My Top 21 Favorite Internet Marketing Blogs (Who Really Know What They’re Doing)
Do you know what sucks, generally, about reading blogs by internet marketers who really know what they’re doing?
They generally don’t publish content that frequently. Neil Patel of Quicksprout is the exception.
But it stands to reason. After all, folks that have businesses separate from their IM blog are busy working on their business. Moreover, they usually only publish content when they have something worthwhile to say… usually based on actual results and testing.
But this is why their work is so great. They’re in the trenches every day which becomse fodder for fantastic IM blog content.
Not only do I read all blogs on this list, I’ve purchased most of what they sell. The collective information and experience below is mind-boggling.
The list is in alphabetical order by blog name. I don’t have a favorite. I like them all and read pretty much every new post each one below publishes.
I personally know Gael and Mark behind Authority Hacker. I love their site. They don’t publish often, but when they do, you know it’s good stuff.
Gael and Mark own a fleet of successful niche sites separate from Authority Hacker so they have plenty data and info on which to share solid info on Authority Hacker.
I own Authority Hacker Pro, their flagship course. It’s outstanding. I know they put their heart and soul into that course. While it’s not cheap, it’s a terrific course for anyone looking to build launch and build a niche website.
Jon Haver is a great guy and his blog posts are epic. He’s a big PBN/SEO guy for building out niche sites that generate revenue from affiliate offers and selling FBA products.
I know Jon personally and have had some great chats with him. He’s a fellow Canadian. He’s helped me tremendously.
Like others on this list, Jon’s blog content is based on real results, good and bad. He’s one of the most transparent guys you’ll find online.
Brian Dean of Backlinko is a great guy and he definitely has a solid approach to SEO. He’s all white hat. His message is produce amazing content and promote it. Nothing new, but his website is a wealth of information with some great step-by-step details on how to actually do white hat SEO.
Moreover, his Case Studies are fabulous. I’ve read them all.
I bought Brian’s first SEO course a few years ago when it was modestly priced at $97. It was good. As his reputation has grown, so too has the price for his course.
Chris is one of the best writers and possesses one of the best internet marketing minds I’ve ever come across. In fact, the first IM product I ever bought was from him for $29. It was the Conduit Method (outdated now, but a gem at the time). I generated my first affiliate commissions following his guide.
Chris now publishes a personal blog called ChrisRempel.com but he used to publish the Lazy Marketer back in his SEO/affiliate marketing days.
These days, Chris has evolved into paid traffic and selling services. He’s no longer into SEO and affiliate stuff.
But, his new blog is definitely worth reading. He’s funny, articulate and he provides some great insight as to where he thinks the best online opportunities are going forward.
Matt of Diggity Marketing is one of those guys who is so knowledgeable about SEO and PBNs that you just have to read his entire blog when you visit. I stumbled onto his website a couple months ago and I think I read almost every post, signed up to his list and signed up for a consultation all at one time.
Yeah, I did a coaching call with Matt to bounce some ideas off of him. It was worth every penny of the $500 I paid.
Matt’s work on DiggityMarketing.com is based on an insane amount of data of literally hundreds, maybe thousands of websites he owns. He’s a testing maniac. His attention to detail and his record-keeping is second-to-none (he shared some data with me on the coaching call that was mind-blowing so I saw some of his data records).
If you’re into SEO, you gotta read DiggityMarketing.com.
How can you not read DigitalMarketer.com which is owned by Ryan Deiss. Ryan is one of, if not the most successful niche website publishers I know who also publishes an IM blog.
I’ve purchased many courses from Ryan and have learned a ton from him.
In fact, Ryan is so big in the space, he hosts Traffic & Conversion, one of the biggest IM annual events. I may attend in 2017 and if not, will definitely attend one year.
I think the guys at Ezoic are fantastic. I use their service on and off. I’m about to use it extensively for mobile as they roll out AMP capability. That’s fodder for a separate blog post that will surely come. The point is Ezoic is a Certified Google Publisher, has extensive connections at Google regarding SEO, content marketing and ad revenue. They publish a lot of terrific blog posts that are based on their extensive knowledge and of course data having access to soooo much website SEO and ad revenue data.
Glenn Gabe publishes GSQi, which is an amazing SEO and general digital marketing website. Glenn offers services and so he has access to a lot of data of client sites. It’s that data he shares in posts which results in outstanding information based on real results.
In fact, he works with some huge sites, which is awesome because so much data and traffic makes it possible to see movements across the many Google algo updates. Glenn then hypothesizes what’s going and what sites are doing that results in such shifts with various Google algo updates.
I think it was a Sunday afternoon and I was sitting in my living room surfing the Web on my phone watching 2 young boys run around like maniacs. I’ve been wanting to increase my Amazon affiliate revenue for some time so I was searching Google for such info just to see if anything new showed up.
