Post updated: 01/10/2017
Lately I’ve been looking into “growth hacking” (sorry, I just had to add the quotes) to try to expand the reach of my social media campaigns. It’s a pretty interesting sounding term, right? Growth is a great thing, and hacking…well, that’s just kind of awesome. But for those of you who might not be familiar with this term, this is the definition of growth hacking according to Wikipedia:
Growth hacking is a marketing technique developed by technology startups which use creativity, analytical thinking, and social metrics to sell products and gain exposure. It can be seen as part of the online marketing ecosystem, as in many cases growth hackers are using techniques such as search engine optimization, website analytics, content marketing and A/B testing. Growth hackers focus on low-cost and innovative alternatives to traditional marketing, e.g. utilizing social media and viral marketing instead of buying advertising through more traditional media such as radio, newspaper, and television.
I wanted to throw together a list of some of the better growth hacking resources that I came up with while looking around for information on how to make blog traffic grow. There’s 10 growth hacking newsletters, a couple of blogs, and a few books that I have come across while looking for information on growth hacking. I thought this might be of interest to some of you…but really, everyone who is trying to start or develop a business should be learning about the steps needed to make your business grow quickly.
I may periodically come back and add more resources to this post. If you know of something that I’ve missed, or something you think should go on here, let me know in the comments section below.
Growth Hacking Newsletters
Growth Strategies Daily by Morgan Brown – http://morganbrown.co
Become a Technical Marketer – http://www.programmingformarketers.com/
Grow.co Newsletter – http://www.grow.co/
Growth Bakery – http://growthbakery.com/
Hiten’s SaaS Weekly – http://hiten.com/
500 Startups – http://500.us7.list-manage2.com/subscribe?u=79dc9a3284790af0567d6845f&id=b52998a3a5
Brian Balfour’s Coelevate – http://www.coelevate.com/
Mobile Growth Hacking by Gili Golander – https://www.refreshbox.co/newsletterInfo/1WY25Y2JujM?weekly=8
Tiny Marketing Wins – http://devmarketing.xyz/tinywins/
Growth Email by Miles Burke- http://growth.email/
Growth Hacking Blogs
Growth Hacking Pro – http://growthhackingpro.com/
QuickSprout: The Definitive Guide to Growth Hacking – http://www.quicksprout.com/the-definitive-guide-to-growth-hacking/
KissMetrics: Learn Growth Hacking – https://blog.kissmetrics.com/learn-growth-hacking/
GrowthBrownies – http://growthbrownies.com
Books on Growth Hacking