Digital Marketing is filled with a lot of fluff, and you must follow a Digital Marketing guru to have a clear path. In the last century, we had only a handful of mediums to market like newspapers, Boards, TVs, etc. Today the world has changed and there are 1000’s of mediums to market our business which includes a lot of social media, SEO, Affiliate, Podcasting, SMS, Etc.
In Addition, we can track, analyze, and market our products in a way that people a few years back couldn’t even imagine. And all that adds up to a very fluffy place with a lot of research to reach the simple thing.
This is why it is very crucial that you follow the right mentor (Guru), who will guide you in the right direction in the most efficient way. With all the fluff around us, we can be distracted and try to become the Jack of all the trades and end up becoming Master of none, as the saying goes.
“When one finds the true Guru, one can conquer half the world.”
We can follow certain Digital Marketing Gurus who lead us and pave the road ahead of us and make our path much easier.
I have listed 22 Digital Marketing Gurus Specializing in different Sectors of Digital Marketing ranging from Podcasting to SEO. Some of these names you might be on your list too. Some you might not be familiar with as those who have most to teach are not always in the spotlight. Below you will find a lot of experts who have free content on a lot of topics in Digital Marketing.
Search Engine Optimization Guru
The one true Digital Marketing Guru, who teaches everything he has learned and tested on his startups Crazy Egg, Kiss Metrics, Hello Bar, Uber Suggest, and more. He is not about the fluff he backs his Teachings with statistics, data research, and Support Blogs. Besides his own business, he has consulted companies like Amazon, General Motors, Hewlett Packard (HP), NBC, Viacom, Airbnb, etc.
He is a true genius especially when it comes to content marketing and Search Engines. He is a leader when it comes to SEO and was labelled as one of the TOP 10 Digital Marketing Influencers by Forbes. He was recognized as a top 100 entrepreneur under the age of 30 by President Obama and one of the top 100 entrepreneurs under the age of 35 by the United Nations.
Neil Patel has more than 3 million visitors per month on his website and he trying to grow it even further. He has started a free Digital Marketing Training which is a total gold mine for every Digital Marketer.
Every digital marketer must follow him, as he provides a lot of free Content on Social Media about SEO and other Digital Marketing tricks.
Danny Sullivan ( technologist)
Help the public better understand Google search & Google better hear public feedback and improve.
Danny Sullivan , Linked In
Like Neil, Danny Sullivan is also an Entrepreneur, he has started companies like Search Engine Watch, Search Engine Land, Maximized Online, Third Door Media, and more. Although he took retirement from his entrepreneurship career in June 2017, He joined Google to help explain how search works to the public, as well as help bring feedback in to improve search in Oct 2017
Danny has been working as a search engine expert since 1996, even before it was called a search engine. And have published the book “A Webmaster’s Guide To Search Engines” when google was not even formed.
Danny Handles “Google SearchLiaison” on Twitter which is one of the direct prime sources for any search algorithm update by google.
If you want to get updated instantly about any update about Google’s Search Engine, he is a go-to person.
Matt Cutts is one of the vital ex-Google Employees who worked with google from 2000. He worked in the Search Quality Team on the Search Engine Optimization issue. He was the head of the Web Spam team at Google.
Even though he is not part of google or is even close to digital Marketing as of now. He had posted some great in-depth functioning of google spiders.
He has some first-hand understanding of how Google bots work and how Google Search in general works. Any Digital Marketer would love to have that knowledge and take action in the Desired way.
If you want to learn how the search engine works with the help of some M&M’s, you will love his channel.
Sanjay is an entrepreneur who has revolutionized Digital Marketing Scene in India and Singapore. He is the Co-Founder of Pixel Track along with Deepak Kanakraju (Digital Deepak). He is providing Digital Marketing training to the masses, as per him he has trained 10,000+ Digital marketers.
Sanjay is completely into content marketing and SEO. He is also a TEDx Speaker and his TED talks are phenomenal. He gives a lot of deep insights into search engines and how to rank your blog. Ranking on SERP is just a matter of implementation after you listen to his webinars.
He is an Accidental Digital Marketer and he has worked his way around SEO after he picked up a project on Freelancer. He liked the process and started learning more about SEO. He has worked with Explara, Thrilliphilia, and has also consulted Fortune 500 companies like Mercedes Benz India, Nikon, and a multitude of startups, including YourStory, to help with their content creation and promotion.
Dance like no one’s watching, write like no one’s reading~Sanjay Shenoy
If you want to learn SEO and Content Marketing Sanjay is your guy. He really makes it very simple to understand.
Brain Dean (Backlinko)
Brain Dean is an Internationally Recognized SEO Expert. He started Backlinko to share his experience with SEO. According to Brain Content is not the only thing that matters to get traffic to your website. You need a lot of other SEO Elements which is what he discusses in his blogs and videos.
Most so-called “SEO Experts,” say: “To succeed with SEO, all you need to do is create great content.”
If only it were that easy…
I learned the hard way that there’s a lot more to SEO than “great content”.
