Thanks Brian for sharing this huge list of free digital marketing stuff. This is really the place students and learners need to check out. I am sharing this on my FB page so that people can come and utilize this to their benefits.
If you’re looking to try something new, ScribbleLive (www.scribblelive.com) is an excellent content marketing tool. You plan, create & curate, distribute and measure, in it’s all-in-one software. A number of large brands (Redbull, Samsung, UFC) have already used the platform.
A disadvantage of digital advertising is the large amount of competing goods and services that are also using the same digital marketing strategies. For example, when someone searches for a specific product from a specific company online, if a similar company uses targeted advertising online then they can appear on the customer’s home page, allowing the customer to look at alternative options for a cheaper price or better quality of the same product or a quicker way of finding what they want online.
It’s important to realize that social media can be just as useful as Google in directing traffic to websites. While fans for a page don’t necessarily equate to customers, Facebook’s utility as content distribution network makes the platform as useful as search ads on Google or video ads on YouTube. Investing in both forms of paid advertising can produce good returns for a business.
Another marketing course that’s exclusively available through our group is Dot Native, a collection of video-based courses, master classes and supporting reading that spans all the core digital marketing disciplines. You can get up to speed and stay up to date in just 60 minutes a week for a low monthly fee.
The Internet and mobile technology have enabled use of a host of digital and interactive promotional tools. Online and e-mail marketing are common elements of promotional campaigns. Social media and blogs offer additional interactive tools that companies can use to reach consumers directly. Mobile devices with applications for electronic communication and social media allow companies virtually 24/7 access to consumers on the move.
Social media is no longer optional. Even big brands have gone into it for better exposure. After all, it is not as expensive as traditional media and you can immediately get started without the need for a website.
You can export the raw feedback into excel, group responses by category and then calculate % of comments regarding a certain category vs the whole to guide you with what features, changes are most important to your users.
Several promotional tools tie specifically to public relations, which is unpaid communication often presented through media exposure. Press releases, newsletters, press conferences and news reports are common PR techniques. Some are used to proactively promote brands or products. Others are used to address negative publicity or events. Small companies can often build relationships with local newspapers and TV stations for coverage of noteworthy business activities.
Blog posts are the bread and butter of any company’s online marketing – but it gets better from there. A good blog post can be extended to an e-book, shortened into a series of videos, parceled out into infographics, and much more. Each different format gives you the opportunity to reach new prospects and build your brand’s thought leadership chops. All this and you save time.
HubSpot’s Inbound Marketing Training Program and Certification. Enjoy these 12 free marketing classes and reading materials from HubSpot to help you master inbound marketing. Learn about blogging, SEO, keyword strategy, social media, email marketing, calls to action, and more! Finish up with an exam to prove your worth.
Professor Kahn is back in this fourth module, the second of her Branding Modules, covering effective brand communications strategies and repositioning strategies. Understanding how customers perceive your brand messaging and marketing is one of the most important aspects to understanding consumer behavior: what consumers perceive is what affects their actions, and what they perceive is not necessarily true! Professor Kahn unpacks customer behavior and perception and explores successful strategies for influencing both in this final required module of the course.
He who can spend the most money to attract a customer wins the game of business. Build a great sales funnel and value ladder, then convey the benefits of your product better than your competition, and both you and your customers win. This video masterclass will teach you how to build an ultra profitable sales funnel, structured to provide more and more value to your customers, while putting more and more money in your pocket.
These courses are just what I need – im looking to get back to work, decided a change of direction was in order and these are the stepping stones I need. If you have more available, please let me know, thanks
For reviewing on-page markup like headings and also mobile screen resizing I find Chris Pederick’s Web Developer Toolbar for Chrome and Firefox essential. The Moz Toolbar is better from an SEO POV. Here’s an example of the overlay to show our ‘semantic markup’:
5. Take advantage of free local business directories. There are a few great local business directories that are completely free. Visit GetListed.org, enter your business information, then take a moment to submit your business info to each of the directories shown.
What it does is give you an estimated traffic of a website, what are the sources of that traffic, what are the countries, a basic idea of the keywords that the websites ranks for and some other cool stuff.
Technology has created plenty of opportunities for businesses to really personalize experiences for their customers. SaaS knowledge bases provide some of those opportunities when used effectively. In this Process Street post, Robin Singh shares how you can create a knowledge base your customers will love.
Hi ! Very nice list, I didn’t know Charlie, Hotjar, simplimesured… For the list I would had SEM Rush (free for some results) to see what are the best keywords of your competitors, Mailchimp (free for 2000 contactd) for emailing, Pixlr for the pictures (free !) or The Gimp (100% free), Animoto for Video (free 30 sec) or Sharealike (free 100 pictures)… I made also a list of 150 best marketing tools (most are Free). There is the PDF on slideshare there : http://fr.slideshare.net/conseilsmarketing/les-150-meilleurs-outils-marketing-pour-les-pme-et-freelances
What’s more, our online marketing strategy toolkit offers you practical, actionable, step-by-step guidance using Excel, Powerpoint and Word templates and examples, so you can quickly start creating a new strategy using all the resources you need.
Pawan Deshpande is the founder and CEO of Curata, a Boston-based company offering content marketing software used by thousands of marketers around the world. He spearheaded the first-ever panel at SxSW on Content Marketing in 2011, and was a 2014 Finalist for MarketingProfs B2B Marketer of the Year. Pawan was an engineer at Microsoft and Google where he was awarded patents in social networking and machine learning. He previously attended MIT where his graduate thesis won top departmental and international awards.
I’ve heard Segment described as the one and only interface you’ll ever need for all your third-party apps. And I sure do see it recommended a lot. From what I can gather, Segment makes it easy for anyone—engineer or not—to connect new software to your website; once the Segment snippet is added, you can connect other apps like MailChimp, Google Analytics, etc. just by clicking around in your Segment dashboard. Segment handles all the visitor data for you.
On the other hand, newer PPC channels offer the potential for much higher margins. No one has had time to document and optimize every nook and cranny of the system. It’s up for grabs in a sense. If you are someone who thrives on tinkering and experimentation, this is a perfect opportunity for you to have a shot at higher margins on your ads.
Word of mouth communications and peer-to-peer dialogue often have a greater effect on customers, since they are not sent directly from the company and are therefore not planned. Customers are more likely to trust other customers’ experiences. Examples can be that social media users share food products and meal experiences highlighting certain brands and franchises. This was noted in a study on Instagram, where researchers observed that adolescent Instagram users’ posted images of food-related experiences within their social networks, providing free advertising for the products.
For a broader overview of the social-media landscape, refer to Social Media Examiner’s Social Media Marketing Industry Report. The Content Marketing Institute also provides a slew of templates to help you with your content marketing and social-media planning.