Understanding consumer behavior, studying case studies to find out what really works and unorthodox style are all part of the rhetoric at shock marketer. Don't expect this blog to tell you anything about being an affiliate marketer, but it will give you some food for thought on how successful salespeople operate. I'm a big fan of Malcom Gladwell, maybe his ideas are not ground breaking as he thinks, but he does a phenomenal job of presenting other peoples stories and ideas. This TED talk re-posted at Shock Marketer stresses the most important fundamental of marketing: knowing your customer.
This appropriately named blog puts together a list of helpful, informative and creative tips for you Internet promoting types. Posts include insightful breakdowns on consumer psychology and advice from advertisers of yore.
If you're looking at this list chances are you're interested in internet marketing, selling information, blogging and entrepreneurship. This blog is for you. Its run by the very accomplished web marketer Yaro Starak who's been involved in the business since 1998. The main focus of the blog is to get people interested in running their own businesses and making money online.
This blog is a reference treasure chest for web marketers. It not only provides in depth and detailed explanation of ideas, problems and techniques related to affiliate marketing, but also SEO, email marketing, traffic generation and web development among others. This is not for the faint of heart some posts can get pretty technical pretty quick.
This blog focuses on some demystifying some of the areas of affiliate marketing. It also covers a lot of the industry leaders, conferences and discusses blog posts by other affiliate marketers, SEO experts and social media marketers.
Tips and Trickshttp://www.tipsandtricks-hq.com/
The name says it all. Tips and Tricks features articles to help you stay a float during the first weeks of your affiliate campaign. What most important here is not only the massive number of articles available, but the honesty and the depth of knowledge that the Tips and Tricks team have on all internet marketing related topics. Tips and Tricks doesn't try to be fancy, and makes an effort to stick to the simple tactics that make successful marketing campaigns. Here's a thorough breakdown of how to increase your sales page's conversion rate 10 Tips to Increase Your Sales Page Conversion
Who Is Andrew Weehttp://www.whoisandrewwee.com/
Andrew Wee was mentioned somewhere earlier on in this list. He's a semi famous super-affiliate who publishes a popular industry podcast. Like most other blogs its a pretty standard mix of internet marketing knowledge, geeky tech and business wisdom. He also has a comprehensive guide that reviews all the affiliate marketing networks worth their salt.
Run by musician, affiliate marketer and tech enthusiast Josh Todd, Inside Affiliate is an honest attempt at an honest blog about online marketing. Catering more to beginners than super affiliates, so its super easy to read, engaging and Todd regularly posts in the comment threads.
Covering the low down, often dirty news and gossip of the affiliate marketing scene, Nick Cakes is the TMZ of the affiliate blog world. Its a little low on the celebrity stalking and focuses more on nerdy superstars who are also pretty well paid.
One of the more popular affiliate marketers, who's also written a handful of guest posts on some of the blogs listed here, Logan Thompson's blog runs the gamut of online marketing. In the business since his college days in the early 2000's Logan has grown his affiliate sites and programs from a measly 78 cent pay check into a real business.
Affiliate Tip is blog run by award winning web marketer Shawn Collins. An affiliate marketer since 1997, Shawn is a co-founder of the Affiliate Summit, the leading industry conference as well as an affiliate marketing magazine FeedFront. The blog chronicles industry event happenings, podcasts, tips for beginners and real life analogies connecting affiliate marketing to the virtual world.
Convert 2 Mediahttp://www.convert2media.com/blog/
Easily one of the best Affiliate Network Blogs out there, Convert 2 Media is run by Ralph Ruckman and his partners in crime Michael and Steve. They are entrepreneurs in every sense of the word and share tiny tidbits of their wisdom and industry happenings on their blog. They've been interviewed by countless bloggers, and have made several appearances on Andrew Wee's podcast.
Super Affiliate Twinshttp://www.superaffiliatetwins.com/
Super-Affiliate Twins is run by not one but two sets of twin brothers who live next door to each other. Sounds like a bro-mance novel that only the internet could create. The twins combine their combined fourteen years of affiliate marketing experience into one blog covering industry news, personal lives and tips.
You may have heard of the online dating site Plenty Of Fish, and you may have some reservations about it. This blog is probably the reason why. It features coherent break downs and tips on how to run a successful Plenty Of Fish campaign.