Having spent the last 15 years building websites, With a passion for Internet Marketing, I started this magazine to put all the tools, insights, strategies and tricks one place. So you can also become successful in this industry also. Feel free to get in touch with us, if you have something to contribute with the community.
Pat Flynn is the self-proclaimed crash test dummy of online business. He puts all his successes and failures out there for everyone to see. This transparency, coupled with super actionable data-backed content makes the Smart Passive Income blog a must-read for any blogger or business owner in 2015.
Gael Breton has turned Authority Hacker into a go-to resource for anyone wanting practical advice on how to get a website from a no-name brand to an authorIty website generating five figures in passive income. He covers everything from social media to SEO, and has a fantastic podcast interviewing some of the best minds in online marketing. All his content is 100% actionable.
Jon Morrow is a former Copyblogger Associate Editor. However, after years of watching people write awesome content only to have it go unrewarded, he decided to start Boost Blog Traffic. Jon takes you behind the scenes and shares you all the strategies he has used to build a six figure blog and live a private waterside condo in West Palm Beach Florida.
Adam Connell founded Blogging Wizard after successfully launching and growing several websites across a number of verticals. He shares a ton of actionable online marketing strategies anyone in any niche can use to drive traffic, build an email list, and generate a passive revenue stream.
Chris Ducker is a serial entrepreneur, blogger and podcaster who shares all the tools, tips and tactics you’ll need to start, grow and run a business in the 21st century. If you haven’t done so already, check out his free business bootcamp course. You won’t regret it.
Kristi Hines is a professional blogger and freelance writer. She regularly contributes to major publications such as Search Engine Journal, Social Media Examiner and UnBounce. In 2010, her former blog, Kikolani, was named a Top 10 Social Media Blog by Social Media Examiner. If you’re looking for actionable well-written content related to SEO, social media and copywriting, Kristi’s blog should be one of your first stops.
Peep Laja is the face of the well-known ConversionXL blog and is widely recognized as one of the top thought leaders in the conversion optimization field. Peep has started several companies and consulted all over the world. He has been featured on ProBlogger, Okdork, ThinkTraffic, Smashing Magazine KISSmetrics, and is the founder of ConversionXL Live 2015 conference. The ConversionXL is a personal “Top 3″ when it comes to CRO.
The title says it all. Ana Hoffman is the queen of generating SERIOUS traffic on a budget. Her content encompasses a range of actionable strategies you can implement immediately to grow your email list and leverage search and social channels to drive qualified traffic to your blog. I’ve used many of the tactics she has written about to drive thousands of visitors to my blog.
Ramsay Taplin is the proud CEO of a couch-based blogging business. When he was in his early 20s he built, grew and sold a fitness blog for $20,000. Ever since he has been building and selling blogs for serious cash in a number of niches. He shares his most actionable tips and strategies on Blog Tyrant. He’s also one of the only bloggers to get offered a guest post spot on Glen Allsop’s Viperchill :) Grab this RSS feed!
Lincoln Murphy provides shares some of the best strategies related to growth strategy and tactics for SaaS-based companies that you will find anywhere on the web. Since 2006, Murphy has helped over 300 SaaS companies accelerate their growth through customer acquisition and retention. He is a regular contributor to reputable publications such as Inc.com, Venture Beat, ZDNet and Venture Hacks. If you’re in the SaaS niche, you need to be following Mr. Murphy here!
Andrew Chen is one of the most cited experts when it comes to growth hacking. In fact, he has written over 550 essays on the subject, being featured in the New York Times, Fortune, Wired and the Wall Street Journal. He covers everything from mobile design to fundraising to growth hacking strategies. He is an investor/ advisor for tech startups, including AngiesList, Qualaroo, AppSumo and ZenPayroll.
Darren Rowse is the mastermind behind the reputable ProBlogger website. He has been making a living online since 2004 and holds nothing back when it comes to sharing the strategies and tactics he used to make it happen. This blog is another must-read if you’re looking to make money online.
