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Best Websites: Marketing Information & Advice

Updated on March 21, 2012

Marketing Secrets, Techniques, & Advice

The web is full of marketing information and advice. Some of these websites, blogs, and wikis are useful and some are completely useless. Below is a list of top 10 marketing websites that I find the useful for gathering marketing techniques, tips, tricks, news and statistics.

1. MarketingSherpa.com

Marketing info and research website

MarketingSherpa is a research firm specializing in tracking what works and doesn't in marketing. Their objective is to provide marketers the stats and instructions necessary to improve their results. This is one of the most useful publications I know.

Visit MarketingSherpa.com

2. MarketingProfs.com

Online Marketing Magazine

This marketing website specializes in strategic and tactical marketing know-how. It has over 313,000 members and 300 contributors. Although there are free articles, not everything is free. This resource provides members with practical marketing tools and information through articles, online seminars, case studies, workshops, templates, benchmark survey reports, buyer's guides and thought-leader panel discussions. Updated weekly.

Visit MarketingProfs.com

3. WhamWiki.com

Marketing information gathered into lists.

It is the only marketing wiki that I could find. It's a great way to condense large quantities of information into manageable lists. This is a great tool to organize and store your marketing knowledge. The best part is that once you post information on Wham!, the rest of the community can help improve it. No filler. The goal is to collaboratively create the ultimate collection of how-to lists for marketers. Just the juicy bits.

Take a look at WhamWiki.com

4. OneDegree.ca

Social media and internet marketing website

They cover all aspects of online marketing and offer in-depth analysis, commentary, best practices, real-life experiences, and general insights from digital and social media marketers. One Degree's contributors are some of Canada's best, most insightful and innovative internet marketers.

Read OneDegree.ca

5. ClickZ.com

Online Marketing Magazine

A website full of articles about interactive marketing news, information, commentary, advice, opinion, research, and reference. It also as an interesting stats section

Look at ClickZ.com

6. SearchEngineNews.com

SEO Paid Newsletter

This is one of the few websites that I found worth paying for. Monthly it publishes fresh Search Engine Optimization news based on research that they conduct. Very useful stuff.

Visit SearchEngineNews.com

7. Seth Godin's Blog

Best marketing blog

Unlike the other websites in this list, this is actually a blog. On a daily basis, Seth offers valuable advice about everything marketing. He doesn't bore you with irrelavent detail...just brilliant insight. (He's also the founder of Squidoo)

Check out Seth's Blog

8. AdsoftheWorld.com

Examples of great advertising website

If you need some inspiration for producing a great print ad, this is your website. It's full of creative and powerful ads from all over the world (hence the URL). It also has a really great blog.

Take a look at AdsoftheWorld.com

9. AdAge.com

Online version of the print publication

This is the onlinve version of one of the more established marketing publications on the web - Advertising Age. It does a great job delivering the latest news from the marketing and advertising angle.

Visit AdAge.com

10. eMarketer.com

Great research and info

This is a great site to look for market research and trend analysis on Internet, e-business, online marketing, media and emerging technologies. There reports are often quoted in blogs and news reports.

Check out eMarketer.com

BONUS: Top 5 Marketing Books - Best marketing books

During my time, I have read a lot of crappy marketing books. Occasionally, I stumble upon a good one. Here are some marketing books that I highly recommend. Enjoy!

Unleashing the Ideavirus
Unleashing the Ideavirus

This book does a fantastic job explaining how "ideaviruses" are created and what crucial elements they must have to be successful. Using real-world examples, Seth Godin eloquently connects the dots of what makes some ideas go viral.

 
Hey, Whipple, Squeeze This: A Guide to Creating Great Ads, Second Edition
Hey, Whipple, Squeeze This: A Guide to Creating Great Ads, Second Edition

When it first came out, it quickly became a must read within a lot of ad agencies. It's really well written and chuck full of insight and advice on how you can develop a memorable ad. The fact that it's funny, doesn't hurt either.

 
The Anatomy of Buzz: How to Create Word of Mouth Marketing
The Anatomy of Buzz: How to Create Word of Mouth Marketing

A great book about word-of-mouth marketing. It's well structured and full of good ideas, tips, guidelines, and real-life stories about creating buzz. It has interesting information on how to utilize hubs and hop between networks.

 
Guerrilla Marketing for the Home-Based Business
Guerrilla Marketing for the Home-Based Business

Great book on how you can use low-cost strategies to attract customers, increase loyalty, and build a solid brand. A fantastic book for new businesses and entrepreneurs.

 
Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die
Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die

Have you ever wondered why urban legends are so viral? This entertaining book leaves off where The Tipping Point ended by explaining how marketers can get their product or service to the tipping point. They tackle the concept of "stickiness"and what makes ideas unforgettable. This book is so good that I actually read it twice.

 

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      Postlin Tomisu 2 years ago

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      laurenrich 3 years ago

      This is great information. It is very useful. Thanks for sharing.

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      Jeph Maystruck 3 years ago from Regina, SK

      Unreal list!! I'd add Copybloggers site to the list!

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      mariacarbonara 4 years ago

      Great list of info for the marketing challenged like me.

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      Eddron 4 years ago

      Couldn't agree more. Research is key. It's the foundation to a good marketing plan.

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      Thanks for the share. These ten sources are bound to help me get better at what I love doing! also agree with Domyeadon, Tim Ferriss is awesome!

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      christinsword 5 years ago

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      onlinebizness 7 years ago

      Hi there!

      This is such a great lens that you have. You were able to mention a couple of important resources that an internet marketer can use. These websites that you have mentioned are great places to learn new things and were people can get tips and tricks of the trade. Thank you so much for taking the time to go over these websites and posting them here.

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      rydigga 8 years ago

      Hi Edward,

      Great lens with some solid resources. Godin's blog is a must-visit for anyone who wants to learn about internet marketing. Thanks for sharing.

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