So you want to turn your hobby into a profitable source of income? Many dream of being able to make money with their blog. This doesn’t just happen overnight: a lot of work and patience must be invested. You first need to acquire readers before you can even start to think about options like banner advertising and sponsored posts. What do you need to get a commercial blog up and running? And which traditional sources of income should you consider? [...] ►
Numerous companies and nonprofit organizations offer web search services beyond the Google algorithm. The competition is usually stuck with an outsider status but they also present interesting approaches and innovative business models that don’t necessarily rely on the advertising industry. The trend toward anonymous web searches is also starting to appeal to more and more users, meaning that website operators should take these alternatives to Google seriously. [...] ►
Every day we are bombarded with adverts and messages loaded with all sorts of information. And there are those that argue that globalization has meant that the market has become saturated with products. Many consumers feel overwhelmed by the sheer amount of information. This so-called information overload means that consumers take in hardly any adverts anymore. Here you can find out exactly what the term ‘information overload’ means and how marketers can ensure that their message is heard, despite the excess of information on offer. [...] ►
Social media marketing through Snapchat is something that many companies find challenging. Using the platform for advertising is in many ways quite different compared to other social media campaigns; e.g. on Facebook or Twitter. Successfully implementing a Snapchat campaign requires a comprehensive understanding of the range of functions of the app and as well as its users. We provide some valuable advice and, through some famous examples, show how Snapchat can help your business become more successful. [...] ►
“Content is King.” The content marketing battle cry is still relevant. However, for a few years now, there has been a slight shift: further back in the past there was nothing but self-developed contributions, today you also have to rely on distributing external content. Content curation has brought about a contemporary form of online marketing, oriented on social media and traditional cultural activities (museums, exhibitions, etc). But how does content curation work and for whom is it useful? [...] ►
Link your online project with your social media presence and enable cross-site interactions with the help of social plugins. By enabling like, share, and comment functions, website owners can increase the outreach of text posts, images, and videos exponentially, thanks to the ever-growing social media user base. Implementing social media plugins into your website can help you transform visitors into ambassadors for your brands, goods, or services. In this article, we provide an overview of the share functions from the most popular social networking sites. Find out what options are available and how to implement them quickly and easily in your online project. [...] ►
What makes men and women tick? As we know, it’s not always the same thing. Advertisers have long been aware of this fact, and over the years, gender marketing has become a central aspect of the image of many businesses. But how should we understand the term, ‘gender marketing’ and how does it work in practice? In this guide, we demonstrate how entrepreneurs and advertisers can benefit from using gender marketing in your promotion strategy. [...] ►
More and more businesses are adopting dispositive data with the aim of making strategic decisions shaped by reports, prognoses, and patterns. The database is usually supplied by an information system that functions as a central data repository, separate from a data operating system. This is known as a data warehouse, or a DWH for short. A data warehouse is a modularly built system made up of various tools for data entry, data processing, and data retention. Our digital guide offers an insight into the structure of a typical DWH architecture, introduces you to commercial suppliers of established data warehouse systems, as well as showing you some open source alternatives. [...] ►
Nonprofit organizations use advertising to successfully market their products. In contrast to profit organizations, however, they are not interested in big money, but in the successful outcome of their social project. Advertising for a good cause – that’s nonprofit marketing. However, there is still competition in this market. Here we explain what nonprofit marketing is, and how to make your own nonprofit marketing scheme successful. [...] ►
Finding the right translation app can be quite a challenge due to the ever-increasing choice available on the market. Which translator app is best when traveling abroad? We provide a detailed overview of the best translation apps for Android and iOS. [...] ►
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.