NEW for 2017! Growth Hacking with Digital Marketing (v 4.1)
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What Will I Learn?
  • Integrate the data-driven and adaptive culture of Growth Hacking to improve digital marketing results.
  • Track, analyze, and leverage traffic and product usage data using Google Analytics.
  • Design customer action funnels and calculate per-user LTV / CAC.
  • Tell better stories and write marketing content to improve conversion rates.
  • Grow social media audiences using bots and organic techniques.
  • Segment email lists and automate email marketing communications.
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  • Students need to have solid online navigation skills and an understanding of what these concepts are (e.g. SEO, social media, email marketing, online advertising). They don't need to be experts in these areas, but the course does not include "101" type introductory lectures on these web technologies.

Thank you for being here and choosing to learn with Eazl, Winner of Udemy's Innovation Award and 5x Bestselling Content Team!

Udemy's Flagship Growth Hacking Course! // Version 4.1 Live July 2017

Grow your digital marketing results faster through the power of growth hacking! In this industry-leading course, you’ll discover the extraordinary benefits of digital metrics, including lean analytics, web traffic, digital conversion funnels, and LTV and CAC calculations. You’ll also gain access to cutting edge info about inbound marketing, email marketing, SEO, paid acquisition, public relations, viral marketing, and much more!

Introducing…The Digital Marketing Toolkit for the Connected Economy

Want to have huge success in modern digital marketing? With this remarkable course at your fingertips, you can hone the much-needed skills to attract and retain customers through any online channel. By leveraging the advantages of growth hacking, you can:  

  • Compete head-to-head with even the biggest firms in Silicon Valley
  • Build your business with secrets unknown to most entrepreneurs
  • Qualify for more prestigious and higher-paying digital marketing jobs
  • Improve your outcomes with content marketing, social media, and SEO
  • Discover the real potential of email marketing, viral marketing and public relations
  • Lead digital marketing teams to massive increases in conversion rates
  • Multiply your results with growth hacking applied across numerous channels

The demand for digital marketing experts is increasing every day, and one of the key factors of success is keeping up with the latest trends. This growth hacking course puts you in the driver’s seat with the most relevant, most effective information available.  

And no boring power point slides, ever! This flagship course was developed in partnership with leading instructional designers. The course is exceptionally well-crafted, allowing you to learn growth hacking concepts and apply them immediately. You’ll also enjoy the beautifully animated learning modules, developed by Eazl’s own animation team.

Growth Hacking – The Secret Key to Digital Marketing Mastery

Ready to get feedback quicker – and make changes faster – to supercharge your digital marketing results? You’ve got all the strategies you need in this growth hacking course.  

In the first part of the course, you’ll gain essential “big picture” skills, including developing your customer personas, interviewing your target markets, and analyzing your “buyer center” (i.e. the individuals in your target market with the most purchasing power).  

Next, you’ll learn how to analyze your results. With any growth hacking effort, you always want to know what’s working, where it’s working, and what needs to be changed. For this, you need digital marketing tools like web traffic analysis and lean analytics.

Lastly, you’ll discover highly effective tools to bring boatloads of new customers – ones with money to spend – into your online eco-system. This includes the concepts of digital conversion funnels, lifetime customer value (LTV), and customer acquisition costs (CAC). 

Develop a User-Centric Approach to Digital Marketing

In the second half of the course, you’ll discover how to create digital marketing materials that target the unique wants and needs of your customer. This might seem like a given, right? In fact, it’s a much rarer skill than you might think, and absolutely crucial for maximizing sales. No growth hacking course is complete without this must-know info! 

You’ll start with a section on the changing landscapes of social media marketing, viral marketing, and public relations. Yep, it’s a whole new ballgame out there!

Then you’ll get a crash course in both online SEO and in content marketing, allowing you create relevant and memorable content that’s designed to be discoverable on the web.

The email marketing section will introduce you to automated strategies for email. You’ll also develop the ability to use email platforms to manage your subscriber lists.

The course wraps up with a section on paid acquisition and online advertising so that, when you have an advertising budget, you'll know how to use it.

Since giving you the most possible value is so important to us, Eazl is offering this course with our 30-day guarantee. If you’re not totally wowed by the content, feel free to ask for a refund. We will give you one immediately, no questions asked. Sound good?  

Version 3.2 Release Notes:

  • You have an updated study guide that is better synchronized to the lectures and further study resources in the course. Happy learning!

