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The Ultimate Guide to Digital Marketing


The perfect resource for beginner-to-advanced digital marketers looking to learn new skills or hone existing ones.

Digital marketing isn’t magic, and you don’t need to be a computer whiz to be good at it. If you offer a product or service that the market desires, you can find success marketing through digital channels by applying the strategies taught in this guide.

The Ultimate Guide to Digital Marketing doesn’t present hype about the latest flashy tactics in marketing, digital or otherwise. Instead, this resource covers foundational disciplines such as content marketing, social media marketing, and email marketing, always in the context of the goals that businesses care about.

These goals include acquiring new leads and customers, monetizing the leads and customers you already have, and creating communities of brand advocates and promoters.

What is Digital Marketing?

Digital marketing is the act of promoting and selling products and services by leveraging online marketing tactics such as social media marketing, search marketing, and email marketing.

If you’re new to digital marketing, it may feel overwhelming.

We get that…

But in many ways, digital marketing is no different than traditional marketing. In both, smart organizations seek to develop mutually beneficial relationships with prospects, leads, and customers.

Now, think about the last important purchase you made. Perhaps you purchased a home, hired someone to fix your roof, or changed paper suppliers at your office.

Regardless of what it was, you probably began by searching the Internet to learn more and find your best options. Your ultimate buying decision was then based on the reviews you read, the friends and family you consulted with, and the solutions, features, and pricing you researched.

Today, most purchasing decisions begin online.

That being the case, an online presence is absolutely necessary—regardless of what you sell.

And having a strong digital presence will help you in multiple ways:

  • It will make it easier to create awareness and engagement both before and after the sale.
  • You can convert new buyers into rabid fans who buy more (and more often
  • You’ll enjoy all the benefits of word-of-mouth and social sharing.

Be aware, though, the digital marketing scene is ever changing. Gurus, podcasts, and bloggers declare a tool or tactic hot one week and dead the next.

The truth is, today, digital marketing is less about “digital” and more about “marketing,” largely because digital marketing has come of age. Its fundamentals have already been established.

At DigitalMarketer, our objective is to clear the confusion about the tactics that work and how to use them to grow your business. We stand against those so-called gurus who promote the next “shiny object” that will reportedly kill email marketing, digital advertising, or search engine optimization.

Here, we’re all about the fundamentals.

As you’ll see in this guide, these core disciplines of digital marketing will be critical to your business growth today, tomorrow, and for years to come. Each of these disciplines will be covered in a chapter of this Ultimate Guide to Digital Marketing as shown below.

What You’ll Learn

We’ve organized this Guide in a logical progression. Though you can jump around, learning the tactics in whatever order you feel you need them, we recommend that you read through the chapters in order.

Take your time. Read and study one chapter at a time. Apply what you learn. And when you feel you’ve got the methods up and running, move on to the next chapter.

You’ll be surprised at how quickly you can implement these tactics if you focus on them one at a time. Then, when everything is up and running, you can focus on optimizing and improving your processes for maximum growth.

Part 1: Content

The Blog Content Strategy That Builds Traffic, Attracts Links, And Crushes Competitive Niches (Link)

Part 2: Early Traffic

How To Build Targeted Traffic To A Brand New Blog: A Step-By-Step Framework That Works In Any Niche (Link)

Part 3: Monetization

The Most Profitable Way To Monetize A New Blog (And How I Made $9000 The First Time I Tried It) (Link)