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.

So Long, Third-Party Advertising?

Yep, the rumors are true—paid advertising is about to change in a *big* way. Find out how the iOS 14.5 update will affect your PPC campaigns, and what you can do to get ahead of it.

7 Formulas for Landing Page Headlines that Practically Write Themselves (With Examples)

These time-tested headline formulas will help you write better landing page headlines that drive clicks and conversions.

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

What is Contraction Monthly Recurring Revenue?

When you’re looking at your business goals, you need to consider not only your existing monthly revenue but your contraction monthly recurring revenue (MRR). Contraction Monthly Recurring Revenue (MRR...

What is Subscription Marketing?

An in-depth study on everything you need to know about subscription marketing, and how Baremetrics features are designed to help you navigate the subscription economy. For marketing a subscription bus...

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

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STACKED MARKETER - The marketer's #1 daily newsletter! FACEBOOK How to deal with that pesky 8-event limit and its Value Optimization implications This isn’t news, but rather a very useful tip and clar...

New in town

STACKED MARKETER - The marketer's #1 daily newsletter! FROM THE CREW Want to make sure you get this newsletter on time? We’ve been seeing more and more readers join us. If you are one of them, here’s ...

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

Newspapers vs. newsletters: how the world of information is changing

Many aspects of journalism changed over the course of 2020 due to the expanding crisis of printed newspapers in the post-pandemic scenario. The printed word has been abandoned, coming to reestablish i...

Empathy-driven design: a definition, the benefits, and practical applications to design valuable user experiences

Empathy-driven and data-informed: here are two essential principles to describe what it means to follow a human-centered design approach. We'll explore both aspects in a 2-part article. This will rela...

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Critical writing for founders looking for their first 100 users

What's your startup's biggest marketing challenge?

My free open office hours for founders are back.I've helped over 300 founders address their startup's most critical marketing challenges in a short one-to-0ne video call.Book a free, 10 minute call to...

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...

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Helping you launch products that sell.

9 rapid-fire notes about the "Fear of Success"

Alone in my car, I screamed “no!” out loud as Colleen told Michele that, just as she was approaching the milestone of 100 trial signups for her new SaaS app, she considered quitting altogether. Collee...

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...

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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.

Stand out and get recognized with email branding

Learn how to create emails that reflect who you are, and what you're all about.

Send ultra-relevant emails using groups (aka email tagging)

Learn how to use custom groups (email tags) to organize and target your subscribers with content tailored specifically for them.

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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.

Instagram Remix is here — All you need to know

Instagram Remix is here — All you need to knowTechnical guide + FAQsWell, Instagram is getting too much heat in the comment section but hey, that doesn’t mean folks aren’t going to use Remix 🤷🏻‍♀️Si...

Social Media Updates this week [Mar 20— Mar 26, 2021]

Stay on top of Social Media newsWhat happened on Social Media this week 👇InstagramInstagram says Stories drafts are coming soon.body[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitt...

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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.

Best web analytics plugins for WordPress sites

Started your WordPress site, published some posts and now want to get some stats to figure out how you’re doing? It’s time to install a WordPress plugin for web analytics. WordPress is powering more t...

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 ...

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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.

2021 Pay Analysis: How We’ve Lowered Our Gender Pay Gap From 15% to 5.5%

Here are all of our numbers from our 2021 pay analysis, along with more on the positive impact that transparency has had on the gender pay gap for us.

How We Decide What To Pay Our Team: Our Salary Formula and Compensation Philosophy

In this post, we share an overview of our compensation philosophy and a simple explanation of our salary formula.

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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 create the ultimate sales launch sequence

There are plenty of ways to generate buzz for your new sales launch, from running ads on Google and social media, to incentivizing your affiliate network to do the promotion for you. But whatever your...

Women in MarTech: an interview with Shannon Crabill

For International Women’s Day 2020, we kicked off a series of interviews with some of the most esteemed women in the email marketing industry. These women jumped on Zoom calls and played email ping po...

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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.

Cliniko founder Joel Friedlaender on bringing digital transformation to healthcare

Cliniko founder Joel Friedlaender chats to Intercom's Dee Reddy about remote-first working, how COVID-19 has accelerated changes in health tech, and why robust data compliance practices are more impor...