Version 3.1 Release Notes:

  • We've added a premium tutorial for you in the Google Analytics part of the Growth Hacking Series. In this live event rebroadcast, you'll see how to call specific data from your Google Analytics properties, leverage it to create automatically-updating dashboards, and publish these dashboards to a private site. Think of this as your business or entrepreneurial HQ. For those of you who have board members, investors, or teammates, you can select the people who will have access to these dashboards so that your team can use data to drive good decisions. Enjoy!

Version 3 Release Notes:

  • Woohoo Growth Hacking 3 is here and the course is better than ever. Using feedback from the Eazl lead users crew, the Udemy learning team, and other student feedback, we've made a whole host of upgrades! The course is now more project-based, so you'll be able to use sections as you need them to achieve outcomes related to your growth objectives. We've also trimmed out some of the more outdated exercises and SideBYSides and replaced them with fresh content. As a part of this upgrade, there are all new intros in the course and it has been totally re-structured. You also have access to a brand new interview with Peter van Sabben that was recorded in Amsterdam in the Winter of 2015. Peter is one of Europe's leading growth hackers and the co-founder of Growth Tribe, the first ever growth hacking program sponsored by a university (the University of Amsterdam) and backed by Facebook. 

What's new in version 4.0?:

  • Growth Hacking 4 includes tons of new content, including content related to the application of bots to social media, Google 360, and a lot more. We've also streamlined the learning experience by de-escalating some modules from previous course versions. To see a full content upgrade journal, see the final lecture of the course.
  • Growth Hacking 4.1 migrates course document support from Dropbox to Google Documents. Students in the course should not experience any learning disruption from Dropbox's recent hosting infrastructure change!
Who is the target audience?
  • The course is ideal for people looking to grow an existing organization's user or customer base, develop the skills necessary to launch a career in digital marketing, or seeking to add a digital component to their existing marketing skillset.
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Curriculum For This Course
111 Lectures
NEW! The Growth Hacking with Digital Marketing Masterclass (v 4.1) Trailer
4 Lectures 10:52
Let's Define Your Audience and Growth Strategy
8 Lectures 38:54
Let’s Find Out More About Your Audience

Three Growth Marketing Concepts We'll Use Throughout the Course

How to Perform Target Market Research to Develop Personas [See Resources Here]

New for 2017: Digital Persona Development w/ Facebook Audience Insights

SideBYSide: A Look at Some of Our Target Market Interviews

Let’s Define Three Key Parts of Your Growth Strategy

The Growth Hacker Mindset
2 questions

[Optional] Growth Hacking in Europe w/ Peter van Sabben in Amsterdam

CrowdSpaces: Digital Marketing Thought Leaders to Follow
Let's Set Up Your Google Analytics System and Start Collecting Data
13 Lectures 01:37:58
Let’s Dive Into in the World of Google Analytics

[Beginner] How to Measure Traffic Volume and User Retention

[Beginner] How to Measure Engagement and Actions Taken

[Intermediate] Source/Medium and Good Traffic (Essential Skill)

Some summary points:
  • Organizations of different sizes have different use cases for analytics:
    • Brand new firms: look at where the sparks are — what's working, where are the people who want to be involved coming from? If you're running traffic generation initiatives, how are they working? How are people behaving on your site?
    • Mid-level firms: Once you have some traffic (e.g. 1500+ uniques/mo.), then you have enough data to say something. Where are people getting stuck in your funnel? Can you see your structure working?
    • Established business: Use analytics to validate your beliefs. Often times, your assumptions are wrong.
    • You can structure your website for easier analytics. For example, “thank-you” type of pages are not only great for your customers, but they make your analysis easier because you'll know that those page visits represent conversions.
  • On analytics tools:
    • Use Google webmaster tools (now called Search Console). Reva says that it's “your way of communicating with Google.” It will help keep Google updated with your site as your site evolves.'
    • Over time, expect analytics platforms to invest heavily in mapping out the off-site behaviors of people who ultimately wind up at your site.
  • Quotes:
    • “Make sure that the stuff you're doing does have a purpose.”
    • “We've seen many cases where the top-selling product isn't the most visited product page.”
[Optional] Reva from Digital4Startups on Analytics as Your Company Evolves

Let's Start Working with Google Analytics

[Beginner] SideBYSide: A Short Tour of Google Analytics

[Beginner] SideBYSide: 4 Boosts for Your Analytics Account

[Beginner] SideBYSide: Setting Up a Google Analytics Goal (Essential Skill)

