There is definitely a glut of internet marketing blogs one can follow, however here are the ones that are my current favourites and which I follow closely. Let me know if you of any others that should make the list.
How do I keep track of all these sites? That’s simple, on my site I always tend to have a news page where I get all the news feeds from the industry, thanks to the WP RSS Aggregator WordPress plugin.
Every day while having breakfast I’ll take a look at the News page and see what interesting articles have been published. I then read one or two and send the rest to my Kindle for reading later on throughout the day. That’s a simple technique to make sure you learn something new everyday, and arm yourself with the best internet marketing techniques to increase your online profits.
This is a beautiful site created by Corbett Barr. But it’s value is far more than skin deep. Think Traffic is one of the best resources for new and experienced bloggers alike.
What I love about this site is its excellent collection of tools and resources. A quick visit to Think Traffic will set you on the way to start creating something, and its mini guides are a perfect way to motivate you in taking action.
Smart Passive Income
Smart Passive Income with Pat Flynn is one of the internet marketing I’ve been following the longest, and I’ve learnt many techniques from this site. It’s always an interesting read and you can also check out Pat’s videos and podcasts. I believe podcasts and videos are one of the best opportunities for drawing in new visitors, and they are as yet overused, so you can take some inspiration from Pat and start doing something similar.
Another thing on this site that I look out for every month is Pat’s income reports, as he shares his earnings in detail, including which affiliate program made what income. This is tremendously useful to know which affiliate programs actually work, and get some ideas for what to promote on your own blog.
Derek Halpern, the creator of Social Triggers, tends to have quite an over-the-top style, which some people might find a tad annoying, however there is no question that Derek is one of the top internet marketers, and he is well known within the WordPress community as the marketing guru behind the Thesis theme, which has itself courted controversy more than a few times.
Social Triggers is a minimalistic site that has a lot of valuable content and you would do well to follow it and learn a few tricks from Derek’s repertoire. Upon entering the site you can find a perfect example of good internet marketing, as you will see a featured box which Derek uses to collect email addresses.
Rae Hoffman is one of the veterans in the affiliate marketing and SEO industries. She has a proven track record and does SEO consulting apart from offering other services. Her blog is lean and mean, you will find lots of great information there and its also a very good example of a clean design that has all the most important elements a blog should have, without overdoing it.
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is an integral part of internet marketing, you simply cannot do internet marketing and ignore the SEO industry and its frequent updates. Thus following an authoritative site such as SEO Book is one of the best things you can do in order to learn more and become a successful internet marketer. This site offers training and other tools, but the blog is also a priceless information trove which should be in your RSS aggregator.
Bloggingtips is a blog whose articles touch on many different areas in blogging and online marketing. Since it’s quite generic, I like to have it in my reader because it keeps me updated about so many different areas which I need to keep abreast about.
It is also a multi-author blog, so you get ideas from many people in one website.
The Daily Egg
This is the blog pat of Crazy Egg’s website, where you can find articles about conversion optimization and design. It’s one of the blogs that interest me the most as it’s very well designed and they have loads of juicy content. Most of the times I read a new article on this blog I just can’t wait to implement the new knowledge onto my blogs, and that is a sure-fire sign of a great resource site.
Traffic Generation Cafe
Traffic Generation Cafe is run by Ana Hoffman and as you might guess, focuses on ways in which you can bring more traffic to your blog, especially for free. There’s lots of good articles here and Ana also provides monthly income reports in a similar fashion to Pat Flynn on SPI. I’m a sucker for income reports so that alone makes this website a must visit for me.
The Blog Tyrant
The Blog Tyrant is a blog by Ramsay, who was previously an anonymous blogger (interesting story). It has some excellent content about writing for the web, keyword research, SEO and more. I also find Ramsay’s choice for featured images very inspiring, he’s one of those bloggers who have truly mastered the art of selecting great featured images.
This blog focuses on online video marketing and its one of the best resources you can find about making great videos for marketing purposes.
While Gideon does talk about other aspects of internet marketing, I keep it in my reader mostly because I would like to learn more about video marketing and how can I implement it on my blogs, as its somewhat of a new area for most bloggers, and there is huge growth potential here.
Leaving Work Behind
Leaving Work Behind is the brainchild of Tom Ewer, an excellent blogger who excels at freelance writing. He recently left his job to focus on generating income online, starting off by freelancing as a writer for some of the best blogs in the WordPress niche. I follow him as he truly writes engaging articles and I am sure he will soon be making big money online.
He is one of the newer bloggers so you can follow his adventure, Tom keeps us updated with how his earnings are going and what experiments he is trying out, so Leaving Work Behind is one of the top reads as well.
Have I missed any big internet marketing blogs? Let me know in the comments section.