The face of affiliate marketing is changing rapidly each year.
The internet is a turbulent ecosystem undergoing continual re-imagining, so it’s critical for owners to keep up on the latest.
The sites and subscription below are a great way to keep up to date on news – not just in terms of Search changes – but in the affiliate marketing community. They’re also places to find encouragement and much-needed “missing piece” advice.
Feedfront: Free Magazine Subscription
Feedfront magazine by Shawn Collins and Missy Ward. It features articles from marketing innovators, and even teens (last issue), sharing entrepreneurial wisdom with simplicity that’s sure to encourage and delight.
Feedfront even hosts a regular convention called Affiliate Summit where hundreds of entrepreneurs network and build friendships. Even if you don’t plan on attending one of these events, reading Feedfront is useful for staying up to date on the latest developments in affiliate marketing.
- 100% Free magazine subscription with a readership of around 40,000 people engaged in or interested in affiliate marketing.
- A wide lens of topics for industry leaders and beginners alike.
- Good writing, plain and simple.
You’ll find tips, suggestions for monetization at various stages of business. The subscription is free and usually has at least one gold nugget of encouragement and advice.
We signed up on a whim a few months ago…and still read. It’s full of really practical experience!
Growthhackers is a platform for growth hacking. It’s a cutting edge space for online marketing, where entrepreneur bloggers and conversion growth experts connect. Here bloggers cross promote their services and products through content marketing; in other words, they publish a link that goes straight to their site.
- Case Studies and explorations of successful experiments in conversion optimization.
- An active community collaborating around data, growth and achievement.
- Walkthrough videos on growth hacking.
- A bit casual like Reddit.
The quality of articles varies greatly between post. Nonetheless, we’ve read really excellent advice on content writing, search and optimizing landing pages there.
In another facet of the site, Growthhackers community chimes in to optimize businesses for growth. Since growth hacking involves measuring success concretely, you’ll find data discussions and diagrams on Growthhackers.com.
CrazyEgg, created by Hiten Shan and Neil Patel, is an analytics platform like Google Analytics, which simplifies the information gathered from web visitors into actionable insights.
- Diverse authors and topics for increasing sales conversions.
- Also an analytics and conversion optimization platform.
It’s not the platform we’re sharing, though; the blog is in itself a source of insights and advice on conversions as well as content creation. Recommended.