Tommy Walker is the former editor of the ConversionXL blog. He has written several of the most actionable conversion optimization articles you’ll find anywhere on the web. He now leads the marketing for Shopify and is the host of Inside The Mind.
This has been one of my favorite blogs for a while now. Why? Derek Halpern gives you direct access to the proven strategies and tactics of New York Times Best-Selling Authors, world-renowned academic researchers and pulls back the curtains to show you what makes people “tick” online.
If I could follow one person in 2015, Noah Kagan would likely be it. He was the #30 employee at facebook, masterminded the marketing strategy that helped mint.com earn a $200 million sales tag and recently grew AppSumo to reach over 1 billion people. His no bullshit, test-validate approach has changed the way I approach online marketing. I think I might have read every article he has indexed on world wide web :) If you want to learn how to get BIG results FAST, you need to subscribe and follow this guy right now!
Glen Gabe is a digital marketing consultant with a strong focus on SEO, SEM and web analytics. He is a columnist at Search Engine Watch and has posted some of the most in-depth and actionable content related to SEO audits that I’ve read anywhere on the web.
Oli Gardner is a conversion expert and co-founder of the landing page builder, UnBounce. Oli has torn apart more landing pages than anyone on the planet and definitely isn’t afraid to tell it how it is. His Page Fights webinar with Peep Laja is a MUST-WATCH. He master-minded the Smart Marketers Landing Page course, one of the best conversion optimization courses out there. I personally use UnBounce for all my SEM landing pages.
Yaro Starak is one of the most well respected online marketers around. He has perfected a lucrative blueprint that he has used to turn hundreds of part-time blogs into passive money-making machines. His formula: Create a blog…build a list…sell your own digital products. If you’re serious about making a living online, sign up to Yaro’s blog.
Charles Ngo is one of the most well-known and respected affiliate marketers in the world. His story is legend. Within a few months of learning affiliate marketing he was able to turn $4,000 into $1,000,000 profit. His free affiliate marketing materials are better than 99% of the paid courses available online.
Aleyda Solis is an international SEO expert, entrepreneur and blogger. She has worked as the head of digital strategy at WooRank and head of international SEO at SEER Interactive. Aleyda is a regular speaker at conferences such as MozCon, SearchLove and SMX London. She
Founder of WiderFunnel, the conversion optimization company, author of You Should Test That!, and a widely recognized keynote speaker. Chris is another expert that regularly writes and shares some of the most actionable content on conversion optimization.
Cyrus Shepard is an SEO expert and regularly posts great content to the Moz blog.
Danny Sullivan is the founding editor of Marketing Land and Search Engine Land. If you want to know what is happening in the search engines before it actually happens, follow Danny.
Michael Aagaard is an international speaker and senior conversion rate optimization expert. His blog, ContentVerve, is one of the most referenced sources on copywriting, CRO and content marketing anywhere on the web. Michael provides a unique case study approach – testing and validating his way to actionable strategies anyone can learn from. Always a great read!
Andrew Shotland is a local SEO expert. He worked as the head of business and product development at Insider Pages where he developed an SEO strategy that generated 3 million monthly unique visitors, almost entirely through organic search. His blog is one of the top resources on local SEO you’ll find anywhere on the web.
Mike Blumenthal is another one of those must-follow guys from the world of local search. Mike is widely cited as the foremost local search expert in North America. He is the founder of LocalU and co-founder of GiveFiveStars. His blog is arguably the most respected in the industry. Check it out (NOW)!
Ann Smarty is widely recognized as one of the leading SEO authorities. She has started numerous high profile sites including MyBlogU and MyBlogGuest. She is the brand manager at Internet Marketing Ninjas and heavily cited across some of the largest online SEO publications. If you want to learn SEO, start following Ann today.
