YouTube has become one of the premier methods of learning a new skill.
The brain responds faster to visuals than text and other learning materials. The memory retains information from the image for longer periods of time. Students learn to process information quickly through videos.
Here is our list of the best YouTube channels to learn digital marketing.
Larry Kim is the founder and CEO of WordStream, the top-ranked PPC marketing software company. He is also the CEO of MobileMonkey, a chatbot-building platform for marketers. It enables customers and businesses to communicate via Facebook Messenger. Kim is a prominent digital marketer. He was named Search Marketer Of The Year by PPC Hero (2013-2014, 2015, 2015, and 2017), Search Engine Land, and the US Search Awards.
Kim is regularly featured on YouTube channels discussing the latest trends in chatbot automation, PPC, Facebook marketing, and email marketing.
Kim has contributed to channels such as:
Brian Dean is the founder of Backlinko, one of the most authoritative SEO blogs on the Internet. Dean started Backlinko to teach people how he finally cracked the secrets of SEO after his first 5 sites failed to reach mainstream success. He has a knack for transforming the complexity of Google’s algorithm into a super simple way to increase your traffic.
Brian Dean has been called an "SEO genius" by Entrepreneur.com and a "brilliant entrepreneur" by Inc Magazine. He is credited with creating The Skyscraper Technique, as a way to create engaging content that will help you to earn quality editorial links.
We find Brian Dean’s content so helpful because it doesn't just target businesses with big marketing budgets. Any of his tips can be applied to a website you start tomorrow to start increasing your traffic.
Dean’s YouTube channel has reached almost 500,000 subscribers and published a new video almost monthly.
He covers a variety of SEO topics and strategies including:
Brian can be found contributing to the SEMRush YouTube channel after their acquisition of Backlinko.
Ahrefs, a software company, develops online SEO tools for marketers and offers free educational materials. We chose Ahrefs because we are a big fan of their software and think they provide uncontested benefits to any digital marketer.
The man behind the entertaining YouTube tutorials is Sam Oh, a digital marketing professional from Toronto. Sam is the VP of Marketing and head of video content at Ahrefs. He has also founded a number of niche sites including Money Journal. He is also an avid golfer. 🏌️
Sam Oh brings a fun and educational approach to Ahrefs’ YouTube channel and has a knack for incorporating realistic simple approaches to complex SEO strategies such as email outreach, technical SEO, competitor analysis, and more. All while teaching you how to use the Ahrefs marketing suite.
Interesting topics covered by Ahrefs:
Ahrefs does an excellent job creating video courses. They cover the topics in great detail and dive deep into each topic with case studies and proven strategies.
Neil Patel is the co-founder of NP Digital and one of the top marketing influencers. He is also the co-founder of Crazy Egg, Social Sprout, Hello Bar, and KISSmetrics. He is the co-author of Hustle, a NY Times Best Seller, and has been recognized as a top 100 entrepreneur under the age of 30 by President Obama and a top 100 entrepreneur under the age of 35 by the United Nations.
Neil Patel is also the creator of Ubersuggest, a powerful SEO and content marketing tool that shows you keywords monthly search volume, CPC & competition data.
We chose Neil Patel because of the diversity of his YouTube video content. His channel has reached over 1 million subscribers and uploads a new video weekly. Patel has a style that can truly change the way you look at your marketing strategy. “Stop doing that and start doing this!”
Digital Marketing topics covered:
Dharmesh Shah and Brian Halligan founded HubSpot in 2006. The free CRM from HubSpot powers customer support, sales, and marketing with simple-to-use features such as live chat, meeting scheduling, and email tracking.
HubSpot is famous for its Inbound Methodology. The Inbound Methodology allows you to grow your business by developing meaningful and lasting relationships with prospects, customers, and consumers. Creating tailors and personalized content that attracts the correct buyers to your business.
HubSpot created the HubSpot academy in 2012 as a way to help our customers learn and apply new marketing skills to grow their business through free courses, certifications, and training. Since then, it has evolved to become a leading education platform that has trained over 600,000 people globally.
The HubSpot Marketing YouTube channel has over 200k subscribers and features over 400 free marketing tutorials. The channel features a variety of marketers sharing their expertise on a variety of topics. We love this channel because it covers topics from start to finish and features prominent experts.
Topics covered by HubSpot:
An SEO enthusiast who escaped the corporate system with help of “The 4 Hour Work Week” Diggity started experimenting with SEO daily and started working affiliate SEO full time. He's the founder of Diggity Marketing, Leadspring LLC, The Search Initiative, Affiliate Builders, The Affiliate Lab, and the Chiang Mai SEO Conference.
We love this channel because of the real test results and proven strategy. Diggity also makes it super easy to start making money online regardless of if you are a professional SEO or just starting out.
Matt Diggity covers topics such as:
Amy Landino is the founder of Savvy Sexy Social and author of Vlog Like a Boss. Amy has a different approach to helping people become better digital marketers. Her approach to explaining ideas is fun and casual. For beginners, this would be a great place.
We chose Amy because of he entertaining way of teaching people how to grow their social channels. With the growth of podcasts and video content, this content is a game-changer for digital marketers.
Her YouTube channel currently has over 4ook subscribers and uploads a video each week on average.
Amy Landino covers topics such as:
YouTube is king, especially among GenZ, who spend significantly more online than Millenials. YouTube is also the preferred method of learning for GenZ than Millenials, who prefer reading print.
People who are in the market to learn a new skill, or try to start making money online, can spend their free time learning through YouTube. Check out these digital marketing YouTube channels to learn new tips and strategies to start making money online.