Best 37 Growth and Marketing Blogs of 2021

The best Growth and Marketing blogs you should follow

All-in-one community software that makes it easy to engage your crowd.

👋 Hey, Gene here. My goal is to help startups turn their visitors into paying customers. Growth Insider looks at successful companies and breaks down their designs and successful growth into actionable takeaways. Every few weeks I send out a breakdown of an app, startup, or an established business, so you can try and replicate their success.

Unbounce is a drag-and-drop builder that lets you create and publish your own landing pages, without needing a developer to code ‘em. It’s an easier and faster way to get more conversions from your traffic.

3 Tips for Getting More Value from Your Landing Pages

What about the visitors who don't convert? Workshop Digital's Andrew Miller explains three ways you can win longer-term conversions from visits to your existing landing pages.

How the Pros Would Optimize Your Landing Page

Optimizing landing pages is hard. Very hard. But what if you had an on-call optimization specialist to help out? What opportunities would *they* see?

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Metrics, dunning, and engagement tools for SaaS & subscription businesses.

What is Annual Recurring Revenue (ARR)?

Annual Recurring Revenue (ARR) is the amount of money a company can expect to bring in from subscriptions on an annual basis. But what does that mean IRL? Subscription businesses rely on their sales a...

Stripe vs. Authorize.net: Features, Pricing, Reviews, and More

When it comes to your unique payment processing needs as a growing business, which is better— Stripe vs. Authorize.net? This article will cover everything you need to know, including features, pricing...

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Carefully curated digital marketing news, tech, and actionable advice.

Rejected.

STACKED MARKETER - The marketer's #1 daily newsletter! FACEBOOK Facebook’s AI-rejected ads make it into The New York Times Oh, boy… Facebook just does not get a break when it comes to their PR situati...

Valentine.

STACKED MARKETER - The marketer's #1 daily newsletter! SNAPCHAT Valentine’s Day campaigns live? You might want to get them on Snapchat too! As you can see in the graph above, “gift”, “flowers”, “card”...

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MailUp is the powerful, scalable, and integrated marketing solution for creating quality relationships with your customers.

Email Audit: what it is, and how it works

Have you ever wondered how your emails are doing? Good marketers should ask themselves this question every now and then. The Email Marketing Audit lets you tap into this. You can pinpoint your campaig...

Delivery arrives to post-COVID inboxes: 21 million items to bridge the gap

Surely, COVID-19 was the main theme of the 2020 Email Marketing campaigns. The communications analysis on the emergency showed that both companies and recipients focused on delivery as a response to s...

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Critical writing for founders looking for their first 100 users

Open Day Rates and my commitments to improve

After a tweet I posted went viral, I decided to reflect on the actions I am taking in my professional life to make the world a fairer place.Female freelancers please increase your day rates.Hiring 6 f...

11 reasons every B2B SaaS startup founder should start content marketing. And 8 reasons they shouldn't

This blog posts clearly sets out 11 reasons why every founder should start content marketing. And 10 reasons they shouldn't.

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Helping you launch products that sell.

How To: Very high quality transcripts and captions for under $1.50/minute.

Amy and I have been teaching online for over a decade, and for more than half of that time, pre-recorded video lessons have been one of our cornerstone teaching tools of choice. While we’ve helped tho...

11 timeless lessons Mário learned selling his first product

Please enjoy this guest post from one of our 30x500 alumnus, Mário Nzualo! I’ve wanted to sell something on the Internet for ages. I “grew up” on the Internet and felt like there were plenty of opport...

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At Starter Story, we interview successful entrepreneurs and share the stories behind their business. In each interview, we ask how they got started, how they grew, and how they run their business today. The stories are inspiring and also provide specific advice and insight into starting a business. By sharing these stories, we want to help others get started.

Email marketing resources, webinars & tools to grow your business.

How to write high-converting copy for landing pages

How to write high-converting copy for landing pages along with best practices and customer examples.

Subscriber email list management explained (with 12 best practices)

Like a beautiful garden of flowers, your email list is a living thing that thrives when you prune and nurture it. Here's how!

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ConvertKit is email marketing software for online creators - the authors, makers, podcasters, photographers, YouTubers, teachers, artists and other creators building the future.

Crowdfire is a powerful social media tool used by businesses and individuals all over the world to drive social media engagement and growth.

Social Media Updates this week [Feb 6— Feb 12, 2021]

Stay on top of Social Media newsWhat happened on Social Media this week 👇InstagramAdded new features to celebrate Lunar New Year.New filters and stickers are here!Announced new steps to combat bullyi...

Social Media Updates this week [Jan 30— Feb 5, 2020]

Social Media Updates this week [Jan 30— Feb 5, 2021]Stay on top of Social Media newsWhat happened on Social Media this week 👇InstagramLooks like Instagram is working on vertical Stories. They may or ...

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Plausible Analytics is an open-source project dedicated to making web analytics more privacy-friendly. Our mission is to reduce corporate surveillance by providing an alternative web analytics tool which doesn’t come from the AdTech world.

