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This digital marketing course is designed to make you a great marketer in a very short amount of time. In the course, you will learn top social media marketing strategies, how to do SEO (search engine optimization), and even some of the effective offline marketing strategies.
The course gives you a wealth of information with over 8 hours of video lessons. There are over 90 lessons on various marketing topics.
The course is made up of 5 parts. The first part of the course is meant to give you very solid marketing fundamentals. The second part of the course goes over some of the top offline marketing strategies, many of which we can then take and use in our online marketing strategies. The third part of the course goes over top social media marketing strategies. The fourth part of the course covers SEO (search engine optimization). And the fifth part of the course covers unique tutorials for how to market specific products or websites.
In addition to the course lectures, you get my help and advice! Students are able to start discussions and message me with private questions. I answer 99% of questions within 24 hours. I love helping students who take my courses and I look forward to helping you.
Office hours to give you personalized help on a GoogleHangout call
What really sets this course apart is the bi-weekly regular office hours I hold with students in this course. The office hours are a group call with other students where you can make connections and get extra business advice from a real expert. During the office hours you can ask me any business question you want, and I will do my best to help you. The office hours are free, I don't try to sell anything. It is just another thing I do to make your course experience better.
I form many amazing and long-term business relationships with people in my courses and I hope one day I can meet you.
Practical and viable strategies to grow your business
All advice in this digital marketing course comes from things I have done personally. So there is no guessing and no theory. I know the ins and outs of every tactic I suggest because I use them all in my own business. Additionally, I am an author of a marketing book on how to reach 1,000,000 people with your marketing efforts. Many of the suggestions in the marketing book are made into lessons in this digital marketing course. So by the end of this course I am confident that you will be a great marketer!
I wish you good luck with your business, and sincerely hope that this course will help you!
What kinds of businesses be promoted with the marketing strategies in this course?
With the marketing strategies in this course, you can promote a wide variety of businesses. Some of the kinds of businesses you can promote are a restaurant or diner, coffee shop, barbershop, nightclub, local event, business selling t-shirts, most kinds of stores ranging from boutiques to grocery stores to jewlery shops, animal care or grooming, lawn care or landscaping businesses, moving businesses, gym, frozen yogurt or ice cream shop, a deli, liquor store or a sandwich shop, a a beauty salon or a hair salon, a spa, a daycare business, a hardware store, commercial cleaning or residential cleaning, car wash, general contractor business, dog walking or pet sitting, martial arts studio, or a dance studio.
Here is a list of potential online businesses you can promote using the strategies in this digital marketing course: blogging, affiliate marketing, elearning, create a channel on YouTube, become an author and sell books on Amazon and the Kindle, or become a freelancer or a local concierge.
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Welcome to my digital marketing course on how to reach 1,000,000 people. I hope you reach more than that. This is one of my best marketing courses, and I am glad that you joined. Warm welcome, and let's get started.
Here is a small checklist to get you started with this digital marketing course. It is part of the class introduction to help you be a more proactive student instead of just passively watching.
Want to get your website to rank highly in Google search? Watch this lecture, and see for yourself what the top SEO ranking factors are. As a part of improving this digital marketing course I actually re-filmed this lecture to make it much shorter for you, and much more to the point. I hope you appreciate it.
In this part of the class I show you how I do advanced keyword targeting after I have done SEO keyword research witht he Google Keyword Planner.
The distinction between short tail keywords for SEO and long tail keywords is immensely important, and in this part of the course I explain exactly how to target both, the short tail SEO keywords and the long tail SEO keywords at the same time so that your product or page can rank for both. Usually, when you first create a page or a product listing, it doesn't rank too well. It is especially difficult to rank for competitive short tail keywords. So a good strategy is usually to try to rank for a few different long tail keywords first, and then try to get the traffic from those to create enough positive signals for Google to start ranking your website or product listing higher in search results for the short tail keywords you are targeting and hoping to rank for.
Here is another exercise you should try. I have been working on adding more practical exercises into this digital marketing course for you to work on so that you are a more active participant in the class. I hope you like the practical exercises.
