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What is conversion rate optimization?

Online marketing basics: conversion rate optimization tips

Successful SEO measures help land you a spot in the top ranking positions of the search engine results pages (SERPS) and increase the influx of visitors to your site. But what happens when only a few visitors are actually buying your products or subscribing to your newsletters? Conversion rate optimization (CRO) analyzes websites and order processes and helps identify weak spots throughout the...

How does real-time advertising work?

The main participants in real-time advertising

Many businesses see banner advertising as one of the least appealing and innovative forms of online advertising, but display advertising has continued to develop in recent years. Thanks to real-time advertising and real-time bidding, a new audience can be reached, which advertisers should take advantage of. All it takes is a few milliseconds for lots of components to come together and display...

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...

Step-by-Step Banner Design

Banner design: how to design your own banners

Advertising banners are an elementary component of online marketing. Well-designed advertisements invite the viewer to take advantage of your offer. Therefore, well-made graphics can generate attention, clicks, and ultimately sales. However, many things can go wrong when it comes to banner design. We explain to you in a step-by-step guide what constitutes good banner advertising and which mistakes...

Deleting a Google result and protecting personal data

Deleting personal data with Google

The internet never forgets – is it always true? In some cases, search engines are obliged to grant users permission to delete defamatory search results. If Google displays personal data that is outdated or of no interest to the public, users can request the search engine to delete links to that data from the results pages permanently. But what exactly is the ‘Right to be Forgotten’ act, and when...

Alternatives to Google

The most popular alternatives to Google

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...

What is the ROPO effect?

Brick-and-mortar shopping vs. e-commerce: what’s the ROPO effect?

E-commerce has been booming for years now, and nowadays, even everyday items like groceries are ordered online. A threat to brick-and-mortar locations? Not necessarily: the ROPO effect shows that local retailers also have the possibility to take advantage of the marketing power of the internet. This is due to the fact that many customers do their research online and the make their final purchase...

How to submit your website to Google News

Google News: submitting and optimizing your website

Google News is the world's most popular news search engine. Submitting your website to Google News can immensely boost the success of your website. Registering for Google News is far from easy and requires careful optimization of your website while following Google News guidelines – but the effort really pays off. The 1&1 guide to Google News will show you how it works and how you can optimize...

The most important Google ranking factors

Google ranking factors

Google is accountable for over 80% of search engine searches in the USA, making it by far the most popular search engine. It’s therefore of the utmost importance for owners of commercial internet projects to have their website ranking as highly as possible in the search results. It’s definitely worth taking into consideration the many different factors that influence Google’s rankings.

How does mobile SEO work?

Mobile SEO: optimize your site for mobile devices

Many businesses invest a lot of time and money into search engine optimization: spending weeks working on keyword strategies, checking links, and working on the site’s technical framework. But then – nothing happens. This could be because mobile SEO has been neglected. It’s important to remember this vital step, since most searches now come through mobile devices, and Google expects website...