Boy, was I pleasantly surprised. I stumbled on Brent’s epic post outlining how he’s generated over $8 million in Amazon sales AS AN AFFILIATE. His recent month’s net income was over $28,000 in Amazon commissions.
Anyway, I read his entire website and I think I was soooo impressed I quickly emailed all my email readers a link to his post.
Since then I’ve chatted with and emailed back and forth with Brent. Super nice guy.
His website IncomeAddon.com is one you definitely want to keep tabs on. Any guy doing north of $20K per month in Amazon affiliate commissions has a few good ideas and strategies to share.
I don’t know Jacob King and he doesn’t know me. I read his IM blog because he’s hilarious. He touts blackhat SEO like it’s 2010. It seems he has some success. I’d never do what he does, but that’s not why I read his blog. He’s a fellow IMr with a wicked sense of humor.
Just be warned, his language is foul, which is part of the appeal to me.
This blog has some amazing informaiton about on-site SEO, link building, content and branding. It’s published by Jason Acidre. Like many knowledgeable SEO bloggers, he co-founder and CEO of an SEO agency.
I like Niche Hacks because it provides some great niche ideas. I check back regularly to see if more niche ideas were added. This site has quite a bit of info, but I think the niche ideas are its strongest feature.
Spencer Haws needs no introduction. I’m sure if you’re reading this, you’ve read Spencer’s Niche Pursuits website which has been a staple IM blog for years.
Spencer is transparent and has shared a lot of case studies, good and bad over the years. If you publish niche sites, you’ll learn something visiting Niche Pursuits.
Quicksprout.com / NeilPatel.com
I don’t know Neil personally, although once upon a time I bought his $200 course which included a 30 minute consultation call with him. That was a good offer. I doubt Neil would remember me.
Neil is a giant online. The guy is a content machine. More importantly, he routinely produces excellent content across all of his web properties. I read Quicksprout and NeilPatel.com the most… not so much the Kissmetrics.com blog.
Neil knows his stuff, which is based off research. His connections within the online space are amazing and so he gets info and data us other mere mortals could only hope for. The result is he’s able to publish some great information.
I’m also impressed how responsive Neil is in the comments.
Chris Lee hit the IM scene like Leonardo DiCarpio reached stardum… fast and meteoric. Out of nowhere comes Chris who is making 5 figures per month with white hat SEO and AdSense. Who doesn’t want to figure out what he’s doing? Seriously.
Anyway, he launched an amazing course sharing everything he does in a very easy-to-follow manner.
I purchased his course and love it.
He shares a lot of great info on his blog, but like others, because he’s busy with real niche sites, he doesn’t publish on his RankXL blog as often as I or many others would like.
Robbie Richards hasn’t been blogging all that long but his meteoric success is amazing. He focuses on publishing epic content based on his results. Granted, most of his results as far as I can tell are based on the same blog (i.e. RobbieRichards.com). I tend to read blogs that produce information based on non IM websites where the blogger has other niche sites, but with Robbie I make an exception because his content is really good.
I got to know Nick Loper when he invited me to be interviewed on his podcast. Since then I’ve enjoyed many of Nick’s podcast interviews.
He’s a super nice guy and a fantastic interviewer. I love the diverse guests he has on his show. His angle is featuring anyone with a “side hustle” most of which involve some sort of online business.
His blog is definitely worth checking out because you’ll learn about some pretty novel business ideas.
Jon Morrow is a great writer who I enjoy reading immensely. The dude knows how to get traffic. His SmartBlogger.com website is all about getting more traffic and building an amazing blog.
I strongly recommend you get on this email list put together by Rae Hoffman. Every Saturday she sends out a fabulous email with a bunch of latest information about SEO, social media, content marketing, latest tools and affiliate marketing. I look forward to it every week.
Rae has been an affiliate marketer for years. She offers SEO services. While I don’t visit her blog much, I don’t need to because here weekly newsletter is so comprehensive.
I just stumbled on this website by Rohit Palit which is top notch when it comes to info on niche websites, Amazon affiliate promotion and SEO. This is a terrific site for newbies looking to start a profitable niche website.
The guy behind Techtage makes an insane amount as an Amazon affiliate. I can’t tell you how much because he protects it behind a social sharing locker… but you can find out for yourself here.
I seriously can’t believe Rohit is only 19. Amazing.
I love Viperchill. Glen Alsop, the publisher, is research and data hound. His posts are epic with no fluff. While he doesn’t plublish often, when he does it’s worth reading.
I like his work so much I paid the $500 for his Marketing Inc. course. I dabble in local marketing (old clients) and so I bought the course to see what Glen reveals.
It’s a great course. If you’re looking to do SEO for local clients, it’s a must-have course.
Are there others I should read?
If you know of other fantastic IM / How to Blog sites, please list them in the comments below. I’m always looking for more great sites to read.