If you are excited about your keyword research for SEO, I am glad because it is extremely important in your online and digital marketing success. But you can go a little bit wrong with it, if you over-do it with the SEO keywords which will result in keyword stuffing. You don't want to do keyword stuffing because it might get you penalized by Google. So in this lecture of our digital marketing course I show you an SEO tool that you can use to check your keyword density on any page to make sure that you didn't go overboard.
We have progressed in our digital marketing course form keyword research to how to do on-page SEO by applying the keywords we discovered in the previous section of the course, and not adding it throughout our pages.
This is extremely important because any time you do SEO on your website or on YouTube or on Amazon or Etsy for products, or on any other websites, these keyword research and on-page SEO principles will come up again. You can use what you learn in this part of this digital marketing course almost everywhere else online.
The Yoast SEO plugin is an industry standard, and in this part of our digital marketing course, I show you how to install the Yoast SEO plugin to your WordPress setup so that you can have your on-page SEO more easily taken care of. The Yoast plugin doesn't solve everything for you. You still have to be savvy about on-page SEO on your own, but it helps you with some SEO basics, especially if you are a beginner.
In this part of our digital marketing strategy course I show you how to get your first links (backlinks) for SEO, and that is through interlinking your own pages. Yes, links from your own pages to other pages of your site do help the SEO and Google ranking of those pages, so you want to make sure to link your pages appropriately.
In this part of our marketing strategy course I show you an advanced on-page linking strategy that you can use to give your pages an SEO boost.
In this part of the digital marketing class I explain the concept of a cornerstone page for SEO. Cornerstone SEO pages are useful when you are trying to rank for some very competitive keyword that is extremely difficult to rank for. In that case, you must have your page do a lot of the SEO marketing for you. That means making sure that people stay on the page a long time, and engage with it. This will help Google collect positive signals about your page. In order to do that, you would usually have to create a long form page that is maybe over 1,000 words of quality content (not just filler content). You would also add rich media to this content like photos, videos, and maybe embed the audio from the video as a podcast and maybe embed some powerpoint slides as well. All this together would make for a definitive and authoritative page on the subject matter, and while this by itself would not guarantee that your page or website would rank better in Google after doing this, it would go a long way to helping you rank higher in Google.
Want to start doing SEO? Not so fast. I recently added these common SEO mistakes to this digital marketing course. Please watch this tutorial with the common mistakes so that you do not make these mistakes, and so that your SEO will go much more smoothly.
In this section of our digital marketing course, we get into some more complex SEO topics like off-page SEO. When it came to on-page SEO, we had 100% control of everything. When it comes to off-page SEO, we don't have nearly as much control because we are dependent on other people to link to our pages, and do other things to boost our digital marketing.
In this part of the digital marketing class I discuss how SEO is unique and different for new websites. So if your site is new, Google might make it extra difficult for it to rank well in search, and may put the new website through additional tests and hoops before it can rank better. This may be difficult for your business because if the marketing plan for your business has a strategy to get SEO traffic quickly, it might ruin those plans.
In this part of our online marketing course, I explain how to use the concept of SEO intent matching to rank higher in Google search, and use it to beat your SEO competition. Lectures like these make this training program different and unique because this is something effective, but at the same time hard to find anywhere else.
In this part of this SEO online marketing guide I go over a very smart strategy that you can use to rank in Google search with sites that are not yours. There are many sites on the web that are old and authoritative what are also user generated content websites. Examples of these are Yelp, YouTube, Amazon, Etsy, and many others. Those authoritative large websites have a much higher chance to rank in Google than an average person's website so if you can put content on those websites, you stand a chance to get much more exposure from being discovered via SEO on those individual platforms and on Google search itself.
In this part our online marketing course I talk about inbound marketing and how SEO is a big (huge!) part of inbound marketing. Inbound marketing is a very effective marketing strategy (almost a marketing pattern) that you should use in your marketing campaigns.
This is a very popular part of this coaching and online marketing course because I share the SEO strategy to rank in top 10 search results of Google search for almost any search terms except for the search terms that are so competitive that they are truly impossible to break into. Of course, the more competitive the search term, the more difficult it will be for you to rank for it and the more work you will have to put into it. Nevertheless, in this part of the course I explain exactly what you have to do to get your important pages to rank in the top-10 search results of Google.
