Online marketing

What is natural language processing?

The language errors and mistranslations on Google Translate might often be good for a funny anecdote, but behind this slightly error-prone translation tool lies one of the most complex computer technologies ever developed. Natural language processing may still be in a relatively primitive stage, but its complex technology already enables computers to translate from one language into another, carry out spoken commands, and answer questions automatically. But since human language is complex, occasionally illogical, and constantly evolving, it’s very difficult for computers to learn. So how does natural language processing work exactly and when do problems occur in its application? [...]  

Bitcoin –what you should know about the digital currency

When it comes to the peer-to-peer network Bitcoin, published in 2009, opinions are divided. On one side of the argument are those who see the enormous potential of a decentralized payment system, run not by a single authority, but administered and controlled by all users. On the other side are those who use every opportunity to point out the instability of the open source project’s exchange rate and its unknown future. Read here why it might make sense for your online shop to have a Bitcoin account. [...]  

Snapchat followers: How do I give my channel more range?

Snapchat is only accessible via an app. This can make it difficult to extensively promote your account’s content and gain more followers on Snapchat – especially if part of your target group isn’t already on Snapchat and has to first install the app to visit your channel. But while the promotion of social media channels on other platforms such as Facebook or Instagram is easier, there are several proven strategies for getting more Snapchat followers to your Snapchat channel. [...]  

Amazon SEO: Improve your Amazon ranking

Those who want to sell online often can’t avoid going to Amazon with their own online shop. The sales platform is one of the most important e-commerce magnets in the world, which is why good placement in the Amazon search results is highly competitive. Like classic search engine optimization, Amazon SEO has developed into an important success strategy for this reason. If you understand the mechanics of the e-commerce search engine and utilize the correct means, you have a good chance of improving your ranking and making it easier for potential customers to discover your products. [...]  

Lead management: Lead generation – part two

Are you looking for potential customers online? You will soon realize it’s quite a challenge to grab internet users’ attention. Users are becoming more and more sensitive to advertisements and end up deliberately ignoring them. It might seem impossible to establish contact in this way, let alone generate qualified leads. But with the right strategy, and working closely with lead management, content marketing, and search engine optimization, it can be achieved. [...]  

Lead management: Lead management – part one

A successful online marketer can be compared to a gardener; Just as a gardener waters his plants at all stages of their growth, an online marketer should care for their customers during every step of their journey. Contacting the potential customer isn’t always enough to convince them to try out your product or service. When it comes to lead management, the customer is accompanied from initial contact until the transaction is complete. In our series, we introduce the most important steps in detail. Part one: the basics of lead management. [...]  

Heat map analysis: how to visualize your visitors’ behavior

By knowing the total number of unique visitors and purchases made on your website, you can quickly calculate the conversion rate for your online store. This figure, however, doesn’t reveal why a visitor made a certain purchase or deciding against buying a product. A heat map analysis, on the other hand, can shed some light on the matter and help you to increase the number of conversions. [...]  

Google Search Console for beginners

Google provides web developers with many free tools, but hardly any are as versatile and valuable to the SEO sector as the Google Search Console. Using the free analyzer tool, developers can take their website’s settings and technical optimizations into their own hands, gain access to statistics not visible to the public, and learn to better understand the “Google view” of things. The only requirement is a Google account. [...]  

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 successful? And if it’s working, why is it so heavily criticized? We’ll take you through the function, tactics, benefits, and criticisms of clickbait. [...]  

Success in e-commerce: product texts that sell

High-quality and unique product texts are an important building block for any successful online store. Promising and convincing product descriptions not only help potential customers make their purchasing decision, but they also give online stores an advantage in terms of Google ranking. Providing inspiring and creating texts that convey clear added value for the customer will help you stand out from the competition and attract visitors in the highly competitive world of e-commerce. [...]  

The 1&1 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’s Online Marketing Guide is a one-stop shop for clear and comprehensive information on online business and online marketing. 

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