us appropriately and help medical professionals recognize diseases earlier. The technology itself is not new, but it has seen rapid development in recent years. In the following, we will explain how neural networks function.
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: we’ve covered the most important methods for beginners – in a nutshell.
What distinguishes good SEO content from average website content? Why is it so important to optimize SEO texts on your homepage for search engines? These 10 tips on topics such as keyword optimization, duplicate content, and internal links show you how to customize your site content to meet the demands of modern web search.
For many, Instagram is an important source to discover the latest trends and products. That’s why having a business presence on the app is important, not least to sell your products. We’ve got the tips and tricks to get you started selling on Instagram: from an optimized business account, to Instagram Stories with product links, to launching a marketing campaign.
The internet has long been home to all kinds of subcultures. When communicating online, many internet users use leetspeak as a code that is only understood by those initiated. In leetspeak, letters are replaced by numbers and special characters. Here, we explain how leetspeak originated, what leet has to do with online jargon, and what “1337” means.
Social commerce connects online stores with social media networks to improve sales. In this way, small and medium-sized businesses can expand their customer base and boost revenue. But in order to employ social commerce effectively and develop a long-term strategy, retailers must understand its peculiarities.
Mobile payment is on the advance worldwide. The leading providers of mobile payment alternatives have also gained a foothold in the United States. However, many Americans are still not convinced by the new technology. We give you an overview of the most frequently used mobile payment apps in the US, their functionality, and security features.
Understanding social media means understanding numbers. While internal tools such as YouTube Analytics provide a lot of numbers, it is not always easy to understand them at first glance. The third-party provider SocialBlade has thus made it their business to prepare and present data from platforms such Instagram, Twitter and YouTube in a clear and concise manner.
Artificial intelligence is one of the most fascinating fields of research in the world today. It will undoubtedly alter our future like no other technology ever has before — this is one thing that all AI researchers agree on. The technology is already present in so many areas of our life. We discuss some of the secrets that surround artificial intelligence, the prospects, and risks involved in...
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.