Online marketing

Setting up an online store: the basics

If you’re planning to set up an online store, you have a lot to consider. Amongst other things, your checklist will include applying for a business license, developing a concept, and calculating your finances. But don’t despair! A host of webstore programs and optimization functions are on hand to help you succeed. [...]  

Online payment methods in e-commerce

Thanks to constantly evolving technology, purchasing goods online is becoming ever more convenient, with retailers and service providers alike taking advantage of the internet’s marketing potential. Despite these developments, the risks involved in online transactions remain a major deterrent for many people. That’s why it’s crucial for retailers to provide reliable and secure payment methods in their online stores. [...]  

Product photography: the best tips for store owners

When out shopping, most people actually pick up products to feel their quality, structure, and weight, occasionally even smelling or listening to them. This gives customers the chance of forming an emotional connection with the product, which can then lead to a successful sale. Since an online store cannot offer customers the same experience, quality product photos are instead needed in order to give the buyer a visual interpretation. Convincing product images increase the chances of a sale and therefore generate revenue. [...]  

How e-commerce conquered America

With online shopping becoming ever more popular and convenient, more and more industries are flourishing in the world of e-commerce. This is partly due to the fact that it’s easier than ever before to build and run a professional web store. But what are most important things to remember when getting into e-commerce? And how can you be successful with little or no experience? [...]  

What is SEA? The basics of search engine advertising

With search engine advertising (SEA), you can embed links to your website in the exact place that internet users search for products and services like yours. How does SEA work? And how much does it cost to advertise with a search engine? Discover everything you need to know about SEA, including the Google AdWords’ bidding process, and to what extent SEA can help you achieve your business goals. [...]  

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.