Digital Marketing

My Experience at Affiliate World Asia 2017, Bangkok, Thailand

by Deepak Kanakaraju on December 10, 2017

A few days back I had an opportunity to attend Affiliate World Asia summit at Bangkok, Thailand. This was my first international affiliate marketing conference. I even got a Press pass for the conference. Thanks to the reach of my blog and Kulwant from BloggingCage for letting me know about the Press pass.

The conference took place at the Bangkok Convention centre and it was very well organized. It had a lot of booths from various companies and then there were two stages where the talks happened.

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How To Build A Successful Social Media Plan in 7 Simple Steps

by Deepak Kanakaraju on December 1, 2017

In the last blog post, we discussed why it is important for businesses to use social media marketing. You probably have read it and understood the importance. And now, it’s time to learn how to create a social media marketing strategy that’ll produce the results you want.

Success in social media is not easy. Brands and businesses face a huge competition in the world of social media. If you want to succeed, you need to stand out, develop a sound social media strategy, and possess the characteristics that’ll help you to succeed.

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Top Digital Marketing Articles of the Week

by Deepak Kanakaraju on November 15, 2017

If there is one thing common among digital marketers, freelancers, and bloggers, it’s their non-stop busy schedule where they carry out different projects simultaneously.


I know it’s hard to keep up the latest digital marketing developments. But, you can’t sustain the competitive marketplace without acquainting yourself with the ever-changing digital updates.

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Top 7 Books Every Digital Marketer Must Read

by Deepak Kanakaraju on November 10, 2017

From the beginning, when I started my first online motorcycle publication, I was always eager to learn new things and implement them. When I was flirting on the edge of disappointments, books became my mentor-cum-friend to pick me up and boost my confidence level. They have changed my business and life. I’m grateful to all the authors for shaping my digital journey.


Book reading fills your head with new bits of information in short amount of time. At a low price, you gain rich insights of great leaders. Authors put their lifetime’s encounters in a contracted form to enhance your vision.

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3 Ways to Monetize Your Digital Marketing Skills

by Deepak Kanakaraju on October 31, 2017

You cannot judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree. I took this advice very seriously long back when my mentor told me about it. Thinking about your strengths and weaknesses is very important for achieving success in your life.

If you try to do something which you are not naturally good at, you will be a lifelong failure and you will feel bad about yourself. I am not saying this because I am concerned only about you, I am saying this because I am concerned about the whole of humanity. If you are not finding your strength and if you are not expressing your creativity through it, the world is going to miss your work.

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7 Ways to Land Your Emails in the Primary Tab of Gmail

by Deepak Kanakaraju on October 28, 2017

Many people have asked me this question over the past few months. I’m writing this blog post to give a detailed answer on it. Gmail came up with multiple tabs and now, most of the emails from marketers land in Updates or Promotions tab which affects visibility and open rates.

Most of my emails to my 2,50,000+ subscribers land in the primary tab and I get open rates as high as 40%. There are a few tactics that I follow to achieve this.

Many have given up hope on email marketing due to deliverability issues and low CTRs. But that is also an advantage for marketers who can use it in the right way – because you have less competition in the inbox!

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I guess you remember that a few weeks back, I had announced the launch of my digital marketing agency called PixelTrack. I had two things in mind when I wanted to start the agency. One, to provide services to clients and make revenue. Two, to use this digital marketing experience to write blog posts and add more unique content to my courses.

I cannot keep teaching digital marketing without actually practicing digital marketing. Previously, I’ve worked as a digital marketing manager with leading startups such as Practo, Exotel, Instamojo and Razorpay. I had real experience. That’s what made me good with my blog and my digital marketing courses.

Now that I have become a full time entrepreneur focusing on training, I need to keep my axe sharp with digital marketing implementation and experience! Else, I will not be the best in the market.

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Browser Based Push Notifications Explained in Detail

by Deepak Kanakaraju on October 10, 2017

Web push notification helps website owners to push important notifications directly on subscriber’s desktop, mobile or tablet browser.


On a desktop, these notifications slide in at the top or bottom right-hand corner. On a mobile device, it resembles the push notifications delivered by apps.

Type of content received by subscribers include, but are not limited, the following:

  • Promotional: Trending deals, sales coupons, or limited time offers.
  • Information-Seeking: Feedbacks from subscribers or asking for reviews.
  • Introduction: Welcome new visitors or providing offers for first-time users.
  • Information-Provider: Latest blog posts, video, podcast episode or a product update.
  • Reminder: Scheduled flight details or reminding about the abandoned shopping cart.
  • Transaction: Verification about the purchase, delivery, or shipping details.

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W-8BEN Form: What, Why and How for Affiliate Marketers

by Deepak Kanakaraju on October 4, 2017

After sharing top Indian affiliate programs and the ultimate guide to affiliate marketing, I got several requests from readers regarding their confusion about W-8BEN form.

In this article, I’ll resolve all your queries by touching three important questions:

  • What is W-8BEN form?
  • Why do you need to submit this form to affiliate networks?
  • How to fill the form to receive a commission directly to your Indian bank account?

If you are new in the affiliate marketing space and can’t figure out the right source of income generation, web hosting affiliate programs are your best bet. You get a monthly payout of $2625 for sending 21 signups for Hostgator account. BlueHost has already paid $5 Million in commission last year alone to the affiliates. Now, I’m sure you won’t doubt the high-paying opportunities from hosting companies.

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How to Profit from Niche Websites with Affiliate Marketing

by Deepak Kanakaraju on September 15, 2017

Just like entrepreneurship, success in affiliate marketing is the combination of hard work and smart strategies. It doesn’t matter whether you are beginning your innings in the affiliate space or an experienced player, what matters most is your strength to capture the mood of your target audience.

What’s the secret sauce for making profits without worrying about your competitors?

Niche Websites!

These sites aim for a smaller set of audience in a big market. The motto is to select the limited competition markets, but there must be sufficient amount of online people searching for your desired topic.

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