My latest ‘Growth Snacks’

Share on pocket
Share on email
Share on linkedin
Share on twitter
Share on facebook

This is a list of my favorite articles that I have read in recent times called Ward’s Growth Snacks. Not necessarily Growth Hacks, but good articles to read! These are articles that deal with any part of Growth Hacking, SEO, Conversion Optimization, Content, Data, Copywriting, Sales, Marketing, etc ..

I also made this list because I regularly get the question “How do I keep up to date with the latest developments?“. Well, one time I run into a problem and I look for a solution, and the other time I just read something interesting on one of my favorite blogs or I see an article on Zest.is (I definitely recommend having a look there!).

When I read something interesting, I always save those items in my Pocket. If I have some time left, such as in the train or in the evening on the couch, then read (or usually ‘scan’) these articles and I forward them to acquaintances for whom this can be useful.

Nowadays I have a number of web addresses that I know always have good content. These are the following blogs or youtube channels: Moz ‘Whiteboard Friday’s (especially those by Rand Fishkin), Nick Kolenda, Kevin Indig, Growth Tribe’s Insight Episodes by David Arnoux, Ferdinand Goetzen (Head of Growth at Recruitee) and the Ahrefs blog.

A big thank you and shout out to all these content-creators! And without further ado…

My favorite articles from recent times:

(automatic daily updates thanks to Airpress)

“Hey $FNAME” is Dead. Here’s How to Personalize Marketing

Before You Grow

Minimum Viable SEO: If You Only Have a Few Minutes Each Week… Do This! – Whiteboard Friday

When and Why the Skyscraper Technique Can Fail

A Step-by-Step Guide to Using Authenticity and Transparency to Improve Trust

How To Start A Successful Blog And Make Money Online Step By Step

Never Mix Up Features with Benefits Ever Again

How to Measure Content Marketing ROI: A Simple 4 Step Process

How to Turn a Single Blog Post Into 10 Fresh Pieces of Content (Or More!)

154 Actionable Growth Strategies for Your Business (…and Counting!)

How To Publish Like A Huge Content Creation Team (When It’s Really Just You)

Types of Dark Pattern

How to Write Long-Lasting Blog Posts

Conservation of Intent: The hidden reason why A/B tests aren’t as effective as they look

How to Conquer Attention and Improve Your Storytelling Rhythm

The C Factor: A Customer Driven Growth Framework

The Step-by-Step Process To Hiring A High-Performing Growth Marketer For Your Startup

Part 1: 40 Simple Hacks For Creating Content People Love To Read

How to Build a Content Marketing flywheel for SaaS startups19 min read

Ranking #0: SEO for Answers

7 Twitter Bio Ideas that Entice Followers (and Make You Unforgettable)

How to sell complex products and services (Part 1)

The Compounding Returns of Content Marketing

Multi-Channel Selling: How To 19x Your Ecommerce Site Revenue With Multi-Channel Selling

Writing Content That Is Too In-Depth Is Like Throwing Money Out the Window

The inverted pyramid style of content writing

How do you stay in the top 1% of T-Shaped Marketers? (2018 Version)

How to sell on LinkedIn – with Gilles De Clerck and Michael Humblet

[500Distro] Minimum Viable Branding with Scott Kraft

Step-By-Step Guide: SEO Pruning with SEMrush

The Future of SEO Has Never Been Clearer (nor more ignored)

42 Pricing Tricks Based on Psychology & Neuroscience

The Hacker’s Guide to Instagram

Why Great Employees Leave “Great Cultures”

Is the New, Most Powerful Ranking Factor “Searcher Task Accomplishment?” : Whiteboard Friday

How to Diagnose Your SEO Client’s Search Maturity

Quality vs quantity in content marketing

The Ultimate Guide to Emotional Marketing

User intent mapping on steroids16 min read

What motivates more: positive or negative feedback?

How to develop omnipresence – door Justin Wu (LinkedIn-post)

How We Scaled a Startup from 0 Organic Traffic to 100,000 Visitors/Mo (In About a Year)

Artificial Intelligence Tools & Cold Emailing Tips – Growth Insights #8

[Case Study] How We Ranked #1 for a High-Volume Keyword in Under 3 Months

The Ultimate Membership Site Launch Strategy

19 Tactics to Solve the Chicken-or-Egg Problem and Grow Your Marketplace

How to Determine if a Page is “Low Quality” in Google’s Eyes – Whiteboard Friday

Common Growth Hacking Myths (and How Growth Actually Works)

How to Develop a Vision for Growth

37 Alternatives to “Subscribe” for Button Text CTAs

How to Create 10x Content – Whiteboard Friday

How To Calculate Lifetime Value – The Infographic

Guest Post ROI: The Data Behind 273 Guest Posts Says It’s No Good

The Future of Advertising: Ads are Suffocating the Web

117 Examples of 10X Content (by Rand Fishkin)

Micro-interactions: why, when and how to use them to improve the user experience

 

Share on pocket
Share on email
Share on linkedin
Share on twitter
Share on facebook

About Ward van Gasteren

Ward van Gasteren is one of the first Growth Hackers in Europe. As a growth hacking consultant he helps businesses to implement Growth Hacking. Accenture called him “one of the most talented people in the Dutch tech-scene”. You’ll find him often as a growth hacking speaker on stage or as a startup-mentor at StartupBootcamp, StartupWeekend and Aimforthemoon.
 

About Ward van Gasteren

Ward van Gasteren is one of the first Growth Hackers in Europe. As a growth hacking consultant he helps businesses to implement Growth Hacking. Accenture called him “one of the most talented people in the Dutch tech-scene”. You’ll find him often as a growth hacking speaker on stage or as a startup-mentor at StartupBootcamp, StartupWeekend and Aimforthemoon.

P.s. Are we already connected on LinkedIn?

Always smart to be connected and LinkedIn is the place where I share more Growth Hacking blogs, tips and tools. Looking forward to connect with you on LinkedIn👇