What we learned on our journey to $10,000 MRR

We’ve made it to $10,000 MRR with Plausible! Several people asked about our lessons learned, so I wanted to share some in this post. A brief introduction: Plausible Analytics is a simple, lightweight ...

Lessons from building and growing an open source SaaS

Plausible Analytics is the first open source project I’ve been involved in as a developer and maintainer. And what a great journey it has been until now. Plausible Analytics is installed on thousands ...

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Buffer is an intuitive, streamlined social media management platform trusted by brands, businesses, agencies, and individuals to help drive meaningful engagement and results on social media. We have a suite of products for publishing, engagement, analytics, and team collaboration. Our products are carefully considered and highly refined in order to help social media marketers and teams work more efficiently and effectively.

Shareholder Update: Q4, 2020 — 2020 Results and What's Ahead

Note: This is the quarterly update sent to Buffer shareholders, with a bit of added information for context. We share these updates transparently as a part of our default to transparency value. See al...

Introducing a Better Way to Engage With Your Instagram Audience

After working and testing with thousands of customers, we have developed a solution that is truly focused on enabling you to build better relationships and a stronger brand on Instagram.

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EmailOctopus is an affordable, easy-to-use email marketing platform for anyone with an audience. We’re committed to saving you money, we’ll never compromise on deliverability, and we’re passionate about providing great service with a personal touch.

How to build a paid subscription newsletter with EmailOctopus

Thanks to the internet, writers have more opportunities than ever to grow an audience and deliver premium content. And make good money while doing so. In the early noughties, blogging was the primary ...

10 powerful conversion tips for a better newsletter landing page

The most common mistake I see in newsletter landing pages is the author not considering first-time visitors. The author knows exactly what they’re offering readers. But they struggle to portray the be...

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Intercom is a suite of customer messaging products that drives growth at every stage of the customer lifecycle—across acquisition, engagement, and support. Today more than 30,000 businesses use Intercom to connect with a billion people worldwide.

How to “steal like a designer” and boost creativity

Originality is the holy grail of creativity. But does true originality exist in design or is it always influenced by what came before? The post How to “steal like a designer” and boost creativity appe...

Intercom on Product: the siren call of innovation

There’s a delicate balance any product strategy needs to master: On the one hand, to build a successful business, you... The post Intercom on Product: the siren call of innovation appeared first on In...

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Marketing, sales, and service software that helps your business grow without compromise. Because “good for the business” should also mean “good for the customer.”

50 Visual Content Marketing Statistics You Should Know in 2021

At the end of every year, we like to read through some of the major reports on inbound marketing, content marketing, social media, and online behavior. It's amazing how fast things can change in just ...

How to Write a Letter of Interest in 2021 [Examples + Template]

It's one of the worst feelings in the world.

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Hey, I'm Harry. Each week I share a new case study in my newsletter. It’s short, sweet, and practical. 30k marketers read it. I’d love you to join.

Growth isn’t about knowing all of the right answers. It’s about learning and making progress. My writing captures ideas, thoughts, frameworks, and great examples of content marketing.

Hubspot Hit a Wall with Content Marketing. So They Bought The Hustle.

If you’re in content marketing, you must be familiar with Hubspot. They basically defined “inbound marketing” in the 2010s. They relentlessly beat the drum about awareness, consideration, and decision...

How to use People Also Ask Questions from Google to Build Better Content Briefs

One thing I’ve been incorporating more into my briefs are questions. Turning to the People Also Ask (PAA) questions within Google can give you a great headstart on creating your briefs and more insigh...

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Hey there, my name is Andrea and I'm a marketer with over 10 years of experience. Every Monday I pick a new online business and write a case study with actionable tips on how I'd grow it.

Keynote speaker, marketing strategist, podcaster, author of 7 books including Marketing Rebellion. I extract the signal from the noise. COO of B Squared Media.

The API-first content platform to build digital experiences.

The future of building for digital — experts weigh in

Contentful CMO Bridget Perry shares predictions from digital experts about how building digital experiences will change in 2021 — and beyond.

Contentful Introduces Request Verification for the App Framework

Contentful introduces added security to the App Framework by introducing Request Verification which secures data integrity between your frontend application and backends.

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My name is Richard Awoyemi, and I’m the author of The Startup. I’m an Actuary, Self-Taught Developer, Entrepreneur and Investor.

Understanding Power Laws

In Wealth, Startups & Venture Capital

My Investment Considerations

Five Of My Primary Considerations When Investing

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Brandwatch is the world’s leading enterprise social intelligence company, allowing users to analyze and utilize conversations from across the social web. It is the perfect platform to make sense of the chatter about your brand online.

The Fans, the Celebrities, and the Ads: Super Bowl LV in Numbers

Online Reputation Management Explained

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Since January 2006, Copyblogger has been teaching people how to create killer online content. Not bland corporate crap created to fill up a company webpage. Valuable information that attracts attention, drives traffic, and builds your business.

4 Vital Elements of Appealing Copywriting Offers

If you’ve got something to sell, at some point you’re going to need to present an offer. In other words,... Continue Reading The post 4 Vital Elements of Appealing Copywriting Offers appeared first on...

