The 1&1 blog is closed

Dear readers,

This will be the final post published on the 1&1 UK blog.

We have decided to reorganise our content into an alternative format, in order to offer our expertise in a way that is better tailored to your needs. The existing 1&1 know-how is by no means lost! We are just relocating to other social media platforms where we will continue to provide you with expert knowledge, news and support. Check out the following addresses to find the information you need:

All our trend reports and tutorials – as well as 1&1 tips and tricks on everything from servers, websites, web hosting, domains, e-mail, online marketing, e-commerce and SMBs – can be found on our free online platform, 1&1 Digital Guide: https://www.1and1.co.uk/digitalguide/

Any updates on 1&1 products, as well as all the latest press releases, can still be found on the 1&1 newsroom: http://newsroom.1and1.co.uk/

Also, you can always visit our social media channels on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube for regular updates and advice for successful web hosting:

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New apps for your e-shop: optimising your customer loyalty online

Continuously trying to entice new customers to your online store with new offers is both time-consuming and cost-intensive. It is far more advisable, and ultimately more valuable, for businesses to build long-term relationships with existing online consumers. In this blog post, we outline apps from our 1&1 eShop, which will allow you to analyse your visitor and buyer structure, and engage in targeted e-mail marketing, in order to optimise your customer loyalty.

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How to identify and deal with phishing scams

Not all cyber-attacks are as sophisticated or widespread as this month’s Wannacry ransomware attack. On most occasions cyber security breaches are in fact down to human factors. For example, the 2016 Cyber Security Intelligence Index from IBM found that 60 per cent of all attacks were carried out by insiders. Of these, three quarters had malicious intent whilst one-quarter involved inadvertent actors. One of the most common ways that cyber security is compromised through what is known as phishing emails, messages,  or phone calls.

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Ransomware – this is how you beat blackmailers

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As you would have probably heard, the ransomware WannaCry recently attacked approximately 200,000 Windows PC users in more than 150 countries.[1] The cyber criminals used the attack to encrypt sensitive data on the PCs, held the data hostage and demanded a payment of 300 US dollars in the form of the crypto currency Bitcoin. If those affected did not pay the amount within seven days, the blackmailers claimed they would delete the encrypted data. The attack affected a wide variety of organisations and individuals, including healthcare institutions and logistic companies.

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A fitting name for your website – finding the perfect domain name

Looking to start your own business? Or maybe you’re about to take an established company online for the first time. Well the first step here is to set up a domain name for your website.

In this blog post, we’ll outline seven top tips that will help you find a domain name that represents your brand, and will stick in your customer’s minds.

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What to do if you have been hacked

So you’re sitting in the office, and you’ve just opened an attachment in an email that you assumed was from a colleague.

It wasn’t – and now your computer’s behaving very strangely, with pop-ups all over the screen. It looks like you’ve been hacked.

So what do you do now? Do you panic? Maybe you pretend like nothing’s happened and hope it goes away. Or do you switch off your computer and hide until someone confronts you?

None of the options above are good ideas! Instead, simply follow the checklist below from our partner Norton, for what to do if you’ve been hacked:

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Mobile ecommerce – Businesses need to keep up as consumer confidence grows!

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It’s been just over 20 years since Amazon was first launched as an online bookstore, and today ecommerce represents a trillion dollar (US) global industry.

For consumers, the benefits of ecommerce are easily recognisable. Shopping online is flexible, is not dependent on a specific time or place, saves time and provides consumers with access to a huge selection of products across every sector.

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1&1 rankingCoach starts: Take your website success into your own hands

The new website for your company is finally online. You’re excited when you see it’s sleek modern design pop up on your smartphone and computer. You know this is the right step for your business but something remains missing – customers! In order to get prospective customers to the website, it is important that your site is found through search engines. With 1&1 rankingCoach Basic, small and medium-sized companies without any previous knowledge can easily get started with professional search engine optimisation (SEO).

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