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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

Microsoft Visio alternatives

Microsoft Visio: Free alternatives for creating diagrams and flow charts

Visio allows you to create industry-standard professional diagrams, which can be seamlessly integrated into Microsoft Office documents. Thanks to a variety of graphic elements, complex information can be visualized efficiently and smoothly. But this visualization software is quite expensive, so luckily there is no shortage of free Microsoft Visio alternatives.

The best Google AdSense alternatives

The best Google AdSense alternatives

More and more website operators are looking for alternatives to Google. Even when it comes to online marketing, it’s obvious that Google has a finger in every pie. But sometimes you have to rely on a different solution, for example, if you don’t pass the strict guidelines or find yourself blocked. This is often the case with Google AdSense, the advertising network for publishers. What are the...

Converting ACSM files

Opening and converting ACSM files

Sellers of e-books and other electronic publications face the same problem as the creators and copyright owners of films, music and software – because the content is digital, it is easy to reproduce and redistribute. To prevent this, commercial ePUBs, PDFs and other files are copy-protected, for example using Adobe Digital Rights Management (DRM). This is where ACSM files come into play.

How to save as PDF

Word documents: how to save as a PDF file

If you want to send a Word document or prepare it for printing, it’s recommended you know how to save it as a PDF file. This way, you can be sure that the formatting of your document won’t change and that others will not be able to edit it without permission. For simple conversion tasks, the save function in Word is often sufficient. However, there are some dedicated tools which offer a wider...

Delete bad Google reviews

How to delete a negative Google review

When you’ve just put all your strength into launching your business, there’s nothing more frustrating than receiving a negative Google review. But there’s one thing that’s even worse: one that’s totally out of place or, worse yet, one that qualifies as slander. But don’t worry: In many cases you can delete a bad Google review that’s inappropriate. We’ll show you how it’s done.

Social networks: dangers of social media

Social networks: the 5 most common dangers and which actions to take

Social media brings millions of people together from around the world. They chat, send pictures and videos, and share information with each other. Companies like to use these platforms to extend their reach, but the more popular a network is, the more likely it is for dangers to be lurking. Tragedies, PR scandals, or an emptied bank account can be the result. We reveal which social network risks...

What is e-business?

E-business

The term e-business, or electronic business, has been on the tip of everyone’s tongues for some time in online spheres. But what exactly does it mean? It is all too often used interchangeably with “e-commerce,” but this is just one part of e-business. In fact, the term encompasses the net economy’s full range of possibilities for supporting and optimizing business processes with digital...

An introduction to clickbait

What is clickbait?

‘What you’re about to read in this article has never been discussed before!’ This may not be entirely true, because the topic of clickbaiting is already commonplace in the world of social media. But by using sensational titles and descriptions like we just did, marketers and publishers aim to generate clicks to boost their ad revenue. And for the most part, it works. So how is this tactic so...

How companies use social selling

Social selling: business relations on the social net

Purchasing decisions are rarely made out of the blue. Customers usually go through a decision-making phase, during which it’s up to the company to convince the customer of their need for the product. This is most effective when you present yourself and your products as trustworthy and honest as possible – particularly on social networks, where your target group conducts research, asks for...

Patreon

Artists and Patreon: The Path to Financial Independence?

Jack Conte and Sam Yam founded the crowd-funding platform Patreon because Conte, a musician, could no longer accept that he earned so little on YouTube. This was in spite of the fact that he had a few million subscribers. Nowadays, Patreon is a reliable income source for many creatives. However, not every user benefits from the business model, which requires expertise and certain qualifications.

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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