In this part of our marketing course I talk about blogging and guest blogging for SEO. Blogging on your own blog, and guest blogging on another blog are two quite different strategies. Blogging on your own blog is almost always a good idea because it helps you get more traffic and boosts your site's overall SEO. Guest blogging strategy, on the other hand, is something that is now rarely a good idea. Guest blogging used to be popular a few years ago, but Google has clamped down on it in recent years because people were abusing it, and only guest blogging to get links for SEO (sometimes called backlinks).
Google doesn't tell us which links are good for our SEO, and which links are not good. We can only approximate and use general overarching principles to guess, but never know definitively. So in this part of our digital marketing course I explain how to come to a close approximation, and determine whether a backlink is good or not.
In this part of our internet marketing course I talk about a gray area within SEO, and that is the concept of keyword stuffing. Keyword stuffing is something that used to be effective a long time ago, and is no longer effective when it comes to Google search. Keyword stuffing is now more likely to get you penalized in Google than to give you a boost.
But the idea of keyword stuffing doesn't end there. Keyword stuffing can still be very effective on search engines that are not Google. For example, younger and less established search engines are more forgiving for keyword stuffing, and it is sometimes still very effective. I did keyword stuffing in the mobile app listing of my Android business app, and it helped that app rank very well in GooglePlay. So you must be strategic in how you pick and choose where to implement keyword stuffing, and you will be surprised at how often it can still work.
This is another part of our marketing training where I introduce an idea for how to positively influence your SEO that you will not hear in many other places. This idea is about having a large number of page views, and having that boost the SEO of your page. Even though Google never talks about page views, you can look on YouTube, and usually most of the highest ranking videos have many views. Now make sure that you understand that I am not saying that views will get you to rank. If they are low-quality views, they won't help you. But if you can get many page views where people actually engage with your content and the search engine collects positive metrics about your site, that number of page views can go a long way to helping your SEO.
In this part of our training program I talk about how to make almost any page rank in Google. It isn't easy, but it is possible.
Now that we have covered quite a bit about SEO, in this part of the course I talk about search algorithms in general. So in the future, no matter on what site you are trying to have your content or products rank higher, since in this part of the course you learn about how to dominate any search engine, you will be able to rank in whatever search engine you target in the future. This is an advanced SEO and digital marketing topic.
This lecture is a basic introduction to the social media marketing section of the digital marketing course. We cover social media marketing in quite a bit of depth in this training because if done right, social media marketing can be a very powerful tool that you can use to position your business and your personal brand.
Common social media websites start with your blog, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, GooglePlus, online forums, LinkedIn, and many other social media sites.
In this part of the digital marketing course, I discuss common social media marketing errors that many first time marketers and first time entrepreneurs tend to make. The first mistake is simply posting promotional messages about your work everywhere and blatantly promoting your business or product. That just turns people off in most cases. Additional social media marketing mistakes tend to be rooted in the same thing where the entrepreneur just blatantly promotes instead of providing value first. Social media is all about being a good player and providing value. The more value you provide, the better you will do long-term. And that is the other kind of a typical mistake: not thinking long-term.
In this lecture of the digital marketing course I talk about how to do social media marketing the right way. This is how companies do social media marketing, and very smart marketers do social media marketing. They focus on leveraging social media for scalable growth, personal and business brand authority and recognition, and building customer loyalty and focusing on customer retention. Additionally, they do much of their customer service via social media which can further boost their community.
As a business owner, you should be trying to grow your social media presence as well ask focusing on how to get publicity and press coverage for your business. In this part of the course I talk about how when you grow your social media presence to be big enough, it can have the effect of getting publicity and press coverage every day, with many people discovering your business through your social channels.
In this part of our online marketing course I talk about how to write good headlines, and why writing good headlines is so important for your business. A good headline can make your content jump out, and get people's attention. And that is exactly what you need to do. You must get your business to stand out above all the other noise, and headline writing is a gigantic part of social media, and all of your marketing.
Article with examples of great headlines that get attention for different types of content.