Nick Eubanks is an SEO expert that blogs on a range of advanced SEO topics. He is the author of Master Keyword Research In 7 Days. Nick’s website is a space that he uses to test and validate a range of content and SEO experiments. He has leveraged search to organically grow several websites to millions of visitors without spending $1 on paid advertising. He approaches SEO from a unique technical and mathematical perspective, and is a master of keyword research.
Barry Schwartz is another one of those guys who knows what is happening in the world of search before it hits the headlines. He is the former News Editor at Search Engine Watch. Barry has also held advisory roles at Google, Yahoo!, Bing and several other large internet startups. A must follow if you want to be at the forefront of all the major search trends and changes.
Brian Massey is the conversion scientist at Conversion Sciences. Brian has over 20 years experience as a computer programmer, entrepreneur, corporate marketer, writer and speaker at national conferences such as PubCon and InnoTech. He is the author of Your Customer Creation Equation: Unexpected Website Formulas of The Conversion Scientist and contributes to Search Engine Journal and Content Marketing Institute.
Bryan Harris burst onto the scene in 2014. This guy is a master at reverse engineering the strategies successful marketers and entrepreneurs use to start, grow and monetize their digital assets. Bryan shares the exact techniques he used to grow VideoFruit to 10,000 subscribers and over $200,000 in sales….in it’s FIRST year! I’m excited to see what he does in 2015!
KaiserTheSage is the personal blog of Jason Acidre – a Manila-based search strategist. He uses the blog to test different search marketing strategies. Jason is a regular contributor to large SEO blogs such as Moz. His content is always easy-to-read and super actionable. I’ve been reading his content across the web for years, and recommend you do the same :)
Jeremy Shoemaker has made millions in affiliate income over the past 5 years. He chronicles the ups and downs and exact strategies he uses to make insane money online. Shoemoney has been the Best Affiliate Marketing Blog and ranks in Technorati’s Top 50 Blogs for the last 3 years with over 30,000 daily readers. Enough said. Follow him!
Paul Shapiro is the Director of SEO at Catalyst Search Marketing. His personal blog, Search Wilderness, is loaded with actionable SEM tips and strategies. Paul is regularly featured on Search Engine Land, Okdork and Content Marketing Institute. He tweets out a ton of great SEO content too. Definitely recommend following Paul in 2015.
Larry Kim is the most influential figure in the PPC world. He is the founder of WordStream and the top columnist at Inc Magazine and Search Engine Land. Larry is at the forefront of the industry. If you want to know how to crush it in the SEM space, follow Larry and read everything he publishes. I have a Google Alert set up for this guy :)
Sean Ellis ‘ name is synonymous with the term growth hacking. He helped companies such as Dropbox, Eventbrite, Lookout, LogMeln and Uproar grow into multi-billion dollar companies. Now, he is the founder and CEO of Qualaroo and GrowthHackers. Sean also writes great content on his blog, Startup Marketing.
Tim Ash is the CEO of SiteTuners, one of the first online marketing agencies to focus exclusively on conversion rate optimization. He is the author of the best-selling book Landing Page Optimization and is the Chairperson of the Conversion Conference, the only international event series focused solely on website CRO. Needless to say, this guy is another must-follow!
Will Critchlow is the founder of Distilled, an online marketing company with offices in London, New York and Seattle. Will has worked with some of the largest brands in the world, and masterminded the SearchLove conference held in the US and UK.
William Sumner is a professional freelance blogger and writer. In addition to serving private clients, William is a regular contributor to MJI News and the cord cutting blog Kill The Cable Bill.
Paddy Moogan is the Head of Growth Markets for Distilled. He is an SEO expert and author of the The Link Building Book. He is a regular speaker at industry conferences and has blogged for numerous reputable publications such as Moz, Search Engine Land and SMX.
Bryan Eisenberg coined the term CRO. He is co-author of the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, USA Today and New York Times best-selling books “Call To Action” and “Always Be Testing”. Eisenberg is an internationally-recognized keynote speaker and was named a “Top 10 User Experience Guru” by eConsultancy.