How support leaders measure (and improve) the quality of their customer support

What does quality support actually look like? We partnered with Klaus to survey hundreds of support leaders and get a deeper understanding of how they define, measure, and improve "quality". Here's wh...

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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.”

How To Make a YouTube End Screen [+ Templates & Examples]

While certainly a source of entertainment, YouTube is also an incredible platform for marketers to use, especially since it is the second-largest search engine in the world. Its users take action base...

How To Design An Annual Report [+ Template & Examples]

An annual report offers a comprehensive overview of your business’s yearly operations. As the content in these reports is heavy-hitting, it’s essential to present it in a way that helps your audience ...

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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.

5 insights that propel brands into the ranks of digital leaders

Andrew Kumar spoke to 100 digital leaders over 90 days to come up with insights about the 5 things that make brands into digital leaders.

Scale, govern and manage content faster than ever with tags and permissions

Learn how our new tags and tag-based permissions help teams categorize, access and reuse content to improve collaboration with searchability and governance.

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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 Big Consumer Financial Trends for 2021

The Big Media & Entertainment Industry Trends for 2021

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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.

I’m Stepping Down as Copyblogger CEO

The time has come. Today, I’m stepping down as the head honcho of Copyblogger Media. Since this thing started as... Continue Reading The post I’m Stepping Down as Copyblogger CEO appeared first on Cop...

Do You Make These 11 Common Grammar Mistakes When You Write?

It’s time to review some common grammar mistakes that damage our credibility. Not normally a fun task, but absolutely necessary.... Continue Reading The post Do You Make These 11 Common Grammar Mistak...

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Simple social media automation for entrepreneurs who dream big

Is Twitter still relevant or dying? Everything you need to know

Twitter turned 15 this year, and while that a feat worth celebrating is it really here to stay, or are its best days squarely behind it? Between Covid, the drama with the US elections, and everything ...

How to write your Twitter bio for maximum impact

A good Twitter bio is like the trailer to a movie. It gives away just enough to let you know you’re getting into and leaves out the rest so you turn up at the cinema. Your Twitter bio should have the ...

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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.

How I Got My Job, Matt Dehaty, Gymshark

In this installment of How I Got My Job, we’re focusing our attention on how Gymshark's Matt Dehaty secured his role as Head of Product Marketing.

Customer Marketing Excellence Award - Shortlisted Nominees

The nominations are in and the shortlist has been drawn so without any further ado, let us introduce to you the fabulous PMMs on our 2021 Customer Marketing Excellence Awards shortlist.

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

Content Triangle of BS: How to make your cohort-based course more rigorous

Since launching my startup a few months ago and putting a name on the concept of “cohort-based courses”, there’s been growing excitement in the online education community about this new, more engaging...

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...

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

From pre-business model to IPO; Resolving disputes in a company; The new Wall Street

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

Helping creators become angel investors; Co-founder speed dating; Our next meet & greet (plus one!); and more.

Femstreet Member Briefing No. 64

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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.

The Paradoxes of Modern Life

The Paradox of Reading: The books you read will profoundly change you even though you’ll forget the vast majority of what you read. The Paradox of Writing: Great writing looks effortless. But because ...

The Microwave Economy

America has become a Microwave Economy. We’ve overwhelmingly used our wealth to make the world cheaper instead of more beautiful, more functional instead of more meaningful. The post The Microwave Eco...

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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.

Creating Content Groups based on Search Console data

How to create and track a bunch of urls performance over time, based on Google Search Console data. Really useful when the content you are working on is not contained within a sub-folder structure tha...

18 Free SEO Browser Extensions that Actually Work

We've tried and tested all the recommended SEO extensions and put together the best free ones, broken down by category. These 18 extensions will help you decide which ones you'll actually be able to u...

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Founder of and Starter Stories

51 Countries

I just ran a query on the Starter Story database to see how many different countries we've featured businesses in. 51! Here's the full list: Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan...

March 2021 In Review

First of all, sorry for missing last month’s report! To be brutally honest, I procrastinated it because February was the first month we didn’t grow at least 15% month over month since last June! Traff...

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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 ...

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