If anyone is looking for additional digital marketing resources, I created a collection of over 175 sites, tools, articles broken down by topic (email, content, social, etc) and by skill level (beginner to intermediate).
16. Guerilla Marketing. Guerilla marketing emphasizes creativity over budget, and strategies are often cheap and easy to implement, especially when localized. Broadcast your Twitter handle with sidewalk chalk, use an abandoned storefront as a canvas for street art, or plaster custom stickers on urban décor that makes those who stroll by look twice. There’s a ton of room for invention here, and you don’t need a big budget to be successful. We did a massive post about guerilla marketing recently, detailing a bunch of strategies and examples you should check out if you want to learn more!
Another advantage of digital marketing is that consumers are exposed to the brand and the product that is being advertised directly. To clarify the advertisement is easy to access as well it can be accessed any time any place.
When I first wrote this post I recommended the Google Keyword Tool, but now it’s been renamed to the Google Keyword Planner, but is still an indispensable tool alongside the Google Webmaster Tools integration now that The Growth of Not Provided keywords means we can’t use analytics reliably to find referring keywords. The Google Keyword Planner (tutorial) is still indispensable for this – I don’t think I have ever done a client training or consulting project where I haven’t used it! It’s harder to get to now it’s integrated into Google AdWords, but it’s still free if you don’t invest in AdWords.
Video recordings. To see how people actually interact with the website, It can help identify stumbling blocks, or even to spot errors. We found a number of interesting errors that way. And since it’s a video recording, and hotjar provides you with the operating system, browser the user is using, it’s super easy for tech team to replicate it, and fix it.
Percussion – This streamlined CMS offers editable templates, shared assets, versioning, automatic link management, drag and drop editing, and more. Enables content producers to simplify their content editing and publishing process.
I’ll make it easy for you. I broke up my list of recommended tools into different sections so you can get a better sense of what tools are available for different functions of the job. At the end, you’ll see the whole list of 58 tools that you can skim and bookmark for later.
Today’s businesses need an online marketing strategy to succeed. While every business’s strategy may look a bit different, there are some common threads that hold most of those successful strategies together.
Did you know that in 2016, visual content is more than 40X more likely to get shared on social media than other types of content? Today, it’s becoming important, even crucial for marketers to have at least some basic knowledge of key design terms.
Pay per click advertising. When you do a Google search there is a list of paid ads that appear directly underneath the search box, above the “organic” results you get with quality SEO (see above). Those paid spots are PPC ads created by marketers. You can run ads here as well.
In this project, you’ll evaluate the results of a display advertising campaign and create a presentation of the results for management. Your summary will include the targeting strategy, creatives used, the results of the campaign, and recommendations on how to improve the campaign.
If you think this marketing course is nothing but a promotion of Ahrefs toolset, you can’t be more wrong. It does not teach you how to use Ahrefs. But it teaches you the basics and the best practices of quality online marketing using Ahrefs tools.
Blog posts are another form written content that are usually published on a schedule. Blogs work well for content marketing because they are easily shareable on social media, and producing them on a schedule allows site visitors to know when to check back for new posts.
Regular old, plain-flavor RLSA is kind of a shell game: You’re basically cherry-picking your cheapest leads from a larger pool. Yes, you save money, but your lead volume is greatly reduced! Most people don’t want that, right? We want more leads AND lower costs.
Module 2 of our class features Professor Peter Fader, who will focus on concepts related to Customer Centricity. In an economy that is increasingly responsive to customer behaviors, it is imperative to focus on the right customers for strategic advantages. The coming weeks will provide the foundation needed to build a customer centric outlook. If you want to read more about Professor Fader’s views on customer centricity, feel free to follow him on Twitter (@faderp). He regularly shares relevant perspectives and readings there.
As a supplement/follow up to that article, I read this great eBook where content marketing specialists share their advice on how to go about Content Marketing. I found it very useful and entertaining. The book is called ‘Best of Branded Content Marketing’ and I believe it’s published yearly!
The effectiveness of infographics and videos (on YouTube, Dailymotion, Vimeo, and other sites) hinges on one thing — whether or not they get any views, or better yet, go viral. Internet audience is a harsh and fickle mistress. Even the best video or graphic can go unnoticed, while crude ones can spread like wildfire. There’s no recipe for success, only iteration and trying.
The best email advertisers grasp the private way of email correspondences and take care to treat their email subscribers somewhat more special compared to non-subscribers. This should be possible by offering- access to elite content, unique email subscribers’ rebates, customized bargains, or other “insider” products not available to the outside audiences.