[Intermediate] SideBYSide: Create a Custom Analytics Dashboard

[Intermediate] SideBYSide: Alerts and Collaboration Features

[Advanced] The Automated a Google Analytics Headquarters Event Replay

Web and Mobile Metrics with Google Analytics
3 questions

2017 Preview: What's Coming with Google Analytics 360?
Learn to “Think Lean,” Use Small Tests, and Respond to Data
8 Lectures 48:15
How to Take a “Lean” Approach to Marketing

Let’s Launch a Tactical Experiment Together

How to Approach Marketing Data Analysis

What You Can Control: Learning to Focus on Leading (not Lagging) Variables

Analyze Your Tactical Test with New Leading Inputs

Measuring Tactical Outcomes: How to Use Manual and Automated A/B Testing

[Optional] SideBYSide: Some Examples of Ad Hoc and Automated A/B Testing

Some notes on Brian's interview:
  • Great quotes:
    • Step one is becoming empathetic with your users, customers, and prospects. People are coming to your 'experience' with a state of mind and a particular frame of reference. The better you can step into their shoes, the better you are going to be at creating an experience that aligns your goals with their goals.”
    • “Testing and optimization is important once you have your structure set up. When you have low traffic, you're probably better off spending your time finding out how to get more traffic.”
    • Early on, A/B testing is probably a waste of your time. “Be wary of optimizing for local maxima and minima… if you're only A/B testing buttons, your range of variance is very small. You'll never A/B test your way to being Tesla.”
  • On digital funnels:
    • Think of great UX as a study of getting out of people's way. Put the experience together in a way that allows people to follow their natural inclinations, because if they're with you, there's a need that they already have.
    • Don't just throw features and products at people. You need to curate what you're presenting to people.
    • People leverage pieces of evidence that you give them to understand whether or not they 'belong' at a certain place or with a certain offering. Think of this evidence like the language you use, the images presented, etc.
    • Even if only one person is experiencing your “funnel,” psychologically, they put on different “hats” as they move down the funnel. A customer will see themselves differently at one point in your funnel than they will at another.
    • Most people won't want to focus on building a UX from scratch. Instead, see yourself as a curator that takes the best from your peers and translates it for your target personas.
[Optional] Brian Taylor from Rackspace on When to Optimize vs. When to Rebuild

Using Lean Analytics to Optimize Growth Tactics
3 questions
Let’s Think About Your Digital Conversion Funnel and Design a Landing Page
10 Lectures 31:22
Why Think about Digital Behavior Patterns as Funnels?

An Introduction to Digital Funnels and Conversion Points

SideBYSide: Let’s Go through a Digital Funnel Together

SideBYSide: How to Build Trackable Funnels in Google Analytics

Let's Learn about Good UX and Landing Pages

How to Design a Killer Landing Page

SideBYSide: How to Use the First Point of Conversion

Persuasive Design for Marketing Collateral

Five Methods You Might Try to Increase Conversions

Let's Sketch a Landing Page and Create a Call to Action (CTA)
[Essential Skill] Learn to Calculate and Use Lifetime Customer Value
7 Lectures 15:46
Why Learning to Use Lifetime Customer Value is a Critical Skill

[Beginner] Estimating Lifetime Customer Value (LTV) and Acquisition Cost (CAC)

You can find this spreadsheet at:

Once you open the sheet, make a copy for yourself by going to File > Make a Copy

SideBYSide: Use this Spreadsheet to Estimate Your LTV and CAC

[Optional] Case Study: When Groupon Sends You Cheapskates

[Advanced] How to Place Value on All Points of Your Funnel

[Advanced] Eazl’s Guide to Advanced Uses of the LTV
4 pages

[Optional] From the Vlog: LTV and CAC Revenue Hacking Here at Eazl

Lifetime Customer Value and Customer Acquisition Cost
3 questions
Smart Approaches to Online Community Development
11 Lectures 29:11
Growth on Social Platforms Requires an "Upside Down" Approach

[Beginner] Best Practices for Your Social Media Approach

[Beginner] Let's Set Up a Social Framework Together

[Optional] Should You Buy Social Media Followers for a New Account?

[Beginner] Identify and Engage Lead Users in Your Community

An Introduction to Social and Cross-Platform Analytics

[Intermediate] The Four Primary Social Media Metrics

[Intermediate] SideBYSide: The Advantages of Social Schedulers

Action Learning: Set Up Your BufferApp Account

[Advanced] How to Use UTM Tracking Multi-Channel Campaign Analysis

[Advanced] SideBYSide: Setting Up UTM Tracking for Source Analysis
Looking Forward to Social Media Marketing in 2017: Bots and Twitter
3 Lectures 10:02
2017 Preview: Selected Use Cases for Twitter's Audience Insights

2017 Preview: How to Use Twitter's New "Cards" for Lead Generation

2017 Preview: The Trend Towards Social Media Bots (also, “Black Hat” Marketing)
Viral Marketing through Public Relations (PR)
9 Lectures 38:21
How to Take a Spark and Turn it Into a Public Relations Success

What Really Creates "Viral Sparks"?