In this part of our online marketing course I talk about Google Plus (sometimes written as Google+) and how it helps your SEO. Google Plus is a very important social network because it is owned by Google itself. And since Google search has such a large control of the search industry, its social network has a lot to do with SEO. Additionally, since many of Google's services are so well connected, Google Plus is largely connected to YouTube and Google Hangouts. Make sure you post your content on Google Plus to help it rank better, and use hashtags to boost your visibility within Google Plus.
In this part of our online marketing training I talk about Quora. Quora isn't the most commonly known social media website, but it is a very big site, and I have used it successfully in the past to drive a significant amount of traffic to my website. You can use Quora to promote your business and boost your personal brand by answering people's questions there. Quora is a Q&A (question and answer) site here people ask questions about different topics. And if you answer questions about whatever subject matter you are an expert in, you can build up a big presence in Quora, get recognition, and drive traffic to your website or product.
In this part of the digital marketing course I talk about how to combine Quora and YouTube to amplify and increase your YouTube traffic. This is a very nifty growth hack, and it has worked very well for me in the past so see if you can get it to work for you by embedding your YouTube tutorials into Quora.
In this part of the online marketing course I talk about the benefits of growing your presence on YouTube. YouTube is an amazing platform to grow traffic, make money, and build your personal and business brands. I use YouTube all the time, and it is great. Later in the course I will give a very detailed overview of how you will be able to grow your presence on YouTube. For now, I just outline the basics of YouTube to get your appetite going.
In this part of the digital marketing course I discuss how to promote your business with a podcast. Podcasting is one of the most rapidly growing online and social media marketing strategies. It is very powerful because the host can make a real connection with people, and use the podcasting platform to build their personal brand. Plus, podcasting is simply fun. You get to meet many interesting guests and forge many career-long relationships with your business peers.
A short summary of social media marketing fundamentals. Later in this course we will get into more specifics of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
In this part of our online marketing course I explain hashtag marketing. I show you how to use hashtags, and how hashtags can help you reach more people that wouldn't ordinarily have found your business. In a way, hashtags work like directories under which content can be found. But hashtags are much more dynamic than simple directories, and they are an integral part of social media.
The net promoter score is something similar to the viral coefficient formula in that it is a barometer of how much people are loving your website. The concept of the net promoter score divides your customers into three groups: people who share and recommend your business, people who don't care, and people who detract from your business by telling others about how bad it is, and why others shouldn't become clients. Obviously you want to work towards having more super fans who recommend your business, and less people who hate your business. That, for me, is the most helpful part of the net promoter score.
In this part of our online marketing course I talk about the Buffer app which is a software tool that helps you manage your social media updates. Buffer app is quickly becoming one of the industry standard social media automation tools so check it out.
In this tutorial of our marketing course I explain how to increase your social sharing and social recommendations by actually building it into your product. This is something you can plan for during the very initial stages of your business when you are just writing your business plan. But don't worry, if you didn't plan for this when you wrote your business plan, that isn't the end of the world. You can always think creatively about how to make your product to naturally get people to share. For example, if your product become better or more useful or more fun if people use it together with friends, then people will immediately recommend it. I talk about these strategies in this tutorial.
One tip to get a little bit more attention in your social media posts is to mention people in them. You can either praise people, or give them credit or just chat them up. They might decide to share or engage in conversation which will give you a little bit of an extra boost in social media exposure.
In this part of our digital marketing course I explain how I use the Revive Old Posts WordPress plugin to automate my tweeting, and stay up in hashtags that I use regularly. This strategy helps me get more exposure, and give more life to my older pages.
In this section of our online marketing course, I make you a Twitter marketing professional. You will learn how to grow your followers on Twitter, how to get retweets, how to build your business and personal brand, and how to use actually dominate hashtags to get a large amount of extra exposure and marketing on Twitter. I will show you lots of industry research for how to get much more engagement and more followers with your Twitter account.
In this part of the digital marketing course I explain how to use a Wordpress plugin to automate your tweets, and include hashtags in your tweets. If you continuously use certain hashtags in your tweets (especially if those tweets get a good amount of engagement), you will begin to gain a certain authority within those hashtags on Twitter, and Twitter will keep your tweets up there longer than other tweets. This will get you much more visibility and more people discovering your account and ultimately finding your business this way.
