What is Instagram Reels?

Instagram Reels: video clips a la TikTok

 

Instagram Reels is Instagram’s new video feature. Much like Chinese app TikTok, Reels lets users create and share short video clips with added background music. But what exactly is Instagram Reels and what are the differences to TikTok? We’ll show you what the new feature can do....

 

Zoom alternatives

Zoom alternatives: a comparison of the main competitors

 

Alternatives to the popular video conferencing software Zoom are having their moment in the spotlight as a growing number of people are organizing video calls daily. Free alternatives to Zoom include a wide range of features, especially since the market for video conferencing...

 

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...

 

Private browsing Safari

Private browsing Safari

Browsing the internet without leaving a trace – that’s the promise of incognito mode. In Safari, it goes by the name of “private browsing” and ensures that your browser history, cookies, and cache data aren’t saved locally. We’ll show you how to activate and deactivate private mode in Safari on various devices.

Turning on incognito mode in Chrome

Incognito mode in Chrome: how to browse privately

If you want to surf the Internet in private, your best option is to use the Chrome incognito mode. Incognito mode is a security feature that lets you browse the Internet without your history, cookies or other browsing data being stored. Read on to find out how to go incognito in Chrome and why you might want to do this.

Hindsight bias in marketing

What is hindsight bias in marketing?

Hindsight bias is a highly complex cognitive bias that is due to people’s memories being more malleable than assumed and various subconscious processes. This makes defining it difficult. Hindsight bias is also paradoxical, because in hindsight events are often perceived as being inevitable but also as less predictable at the same time. How can this be explained?

The IKEA effect applied to marketing

The IKEA effect: Why you should include DIY elements in your products

Anyone who buys a wardrobe from IKEA knows they’ll need a hammer and screwdriver to assemble it once they get home. This not only lowers the sale price, but also has a rather surprising effect on customers, which psychologists have baptized the “IKEA effect”. If used correctly, this phenomenon can help companies in almost every sector improve their marketing and boost sales.

Survivorship Bias in Marketing

Survivorship bias: why you can’t copy someone else’s success story

Have you followed an email marketing strategy to the letter just as it was described in an online magazine’s success story, only to not experience the expected sales boom? Then you have probably been the victim of a case of “survivorship bias”. We explain how you made this reasoning error and how you can actually use it to your advantage to achieve better results.

Halo Effect in marketing

Halo effect: first impressions and their role in marketing

First impressions are very important both in life and in marketing. The halo effect ensures that the first impression sticks for a long time. From a technical standpoint, it does not matter whether the first impression was good or bad. Both will be remembered. The halo effect has been demonstrated through many examples.

Referral marketing

Referral marketing: when satisfied customers bring in more customers

Personal product or service recommendations have a significant influence on purchasers’ decisions. In referral marketing, companies take advantage of this effect. Satisfied customers are motivated to share their experiences and, in doing so, attract new customers. Keep reading to find out how referral marketing works, including real examples and tips.

Evergreen content

Evergreen content – timeless content for websites

Timeless content known as evergreen content can attract new visitors to your website while remaining relevant for years to come. Even more so than short-lived content such as up-to-the-minute news, evergreen content requires good editorial quality and research, along with the right keywords for search engines. This way, you’ll reach internet users with general questions about your topic,...

Smishing

Smishing: the best tips to fight against SMS phishing

Most Internet users likely will have heard of phishing, but what is smishing? The new threat works via cell phone. We explain how the SMS scamming method works and what content cyber criminals frequently utilize for SMS phishing. Learn what to watch out for in order to distinguish an authentic SMS from a phishing SMS.

What is Vishing?

Vishing: How to identify voice phishing and fend off attackers

Vishing (voice phishing) is a contemporary scamming method through which scammers attempt to get hold of your personal data. In doing so, cyber criminals in most cases impersonate a company employee over the telephone in order to obtain sensitive data. With the help of specific examples from real life, we explain how you can identify voice phishing and protect yourself against attacks.

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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