~Brian Dean, Backlinko
Brain dean has very focused content and is to the point about what helped him rank higher on Search Results. He is a very smart guy as talks about what he has lived.
If you’ve ever wondered: “Where can I find actionable SEO advice that gets results?”, you must follow him.
Personal Branding Guru
Deepak Kanakaraju (Digital Deepak)
Digital Deepak has 10 million + visitors on his website. 80k+ on his Facebook group and 38k + active members on Telegram. He is listed as one of the top digital marketers in India.
He is focused on creating personal brands and has become a mentor on branding. He has worked with some of the biggest brands like Instamojo, Razor pay, Zivame, Practo, and more.
He started his journey with his blog about motorbikes in 2012 and started working for companies after which started his company called pixel track with Sanjay Shenoy and his personal Brand Digital Deepak.
Deepak is known for his free knowledge on youtube and his webinars. He has a free digital Marketing Course on his website that you can join.
He also provides paid marketing courses but there is a little-known secret if you are regular to his webinars you might get a link to access his premium courses for free.
If you are looking for a Digital Marketing guru, Automations guru, E-mail marketing guru, Sales funnels guru, Deepak is the guy you must follow.
Sorav Jain is one of the most famous faces in the industry of digital marketing. He is known for personal branding. He is one of the most influential people in Digital Marketing according to Buzz Sumo.
Sorav Started working in the field of digital marketing when he was merely 17 as an SEO Executive. He started his own digital marketing agency called echovme in Jan 2011. He has some really Reputed clients like Chu-Chu Tv, Sikkim Manipal University, and a lot more.
He Started Digital Scholar in 2019 it is a Digital Marketing Agency styled Digital Marketing Training institute. Sorav has been listed as Top Social Media Marketers under the age of 30 by Social Samosa and Global Youth Marketing Forum has awarded him as ‘Top 25 Social Media Professionals of India‘.
Sorav is currently focused on Digital Marketing Influencers and is training young minds on how to become master influencers on Instagram. He has started an Instagram Mastery Course which is really very resourceful for a lot of his students.
Sorav has a free digital marketing course on his website that you can join immediately. He also has blogs and Instagram filled with a lot of updates on what’s new with the digital World.
If you are looking for a dedicated Digital Guru who teaches you how to find your talents and capitalize it then you must follow him. I can 100% assure you that you will love his work.
Sorav Jain: Youtube, Twitter, Blog, Instagram, Training
Who doesn’t know Gary Vee!!
A Serial Entrepreneur born in an immigrant family struggled his way to success. He started working at a very young age and then joined his father’s business when he was 14, Converted that business into an online business in the ’90s, and increased the revenue from 3M$ to 60M$. Gary started his youtube the wine library channel just 4 months after youtube came out.
He is the chairman of VaynerX, a Media and communication holding company. CEO of Vayner Media, A Digital Marketing agency. Apart from this, he owns Gallery Media Group, VaynerSports, Green Street, Resy. and more
He Asia highly sought after Public Speaker, 5 times New York time best seller, an angel investor with early investments in companies like Facebook, tumbler, Twitter, Venmo, and Uber.
He has a podcast called #askGaryvee and is part of DailyVee a Documentary Series. His shows and his podcasts are just a power punch of motivation. He is a True Personal Branding Guru.
If you want a power punch of Digital Marketing, Daily motivation, Entrepreneurship and Personal Branding follow Gary Vee. A true Guru Imparting knowledge and motivating at the same time.
Affiliate Marketing Gurus
A tech entrepreneur, educator, who emphasizes self-employment. In 2012 he started his own business and by 2014 he started making 7 figures from his company. John has an article on Forbes titled “28-year-Old Got Fired Then Built a 500k a Month Business While Traveling” as he loves travelling and making money during that time.
Your job as an Affiliate Marketer is to do a better job of selling the product than the merchant itself
He is known to show the income that he earned via affiliate marketing. He really knows a lot about consumer behaviour and has phenomenal funnels for his own product. John teaches a lot about Click Funnels and Email Marketing. He is an expert in ads whether be it on Facebook, Google, or any other platform.
John also Provides Person Training on how to become a successful Affiliate Marketer.
A True Affiliate Marketing Guru Shares most of his free knowledge on his youtube channel where he teaches how to make your first buck in the Digital World.
Digital Marketing Gurus are like a light in the darkness, They help you get through the Darkness of cluelessness.
What is a GURU?
Guru is a mentor or teacher in Hindi. Anyone who guides you to your goal is a Guru.
How to find a Digital Marketing guru?
You need to look for people who are sharing valuable knowledge on the internet and check who you connect with.
Why should I have a Digital Marketing Guru
Digital Marketing is a very noisy industry. Everybody has a different work procedure which works for them. To cancel out the unnecessary noise you must follow a guru to walk you through Internet Marketing.
You can check out our Previous Blog “25 Digital Marketing Agencies in Chhattisgarh”
What do you think about these Digital Marketing Gurus?
Do you know any other Gurus that are not listed above?
Tell us in the comment section.