And then you need to practice, practice, practice.
Accordingly, if you want to get good at digital marketing, you need to be reading the top digital marketing blogs.
And, if you want to get good at growth hacking, you need to be reading, well, the top growth hacking blogs.
Speaking of which, here they are!
Having been writing for growth hacking since 2014, we dare to say that we are one of the oldest growth hacking blogs in the marketing town. We are known to first practice then preach. Through our blog, we share everything that we believe can work for you because, first and foremost, it has worked for us and our clients.
Among GrowthRocks’ articles, you will find tips, tricks, frameworks, and knowledge for all the digital marketing branches, including SEO, conversion marketing, and product marketing. Also, you will get introduced to many growth hacking tools.
Some of our hottest articles include LinkedIn Experiment: Link in Post VS Link in Comment, AARRR Framework: 10 Steps to Building a Growth Funnel, and 6 Classic Growth Hacking Examples That Defined Growth Hacking.
CXL is one of the best places to learn more about data-driven marketing, conversion optimization, and analytics. This is where you will get conversion and marketing advice based on scientific research and in-depth industry knowledge.
Ultimately, the purpose of this growth hacking blog is to teach you how to turn more visitors into customers.
Besides CRO, CXL specializes in these categories: User Experience, Business Growth, Online Courses, eLearning, Data-driven Marketing, Online Training, UX, landing page optimization, product messaging, sales page copywriting, saas growth, and SEO.
Reforge offers selective growth-focused programs for experienced professionals in marketing, product, data, and engineering. All programs are led by actual growth practitioners Brian Balfour (formerly VP of Growth @ HubSpot) and Andrew Chen (Growth @ Uber).
Among the pages of Reforge’s blog, you will find insight from top growth hackers and leaders. Many of them have worked for companies like Google, Slack Dropbox, LinkedIn, Atlassian, Pinterest.
Some of the most popular content pieces of this growth hacking blog include ’12 Data Science Guidelines for A/B Testing’, ‘The 4 Different Types of Product Prototypes’, and ‘The Product Strategy Stack’.
Growth Tribe is an educational center based in Amsterdam, NL. It runs campuses in 6 European countries. To this day, Growth Tribe has supported the learning journeys of over 15,000 adults in over 900 organizations.
Its mission is to ensure people and organizations acquire those in-demand digital skills through which they will stay up-to-date, grow, and lead. Growth Tribe believes that one should always be learning.
Regarding its blog, it is split into 5 basic categories: Growth & Marketing, Data & Analytics, UX Design, Human Capital, and Alumni Stories.
I didn’t know about Growth Design’s existence until recently and I’m so happy that I did. In s sentence, Growth Design offers product tips and insights in a comic book format. Right now, the Growth Design site features 34 UX case studies to improve your product skills.
These case studies put a spotlight on companies from the big tech as well as smaller tech companies. They are broken down into 3 basic categories: Onboarding, Retention, Revenue
What’s more, on the site you will find a section with ‘100 Cognitive Biases & Principles That Affect Your UX’. From The Spotlight Effect to Hicks’s Law, you will learn some of the basic biases and heuristics of human psychology that affect the user experience. And the smart growth hacker will have to either avoid them or capitalize on them.
If you are not entirely new in the marketing industry, you already know Noah Kagan, and his blog – OkDork. Before founding sumo.com and appsumo.com, Noah was #30 at Facebook and #4 at Mint. Since then, he’s come a long way and OkDork’s blog is one of the fruits of his (intense) labor.
Through this blog, Noah explores actionable tips and tactics on marketing, starting a business, personal improvement, and productivity.
According to Noah, some of his best articles are ‘Why I Walked Out on Tony Robbin,’ ‘Peek inside Intercom’s Multi-million Dollar SaaS Growth Strategy’, and ‘What I Learned Growing an 8-Figure Business’. You may as well start with them.
7. Lenny Rachitsky
Lenny Rachitsky is interested in three things: product, growth, and startup building. Accordingly, he is more than happy to share much of his knowledge with anyone who is also interested in these three things. But who is Lenny?
Lenny Rachitsky is a product specialist who spent many years working at Airbnb as a product manager before working up to product lead for supply growth. Nowadays, he is an investor, a product consultant, and a writer.
In the newsletter list of his 90k+ members, you will find a few high-profile subscribers from the tech world such as Ryan Hoover, Andrew Chen, Li Jin, Bri Kimmel, and Jeff Chang.
8. Matthew Barby
Hubspot’s VP of marketing, Matthew Barby loves talking about leadership, growth, community, and blockchain/web3. He also loves writing and expanding on these topics and he does so through his blog.
What’s more, Matthew is an advisor to a number of startups and large SaaS businesses, an investor, lecturer, and a global speaker.
Here are what the titles of Matthew’s latest publications look like: ‘The Metaverse and the Future of Ownership ‘, ‘The Remote Leader’s Guide to Managing a Team’, and ‘The Delicate Balance of Building an Online Community Business’.
A popular community for product-led growth professionals, ProductLed’s ultimate mission is to make you great at product-led growth.
Through the blog’s basic categories Product-Led Growth, Customer Acquisition, Customer Activation, Product Monetization, and Product-Led Strategy, you will learn how to grow and build a successful product-led business.
Lastly, ProducLed has a Slack community with more than 6k product-led growth enthusiasts that love to discuss all things product and growth.
10. Tomasz Tunguz
Tomasz was the product manager for Google’s AdSense social-media products and AdSense internationalization. Now, he is the managing director of Redpoint, a venture capital firm. He is also the co-author of Winning with Data, and a growth/ tech blogger . Which is why he’s on this very list.
Some of the most notable blog categories from Tomasz’s blog include Crypto, Fundraising, Content Marketing, and Recruiting.
To get a glimpse of the topics you will encounter, these are the three latest published articles: ‘How Correlated are the Web 2 and Web 3 Software Markets?’, ‘Do Data Startups Command a Premium in the Fundraising Market?’, and ‘The Top Sectors of Web3 in 2022 by Revenue’.
Growth Hacking Blogs – Conclusion
That’s the end of our top growth hacking blogs list. Did we forget to include any worth mentioning blog? Let us know in the comments below!
If you are looking to dive deeper into growth hacking, you should take a look at some growth hacking books.
And, for some broader knowledge, it’s a good idea to keep in mind the top digital marketing articles of the year.
Happy reading & happy learning!
I write for GrowthRocks, one of the top growth hacking agencies. For some mysterious reason, I write on the internet yet I’m not a vegan, I don’t do yoga and I don’t drink smoothies.
Thanks for sharing such an informational blog which will, surely be a big help to the small business owners
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