Optional: Estimate a Post’s Viral Coefficient

What to Do when You Start Seeing Viral Success

Public Relations in 2017: News and the State of the Media

Some Simple Media Research Methods

How to Use PR Databases and Mail Merges

Preface to the Interview with Joy Schoffler

[Optional] Joy Schoffler from Leverage PR on Matching PR with Funnel Marketing

Viral Math and Public Relations
2 questions
Basic Website SEO and Keyword Research
6 Lectures 15:48
The Low-Hanging Fruit in SEO: Your Website

[Beginner] Five Easy SEO Wins for Your Website

[Beginner] SideBYSide: Easy HTML Search Optimization

[Intermediate] Two Approaches to Finding Good Keywords

[Intermediate] The Five-Point SEO Checklist for Content Marketing

[Advanced] 2017 Preview: Three Advanced SEO Applications for Your Tech Stack
6 More Sections
About the Instructor
Davis Jones, MBA
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Davis Jones is the co-founder of Eazl, the venture-backed professional development community headquartered in San Francisco. Prior to launching the Eazl community, Mr. Jones placed talent at firms in Silicon Valley, the city of San Francisco, and the North Bay as a headhunter for Robert Half, the international talent consulting firm with ~$5.4 billion in annual revenues. While working in talent acquisition, his clients included Western Digital, Lending Club, Hitachi, and the Kendall-Jackson family of companies and small and medium-sized organizations like hedge funds, non-profits, and biotechnology companies. Before joining Robert Half, Mr. Jones was a team lead and content marketer for the CCA Group, a financial technology consultancy specializing in institutional crowdfund investing.

In 2014, Mr. Jones was named one of the North Bay Business Journal's People of the Year for his international economic empowerment work and today, Eazl is a community of more than 80,000 ambitious professionals around the world. Eazl's production team is honored to have won multiple production and innovation awards for excellence in producing video-based learning experiences, including Udemy's Innovation Award two years in a row and Skillshare's Top 5% honor.

Mr. Jones earned an MBA with a focus in global finance from EDHEC Business School in France, ranked one of the top 50 MBA programs in the world by The Economist, and a bachelor's degree in international economics with a focus on international development (with highest honors) from Sonoma State University in California.

Eazl Publishing
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Winner of Udemy Innovation Award, Udemy Best Seller 2017

Publisher of unique, high quality, and researched content for all things career and business.

The Eazl Talent Network is a community of 80,000+ marketers, innovators, and entrepreneurs at the front lines of technology, business, and social change. 

Through the Eazl Blog, our award-winning video courses, and the Eazl YouTube channel we make it easier for people to learn new skills and apply those skills with good teams and organizations. 

We strive to provide the highest quality education outside of universities in order to empower the individual to be more in life, in business, and in their career. We help our students invest in themselves. 

Ludell Jones
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CMO of Eazl, Winner of Udemy Innovation Award

Ludell Jones is the Marketing Director of Eazl, the venture-backed professional development community headquartered in San Francisco and Chicago. 

She is an expert in marketing strategy, content, and community management for small business, community groups, and special events. A nerd for statistical analytics, she is passionate about numbers-based decision making and problem solving. She loves to see her positive impact on the bottom line.

Prior to joining leadership Eazl, Mrs. Jones built relationships with business and community leaders in the North Bay and Chicagoland, working with high-end clients like Russian River Flower School, political leaders like California State Assemblyman Jim Wood, and with high-growth businesses like Eazl.

Mrs. Jones began her career 8 years ago as a freelance digital marketing specialist, working with various organizations over the years. After earning an undergraduate degree in Marketing with highest honors and an advanced degree in event marketing and management, she continued her career in digital marketing.

She has built expert-level knowledge in marketing and is passionate about leveraging the power of the Internet to foster connections between businesses and individuals. 

Mrs. Jones earned her master’s degree from SKEMA Business School (Ranked #1 in France and #9 in the World) in Sophia Antipolis , France and her undergraduate degree from credits earned at the University of Texas at Austin and American InterContinental University. 

You can follow more of Ludell's work on the Eazl blog at eazlblog{dot}com.