Which Internet Marketing Sites Are Invaluable?

V7N blog reader, friend and drinker of wine, Sophie, sent me a mail asking: which internet marketing sites are invaluable?

Which is a very good question. I don’t have an easy answer, but I thought it would make a good topic for a post.

The problem is: the sites I consider invaluable will probably differ from yours. We’re all at different stages, have different agendas, different tastes and different levels of sobriety. The sites that often appeal to hard-core SEO algo hackers are unlikley to appeal to generalist marketers, and vice-versa. Then again, it depends on what question they are looking to answer at the time.

Instead, I’ll group together some killer, vaguely marketing-connected sites by category. It would be great if you could share your essential marketing sites with the community, too. Add ’em to the comments. There’s nothing better than finding a new gem, especially a buried one.

At the risk of leaving something really important out – sorry – inevitable – these are my current picks:

SEO/SEM Tips And Analysis:

General Marketing Theory And News:

Applied Usability Techniques:

Search Engine News:

Internet News & Trends:

Blogging News & Issues:

  1. SophieSophie04-27-2006

    Thanks Peter. A link would have been nice ya know. 😉

    Although it’s a paid subscription I also find Planet Ocean’s Search Engine News invaluable (you gave me that one too actually).

    I’m also a huge fan of Confessions of a Brand Evangelist (http://brandplay.typepad.com/).

  2. Peter Da VanzoPeter Da Vanzo04-27-2006

    Opps…I thought I did. Corrected 🙂

    I’ll check out BrandPlay….

  3. John ScottJohn Scott04-27-2006

    Great list there, Peter. I got to say, it’s hard to pin authority on any set of sites. Sometimes gems are found in the rough, and entirely missed by the usual sites (SEW, etc)

    SEO-wise, Cre8asite has the largest concentration of heavy hitters.

  4. SophieSophie04-27-2006

    Cheers for the link.

    So how many of those would you read on a daily basis? That’s the other side of the coin – information overload.

    You also left out your own blog (SearchEngineBlog.com) which, bias aside, always has a unique take on current issues.

  5. Peter Da VanzoPeter Da Vanzo04-27-2006

    Yah, agreed – Cre8asite is a great forum with some great people.

    “So how many of those would you read on a daily basis? ”

    Hundreds 🙂 I scan most and read some, using an aggregator. http://blog.v7n.com/2006/04/20/blogs-are-crap/

  6. Loren BakerLoren Baker04-29-2006

    For a look into Live Windows (Search) I suggest http://www.liveside.net

    BlogHerald is also quite up2speed on blogging news, both marketing and non-marketing related : http://www.blogherald.com

  7. MichaelEllisMichaelEllis11-11-2006

    Great site Peter!

    Here are a couple good ones as well:

    http://www.selfstartersweeklytips.com
    http://www.victorykey.com (ok, that’s my site, but I like to think it’s decent)

    🙂

    Michael Ellis

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