Interview on Digital Marketing by The Hindu

Posted by on Jan 26, 2014 in Interviews | 0 comments

The prestigious media, The Hindu has taken my Interview on Digital Marketing and Social Media. I explained the importance on SMO with practical examples like Chennai Express, Aam Aadmi Party etc.,

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Digital Marketing Expert Neil Patel Views

Posted by on Dec 24, 2013 in Interviews | 11 comments

I recently had the delight of interviewing Neil Patel, the global best digital marketing expert. I am grateful he made time to answer questions. I hope this interview will be helpful for digital marketing aspirants Neil Patel Co-Founder at KISSmetrics Co-founder at Crazy Egg. Mentor at Founder’s Co-op. Advisor at Cheezburger. Advisor at Docstoc. Advisor at Advisor at BuddyTV. CEO/ Publisher/ Co-founder at The Daily Caller. CEO at MolarGeek. Advisor at IZEA, Inc..     He is one of the top influencers on the web according to the Wall Street Journal. At the age of 22 his worth was $1.8 Million. Mr Neil he has spoken at over 100 web marketing conferences, including: SMX, PubCon, web 2.0 EXPO, and more. He is the regular publisher at Entrepreneur Magazine, TechCrunch, Mashable, Business Insider, SEOmoz,Geekwire and many more. As a digital marketing expert, he gives the services to AOL, General Motors, Hewlett-Packard ,Amazon,Microsoft,Samsung and many more.   Hello Neil, it is great advantage to have you on this discussion. Tell us something about your childhood. What inspired you to develop your first job board Advice monkey? Well my family didn’t have a lot of money and as a child I had different hobbies than my friends. They were into sports, while I was into money. I started out cleaning toilets at an amusement park and quickly realized I wasn’t going to get rich from it. That’s what led me to bigger things like trying to find opportunities on the Internet. While I was searching for a job online I saw how job board companies were making millions, so I decided to copy them and create Advice Monkey.   A job board and then online marketing, how was the switchover? It was good. Once I made friends with a few internet marketers and saw how much potential there was for making money, it was an easy transition for me.Plus I had to learn how to market my own job board, so I eventually got pretty good at it. This made the transition smooth.   In this society where people look for secure jobs, what made you an entrepreneur? Wasn’t it a courageous decision? I got such an early start that I didn’t really know any other way. Most people start out working for a company and after doing it for years it becomes hard to make the transition to working for yourself. Usually you have bills and responsibilities and if your “entreprenurial excursion” doesn’t work out, you have a lot to lose.   Digital marketing is a fresh field. Who are best suited for this genre of work according to you? Analytical people tend to do well with digital marketing. It’s not hard to see what other successful people are doing and replicate it. The challenge is analytics. Know what’s working what isn’t, optimizing, etc.     How important do you think was the effect of education and schooling in this journey? Not much. I learned very little in school compared to from just learning on my own and going to classes. Reading information and blogs online helped a lot.     You are known as an icon for young budding entrepreneurs. How do you handle this popularity? I have a heart for them. And that’s a big part of why I have kept at it with Quick Qprout for this long. It’s my way of giving back to the community and showing my compassion for young entrepreneurs.     What guidelines would you give to someone trying to make a mark in digital marketing? I would tell them to keep...

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