Want New Customers Faster? Avoid This Rookie Marketing Habit

When you publish regularly, you might be super passionate about a certain topic, but that passion doesn’t guarantee you’re going... Continue Reading The post Want New Customers Faster? Avoid This Rook...

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Simple social media automation for entrepreneurs who dream big

Fleets: The lowdown on Twitter’s disappearing tweet feature

Twitter strives to be the one place we can all turn up and be part of the conversation. For some though, that’s not always easy and Twitter introducing “Fleets” is an attempt to remedy that. Fleets, a...

Twitter Verification: All you need to know about the new process

Twitter announced recently that it would be making a return to verifying accounts. As early as January 20th, users’ will be able to apply for verification. The process which came to a halt in 2017 wil...

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A free newsletter on building a powerful brand, for makers, builders, & scrappy self-starters of every stripe.

Issue #005

Hey all, Hope everyone’s staying safe and healthy. I’ve got to tell you… Writing this issue stressed the living hell out of me. It’s the first monthly installment of Bootstrapped Branding (after switc...

Issue #001

Welcome to the maiden voyage issue of Bootstrapped Branding! Thanks again for subscribing. The aim here is to help early-stage entrepreneurs build powerful brands. Even when you don’t have a big budge...

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We solve the hardest parts of subscription growth to support your business from end to end.

Copywriter for busy founders, investors and entrepreneurs. Writing about business and finance.

PMA is a collective of passionate product marketing managers committed to driving demand, adoption & the overall success of their products.

Is enough PMM budget spent on competitive intelligence tools?

Competitive intelligence is ideal for keeping market rivals at an arm’s length; dedicating time, effort, and resources to making sure it’s done right is crucial. Are organizations taking competitive i...

The psychology behind pricing: 5 pricing principles

My name's Phill Agnew and I'm going to talk about the psychology behind pricing. I'm going to walk you through five pricing principles and focus on two specific tactics that the majority of SaaS brand...

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I'm Wes Kao, a marketer helping B2C brands launch new products and create new categories.

The State Change Method: How to deliver engaging live lectures on Zoom

Students don't owe you their attention. Once you internalize this, you can embrace the fact that it's your responsibility to keep your audience engaged. Listening to one person talk for long stretches...

How to instantly show your value

I’ve compiled my favorite ways to convey your product’s value prop. These apply to products and brands, but feel free to apply this to people too. These work for job interviews, selling yourself as a ...

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Hand curated weekly resource for must-read content by female startup operators and investors.

Bumble exceeds IPO goals; The community department is the next big SaaS category and Fintech is wavy

Where women in tech lead, shape and fund the future.

Femstreet x Airtable; Pre-seed investment opportunity in a social tool to support Gen Z critical thinking; 11+ new roles from the community; and more.

Femstreet Member Briefing No. 58

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Discover the tools that traject founders growth. Get the weekly email that keeps founders up to date with emerging SaaS, hot podcasts, and actionable resources to grow your project.

I write, host a podcast, and run a writing school called Write of Passage. Each week, I write two popular emails. Monday Musings is a collection of the coolest things I learn every week. Meanwhile, Friday Finds is a links-only newsletter where I only share the kinds of ideas you won’t find anywhere else.

Li Jin: Creating the Creator Economy

LISTEN HERE: ITUNES | OVERCAST | SPOTIFY My guest today is Li Jin, the founder and managing partner at an early-stage venture capital firm called Atelier. Before recording this introduction, I didn’t ...

What Networks Whisper

Every city changes you. San Francisco tells you to be powerful, LA tells you to be famous, Boston tells you to be smarter, and New York tells you to be richer. In the words of Paul Graham, “every city...

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SeoTesting is run by Nick Swan, who's been building websites and working in SEO since 1998. The blog shares insights on current SEO practices and is a great resource for makers looking to learn how to get more traffic to their sites. The articles are beginner friendly and explain SEO in a way which is easy to understand and implement.

What search queries does my page rank for?

Researching what search queries a page ranks for is an important process of improving and refreshing content that is published on a website.SEOTesting gives easy access to this data, including how man...

How to Annotate Google Search Console data

Want to annotate your Google Search Console data? You can now do this with SEOTesting.com. You can annotate on a site, page or query level. This helps create a changelog for your site so you can remem...

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Founder of 24hrstartup.com and Starter Stories

I'm A Day Trader

I'm admitting it: I'm a market speculator and borderline day trader. I spend too much time thinking about my investments in the stock market. I worked for a company that went IPO a few years ago. This...

Life Is Boring

Life is quite boring for me every day. Sometimes I wish I had more exciting things to do. I follow some people that seem to “do a lot”. And sometimes I FOMO about that. Am I doing less than them? Or i...

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I write about marketing, productivity and note-taking.

Identity Management: how to overcome the tendency of obsession.

I’m a person who eats healthy things. Everyone around me should know about my healthy eating habits. I don’t just want to eat healthy, I want people to know me as a healthy eater guy as well. My goal ...

We’re the product of our environment: How to design your life and habits.

We think we’re in control of our actions. We think we decide things with our free will, choose who we’ll become, what to eat, how to behave, who to be with. But in reality, you work hard because the o...

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