A Beginner’s Guide to Digital Marketing

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If you do not have any knowledge of digital marketing and want to learn about it then you are in the right place!

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What is Digital Marketing?

Let’s say it’s marketing on a digital platform. Which are the digital platforms that allow us to advertise? So far in 2016 major mode of digital marketing came from Internet & Smartphones.

Any Display Ads you see, or any text materials which give you information about any product or services are a form of digital marketing.

Digital Marketing has a bunch of skills which an individual needs to learn and practice to achieve a high result.

  • SEO – Search Engine Optimization
  • SEM – Search Engine Marketing
  • SMM – Social Media Marketing
  • Understanding of Social Media functionality and their target audiences

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) – As the name suggests it is all about optimizing the websites or pages according to search engines. Few Search Engines like google.com & bing.com are very popular and can bring massive traffic to your website, which is why it’s better to start optimizing your website for Google and Bing.

SEO has many parameters as per the search engine requirement which needs to be implemented on the pages or the blogs/websites which you will read about on our successive articles.

SEO is mainly divided into two main activities:

  • On-page SEO
  • Off-page SEO

On-page SEO is done by implementation of certain sets of tags and codes on the source code of the web pages depending upon the language used e.g. Html, PHP or Word press. Learn more about types of website here. Eventually, you have to understand what needs to be implemented on the pages and then you can do it yourself or a web developer can do it for you.

Off-page SEO is done by backlinking and content marketing.

Search Engine Marketing (SEM) is marketing of display ads and text ads on search engines. The biggest examples are Google Adwords and Bing Ads.

Search Engine Marketing
Image of Google Adwords Caption: The ads of Google when you type any query on search

Social Media Marketing (SMM) similar to search engine marketing is marketing of display ads and text on social media platform. For E.g. the Facebook Ads and LinkedIn Ads that you see while you are logged into your profile page.

Social Media Marketing
Image of Facebook Ads Caption: The ads of Facebook when you are logged on your profile page

Last but not the least the understanding of social media and its functionality: Today Facebook alone generated 1.71 billion* monthly active Facebook users worldwide. *(source: https://zephoria.com/top-15-valuable-facebook-statistics/)

By understanding how social media works, we can drive audience on our fan page and eventually on our website or blog. We can know where they are active by learning about the social media platform. One of the easiest ways is to stay active on these social media platforms and observe how they deal with user profile and activity.

In short, digital marketing depends more on content marketing and how you understand search engines and social media platforms. The ability to master both can achieve astonishing result and you can achieve great results generating more users into your website thus converting them into your customers/readers in my case.

 

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