In this digital world, our masters are online! The truly successful digital marketers are a great source of valuable knowledge which they have amassed in their journey to be successful bloggers, entrepreneurs & digital marketers. I am a student of the CDMM Course offered by Digital Vidya & am on a quest for finding the experts who I could learn from & hopefully imbibe. If you are searching for your masters too, here are the top 10 Digital Marketing Experts who I think can influence and shape your journey to becoming a great digital marketer. This list is not in any particular order of ranking.
1. Jon Morrow
Speciality: Blogging, Content Marketing, Online Marketing
Found at: Smart Blogger (Previously called Boost Blog Traffic)
Jon Morrow is an inspirational writer who is an expert in creating viral posts(case in point here). He branched off from CopyBlogger in 2011, and started BoostBlogTraffic(now called SmartBlogger) which managed the exceptional feat of acquiring 13,000 subscribers before it even launched! This is the place if you want to learn about how to start blogging, making money online & writing content that goes viral.
How to Make Money Blogging: How This Blog Makes $100K per Month
2. Neil Patel
Speciality: Digital Entrepreneurship
Found at: QuickSprout, NeilPatel
Neil Patel is a highly acclaimed Serial Entrepreneur Extraordinaire who has been starting businesses since High School. He has founded and co-founded multiple companies in the digital domain. These include
- KISSmetrics: A Company which developed an Analytics Tool for Conversion Rate Optimization.
- CrazyEgg: A HeatMap Tool which helps you optimise website design by profiling visitor behaviour.
He publishes really useful HowTo Guides on his blog QuickSprout.
The definitive guide to conversion optimization
3. Noah Kagan
Speciality: Email Marketing, Copywriting, Entrepreneur, Growth Hacker
Found at: OkDork.com, AppSumo.com
Noah Kagan was #30 at Facebook, #4 at Mint.com & has built AppSumo, a daily deals website for software, to a 7-figure business with 700,000+ email subscribers. You can read more about how he achieved this here. His $1000/month business course & email1k courses have been used as tools to garner more audience while being educational.
4. Avinash Kaushik
Speciality: THE Web Analytics Expert
Found at: Occam’s Razor
The name Avinash Kaushik stands out prominently while mentioning top Digital Marketing Experts in the industry! Avinash is a Digital Marketing Evangelist for Google & the top authority on Digital Analytics, Public Speaker and famous author. He is the author of 2 best-selling books Web Analytics 2.0 & Web Analytics: An Hour A Day. His blog is primarily for cutting-edge and advanced topics in Digital Marketing and Analytics.
5. Mari Smith
Speciality: Facebook Marketing Expert
Found at: Mari Smith Blog
Mari Smith is Facebook’s Designated “Small Business and Facebook Marketing Expert”. She is a social media consultant & speaker. Also, she is the author of The New Relationship Marketing: How to Build a Large, Loyal, Profitable Network Using the Social Web & Facebook Marketing: An Hour A Day. Learn all about Marketing & Building your brand on Social Media (Especially Facebook) from her.
6. Darren Rowse
Speciality: Expert Blogger
Found at: ProBlogger
Darren Rowse is a full-time blogger, who primarily shares the intricacies of the strategies he has used to make a living out of blogging since 2004. He has started multiple blogs including b5media, ProBlogger.net & digital-photography-school.com. If you aspire to be a professional blogger, you can benefit from his wide range of tips & tactics.
Podcast on “Series of Blog Posts vs Long Blog Posts – Which is Better?”
7. Sean Ellis
Speciality: Growth Hacker
Found At: GrowthHackers, StartupMarketing
Sean Ellis coined the word “Growth Hacking”. With his unique set of marketing skills, he has helped multiple companies in growing including Dropbox, Lookout, Eventbrite, LogMeIn & Uproar. He is the former CEO of Qualroo, a conversion optimization company, with well-known clients including Starbucks & Spotify.
The Marketer’s Guide to Surveying Users
8. Jeff Bullas
Speciality: Social Media Marketing
Found At: JeffBullas
When it comes to Digital Marketing Experts, Jeff Bullas has been declared “#1 Global Digital Marketing Influencer” in 2016 by OnAnalytical. His blog JeffBullas.com is an endless pot of Social Media Marketing Expertise and receives more than 5 million page views every year! He is the author of the best-selling book “Blogging the Smart Way — How to Create and Market a Killer Blog with Social Media”.
20 Stunning Social Media Statistics Plus Infographic
9. Rand Fishkin
Speciality: SEO, Inbound Marketing Expert
Found At: MOZ
Rand Fishkin is the founder of Moz, which makes SEO tools. These tools optimize your website & help you improve your inbound marketing efforts. One of the renowned Digital Marketing Experts, Rand Fishkin calls himself “The Wizard of Moz”, after switching roles from CEO to an individual contributor.
Should My Landing Page Be SEO-Focused, Conversion-Focused, or Both? – Whiteboard Friday
10. Larry Kim
Speciality: Pay-Per-Click Marketing (SEM)
Found At: WordStream
Larry Kim is your go-to authority on Search Engine Marketing or Pay-Per-Click Advertising. He is the founder of WordStream which is a digital marketing tools provider with the focus on Paid Advertising. Amonsgt the hoard of Digital Marketing Experts, he is also a regular contributor to top multiple industry blogs including Inc. Magazine, Search Engine Land & Social Media Examiner.
The list of Digital Marketing Experts is by no means comprehensive. However, whether you are an expert or novice in Digital Marketing, it is definitely a place to start the journey in finding the ‘gurus’ or experts to help you in your quest for Digital Marketing excellence.
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