3D Secure

3D Secure: Mastercard and VISA are becoming more secure

 

These days, credit card fraud primarily takes place on the internet. Criminals use hacked information to take advantage of customers, retailers, and banks. In order to make internet purchases more secure, credit card companies like VISA and Mastercard have released a new version...

 

PSD2

PSD2: What does the Payment Services Directive mean for you?

 

When it comes to making payments on the internet, customers favor security and convenience over everything else. The payment process shouldn’t take long and must meet data protection requirements - after all, this is very sensitive data. Regarding PSD2, the EU is presenting a new...

 

Promote your website

Promoting your website: crash course for beginners

 

There are well over a billion websites worldwide. If you’re a newcomer and want to improve your online presence, you need a strategy and a lot of patience. Marketing offers many approaches to give a website the hoped-for reach. From SEM, to display, to mobile: these are the most...

 

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...

 

3D Secure

3D Secure: Mastercard and VISA are becoming more secure

These days, credit card fraud primarily takes place on the internet. Criminals use hacked information to take advantage of customers, retailers, and banks. In order to make internet purchases more secure, credit card companies like VISA and Mastercard have released a new version of 3D Secure. It is intended to offer more security and convenience - all in accordance with the EU’s PSD2 regulations.

PSD2

PSD2: What does the Payment Services Directive mean for you?

When it comes to making payments on the internet, customers favor security and convenience over everything else. The payment process shouldn’t take long and must meet data protection requirements - after all, this is very sensitive data. Regarding PSD2, the EU is presenting a new version of the Payment Services Directive that regulates online payments more thoroughly and promotes competition among...

The best PayPal alternatives

The 7 best alternatives to PayPal at a glance

Americans love shopping online because it’s so convenient. Fast, easy, and secure payment methods have contributed to the rise of this sector. Until recently, online payment systems were heavily dominated by one industry heavyweight: PayPal. But not everyone is enthused by this payment method, having been criticized for both security as well as data protection issues. Fortunately, there are plenty...

E-Commerce

E-commerce: features and developments

Online shopping, digital advertisements, electronic customer databases, and intelligent inventory systems: all this has revolutionized the trade and changed the buying behavior of customers. The internet and computer-based systems form the basis of e-commerce. From the perspective of companies and consumers, electronic commerce has many advantages, but also a few downsides. New trends are now...

Instagram alternatives

The best Instagram alternatives: Social networks for hobby photographers

Instagram alternatives don’t have it easy: Ello’s hype, for example, has faded, and Pixlr is a photo editing app at best. A “real” alternative to Instagram should have its own community and, like the market leader, should be available free of charge for Android and iOS and as a web application. We’ve picked the best ones for you.

Promote your website

Promoting your website: crash course for beginners

There are well over a billion websites worldwide. If you’re a newcomer and want to improve your online presence, you need a strategy and a lot of patience. Marketing offers many approaches to give a website the hoped-for reach. From SEM, to display, to mobile: these are the most important methods for beginners in a nutshell.

Create fillable PDF forms

Create fillable PDF forms – with Acrobat and free software

Almost finished filling out the application form, just need to enter today’s date…darn, you made a mistake. And since you don't want to simply cross it out and make the whole form look messy, you'd better start all over again. This wouldn’t have happened with a PDF form. They can be filled out directly on your PC – and any errors can be corrected quickly. We show you how to create a PDF form like...

Attribution models in online marketing

Attribution models

Any marketer will tell you that getting your marketing strategy right is the most important thing for businesses online. To reach your potential target group as effectively as possible, it makes sense to have an ideal mix of different advertising channels. But how do you know that you’re spending your marketing budget in the right areas? Which ad channel is the best one for you to invest in? This...

Deleting a Twitter account

Deleting your Twitter account: how to delete your account with the microblogging service

Reading interesting posts from friends, acquaintances, celebrities. Maybe even throwing in a tweet of your own here and there: The short news service, Twitter, is one of the most popular social media channels worldwide, thanks to its simple concept and wide reach. However, when it comes to data protection, the platform exhibits the typical weaknesses of the social media world – this is reason...

The most important Google updates at a glance

From Panda to Penguin: the main Google updates at a glance

It took less than two decades for Google to rise to power. The search engine giant determines what can be found online and decides whether web projects are successful or not. If you want to appear at the top of the search results, you have to abide by Google’s guidelines – even those that are regularly changed and continually tweaked through algorithm updates. Here are the main Google updates of...

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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