In this part of the digital marketing course I talk about the ideal tweet length for your tweets. Many people think that the ideal length for tweets is 140 characters which happens to be the upper character limit. But that is wrong. When other people scan their Twitter feeds, they don't fully read all the tweets, but rather scan them. And their eyes naturally land on the tweets that are easiest to read. So if your tweets are shorter than 140 characters, it will become more attractive to people, and they will focus on your tweets more than other tweets and you will get more engagement which will help you get more followers and retweets.
In this part of our digital marketing course, I talk about the ideal number of hashtags you should use in a tweet. Research shows that two hashtags per tweet it the right amount. Using two hashtags in a tweet gives you enough extra exposure without making your tweet seem overly spammy and unreadable. So try using two hashtags in your tweets for maximum extra engagement, followers and retweets.
More strategies on how to get more retweets, more social sharing and boost your website's Google SEO in the process. In this part of the course I tie some of the SEO and social media marketing together because as you recall, social media sharing boosts your SEO, and here I show how to use Twitter to not only get more exposure on Twitter, but to also boost your search engine optimization and help your website, individual pages or product pages rank higher in Google searches.
This is a very cool video (I think) which has 25 Twitter promotion tips. Some of the tips repeat from some of the previous lectures, but nevertheless, it is good to have it compiled in one place. I also put this video on Twitter as a promotional video for this course and it actually started ranking on the first page of YouTube for the search term: Twitter marketing
In this part of the digital marketing course I explain an advanced Twitter marketing course using automation software to tweet and follow in order to get more Twitter followers, get more engagement, and hopefully even make sales on Twitter.
Introduction to the Facebook marketing part of this digital marketing course. Facebook is something that almost all business owners think about when they consider social media marketing and online strategies for promoting their business. So this is an important section of the course.
In this part of our online course I talk about whether you should promote your business with Facebook groups, Facebook business pages, or Facebook fan pages. Since more people are not celebrities, the fan pages are more or less not an option, and the choice is between a business page and a group. If you want to build engagement and interaction, a group is much better. If you want to attract new people to your business, a Facebook business page is the right option. But keep in mind that business pages have the least engagement so you will have a hard time reaching the people who liked your page unless you pay Facebook to give you that extra boost.
In this part of the course I talk about how Facebook groups are replacing much of what LinkedIn used to be used for. Much of LinkedIn used to be about joining professional LinkedIn groups. But now I am in many professional Facebook groups, and they are much more effective and helpful.
In this part of our training program, I do a tutorial on how to squeeze out extra little bit of sales from your Facebook business page and I show you what features are available to increase sales from your Facebook business pages.
In this part of the course I show you how to use Facebook advertising. Facebook ads are a very popular topic because they can be effective since Facebook offers you so many ways to target your potential customers.
In this part of our digital marketing course I explain how to boost the engagement of your posts on Facebook.
In this part of the digital marketing course I show you how to use Facebook advertising. Facebook ads are a very popular topic because they can be effective since Facebook offers you so many ways to target your potential customers.
Facebook Marketplace was launched on October 3rd, 2016. In this lecture of our digital marketing course I show you how you can profit from it.
In this part of our online learning, I talk about the viral coefficient formula, and what the viral coefficient is. Additionally, I talk about how to increase the virality of your website, webpage, or a piece of content. The viral coefficient is a calculation of how often people recommend your content or website, and how often people accept those recommendations. As the business owner, there are concrete things you can do to increase your viral coefficient by influencing the amount of sharing people are doing, and making it easier and more attractive for people who got invited to actually join your site.
3-time best selling Amazon author, creator of top entrepreneur mobile apps, and host of a popular business and marketing channel on YouTube.
I am the creator of the Problemio business apps which are some of the top mobile apps for planning and starting a business with 1,000,000+ downloads across iOS, Android and Kindle.
I am also an author of three business books (marketing to reach 1,000,000 people, on starting a business, and on the mobile app business).
I am also a business coach. On my apps and in my private coaching practice I have helped over 1,000 entrepreneurs. That means I can probably help you quite a bit as well.
My areas of expertise are mobile apps, software engineering, marketing (SEO and social), and entrepreneurship.
I created over 100 courses on Udemy with 90,000+ students by whom I am humbled and who I try to help any way I can!